Friday, March 30, 2012

Yes, I'm still alive...

Basically. no, I'm alive and kicking, I just don't feel all that great today. Stupid allergies and asthma. I love spring, but I hate the fact that we are now entering the season where I can't breathe. I also hate the fact that it seems almost random and will hit me for absolutely no reason in the middle of the day. I was fine Monday and Tuesday, then on Wednesday afternoon I felt like someone was trying to smother me. Yesterday I kept thinking about that scene in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie where Kiera Knightley said "women in London must have learned not to breathe." I need to look into some OTC treatments. It's times like these that I really miss having health insurance. Well, now, and when I want to go skiing. :-)

Anyway, my weight loss is going pretty well. I forgot to weigh-in on Wednesday (busy morning), so I did it yesterday and I was down to 208.8. I'm pretty darn impressed with myself, especially since I haven't really been a stellar fitness performer this month. My hours at work went up, both at the gym and at the schools. Which is great... except that my hours on the equipment at the gym went down. A lot.

I had been doing pretty well. I was doing the C25k training... again. I always seem to stall out at week 3. I was thinking it was a mind over matter thing and I was hitting a wall, but now I'm starting to think I'm just an idiot who keeps trying to do 5k training at the start of allergy season. I really do like running, and I'm hoping to be able to get back to it soon. I may just try to run through it. I did that the other day. It was a lot of pep talking that I COULD keep running for 30 more seconds, I was NOT going to die or pass out, I would be FINE. And I was right. So maybe I will try to run again on Sunday.

It probably doesn't help that I'm trying to do this regimented workout in the midst of a kind of crazy schedule. I have to work all day today, work from 6a-12p tomorrow, then be at the church at 2-3 to set up to cater a wedding. The reception starts at 6, and I really don't think I'm going to feel up to it that night. So I'm making a plan to go on Sunday. Maybe I'll make Greg go with me.

Ok, I think I've rambled enough for now. I need to get back to work. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your March!
- J

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March March March

I can't believe it's already March! I mean, I know it's been March for a week, but I still can't believe it. I also can't believe that I will be 28 years old 2 months from today. Where does the time go? Oh well! At least it's been good!

In other news, today is Wednesday, so that means I had a weigh-in this morning. Can I just tell you it might be the strangest weigh-in morning I've had? I dreamed of my weight before I actually saw it. I was half asleep, thinking about what I needed to do today when a number popped in my head. 210. I saw a picture of the number in a red digital read-out and immediately laughed. It was just a random, pretty number and not one I thought I would actually see today. Hey guess what? It was the number I saw on the scale this morning! Well, officially my weight was 210.2, but I'm not complaining! That brings my total weight loss to 39.6 pounds. I am less than half a pound away from having lost 40 pounds! Are you serious??? Woot-woot!

I'm going to set a tentative goal to have lost 50 pounds by my birthday on May 7. That would also put me in One-derland for my birthday. What a present!

I have a few other things I was going to say, but I have a meeting this morning. I will post more later!
- J

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Madness

Well... we all know February was pretty much a bust for me, but March is off to a pretty good start. I wrote out my goals on Thursday. As of right now they are similar to February's, but I said I wanted to work out 3 times a week instead of 4. I also wrote that I wanted to go to 2 classes this month, and I already did 2.5 classes yesterday (I'll get to that in a minute). I guess I probably need to adjust that. I'm hoping I make better progress than this month, but as long as my number goes down, I'll be happy. Or at least I'll try to be.

Yesterday was a looooooong day, but a good one overall. I had to work at the gym from 12-5, so I figured I would go ahead and go to Rush Ride (my favorite cycle class)at 9:00am. Then I could take a shower, go grab something to eat, and come back for my shift. Somehow during the week I was convinced to do the Core class that is scheduled right after Ride... it may very well have been my own guilty conscious about my lack of ab work. Anyway, I still had plenty of time to do both classes, bathe, eat, and get back to work. Then, yesterday I was putting my stuff in a locker when I saw the Centergy (pilates-ish class right after Core) instructor. I used to take Centergy with her all the time before I started working at the gym, and she convinced me that I could fit Centergy into my morning line-up as well. Well, that really wasn't going to work because that class ended at 11:35 and that would only give me 25 minutes to do everything else, but I felt guilty for her class size being low so I went until 11:00am. That made things a little tight, and I ended up getting a smoothie from Smoothie King and heading back to work with it. By about 4:00 I was EX.HAUS.TED! But it's all good.

Hmm, I'm sure I had more to say, but I can't think of it at the moment. I'm going go find something productive to do. Later!
- Jen