Wednesday, December 18, 2013

No Pain No Gain, especially during the Holidays!

No matter how much I don't want to work out, when I do it anyway, I feel sooooo much better.  Today was Month 2 Week 3 Day 2 of triathlete training and I'm so happy I didn't skip it.

35 minutes including cool down at Level 7 - 6 miles, 152 calories

Strength Training:
1) LM pulls 10x12x2
2) Lat pulldowns 80x12x2

1) DB press 10ea/20total x 12x2
2) DB side raises 2.5es/5total x 12x2

1) Ball crunches x12x2
2) Heel touches x12x2

10-15 minutes full body stretching

Well, with the holidays here, my food temptations have increased a hundred-fold.  I'm hoping that moderation is the key.  Today at work, besides being "Donut Day," someone also brought in homemade brownies.  I stood fast on my refusal of Donuts, but the brownies?????  Oh no.  I had one.  I searched the pan for the smallest possible piece and ate that one.  Mmmmmman was that good.  I'm so glad I had to spend the rest of the day away from those pieces of chocolate crack, because I just don't know how it would have turned out.  I could smell them from my desk for cryin' out loud.  It's just wrong.  Why can't fattening food taste terrible if it's so bad for us, ya know?

Anyway, I keep forgetting to step on the scale in the mornings, but my holiday goal remains the same.  No gain - go for a loss - but most importantly, NO GAIN.  So that old saying is true in so many ways.  "No pain, no gain" also means yes, turning down yummy food may seem like pain, but it's good because it means you won't gain!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Best day ever

My Nike Fuel Band app tells me that I'm less than 500 points from my best day ever!  How is that possible when I didn't step foot in the gym?  Wait, I know...  I got up this morning, drank my coffee and ate breakfast, then didn't stop the rest of the day.

Daily Goal is 2750

I don't know what it is, but about every year or so, I get this overwhelming urge to rearrange my furniture.  This weekend that bug bit again.  I also cleaned out my spare room.  It was A LOT of work, but I am happy with the results (for now).

Already took two truck loads to Goodwill.  And did you know they don't take old TVs any more?  At least not here in CO anyway.  Apparently some law was passed that throwing them away isn't safe.  But Best Buy saved the day - they have a recycle program.  I just grabbed a cart, put my big fat tvs on it and as I walked through the front door, the greeter dude says "Hi, I can take that for you."  Suh-weeeet!!

So, no workout post today.  I think tomorrow may be busy at work, but we'll see.  I still have more cleaning to do around the house too, but maybe I can get in a workout at home in between the dust bunny chase.
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