So, I started off the week by actually going out and doing a workout on my own…the 3 mile run. Hooray! Then, yesterday I went to my training session with Samy, my trainer. He had me do the jump rope for a minute, then a minute of the heavy ropes on a Bosu ball, then I donned a weight vest and did kettlebell front squats, then lunges with one foot up on a bench behind me, then he had me use the TRX straps to do what he called “pistol squats” (you lean all the way back, stand on one foot and extend the other leg out in front of you and then you squat)…then I repeated the whole thing 3 times. Next up was suicide sprints, pushups, mountain climbers and double leg side-to-side jumps, repeated twice. After that we did about 10 or so minutes of kickboxing and then finished up with abs. A pretty good workout!
With my eating, I didn’t eat “on diet” on Sunday. I ate out with Mark at my favorite Indian restaurant (lamb tikka masala and garlic naan…YUM!). Sunday night I ate a PB&J sandwich, an oatmeal and some baked Tostito’s chips with plain bean dip. Yesterday, I ate mostly “on diet.” I picked up where I left off with the Shred Diet when I went on vacation: week 4. I say I was mostly “oh diet” because I ate a few shortbread cookies while at work. Then, today was straight up horrible. I started off good with my frozen fruit and yogurt smoothie and portioning and packing all my food for the day, then I go to work and there was cookies and pie and chips & queso, carne guisada...OH MY! But, today is over and tomorrow I'm back on track. Since it's going to be a long day (9am to 6am on Thursday!!!), I might add an additional 150 calorie snack to my daily food...I think a baked potato with salsa and some shredded low fat cheddar sounds like a good addition. Plus, I'll break up my breakfast and do the frozen fruit smoothie pre-run and the grapefruit and lemon water post-run.
I didn’t exercise today because I worked the overnight shift last night and got off work at 6 this morning and then had to be back to work at 1:45 this afternoon. Only time to sleep today…no time for anything else. But, tomorrow, I plan to be up by 9 and hitting the trail by 10:30 for a 3 mile run. I’m working a double shift tomorrow night, so no workout Thursday morning. But, Friday I want to repeat tomorrow and be up by 9 and heading out to run 3 miles again by 10:30. Then, another double shift Friday night, so no workout again on Saturday.
My plan for next week will start off with a 4 mile run on Sunday and a workout with Samy on Monday. Other than that, I don’t want to get into next week’s schedule until next week. But, I will say that I’d like to get in a session of the “Paige workout.” I don’t want to jinx myself by laying it all out on here and then I’m not able to do what I said I was going to do. I hate it when I do that, but the sad part is that it seems to be happening to me a lot lately. Sad and frustrating. But, it’s all my own fault. I haven’t been trying to motivate myself to get out there and do my workouts.
So, the culmination of my 2 weeks of barely working out at all coupled with eating out every day and just plain indulging…and sleeping a lot too…is that my weight is now up to 185.2. Yup, I weighed in yesterday when I woke up and that’s what the scale said. What does that mean? Well, it means that I am officially up 13 pounds since the fitness competition ended August 1st and that I have regained just shy of half of what I lost in the year that the competition ran. Omg…how humiliating. And it only frustrates me more when people tell me I look great right now. Yea, well, I’m glad you think that, but I know different. I do NOT look great. And when I look in the mirror without my clothes I am disgusted that I let myself do this to myself. Also, as if how I look isn’t bad enough, I put my uniform on for the first time in 2.5 weeks last night and I could barely get it buttoned and zipped up. Wow. 2.5 weeks ago it fit just fine. And then I wrote the other day about my running capri tights trying to squeeze me out of them like toothpaste from a tube. This just isn’t good at all. I need to drop 5 pounds as fast as I can. If I can drop 5 pounds, my uniform will fit sooooo much better. If I can stick to the diet and keep up with my exercise, I should be able to do that in the next 3 weeks, if not the next 2…if I’m lucky, of course.
OH! And a little side note, when I was getting ready for my overtime shift at work last night, I picked up a clean pair of work pants off the top of my dryer and what did I find? I found the RNR shirt that I have been searching for over the last 6+ weeks and had actually given up and accepted that I had somehow thrown it away. Sooooo very happy that I found it! I can't wait to wear it for a workout...but not tomorrow. Tomorrow is Christmas so I will wear a red running shirt (short-sleeved or long-sleeved depending on temp) and my green Nike "pow" capri tights.