Life adventures through weight loss/maintenance

Friday, March 12, 2010


Today was a long day. It started early as it always does. Up at 5am to eat and get ready to go off to the gym for Cardio Bosu and then a swim. Sadly however I shall start this blog off with a little downer. I sadly was not able to complete my swim this morning, and this is why. In cardio bosu instead of doing the usual calss, our instructor set up 7 stations in the aerobics room for some circuit training, It was great during, however we did a lot of weights and I had thought that I was feeling good. However once I got into the pool, I realized that I used too heavy of weights and my arms were dead tired. I did manage to do 2.5 full laps of front stroke. Then i did 2 more laps with one breast stroke and one back stroke. Though I really wanted to do my full 20 mins of swimming instead of just 10, at lease I got into the pool and made the effort.
I also plan on heading into the pool tomorrow morning to get my third swim on for the week as to make up for missing one last week.

I am very focused on staying on track with my training schedule. I am very tired though I can see the results of all my hard work with weight loss, inches lost and definition.

For breakfast, I was able to have cold cereal because I had more time this morning, but also I knew that it would be enough to maintain me through the workout and until morning snack once at work.

1 1/4 cup of Kellogs Corn Flakes, 1/2 small banana and 1 tsp of honey. 6oz of O.J.

I had gone to the grocery store yesterday and saw that there were strawberries for 1.99. And better yet, they smelled and look so darn fresh. So I decided to use them in my snack today.

3 strawberries the 1/2 of my small banana, 1/2 cup of Astro plain yogurt and 1/3 of Kellogs all bran buds. Strawberry banana always a good combination.
Lunch was a combination of leftovers from last nights dinner.

1 cup of baby spinach, 1 cup of spring mix, 3 oz of grilled chicken breast, 1/2 of grilled yellow pepper and 1/4 red pepper. Seasoned with a pinch of dried basil and oregano. I measured out a tbsp of soy ginger dressing. Very tasty and filling.

I also had 2 of these. One between my morning snack and lunch and the other later in the day as my afternoon snack.
Kashi Chewy Granola Bar - Peanut Peanut Butter.

I had been craving some Jujubes all day and it truly took everything in me to not go down to the grocery store and buy a container. I knew that the grocery store would only have a big ground container. I also knew that despite the amount of jujubes in the serving size, I knew I wouldn't have been able to limit myself. So when I got home, I went into the cupboard and dug out my snack from yesterday.

1/3 cup of Cranberry Cocktail trail mix with 7 walnut halves.

Also with my trail mix I needed an extra shot of energy. This would be my second coffee of the day.

1 cup of coffee, 1/4 cup of skim milk 1 tsp white sugar.

I really wanted to get another little bit of a work out in today. It's raining all this weekend, and it has been very warm for March here in Southern Ontario. So I was eager to get out and have a jog in the rain. Sadly it took a lot for me to muster the strength, both mental and physical strength to get out and do that. It was even harder to motivate myself when Kevin wasn't eager pushing me to get out and run. But finally it was I who motivated us.

Here we are getting ready to go running in 7 degree Celsius misty rain.

We ran into the rain for 8 mins and then turned around and ran with the wind at our backs for another 8. I must say I quite enjoyed the run with our wind at our back so much more than the run with the wind in our faces.
For dinner I had taken out some salmon to thaw. This is what I made to go along with my salmon.
2 servings here, not all for me. 1/4 cup of long grain wild rice seasoned with 1 tbsp of Kraft Asian Sesame dressing (that tbsp is mixed in with Kevin's 1/2 cup of rice too).
1/2 cup of broccoli, 1 stalk of celery, 1.5 oz of carrots, 1 large slice of red onion, 1/2 yellow pepper. Seasoned with 1 tbsp of Kraft Asian Sesame dressing.
Add to the rice and veggies 4 oz of broiled salmon.

I was planning on having some fresh air popped popcorn, 4 cups of popped popcorn. However I simply just wasn't hungry. This dinner actually filled me up. Which makes me realize that I prob wasn't feeling this way the last couple of days, which is why I am having cravings, and feeling the need to add extra snacks through the day.

Calories eaten, 1,749. God this just sounds like so much considering without a work out I am allotted only 1,390. However with my workouts I was allotted a total of 2,151. I was left at the end of the day today with 411 calories left to have been eaten.

Calories earned through workouts, 771 (through circuit training in Cario Bosu, 10 mins swimming and 15 min run)
I anxiously look forward to sleeping in tomorrow, getting a hair cut and colour, going rock climbing indoors and then treating ourselves to dinner out tomorrow night.

1 comment:

  1. What in the world do you plan on doing once you get to 10 on your weight tracker goal? You'rea already at 8! You're fine the way you are so you shouldn't lose more than that!




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