Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back from Bear Lake!

Got back last night from Bear Lake and it was so NICE to sleep in my own bed. I dug right in today and did a strength workout (Cathe's Chest, Shoulders, Triceps). Felt good. I am ready to lose the rest of this 30 pounds and get started on the next 30!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I did it!

I got up this morning even though I wanted to sleep in and did a total body strength tape, MBS. It was 45 minutes of mostly weight work, with some aerobics intervals thrown in to keep the heart rate up. I feel great!!!

This morning the scale was down again, though I won't officially weigh in until Monday. It's very cool to see since this goes beyond my lowest weight from last summer ... WaHOOO!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm alive!

Okay, so I haven't been good at updating over here. Partially because I have not been doing my regular workouts, but I have been eating relatively well and doing fun workouts (like a super crazy hike straight up the mountain!) I definitely need to focus on incorporating strength training again, since I know it is so beneficial to my body. I am happy to be losing, even if it was a small dip this week.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weight loss and wheat pancakes

So even though I went to bed WAY too late last night and then had horrible insomnia on top of that, I got up at 6:30am this morning to go running. I had told Robin I would meet her at the corner and didn't want to stand her up. I waited for about 10 minutes and she didn't show. I was about to turn around and go home, but ended up going for it. I was up, dressed and ready, so why not? I did a two mile loop. I did notice a twinge in my shin, so I walked the last .5 mile. It felt great overall. I hope they finish the high school track (they tore up the field to lay turf) because I think that will be the best surface to run with this shin.

7/14/08 - 2 miles
Saucony shoes - 96.5 miles

My weight totally dropped this week. I am pass all the PMSing and my body is finally back to normal. It felt so nice to see such a generous number on the scale! I had to double check to make sure it was accurate! Last summer when I was working out, I hit this weight but never got past it, so once I start moving pass this, I will be going into uncharted territory! (Well, not really, it's just been a while!)

I made some yummy wheat pancakes this morning. I have tried a few of the mixes you can get at the store (with whole wheat) and they just don't compare. This recipe uses whole wheat and a blender (you don't have to drag out the wheat grinder!) It's a very thin consistency (think crepes) so it helps to cook on a lower heat than normal and make smaller pancakes.

Blender Pancakes
Put 1 cup of milk in any Bosch blender (the recipe comes from a Bosch store, but I am sure any good blender could do the job). Add 3/4 cup whole wheat kernels. Blend for 4 minutes (I used setting "1" on the Bosch). While blending, assemble and add:

2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of honey or sugar (I use honey)
1/4 cup cooking oil
2 Tablespoons baking powder (Rumford is the best)
3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon Real Salt (sea salt or you can just use plain old salt)

Blend a few seconds and pour on a lightly oiled, hot griddle for the lightest and most delicious melt-in-your-moutn pancakes ever!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Yea, I did it!

I ran two miles last night. We went to the park and I put on my running shoes thinking I would walk around the park and I ended up running two miles. It felt great. We were there just as the sun was beginning to set and the view was gorgeous.

My weight it starting to come back down again. As I was thinking over what changes happened these last two weeks, one major factor is I got my period which I haven't had for at least 8 months. It was full blown and killer (I'm talking cramp city). This totally explains the weight gain and the horrible cravings. I really didn't make the correlation as I was going through the motions, but it makes sense now. I am feeling more like myself now, and it feels great!

7/9/08 - 2 miles
Saucony shoes - 94.5 miles

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I love summer!

So yesterday we had a change of plans and went swimming instead of playing DDR. Aubrey wanted to work on swimming on her back in the deep end, so I swam laps next to her and the swam more with Braden on my back. It was a FUN workout. Eating was pretty good. I did have a regular croissant at lunch, but besides that everything was on track.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Back on the saddle

Okay, so the last two weeks have been interesting. I ran once last Monday, and besides that diddly. But, no guilt. I totally made the choice and now I am choosing to get back into it.

So, now I'm back, but how do I convince my body to cooperate? There's no part of me that wants to work out and every part of me that is craving sweets and not good for me foods. Hmm, how about today I will stick to my nutrition guidelines. And I'll pull out DDR and play with Aubrey for at least 20 minutes. Tomorrow I'll come back to see how it goes. Yeah, I can do that!