Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Happy Tuesday all!  I need to keep this as short as possible because I have an appointment in 2 hours that's 80 miles away.  I should be preparing to leave!

Man oh man I have been so sleepy lately. I dont feel like I am getting sick, so I dont know whats going on. Last night I got home from work and took a nap. I had meant to workout but I crashed. Have no fear peeps, I got up, cooked dinner, ate, then foolishly ran. I noticed I started getting side cramps. Well I wonder if that has something to do with running on a very full tummy??? Anyway, it was 8:30 at night, but I got my workout in. This correlates with my last post. Sometimes you have to push yourself to do things even when you dont want to. After my run, I was asleep between 10:30 and 11:00. Let me tell you, I was still dog tired when I woke up. Sheesh. I thought I was supposed to get more energy.

Anyone else dealing with this issue?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Suck it up cupcake!

The past two days I have been dog tired. I have been begging for 4:30 to roll around so I can go home. Of course, once at home I am begging for 8:00 so the kids can get ready for bed. I usually dont end up in bed until 10:30 or so, and then I dont end up sleeping well. Yesterday and today have been a struggle at the gym. I have to MAKE myself go. Trust me, I didnt want to go. I just wanted to sit around and do nothing. But little cupcake here sucked it up and went. I ended up doing a 30 minute run yesterday in spite of being lethargic. Today I did an easy 30 on the bike. Neither time did I want to be at that gym. But both times I pushed myself. And look what I accomplished.

There are times when life happens. We are tired, not feeling well, too busy...The thing is, we have to MAKE ourselves get up and do things. Day after day I can come up with excuse after excuse to NOT workout. I am busy at work, I am tired, I will take today off and do it tomorrow, I have kids...At some point we have to make the choice to crush the excuses. Sometimes we have to do things we dont want to do but it's so worth it. I couldve sat on my booty for an hour, but I made a decision to workout instead. Instead of being setback and being two days further from my goals, I am not two days closer to being where I want to be. ***Disclaimer***I do advocate taking rest days from working out. Thursday will be a rest day. But there is a difference between a planned rest day and taking the day off because you just didnt feel like working out.

So I encourage all of you to just push through it when you really dont want to. Remember, you're the only one stopping yourself from reaching your goals!

Monday, October 18, 2010

I feel awesome!

Happy Monday everyone!  Where does the weekend go?

I had a kick booty workout yesterday.  I did 36 mins on the treadmill with a walk/run combo. I started off with 6 mins walking and 6 mins running at 4.0 mph, followed by 4 mins walking, 6 mins running, 4 mins walking, 6 mins running, 4 mins walking.  I increased my speed to 4.2 on the second set, then 4.3 on the last, with the last 1.5 mins running at 4.5 mph.  Right now I am slow, but considering I went from sitting on the couch to straight running, I will take it!

I stopped full blown running and opted for a walk/run combo because I have some ankle pain. Typically, my ankles hurt right around the 4:45 mark. Then when I stop and walk, it gets better. I am sure its nothing major, I am just not accustomed to running and carrying an extra 25 lbs doesnt help. But right now, I am trying not to aggravate things. After my run yesterday my shins were hurting a little. STAY AWAY SHIN SPLINTS!  After my run, I did X Stretch (P90X). It felt sooooooooooooooooooo good. I think I will do this at least 1x per week, if not more. Flexibility never hurt anyone!

I am tweaking my diet some.  I was going to stick to a plain ol chicken/green beans/broccoli/tuna diet, but I have added carbs in the form of whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and oatmeal to my diet. Here's a sample menu for today:

M1: Egg White Omelet with salsa, sour cream, jalapenos and 1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal with apples
M2: Myoplex after workout
M3: 1 cup spaghetti with whole wheat pasta
M4: Grilled steak salad
M5: Baked chicken, broccoli, sweet potato

I may not eat M4 because its been in the fridge since last week and I am not sure if its still good. I may wait until I get home for M4 and have something light like string cheese and grapes.

I have been adding in gatorade or the gatorade pre-workout drinks. I do account for those in my calorie count. I also have been trying to drink more water.

Last week I was at 147, the other day I was at 143.6. Go me! Today I was up to 145. Stupid scale. Drink more water. Drink more water!

That's all I've got right now. Just working, working out, and trying to stay sane.  Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Is it October?

Time flies by when your having fun right?

So what have I been up to? Besides wanting to jump off a cliff because Clint, Mackenzie, and Caroline are constantly being loud and my nerves are frazzled???

I picked up a new activity: running!

I ran everywhere as a kid, but as an adult, I find I despise it. I texted Kelly O and told her I was hopping on treadmill but wasn't running because I hate it. Well I ended up running for 32 or 33 mins straight. Wow, where did that come from? The next day I ran 35 mins straight. An since then I've been doing walk/run combos (because of a possible ankle injury). I am addicted. So addicted, I'm going to sign up and run in a half marathon in February. WHAT?? If you look back at my early blog days, I said I was going to do this. I've always wanted to run in a marathon, despite my non love of running. Well, that time has come. I'm doing this!

That's all I've got. I need to get ready to workout. I'm running every other day then doing weights or a complete rest day the others. This helps me stay sane. For half to one hour a day its just me and my iPod and no outter noise. Its Sherry time!