Thursday, August 15, 2013

799




I didn't want to go to the gym today you guys. Not one bit. In fact, when walking out of my room this morning, I stared at my gym back for several seconds and finally resolved to bring it "just in case".

I've been sleepy today and feeling super lazy. The wedding is in less than a month (!!!!!) and house stuff has amped up to cray-cray level. I e-mailed 2 of my gym buddies today (one of whom is also getting married next year), and they both had work stuff to do.

"YESSS!!!!", I screamed in my head, "I DON'T HAVE TO GO NOW!!!". I confessed my lack of desire for gym time today, and naturally they responded exactly the opposite of how I wanted them to:

"Get your butt down there."
"You can do it! Just have a light day!"
"Less than one month… do it!"
"You'll hate us today, but thank us later!"

Jerks. Where's the support for laziness, eh? ;-) I made the mistake of saying something to my sassy Puerto Rican boss and she too chimed in that I need to just suck it up and go.

I happened to get this newsletter from NerdFitness in my mailbox not long before I left, and darn him but it motivated me enough to drag my pathetic self down there. How dare you motivate me to better myself, sir!!


In case you don't want to read it, it's basically about pushing yourself beyond your comfort levels. Is it super easy for you to squat 140? Try amping it up to 160 or 180 (please don't hurt yourself!). Is 10 push-ups not a thang anymore? Do 20. He talks about getting comfortable with where you are and needing to push past it to get better.

I realized I've been stagnating with a lot of my lifting and not pushing myself in the last few weeks… I've gotten comfortable, and I haven't seen any real results.
I haven't felt that wonderfully familiar burn from a good workout. 

Well, I'll tell you what, I went, and I totally rocked that nonsense. I earned 799 points on Fito and ended up doing 200 lbs on the v-squat machine. BOOM. I may have kept the same weight on a few exercises, but I at least did more reps. My body is sore, but darnit I'm pretty proud of me. =)

Giiiiiiiiiiiirl
I'm super glad I went to the gym even though I begged everyone to let me be lazy. I pushed through to a few new personal records, and I think I got my highest amount of points ever off Fito. Today my co-worker who's been in Poland for 3 weeks returned, saw me, and said something to the effect of "OH MY GOD YOU'VE LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT!". She then proceeded to tell me she would be checking me out. =P Co-workers are noticing, which is always supreeeemely encouraging, and one of the ladies at lunch was telling me how proud I need to be of what I've accomplished in such a short time. =)

Be encouraged friends. GO TO THE GYM. 

<3
A Redhead

Monday, August 12, 2013

Phew!

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry there's been a lack of posting; the past week has been a whirlwind of the Sharknado variety. That's right, I just said that.

Anywho. I didn't go to the gym a single day last week. I know, right? I was bummed out, but I literally had an appointment or something I had to do for house stuff every darn day of last week. I figured if I wasn't going to the gym, I should at least try to keep my eating under control, which try I did! I was craving chocolate the other night, so I bought a dark chocolate truffle bar from Trader Joe's.

Mmmmm truffle-y…. 
Here's the thing about me and dark chocolate. I like it, it's good, but I don't love it, so it's really easy for me to eat a tiny amount and feel satisfied. I think a serving is 4 sections and 180 calories. Weellll I eat 1 section and it's 45 calories. Holla!! But it's so rich that I don't feel like I need or want anymore. It's a pretty good feeling. =)


So I was talking on the phone with my bestie at some point last week, and I confessed to her something I'm not proud to admit….

I was in the drive-thru for Taco Bell.



I know! I know!! It's grade-D "beef" (maybe), wilty lettuce, and frozen cheese.

I know.

But sometimes, the heart wants what the heart wants.

…Right?

OK well anyway. Back to my shame confession. So I got 2 of the shredded chicken tacos; I figured they were more real than most of the other items on the menu. Bestie's husband started judging me from the other side of the phone line and said I had to put it on the blog.

Here it is. Suck on that, Judgey McJudgerson! =) 

Back to the tacos. They weren't terrible, for Taco Bell. I did end up pulling off this massive wad of cheese that was on each of them, and peeling off ½ the tortilla since there was definitely a disproportionate amount of tortilla to filling. I googled the results, and each taco's apparently 160 calories. I may have saved 15 with ripping off cheese and tortilla? Meh, I don't know. I don't care. They were cheap, quick, easy, and bottom line not that bad. They definitely won't be making many, if any, reappearances in my life, but at the moment they worked just fine.

I'm back in the gym today, and happy to have my gym bag sitting next to me. I've missed going, which is super weird. But I think it's officially become a habit, which is super exciting! Last week felt weird and awkward and completely threw me off that I wasn't going at all. Back on the horse today!

How've you kids been doing?? Any new recipes? Any new workouts?

OH! I did do 30 push-ups on Saturday. And I kept walking up the stairs here at work (sometimes multiple times!), so I wasn't a total sloth all last week. =)

<3
A Redhead

P.S. - The dreaded kettle corn is finally gone. And no, I didn't lick the bag clean. I actually threw it away. Thank God for a tiny semblance of self-control!