Ate some fast food on the way. mmmmmm, banana.
It was such a nasty rainy day. When we got to the meeting the leaders told me that they weren't going to do the project that I had bought all of the supplies for because of the rain. Oh well. The kids had fun and learned a lot.
Got home and it was time to Push It real good!
First, The Shred. Level 2. I survived it but I did have to do the modified versions a lot. I burned about 200 calories and had Jello legs afterwards.
Recovered from the workout for a few minutes, ate a Fiber One bar, then hit the wet streets for C25K program. This is week 3 day 1 for me. I was intimidated.
The plan: after a 5 minute warm up,
- run 90 seconds
- walk 90 seconds
- run 3 minutes
- walk 3 minutes
Repeat then cool down for 5 minutes. Burned 300 calories.
Running has been a struggle for me. Running 3 minutes seemed nearly impossible. Usually at the end of my little run sessions it feels like my heart is going to burst and I have trouble catching my breath. But I want to be able to run so badly that I keep pushing myself! Not only did I have the 3 minute run sessions but it was right after doing a very intense Shred workout.
Guess what: I did it!!!! It was difficult but not nearly as difficult as I had played it out in my head. It's funny how we play head games with ourselves. I think it may be one reason that the trainers push the contestants on The Biggest Loser so much. People have limitations in their own minds and they have to be pushed to do things they never thought they could do. Once you start doing things that your mind told you that you couldn't, you reach a new level...a more confident level. A level where anything is possible. A level that makes you feel powerful. I think it's good to push yourself beyond the limits of your mind.
And that's what I did yesterday. In my mind there was no way I could do level 2 of Shred. I did it.
In my mind, there was no way I could run for 2 3-minute sessions (especially after doing the Shred). I did it.
It made me feel strong. It made me feel that there is nothing that I can't do. Have you pushed yourself lately?
After my run I had a pretty bad headache. I don't do well in cold weather even though it was only about 53 degrees. I know, that's warm for some of you guys out there. For you folks living on ice caps up there, do you cover your head when you run? How do you exercise outside in cold weather? Layers? Help me out here. The cold hurts my ears and makes my head hurt. Guess I'll have to use the treadmill until it gets a wee bit warmer here.
Dinner: Pei Wei Caramel Shrimp (stock velveted) over brown rice. I had half the portion. (310 calories for shrimp, 170 calories for rice) This stuff is incredible! Sweet, spicy, shrimp, pineapple, bell peppers, carrots, cucumber and a little cilantro. One of the best dishes I've had there. If you order from Pei Wei, be sure to get your protein "stock velveted." I'm not exactly sure what that means but you do save on calories and fat. Still tastes fabulous. And remember: the nutritional values on their web site are usually for HALF of the order.
Dessert: attune bar dark chocolate and then Greek yogurt with honey and 1/4 cup blueberries
I have to share something with you. I was going through my blog list and wanted to check in on some folks that haven't posted in a while. Usually when someone stops blogging it's because they've derailed in their quest to healthy. Usually, not always. I was sad to see that two of the blogs had been deleted. I wish I could reach those folks.
If you deleted your blog because you've "fallen off the wagon" or gained back some weight, please don't give up. Please. No one will judge you here because any one that has lost weight knows that it's a struggle. We've been there. And you have the ability to make your very next choice a healthy one. Don't give up. You're worth it. It's not hopeless. Small steps=big results. Make one change in your life right now. Just one. How about just moving for 10 minutes a day? You CAN do it!
On a happier note, did you watch Biggest Loser last night? OMG, I have not been a fan of green team but Miggy earned my respect. That girl had her appendix taken out and walked 13 miles the next day!! And she still lost 5 pounds. That's a tough momma right there! Was sad to see Captain Caveman go home. Glad to see he shaved off that beaver that was attached to his neck after he got home.
One last thing: check out Clean Eating magazine this month. They have deep dish pizza and Greek food (I'm talking gyros!) in there. A very good issue.
Calories Burned: 2577
Calorie intake: 1116