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Monday, June 13, 2011

Weigh In: Things are Looking Up

Happy Monday!

Well after my worries last night and my little slump yesterday (even optimists get tired) I finally woke up this morning. I dragged myself to the bathroom with scale in hand. Stripped the pjs and hopped on.

Current Weight: 198.8 lbs (-0.4 lbs from last Weigh In)

Work Out Achievement(s): I could not be any more relieved let me tell you. Not only did I not gain any weight I managed to lose a little. **Thank the heavens!** I'll just have to be more vigilant about my food intake.

Thankfully my sweet cravings have subsided and have been replaced with cravings of salts and protein. (I daydream about cooking chicken, eating eggs, and having pinto beans with cheese sprinkled on top.) Not only that but I think I'm missing home because for the last couple of days I've been making:
salsa (WITH chiles and I don't even LIKE spicy food)
chicken fajita salad and eating it all with
I drank a "Sangria Senorial" even though I don't drink soda anymore.
mmmmm. I grew up with these puppies. Yummy

Not only that but I'm already making plans on making mole (negro con pollo) over rice.

I'll have to watch myself since some of this stuff isn't that light but as a friend of mine told me "It's all about portion control." And she is very right.

As for work outs I've been jogging most of last week and been logging it in to Dailymile. You can check out my progress on my widget on the left( <-- ) side panel.

I've been reading articles with advice for beginning runners and I'm a little perplexed at the point that you shouldn't run every day to give your muscles time to rest and grow. I'm all for getting stronger but at the same time, since I usually do cardio everyday if I don't jog I won't do anything because I don't have the flexibility to do something else. (This is probably an excuse but that's how I feel.)

This is my last week in the mountains and next week I'll be in Catalina Island. I've already been looking at what activities I can take advantage of. I'm thinking about renting a bike for a few days and see how it feels. After that I'll eventually take some time to go home and fix my mom's bike and bring it back to the island. Not to mention I'm really hoping I'll get some swimming in finally.

These are all just thoughts. I'll know for sure once I start and see what my schedule is going to be like.

Goal(s): So I've stopped calorie counting. I have a generally good idea on what I'm eating and what calories I should be consuming. I'm going to be paying close attention to my food intake and I'm coming up with a work out plan for my last days here.

I'm going to try and get more protein in my diet and take it easy on my carb and sugar intake. I'm also going to see if I can make it out swimming at least once this week, my last week.

This time next week I'll be in Catalina!

Wish me luck!


1 comment:

Doug said...

re: the every other day thing - it helps both with development and avoiding injuries. If you want to do stuff every day I'd alternate upper body/lower body - so run some days and the others maybe lift some weights or something.