Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Past Couple Days

So, Monday and yesterday I worked overtime on the night shift, hence the no blog posts from me until tonight.  Sunday night I stayed up until about 3am with chores and food prep for the week.  I woke up early afternoon on Monday and finished up with the food prep and then got ready to head to my trainer session.  As I was getting ready, I noticed the battery icon was up on my heart rate monitor.  Good thing I had enough time to stop at the electronics store on the way and get a new battery.  After I put in the new battery, I had to redo my settings.  It had saved all my personal info like birthday, height and weight.  Let’s just say I needed to update my weight with it…it said 188, which is what I weighed when I first bought it a year and a half ago.  So, I plugged in my new weight: 177. 

I got to my trainer session and it kicked butt.  It was legs day, so I knew he was going to make me work for it.  Started it as usual with the jump rope, then medicine ball slams.  Then he had me do squats with a weight vest and a kettlebell, then it was lunges and farmer’s walk with kettlebells, then we moved on to doing what I’m going to call a squat-walk (you use the cable machine with the cable all the way at the top with the tricep rope thing, then you squat down and walk in short steps all the way back and then walk back to the machine…oooo did it burn!  I’ll be doing this exercise on my own in the gym for sure!).  Four sets of that, then 2 sets of suicide sprints and forward-backward bear crawls.  Then we went on to some kickboxing and ended with abs.  Burned almost 650 cals!

I had a thought while driving to work Monday night.  I was thinking about how well I’m doing with sticking to the Shred and I love the portion control and meal planning.  Then I thought about the retirement party for my coworker that is happening on the 31st.  I have said that now that I’ve hit the little mini goal I set for myself, to lose 7 lbs by the party, that I would allow myself to partake at the party.  However, now I’m thinking I don’t really want to do that.  I mean, I’ll still go to the party, I just don’t know that I’ll eat anything or drink anything there…besides unsweet tea, of course.  But, we’ll see how I feel on the 31st.  I might change my mind back to partaking.  Haha.

I was a little miffed to find out that the overtime shift I was scheduled to work next week is canceled.  The only good to come out of this is that I will be able to make my session with my  trainer.  YAY!  Also, I can exercise any and all days I want to next week as a result of having not one shift of overtime.  So, what I think I’ll do is this

• Sunday – run 8.5 miles
• Monday – trainer workout
• Tuesday – run
• Wednesday – rest
• Thursday – gym
• Friday – run
• Saturday – rest

We’ll see if that’s what happens or not when next week rolls around.  I just put “run” because I’m just going to run what I feel like running that day.  I do want to do the 2 quick miles run, but then I was thinking of doing that this Saturday before a trip to the gym…IF I wake up in time to do both, of course.

The other day I was watching something, Mankind something on H2.  They were talking about the role sugar plays in our history as a species.  Then they rattled off an interesting and disgusting factoid.  We ingest HALF of our body weight in sugar EVERY YEAR!!!  I’m pretty sure I don’t because I try my hardest to keep my sugar consumption to a minimum, but the fact that the average person eats THAT MUCH sugar…it’s mind boggling.  No wonder Americans are so prone to obesity.

Shortly after my shift began today, my supervisor called me and asked if I wanted to work overtime tonight on the night shift.  I had to decline because I was so tired.  I didn’t sleep well today.  Plus, I’m itching to run so I really want to do that tomorrow morning.  We’ll see how I feel when I wake up if I’ll run 3 or 4 miles.  And, actually, I’ll run either 3.3 or 4 miles.  That way either way I’ll be doing a loop instead of an out-and-back route…which I prefer.

My friend and coworker, Kim, told me today that last week, when I resisted those donuts that I became her hero.  Hahaha!  That means a lot, it really does.

Well, good news!  My supervisor sent out the schedule for February and I got the vacation day I asked for so I can go to the expo for the Austin Marathon AND get a full night’s sleep the night before the race!  Awesome!  That makes my day, it really does.

1 comment:

  1. Such a good post to read in so many ways! First, glad you have the freedom to do what feels best at your coworker's party. Second, glad you listened to your body and turned down the OT to get some more sleep. I bet it will do you a world of good. Third, good deal w/ the vacay day!


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