Thursday, January 6, 2011

Update and a New Website

First things first - here is a new website that I am addicted to:

Basically Fooducate is a blog dedicated to finding out what is actually in the food products you eat.  I have to say that I recently ate a few bags of 'baked chips' and drank my first diet soda (or any soda for that matter) in at least a year and I felt really weird about it.  Not bad necessarily, just odd.  And I can say that after reading this blog, I can assure you that I will not be getting near those products again.

As for an update on this week, its going okay but not stellar.  Until I see how finances play out on payday, I have been unable to make it over to Revelation...and I really miss it.  I am psyched to make it to Victoria's class Friday afternoon!

Here's how it went down:
Monday:  Nightmare day/night.  No gym time.
Tuesday: Elliptical for 15 minutes, 45 minutes weights
Wednesday: Ran 4 miles
Thursday: The plan today in 2 mile speed workout, 45 minutes weights
Friday: Victoria's Power Yoga class
Saturday: Long Run (weather permitting), Weights
Sunday: Power Yoga or Rest Day


So its winter.  And I am freezing.  Here have been my two go to lunches since winter hit:

Hummus Day:

Wrap with Hummus, Hot Sauce, Chia Seeds, Broccoli Slaw, heated.
Spinach and Mushrooms, heated till wilted then tossed with red wine vinegar and pepper

Soup Day:

1 Can Health Valley Organic Low Calorie's the deal - this soup is expensive ($3.69 a can or so).  But after spending an insane amount of time in the soup aisle this was the only one I could fathom ingesting.  Yes, I can make my own soup for less money and I plan on doing so this weekend.

1 Salad with mixed baby green, snap peas, carrots, vinegar and pepper...there should be an oil or fat source here to help absorb nutrients but I need to hit up the grocery store.


These lunches are really light on calories...I know.  Non-veggie calories are only stacking in at 200-250 calories.  I have been supplementing with 1-2 hard boiled eggs either as a snack or on my salad, a pear and a banana.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fresh Start

I think that it is safe to say that the end of 2010 went by in a blur.  Even though I was not posting regularly, you all should know that to prepare for the holiday eating festivities, I went back on Weight Watchers, joined a third gym and amped up my weight lifting routine to 3 days a week...which resulted in an 11 pound weight loss between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Yes, really.

Which leaves me in a unique position - I am actually at my 'healthy' point at the start of the new year - YeeHaw!!

So what are my resolutions?  In no particular order, they are as follows:

1) Run a good Foxborough Old Fashioned 10 Miler.  You all know that I detest this race.  You should also know that I am 2 weeks behind on my training schedule.  Which means there are lots of miles to pile on.

2)  Post to this blog at least 2-3 times a week.  This blog keeps me honest.  Which reminds me, does anyone have an interest in my 'tweeting' my workouts or possibly my food intake?  Please let me know.

3)  Figure out how to practice yoga regularly.  My yoga practice basically went to hell the few weeks before Christmas.  I have not even been to a class in weeks.  And yes, I totally feel it.  I was fortunate enough to reconnect with my home practice last week.  I am hoping to find a balance with my home practice and my studio practice.  In fact, finding this balance may be my Number 1 priority.

4)  Weight lift 3 times a week.  No further commentary necessary.

With an eye toward these resolutions, here is how I think the following week should shake out:

Monday (today) - Weight Lift after work
Tuesday - 4 Mile Run, 90 minutes gentle yoga
Wednesday - 15 minutes speed work, Weight Lifting...20 minutes lunar flow yoga home practice
Thursday - 5 Mile tempo run...20-60 minute home yoga practice
Friday - Noontime Power Yoga
Saturday - 7 Mile run, Weight Lifting
Sunday - Power Yoga (optional)