Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh yea, I... I will survive...

Yes, yes, I survived my workout last night. I lifted heavier weights than I thought I could, and did WAY more mountain climbers on gliders than I ever thought I could (or EVER WANTED to do!)

At one point, the word "hate" came to mind as I glared toward my amazing trainer... in the most loving way possible. She is seriously awesome and helps keep me going way past when I start to think "I can't..."

I have to figure out a running schedule. I am starting to see that the rest of my team for the Rugged Maniac (we are called the Bodyology Bruisers - NICE!) is further along in the running department than I am, and it makes me nervous. At least it's something I can work on on my own... but I need to not only work on my 5K running, but sprinting as well. A Rugged Maniac is not so much a 5K run as a sprint from one obstacle to the next.

I could begin with C25K - 35 minutes a day. This is not a lot of time, but I am trying desperatly to find it in the day. Even at night, for crying out loud! I could try getting up at 5:00 and running first thing... but sometimes Thing 2 is already up, so I don't know... I have a hard time getting up in the morning and exercising. My body feels awful and heavy and it just doesn't want to move. But maybe I just have to get used to it?

Well, that might be my only option. If I get up early and go, that means the hubby has an opportunity to go running later in the day (he wants to start running again as well)

All things to think about.

Food is going great. I am going heavy protein and only carbs in veggies, fruits, and some in my protein powder and these AWESOME protein donuts I made. I have been having one or two at night (they are mini) and the stats are phenomenal. 60 cals each, 5 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 8 grams protein. How can you beat that? Oh, yes, and they are DELISH.

I am happy with how my body feels eating like this. I don't subscribe to high fat foods, so I stick with lean proteins, low fat cheese, and even using 3 whole eggs and 3 egg whites in my mini bites, instead of 6 whole eggs. I am constantly trying to lower the fat and cholesterol in whatever I am doing, without, of course, adding carbs and sugar.

This is my food for today:
Click coffee
5 mini bites
2 low fat cheese sticks
2 Morningstar Veggie sausage patties
1 tbs natural peanut butter
broccoli and hummus
more Click (if I'm in the mood later)
dinner might be mini turkey meatballs in homemade sauce, or Mexican chicken salad. Or maybe, if I have time to throw it together - buffalo chicken spread with some carrots and celery.
2 protein donuts.

Not sure how many calories I am consuming overall. I'm not tracking right now, because it tends to throw me off my groove. The reason, I think, is my calories tend to be higher when I am on high protein, and that freaks me out. I am absolutely in a groove right now, and I am attempting to stay away from the things that throw me off.

So, I weighed again this morning... I know, I know. I'm trying not to get obsessive, but I am just wondering where my body is at after being sick this weekend. I thought I would be up a little from my weigh in yesterday, but surprisingly enough, I am DOWN - 215.

I'm not logging this as a loss, I don't think, but it's REALLY good to know! Hooray!!

So, tell me blog-land - how many of you were NOT morning people, but have converted for exercise sake??


  1. I'm not a convert yet...but I need to be! My babes like to get up at ungodly hours at such random time--what is the deal!? I figure I'm going to aim to be that mom who wakes them up early as teenagers...reminding them of all the hours of sleep that they stole from me :D

  2. Im not a morning person and wish I was so I would get my work out done in the morning but I work out after work just works for me right now.

  3. I was never a morning person until I started eating better and exercising. Properly taking care of my body helped take care of all areas of health. Now, one of the biggest signs for me that my exercise/eating needs to improve is that it is harder to fall asleep and/or stay asleep all night, not to mention waking up gets tougher.

    Keep up the great work!