Back to Business Tuesday Mumbo Jumbo

After three luxurious days of sleeping in and relaxing, the last thing I want to do was wake up early for a workout.

But after almost a week of no workouts, there was no way I could skip today – especially since my leg feels okay again. So I took my time (read: 45 minutes) in sending step-by-step instructions to each muscle and limb to get myself out of bed. It was painful, but I finally did it and got dressed.

“Proof” that I got out of bed. NOT easy!

And tried to act thrilled about it.

YAY.

YAY.

But not after drinking a few big swigs of coffee. <– lifesaver

Cat on my office chair again. That little guy is such a boss!

Cat on my office chair again. That little guy is such a boss!

I pumped out 2.12 miles on my walk today, which may not sound impressive, but what was spectacular about it was that I didn’t experience any pain. There was a slight discomfort that started almost from the beginning, but it felt more like a stretch than pain or ache. In all, I consider it a massive improvement! Now to see if my leg will feel good enough to workout tomorrow as well… Crossing my fingers over here! 🙂


Random scenes from yesterday:

05/26: Weekend coffees are the best

Getting ready for a breakfast date with my fiance ❤

05/26 Brekkie: egg white veggie omelette, buttered wheat toast, bowl of fruit. Not pictured: 1/2 slice of white toast with butter

05/26 dinner: carne asada taco with refried beans and Cholula, 3/4 ear of buttered corn, and steamed veggies. Not pictured: additional 3/4 ear of buttered corn

EXERCISE LOG

Whoop!

RECAP: 5/26 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

  • Egg white veggie omelette
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch [pic]

  • Carne asada with 2 tbsp refriend beans on corn tortilla topped with Cholula
  • 2 – 3/4 ears of corn (1.5 total?)
  • Steamed veggies

Dinner

  • Strawberries with Greek yogurt (plus few shakes of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla extract, and a dribble of honey)

Memorial Day

Hello, friends.

Let’s take this time and blog space to thank our fellow American soldiers for keeping us safe so that we don’t have to. To our fellow Americans serving in the military past, present and future: Thank you!

EXERCISE LOG

After my leg’s painful episode last night, I decided to postpone my workout until tomorrow. It’s feeling much better today, but I’d rather be safe about it then sorry that I hurt it again over one itty bitty little 2 mile walk. 🙂

RECAP: 5/25 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

  • Egg white veggie omelette
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch

  • Turkey burger on gourmet bun with lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard
  • Small green salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Dinner

  • 1 bowl of cereal
  • 1 banana
  • Almond milk

Faux-Sunday

Happy Faux-Sunday!

Sundays are my least favorite day of the week – mostly because Mondays loom a little too close for comfort – but where Monday is a holiday, it makes that Sunday feel like a faux-Saturday, and then that Saturday feel like faux-Friday, and then that Friday feel like 48 straight hours of wonderfulness. Oh how I miss the days of working 10/4!

Some random and pointless pics of my day… (There would have been more, but I got a bit too relaxed and got lazy when noon came around)

Starting my faux-Sunday relaxed and well-rested.

Starting my faux-Sunday relaxed and well-rested.

This is a picture of Mya right before I left the house. It is also how I found her when I got back. The life this princess leads!

This is a picture of Mya right before I left the house. It is also how I found her when I got back. The life this princess leads!

Saw this guy when I visited my local farm to pick up from fresh produce. He was singing on top of his lungs! What a ham...

Saw this guy when I visited my local farm to pick up from fresh produce. He was singing on top of his lungs! What a ham…

EXERCISE LOG

No workout because my leg was killing me today! The pain was similar to how it was when I first injured it and even debilitated my ability to walk. I rested it a lot today and made sure I wore my compression socks. I’m hoping it will be ready for a little workout tomorrow.

RECAP: 5/24 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

Egg white veggie frittata, 2 slices wheat toast with butter, 1/2 slice white toast with butter (unpictured), 1 cup fruit

Lunch

Lazy Dog Cafe:

  • Edamame
  • Mediterranean Half Crisp

Snack

  • Strawberries in Greek yogurt

Dinner

  • 1 bowl of cereal
  • 1 banana
  • Almond milk

3 Thing Saturday

Nothing exciting happened today except…

I can finally squeeze into my “big” jeans!

Since gaining enough weight to outgrow all my biggest set of clothes, I get panicked on days where the temperature drops and I have to go out to a place where I have to wear something less casual than yoga pants. Turns out, all I had to do was say “no” to cookies and treats to lose the six pounds needed to fit into these! Now all I need to do is keep up the work to get back into my “regular” clothes.

On a separate note, this is the look I get from my dog when I leave without him:

Can you say guilt trip?

Hope your weekend is going great so far!

via Reddit

EXERCISE LOG

I was going to workout this morning, but I got a little panicked about how my leg felt yesterday, so I skipped. If it feels 110% fantastic tomorrow, I’ll go out on a little workout.

RECAP: 5/23 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 101.4 oz

Breakfast

  • 2 McDonald’s Egg White Delight sandwiches with no cheese

Lunch

  • Vietnamese bun with grilled pork and 2 egg rolls

Dinner

  • Sushi: 3 small rolls and 3 sets of 2 sushi

Furry Furriday: Honkshoos Edition

TGIF!

Zack

Zack

Mya

Mya

Bruno with his own pillow, blankets, and side of the couch <3

Bruno with his own pillow, blankets, and side of the couch ❤

 

EXERCISE LOG

I would have worked out today except that yesterday I sort of twisted my leg when getting into the car at the bank. It was a good thing too, as my leg started complaining today while I was at Costco and walking to the post office box. I do plan on working out tomorrow, however, so hopefully it will shape up in time to do so! 🙂

RECAP: 5/22 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine tea: 32 oz
  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 70 oz

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 31 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • Leftover pan-fried steak
  • Steamed veggies

Snack

Wasn’t hungry, so skipped

Dinner

Indulged in my cereal cravings again…

  • 1 Big bowl of cereal
  • 1 Banana
  • Almond milk

Snack

I was about to go to bed when I suddenly felt super hungry!

  • 2 peaches
  • 1 hard-boiled egg

Thursday Weigh-In

WEIGH-IN

SW: 130.2 lbs; Total Loss: 6.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 130.2 lbs

Current Weight: 124.2 lbs

Difference From Last Week: -0.3 lbs

Total Loss: 6.0 lbs

Goal Weight: 109 lbs
Weight to Lose: 15.2 lbs

Okay, honestly? I was expecting a gain this week. Last week’s 2 lb loss seemed too good to be true, and I was already thinking in my head that if the scale showed a 1/2 lb gain, that that’d be a win! So to see any type of loss – even 1/4 lb, was surprising. Not bad with how little I’ve done over the past week.

A little recap since last week’s weigh-in:

  • Exercise: Two workouts for a total of 4 miles. Not much, but plenty for what my leg is currently going through. I’ve also played with the dog multiple times a day every day and been more physically active around the house, so all must have helped.
  • Beverages: I started drinking coffee during the week again. I didn’t want to, but I haven’t exactly been perfect in doing the going-to-bed-at-a-decent-hour thing, which makes me tired in the morning and need coffee. And then, like a vicious cycle, I’m sure the coffee then lends into me staying up late even though I drink it only in the morning.
  • Food: I learned my lesson on eating large/rich meals! From that point on, I started paying much more of a conscious effort on what I am eating. It’s still hard to believe that that much less on my plate can fill me up! It also feels that much better to not be overstuffed while we’ve been going through this blazing heatwave.

What I will/need to work on:

  • Exercise: I’ve been hesitant to start ST again, only because my calf seems to be sensitive to whatever I do – even something as calf-irrelevant as planks. I’m going to explore what ST moves feels okay and create some kind of program to get me stronger. As far as cardio is concerned, my goal is to be able to reach 3-mile workouts, but I need to accept that it’s not up to me; it’s up to my leg. So second thing for me to work on in this area is to take care of my calf so that I can do more. 🙂
  • Beverages: As long as I keep this awful bedtime routine, coffee will be in my morning repertoire. I’m okay with it for now, but mainly because I didn’t realize how much I missed the taste of coffee.
  • Food: Continue eating smaller/light meals and stuffing my fridge with ripe, delicious fruits.
  • Get to bed earlier: On my list again because this takes the most work! Probably not helping that I have coffee available to me as a crutch.

EXERCISE LOG

It was a struggle to wake up super early this morning only to discover that my calf was screaming, possibly from playing more actively with the dog yesterday on top of my workout. So, no workout. 😦

RECAP: 5/21 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Jasmine tea: 32 oz
  • Water: 70 oz

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 30 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • Leftover pan-fried steak
  • 1/2 ear corn
  • Steamed veggies

Snack

I didn’t think my lunch was big enough to keep me full, but it did and so I skipped.

Dinner

I was actually still full from lunch (from the steak maybe?) and felt like the only thing I could go for was something light and snack-y, so breakfast it was again.

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • 30 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Dessert

  • Strawberries in Greek yogurt

 

Whisker Wednesday

Bloggy Stuff:

  • I have no idea why and how the cats always get photographed with a nice camera, yet when it comes to the dog, he gets my iPhone? I promise you he’s just as loved and gets the most treats in this house. I mean look: he has his own blankets, pillows and his own side of the couch. Spoiled much?
  • This will be the last Whisker Wednesday because… I’m moving it to Furry Furridays! For me, TGIF is never without a cute pic of something cuddly and furry, so why not my blog too, right? Right! 😉

Zacky

Mya

Bruno

EXERCISE LOG

Once again, waking up this morning was torture, but I did it:

And completed 2.04 miles. Woo!

Today was a GREAT workout – not the kind where my heart is about to beat out of my chest or where I turn bright red in the face (I miss those days), but for the simple reason that by the time I was done, I could have pushed for another 1/8 to 1/4 mile! It’s all the sign I need to know that my leg is healing for sure.

Normally, I am that crazy person who would celebrate that realization by pushing for that last extra distance, but I plan to work out tomorrow, and planning my first attempt at back-to-back workouts since I hurt my leg is already asking for a lot during the rehab process. Furthermore, even though my leg is improving, it did experience that familiar ache at 1.5 miles again, so I should just be grateful and not push it. 🙂

RECAP: 5/20 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine tea: 32 oz
  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 70 oz

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 31 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • A really, really REALLY big salad filled with good stuff

Snack

Wasn’t hungry, so skipped

Dinner

  • Pan-fried steak
  • 2 half ears of corn (1 full ear?)
  • Steamed veggies

Dessert

  • Strawberries in Greek yogurt (with cinnamon, vanilla extract and honey)