Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

Hi bloggy world.

Rainy day here.  I had the most adventurous day!  But first:

I was quite motivated this morning, so I went to the gym and did some light weights

Bicep curls- 8lbs- 3 sets of 10
Chest Press- 8lbs- 3 sets of 10
Chest Flys- 8lbs- 2 sets of 10
Triceps- 8lbs- 2 sets of 8
Should Press and lunges- 8lbs-3 sets of 8
Miltary Press and Squat (JILLIAN!!)- 8lbs- 2 sets of 10
V Raise and Squats..aka death...- 5lbs- 2 sets of 12

Then I did some leg presses, inner and outter thigh machine, quad lifts
And then 10 easy min on the reclined bike while I read O magazine...I don't even like it but it sucked me in.

Then, it was RIDICULOUSLY raining so  I went back to the gym for a 3mile run on the treadmill.  I HATE the treadmill. I DESPISE it.  I think it is torturous.  terrible. hard. boring. 

Distance: 2.56miles (couldn't even do 3...hope pathetic)
Time: 25.02 min

However..I'm proud that I did it.  I could have just gone home but instead I went to the gym.


Breakfast was PB&J/Trail Mix oats:
  • 1/2c oatmeal, 1c water
  • 2tsp natural pb
  • 2tsp nat. jelly
  • 2tbsp trail mix
  • mix mix mix

No time for a mid morning snack..went to this new place called Designer Greens for lunch.  They have one in O-town too.  It was good...however...I was starving after I ate it.  It just wasn't enough calories.  I figure the chicken and avocado were really the only substantial items.  I also know that I do best with a whole wheat bread or a wrap in addition to lunch.

So, I created me own salad with:
  • carrots
  • onions
  • cucumbers
  • egg whites (the girl looked at my like I was crazy when I asked her to ditch the yolk?!?..she couldn't figure out how to pop it out haha)
  • Herb chicken (not that great)
  • Avocado (this was really good)
  • strawberries..2 measly ones!!
  • Light Ranch..although all I did was dip my fork a few times.

Please take note of the beastial amount of dressing they give you.

So, since I was crazy hour later I had a whole wheat bagel with a slice of gouda (which is naturally low in fat and cals! FYI!!!) and a slice of turkey.  I intented to only eat 1/2 but I was soo hungry that I ate the other half with some spray butter.

There's a bagel hiding under there :)

Pre-Gym (again) snack
A monster apple and a few almonds.  Too bad the apple gave me the worst indigestion.  It was painful.  Not cool.

Din Din:
  • Baked Chicken
  • 3/4c brown rice
  • zucchini
  • mushrooms
  • red pepper
  • onion
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1.5tbsp sweet thai chili sauce
  • Stir Frizzle

Dessert.  Apparently I had a huge sweet tooth.  However!  I kept it in check and I am proud. 
  • 1/2c stonyfield Dark Chocolate Fro-Yo
  • sprinkle dark choco chips
  • all nat pb (probably 1tbsp...maybe less)
  • 1 square dark choc


Can't wait for Veganism next week!  Check out Ryan's Blog!


Last night, I spent a good amount of time google-ing Reggie Bush and Kim K.  I have this odd obsession with "bad"/mysterious atheltes and such....falling for a girl.  I think it's soo cute.  Im jel. They are by far my fave couple.  Weird?

Additionally...Shana and Travis Barker are off again.  Really?  Like just stop.  No one cares.


So, as I said before, my clothes and body were feeling off lately.  I am happy to report that just after 3 days...I feel better!  I feel stronger and more fit!  yay!  I also feel more in control of my eating...not just mindlessly eating but really thinking about what I want and need.  Like for today, I packed about 20 almonds and an apple...but I just didn't need all of them so I had a few.

I am going for a nice 8miler on Sunday to get ready for my 15k.  


  1. I love celeb gossip, a little too much :)

  2. How do you get through your long runs? I feel like running outside is a lot harder for me than running on the treadmill, so I'm probably at the point where I can run about 4 miles outside and about 5-6 on the treadmill...but I cannot bring myself to make it for a long time because I get bored! Usually, I have to incorporate speed intervals to 1-speed up the workout and 2- keep myself from thinking about the fact that I'm running. I have no idea how people build up to run for so long.

  3. I know how you feel..that's what I used to say to myself...look at me now haha.

    I signed up for a half marathon and got super motivated. I HAD to do I did.

    Sign up for a race! The experience is amazing. Also, running outside gives you a chance to really feel like a runner and enjoy your surrondings! I usually try and pick different routes for my long runs..some go through neighborhoods..some through different terrain (like hills, inclines, flat routes). This will give you a chance to change your speed a bit like on a tread. I also like out and for instance on a 10miles run...I will run a 2.5out and 2.5 back and then go another 2.5out and 2.5 back on a different route. Its really fun!

    I also make an AMAZING mix. Like my fave songs. I have one play list I made for my half called, "YOU CAN DO IT" haha. Just a little motivation.

    I really really really recommend running outside!! We can be running buddies. I am telling will feeling amazing after you do a good run outside. burn more cals and really develop your running better (atleast thats what I think).

    Lastly..sorry this is the longest post ever I just love can do it whenever you want! At night, during the day, in the morning. YOu don't have to drive to the gym and wait for a machine!

  4. Sounds like an awesome AM workout! I really need to do more weight training myself. Designer Greens look so yummy..I love salad bars.

  5. Your chicken stir fry looks wonderful!! I see you are using a lot of the Thai chili sauce. What brand?? Is it spicy??

    What is stir frizzle???

  6. haha stir frizzle is stir-fry. I just tried to make it sound cooler. I used 1.5tbsp of the was a touch spicy. One time I used 1TBSP and it was not spicy..but this time I wanted more flavor.

  7. What brand of sauce and where can we buy it??

  8. I bought mine a publix (so any major grocery store should have it). It's in the ethnic's called Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce.

  9. I admit I love Reggie and Kim as well!

    And I've experienced the same indigestion from eating apples before working out. I was told it's because of their high fiber content. But I've also had the same problem with bananas. My solution has been oranges - they keep my energy up and don't bother my stomach!

  10. ahh thank you for the advice! seriously...with motivation from your post i went outside yesterday and did an out and back but i kept to the same route. I did a two mile one (two miles, came back and then went out again) and then when i came back i ran .65 miles down to a highschool to do hills and stairs and then ran back. It kicked my ass!!! I think it's a lot harder to run outside...i'm guessing that the first few times I get out there will be killer and then hopefully I will start to get better at it. I also think I am in need of some new sneakers. Any suggestions??? Also what music do you have on your playlist? I'm so tired of my ipod that I actually watched the news through my entire three and a half mile run! that tells you a LOT lol.

  11. (I watched the news during my run today lol the gym.)