30DS Level 1 Complete.

November 15th, 2008

Woooo! Finally finished with Level 1. My poor boyfriend got injured in the middle :( He started getting cramps in his right calf after doing jumping rope. I saw it spasming and everything! So he had to sit it out. We took a 30 minute walk around downtown for a bit to get a breath of fresh California fire air. We came home and had a nice breakfast whilst video chatting with his family in Hawaii.

Tomorrow is my rest day and I’m thankful for that :D

Aaand… BREAK!

November 14th, 2008

Finished Day 9 of Level 1 for the 30DS. Whooo… just when I want to stop, it’s over. So glad it’s only 20ish minutes. Did my daily run and decided that I can’t run 6 times a week. Methinks that is too much and my legs are paying for it. I have really bad knees. As a kid, I twisted my knee 3 times. Once in dance class, once in karate class, and once while rollerblading. Today, I got mega calf pains so I think I need to rest it for a bit. I’m moving on to Week 2 for C25K next week, regardless if I can make it through. I need to increase my stamina.

Today for breakfast I had Stoneyfield’s Blackberry Nonfat yogurt. I don’t like the consistency that much. It’s kinda runny. I think I’m going to switch totally to Chobani greek yogurt. It has so much protein! Plus it’s so creamy and nommy :D

Last night I made snickerdoodles. Funny story, the first time I made it, I forgot to put the eggs and it came out all crumbly and hard. lol. I had to throw it out. I did try it again and they came out wonderfully. They’re HUGE! My boyfriend snuck in some chocolate chips in a couple. He’s going to give it away to one of his friends.

Runnin’ Runnin’.

November 13th, 2008

Woke up and did the the 30DS. I was screaming at the TV as I did the cardio portion. I was like, “I hate yooou Jillian!!!” Srsly. Then I went out for my 30 minute run. ahhh. How good it feels to run. My boyfriend and I ran into some very rude teenagers today during our run. We were walking in back of them waiting for them to move to the side so that we could run past them. So they turned to walk towards the drugstore and we ran past them and one of the girls started yelling, “Run, run, run!” and laughed. She should talk. No offense, but she could use a good run herself. I know for a fact I was not like that as a teenager. Maan, don’t I sound old? lol. I’m only 26! lol.

I had a very yummy breakfast today: Irish oats with blueberries, 1/2 banana, cinnamon, brown sugar, and granola. MMmm. I couldn’t finish it, so I’m saving it for a snack later on. I’m starting to take pictures of all my meals. I like taking the time to make the food look pretty :D

Food Blogs.

November 12th, 2008

Lately, I’ve been searching for new blogs to read and came across a few that I really like. They take pictures of every meal that they eat and it facinates me how much variety they have. I’m getting a lot of new ideas of things to eat. I hate eating the same things over and over.

Today I had a pretty good run. I had side pain during the middle and had to slow down to a walk a few times, but I sprinted in the beginning and end and it felt damn good! I am getting lighter and speedier (is that a word?) by the day. I haven’t ran like this since I was in high school. I also did Day 7, Level 1 on the 30DS. Unfortunately, after I finished the jumping rope exercise, my knee hurt a little. Nothing major though.

Good things: I’m actually looking forward to eating yummy, healthy foods and working out more and more everyday. It’s like there’s a high that comes with it. The guilt that comes with eating “forbidden” foods is slowly but surely subsiding. By letting the guilt go, I’m able to enjoy my food more. I’m seeing it more as fuel = food rather than, “OMG I need to eat this because I’m not going to be able to eat it when I’m on my diet!” or “EH, screw it, I already f*ked up my diet… I might as well go all the way. Go big or go home!” I call it the “I’m starting my new diet on Monday” syndrome.

Burnt Out.

November 11th, 2008

I did the 30DS and barely got through the 2nd cardio circuit. Then I went out for my 30 minute run and I ran outta gas at the very beginning. It sucked. Methinks it’s because I didn’t have my regular Larabar pre-workout snack. Speaking of Larabars, I found out they got bought out by General Mills. Booo. :(

We have no groceries left so we’re heading out in a bit. We need some cheap, but yummy and healthy groceries.

11/10 Weekly Health Goals

November 11th, 2008

  • Work out 6 days this week.
  • Get to sleep at a decent hour.
  • Clean the apartment whilst burning calories.
  • Push myself during my runs.
  • Get through those darn jumping rope exercises.

Last Week’s Goals review

  • Eat until I’m full when in Vegas.
  • Eat a lot of whole vs. processed foods. 50/50 on this one
  • Learn a new recipe. FAIL!
  • Walk A LOT in Vegas. kinda…
  • Work out 6 days this week. FAIL!

Back to Normal.

November 11th, 2008

I woke up this morning and felt extremely dizzy. The room spun really fast and it didn’t even help to close my eyes. I had to put my hands over my eyes to stop the spinning. I didn’t feel better until it was already dark out so I couldn’t get to my 30 minute run :(. Damn you Daylight Savings! Luckily, I got in my 30 DS and it’s still kinda hard. Not to mention I haven’t worked out in 3 days.

Good things: I weighed in before my Vegas trip and was down 2 lbs (164!!!) and when I weighed myself this morning to see how much I gained from the trip, I was 164!!! wooooo hooo. I didn’t gain any weight. The eating slowly thing really helped… not to mention the shopping.

Yeeshk.

November 10th, 2008

Did lots of bad eating this weekend due to my LV trip. To summarize, frapps galore, greasy Chinese food, and the spirit of aloha menu. I did pretty well I must say :). Bad news though, mother dearest sent me home with a tin of mini chocolate chip shortbread and white chocolate dipped kona coffee cookies from Hawaiian Cookie Company. MY FAVORITE! It’s so hard not to gobble down this entire box that is taunting me at this moment. I’ve had methinks 5 now? Yikes! I think I’ll just have a couple more…. *evil grins*

The thing that surprised me? I’m actually EXCITED to go for my run tomorrow and have a normal healthy meal. I feel icky at the moment after eating so much crap. However, I’m glad that my body got some recovery time in. Three full days of hardly any activity.

Good things: My Mom noticed I lost weight!!! WAHOOOOOO. She said I lost A LOT :D

Faster.

November 6th, 2008

Went running again today and damn I am getting faster :) woooo! Also completed Day 4, Level 1 on 30DS.

So I’ve decided, I’m taking a 3 day break from working out. I was going to squeeze in a workout tomorrow before I leave for Vegas, but it’s just not possible. I leave at 8am and I don’t see myself working out, eating breakfast, cooling down, taking a shower, packing last minute things, etc. before then. Plus I have to stay out late tonight due to my boyfriend’s midnight launch party thingie. Plus I’m still waiting on the laundry and I need to pack said laundry and toiletries and other miscellaneous things. I think it’s good to take a recovery period after 7 straight weeks of working out 6 days a week. I don’t want to burn myself out.

Let’s see… the next three days are going to be a challenge. What can I say? My family loves to eat. Even when they’re not hungry. And if you’re not eating with them, they’ll think you’re anorexic. No joke. That is why I’m going to fool them by eating slowly. I don’t know if it’s going to work, but I’m not going to obsess over it.

Election Night.

November 5th, 2008

After all the excitement from last night’s election, I didn’t get to bed til almost 6 in the morning. Seriously. It’s a good thing I don’t have work or go to school so I got to sleep in. Got up after lunch, did the 30DS and went out for a 30 minute run. I had a very yummy breakfast of yogurt + granola + bananas and one egg + slice of cheddar + whole wheat english muffin. Last night I was hyper and decided to experiment with oatmeal. I learned how to cook Irish Oats (aka Steel Cut Oats)! Soooo goood. The first batch was a fail. I tried to make a pumpkin pie-ish oatmeal, and all I could taste was the damn pumpkin. Gross. I made the second batch much simpler and added just cinnamon, brown sugar, blueberries, and some granola. OMG.. best oatmeal ever! The texture and sweetness was just right. The Irish Oats does take quite a while to cook, about 30 minutes, but it was well worth the wait. I guess I’ll just make a big batch for the week and reheat it.

Good things: The run was so good today. I felt so strong and free. My legs felt so light and I think I’m finding the right stride for me. I’m also slowly but surely getting through the 2nd cardio set in 30DS. It’s still hard, but I’m trying to push it a little at a time.

Not so good things: Ate 4 slices of pizza last night. At least it was homemade and it was a spinach + garlic + mushroom pizza. Plus I ate it with carrot sticks so how bad could it be right?