Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm making it thursday

So I decided to use thursday or friday, whatever suits my fancy as my WI day. Basically that means which ever is lower. And last week thursday was my new low of 137. And this week thursday's paying off again 136.4. We are in weight loss mode people!


I think the reason thursdays end up lower than friday is because Wednesday I eat lighter because everyone's got ball so it's just quick and then leave, and thursday I've got Lost and I like to eat later and maybe have popcorn or something too, definately a diet coke. But I guess that's going to be changing up anyway since it's season finale of Lost. (what a big rip off, seems like the season was only 3 episodes long or something).

Anyway, yesterday I did my TT workout, I upped the weight on the bar by 10 lbs. I should have done this a long time ago. I did only 2 sets instead of 3 of everything. But I could feel it hurting by the last move. I probably could go up another 10 even but we'll save that for next week with the new program.

If I had to do a review of the TT I guess I'd say it's not working, but that's not fair. It's because I am not doing it properly. I am not having the off days, I'm not doing the exact intervals prescribed. Plus I'm not increasing the weight every time and definately not using enough weight for all exercises. I think after my tri's I'll start doing it properly for a few weeks and see how it goes. Just going in too many directions right now.

I know that last summer I used a TT program and had amazing results, so I probably am just a little familiar with the routines and exercises and need to up the challenge a bit. If you're only starting to get into using strength exercises and intervals then I definately recommend it.

Anyway, so I did the workout, with some intervals, not exactly as prescribed because I'm also trying to count it as a run workout. I can't wait to get my Garmin, my pace was all over the place last night.

For supper, since I got home late (groceries), SIL had left out perogies and a smokie that she cooked. Well that doesn't quite spell health to me. I had bought a bag of stir-fry veggies that was at 50% off because the best before date is soon. So I cooked up half of those (like 4+ cups! brocolli, snap peas, shredded carrots and cabbage and maybe some kind of sprouts or something, just "stir fry" food.) and mixed this bottled sauce I have (like chinese 5 spice or something) with half water and added it (it was way too strong and sweet). Then I cut up the smokie into it and ate half of it for supper. So good. For dessert I had half a muffin, then before bed I had the other half. I don't think that's bad at all. (well obviously there are places for improvement, like smokie, not good. processed sauce not good, having to have dessert not good etc, but this is realistic at least)

Anyway, I didn't really do much for getting ready for the shower last night. Hubby had the day off and put our new tv stand up and moved the old one. he also cleaned the office a little bit. He's got a bit of work left for himself (he's in charge of the office and outside and dusting). I have to do a heck of a lot of tidying (why are sleeping bags behind the couch? what am I gonna do with my exercise ball? etc) that's gonna be the hardest part. then bathroom scrubbing, floor scrubbing, carpet shampooing, random scrubbing. Like we have white baseboards, and they sort of look like crap because of dust and stuff so I want to shine those up. Lots of little stuff, it'll be a busy saturday basically. Tonight I may do baseboards and bathroom before tv time starts.

I tried shopping last night on my way home. I didn't really find anything I liked much. Some styles are just not flattering, no matter how skinny you are. Like there were these white sundress things, very cute on hanger, looked like a nightie. I didn't really know exactly what I was looking for anyway so that didn't help. Usually I have a good idea, like a shirt to match these pants or something. This could have been anything. I'll just wait for it to happen organically like it always does.

Anyway, not a lot to say. Leftover stir fry for lunch. bought grapes and apples and carrots and hummus so that's basically the rest of the day. supper may finally have those sausages with pasta.

oh yeah, workout today, well it was supposed to be swimming before work. I had a debate with myself last night going to bed. I basically knew I wasn't gonna do it. Boo me. I found out that the pool that morning swim is, I'd never been to before (still a university pool) and I didn't know where it was or how nice it was or anything, plus I would have to pack my make-up and shower stuff and work clothes and leave super early to be at work in time. Just gave myself too many excuses. I HAVE to go next week, since there's only 2 weeks until my big tri which means max of 2 swims and I don't know if I'll make it the week of it. I'll make up for it with a quick bike ride today and some more weight stuff during tv. (I know that doesn't make up for it at all and I still suck but i've basically let myself off the hook for it already and don't really regret not going. whacha gonna do)

anyway, that's all for now. feeling good.


Sara said...

I skipped on swimming this morning too - it is so hard to go in the mornings!!

Good luck with the shower - hope you have a blast!!

Sagan Morrow said...

I really like how you're so realistic about it all. It's such a good approach to take.

And yum stir fry!