Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hot in Bama

To say that it is HOT is Alabama is an understatement. When I left for work this morning at 7:30 it was already 86 degrees and it is currently 105. It has been HOT all day.

As I increase my exercise again, I want to give myself some variety. I miss my zumba classes sooo much, but currently my gym has quit offering early evening zumba classes, and it is not financially feasible for me spend an extra 40+ a month to take classes at another gym. I have tossed the idea of changing gyms around in my head, but the truth is, for the most part, I really enjoy my gym and am uneasy about changing. So in order to keep some variety, I have scheduled two outdoor workouts a week. I may change this to one outdoor workout and one DVD workout.

So today on my schedule was an outdoor workout. I SHOULD have got myself out of bed early to get in the workout before it hit triple digits, but I couldn't get myself up. Honestly, I thought about skipping the workout all together, but after yesterday's "lacking" workout, I knew I couldn't skip. So I forced myself outside. Knowing that I would be outside in the heat I really worked hard to hydrate during the day and got in over 100 oz. I knew it was too hot to run and decided I would try my best to get in a 2 mile power-walk. I had hubby on stand-by incase I got to the one mile mark and couldn't make it back (massive hill). But I am proud to say I did it!!! I drank another 20 oz during the walk and then guzzled down 40 oz more when I got back to the house. I was dripping with sweat but felt really, really good. This was also a new route, but definitely one I want to do again.

Mileage goal for the week- 10 miles
Miles so far: 7.5

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Feeling Down

I am feeling down tonight. I can't explain is just how I feel. Work was fine. I left early to go to a dentist appointment and was excited about the possibility of a longer workout this evening. When I got to the gym, I just felt zero motivation. Maybe if was the lack of an afternoon pick me up snack that I usually eat about an hour before hitting the gym or maybe it was because my mouth kind of hurt from the dentist appointment (no cavities, but a lot of picking around during the cleaning.) I made it through 1.5 miles on the elliptical  and then called it a night. I just felt like I couldn't go anymore. And now I feel disappointed in myself, because I could have gotten in an extra long workout and instead it was shorter than usual. But tomorrow is a new day, and hopefully it will be better!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A couple more miles

Today's gym workout consisted of a 2.5 mile walk of the treadmill using the hill setting. I had planned to do strength training "class" in the studio, but someone was already in there doing another class.

This week's mileage goal: 10 miles
Mileage so far this week: 4.75

Tomorrow afternoon I have a dentist appointment. It is just a regular checkup/cleaning so I should be able to get to the gym after, and even make it home a bit early.

Food has been on point today. If I can stay out of the kitchen the rest of the night it will have been a great day. For dinner I had roasted carrots, sauteed summer squash, brown rice, and a small boneless pork chop.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I made it to the gym today and got in 2.25 miles on the treadmill. I did walk/run intervals of quarter-miles. It felt good to be moving again. Tomorrow I would like to get in at least one mile and then some strength training, possibly broken into two workouts.

This week's milage goal- 10 miles
Mileage for the Week (so far)  -2.5

Sunday, June 24, 2012

This Week's Goals

It has been a crazy week for us...but crazy in a good way. Wednesday was my hubby's birthday and yesterday was a good friend's wedding. Two celebrations meant too many splurges for me. I could dwell on all the things I ate that I shouldn't have, but instead I am moving forward and making goals for the new week.

This week my goal is to walk/jog 10 miles!

I would also like to lose .5 pounds this week.

I will keep you posted during the week!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hi Guys!

Hi Guys! Have you missed me? Last week I started thinking about how much I missed my bloggy friends. Then I realized you guys didn't go away, I did! But now I am back. I have spent the last couple of days quietly catching up on all of your blogs. And Wow have you guys been busy!! First races, Joy running her first half, and pounds being dropped like crazy.
The past few months have been good for me, but I have gained about 4 lbs.  I am sure those will drop away with more focus on my food and activity. I have to confess that my exercise isn't nearly where it needs to be. I only did one 5k this spring because of an injury...and then my Zumba class got cancelled (Boo...I am still trying to figure out what to do about that...but I will fill you in on that in a separate post.)and I have just not been focusing on fitness like I know I need to...I lost my exercise  routine and haven't figured out a new one!
I can't wait to catch up with you guys. Thanks to those of you that sent me txts and emails checking on me. I just needed to step back from the blog and focus on other things for a bit. But I am so glad to be back here and finding my groove again.  Anybody got any good challenges I can still get it on?
 <3 jess