Thursday, March 8, 2012

Can it get any better?

I had a most excellent day yesterday.

Yesterday morning we took the boys to the park to play. We walked there and of course I turned on my HRM to see how many calories I burned. Not much, but it was a lot of fun. 135 calories. The boys had fun too but we couldnt stay for too long because it was still pretty chilly and windy.

Then before I had to take Xavier to school, I did the P90X chest, shoulders, triceps and ab ripper. This is the cd that does all the different types of push-ups. Ugh. Normally I don't think I would hate them as much, but I have a very limited motion with my right shoulder and I cannot get down very low. I really think that it is a hurt rotator cuff but it doesn't hurt me unless I try to do a fly or push-up or that type of range of motion so for now it stays. And I adapt.

Calories burned: 306

Then last night after we got the boys to bed I went for a run outside. All of the RPM and heavy resistance training on the elliptical is paying off because the hills did not slow me down like they used to. The weather was perfect, albeit a little windy, but I felt so good that I extended my run. I have decided that I am going to run a half marathon June 3rd and want to start building up my running time. I need to maintain a 14 minute mile and from what I understand, the ground is pretty hilly. Good thing is, that is only running about 4.5 mph and I can speed walk that quickly. And as a huge bonus, all finishers of the half marathon get a medal. Talk about incentive! It will be my first one and it is a local race, so that couldn't be any sweeter!

Last night I ended up running 3.95 miles in 43:51 at a speed of about 5.4 mph. Not too bad with pretty heavy winds.

As I mentioned before, I extended my run and changed up my route so I had no idea of how far I actually ran until I got home. Next time I think I will stay with my regular route and just do it twice. That would give me about 6 miles.

Calories burned: 506

Total for the day: 947

Last night we lost power so when I awoke and looked at my clock, I had no idea what time it was. The rain was still pouring down and it was making me have to pee. Plus I was unable to contain my excitement about stepping on the scale.

Thats right folks. I made my goal of 155. And not only did I make my goal weight, but I surpassed it!!

I am so excited!!! If I can get down another half pound, then I will be in the "normal" range for my BMI. I have never ever been in the "normal" range and I think that would be THE BEST reward of all! So that is my next goal.

Right now I am not changing anything as far as diet or exercise goes. Even though I am at my Goal Weight, my lower body still needs a lot of toning and tightening. So if I get into the low 150's or even the 140's, it will just be a complete bonus for me! We will see how low my body wants to go with its weight.

This morning I made up a new smoothie too. Warning- it may sound gross, but it is really good!

  • 2 peeled carrots- which I steamed quickly in my microwave with some water
  • some sliced ginger- i recommend next time grating it because I am getting some fibers in my drink that remind me of fish
  • spinach (of course)
  • water
  • frozen blueberries
  • ice cubes (because my carrots were still hot)
  • one fresh banana
(Next time I make this, instead of blueberries, I want to use oranges for a good vitamin C drink)

Very good and very refreshing. The ginger really wakes you up and also helps clean you out. LOL And you cant taste the carrots or the spinach at all though I think the carrots lend a bit of sweetness to the smoothie.

The reason I did this, is because next week I want to try to do an all veggie/fruit diet. Czesia inspired me. I don't have a juicer, so I wont be limiting myself to juice, or to smoothies. I think the texture of a smoothie would make me sick after a while. So any type of veggies and fruit will be acceptable. I may even make some sweet potato and red skin "chips" in my dehydrator. And I am stopping by the store tonight to get beets, celery root, pineapple and a ton of other things to dehydrate. LOL.

This is going to be really hard for me at lunch especially because I love my hard boiled eggs and english muffin with peanut butter that I have every day. BUT we will see how I do. I am only going to do this for one week.

This is my reward for reaching goal weight. LOL. The things we do!

I have also decided that I will give myself another reward as we get closer to the half marathon and things get smoother here on the homefront.

I really need a new pair of ear buds that hook around the ear so they stay on when I run. This is going to be really needed for the length of the run in June. I just consider it a late reward for hitting my goal weight.

Ok onto the exercise routine for the day....

Today is P90X yoga. I will be doing this in just a little while. It is a very long hour and a half so I like to get it done as quickly as possible. I LOVE the dvd, it is just VERY LONG.

Tonight is ARC (or treadmill- dont know yet) then RPM. Time to get my butt kicked by Eric again- though I admit I keep coming back so I must love it. LOL.

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  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been a long journey and you've made it!!! I'm so proud of you!!!

    1. Thanks Colleen! You have been a huge supporter of mine and I appreciate it!

  2. Congratulations! That is awesome! At least somebody around here is losing!!!

    1. If you are gaining, I dont want it back. Dont even think about it. And thanks for the congrats!!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING YOUR GOAL WEIGHT! This is HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE deal :) you definitely worked your ass off for it and it definitely shows. YAY!

  4. Woohoo!! Amazing! You work so hard at this every day and you totally deserve the success! Cannot wait to see you get out of the 150s! :)

    Also, I don't know if you've ever seen these, but I ended up switching from the sports earphones to little cone shaped ones that look like christmas trees - the brand is shure and they are just called cone adaptors. They do not move, no matter what I do, so they might be good for your run?

    1. Thanks so much Susie for the recommendation and the compliments!! I will have to look for those ear buds.

  5. Woo Hoo!!! I am so happy for you. This is amazing.

  6. Good God girl you kick so much ASS! I'm so excited to hear about your fruit and veggie week!