Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Day!

We got yet another snow storm in NJ last night, and we now have another 15 inches of snow! Looks like I am working from home today :)

Today would have been the week 2 weigh in for the Biggest Loser Challenge at work. I opted to weigh in a day early because I had a feeling we wouldn't be going in today, and i only lost 0.2 pounds. BOO! You know those days during the week where you just feel heavier? Yep-yesterday was one of those. I weighed myself this morning at home just to see, and i am 2 pounds less today then yesterday on my home scale. I guess that's why they tell you not to weigh yourself every day!

So now that I have my eating *semi* under control, I needed to get my butt to the gym! Enter, the COUCH TO 5K (C25K) program! I knew I needed a goal to get myself to the gym 3x a week, so i found a 5k in early April I am planning on signing up for. To help run the 5k, i printed out the C25K program, along with a handy treadmill guide for a minute by minute breakdown. I cut out the week 1 workout, slid it into the back of my clear iPhone case and went to the gym on Tuesday morning to start!
Hello gym, I'm baaaaaaack!!!

Here is a summary of my workout:

00:00-5:00: Warmup walk5:00-6:00: Run
6:00-7:30: Walk
7:30-8:30: Run
8:30-10:00: Walk
10:00-11:00: Run
11:00-12:30: Walk
12:30-13:30: Run
13:30-15:00: Walk
15:00-16:00: Run
16:00-17:30: Walk
17:30-18:30: Run
18:30-20:00: Walk
20:00-21:00: Run
21:00-22:30: Walk
22:30-23:30: Run
23:30-25:00: Walk
25:00-30:00: Cooldown Walk

I did everything but the 5 minute cool down walk. I was scared I wasn't going to have enough time to get ready and be to work on time. Turned out, I definitely did. While I was doing this workout, I jogged the running parts, and increased my speed by .1 for the second half of the runs (I started out running at 4.2 and ended at 4.6). I didn't want to kill myself and quit after the first workout, and I am glad I used that strategy! I was so proud of myself for finishing, and not dying during the process, I think I am actually excited for my next workout! (which was supposed to be today, thanks a lot snow day!) I also liked getting ready for work at the gym. It definitely speeds up my morning routine. 

I guess I will end with my eats for the last few days. I will pick up where I left off, Saturday's lunch!

L - Salad w/feta and kidney beans, a pear
D - slice pizza, 1 in slice sausage bread, small salad with balsamic vinaigrette and feta.

B - WW toast with almond butter
L - Leftover veggie stir fry with jasmine rice
S - small salad w/kidney beans and cheese, balsamic dressing, pretzels and hummus
D - Crock Pot Adobo Chicken, jasmine rice, and a slice of heaven - I mean beer bread (recipes coming soon!)

B - Dannon Light n Fit yogurt w/blueberries and granola
S -  beer bread
L - small wonton soup, 2 spicy tuna rolls with brown rice
D - Adobo chicken

B - Dannon Light n Fit yogurt w/granola
S - banana
L - salad w/ground turkey, artichoke hearts, bruchetta, shaved parmesan cheese, and balsamic dressing
D - Chili Mango Chicken with wild rice- recipe here

B - 1/2 pumpernickel bagel, insides removed, 1 tbsp chive cream cheese, an orange
S - Pretzels
L - side salad with artichoke hearts, onion, balsamic, Chili Mango Chicken, small slice of beer bread
D - Huge salad with chicken sausage, artichoke hearts, feta, bruchetta, and balsamic. 1 clementine

Off to work from home on this SNOW DAY!!!