- Friday Nov 30, 2018
Feeling good today, even though I had a spotty sleep and had to get up early to drive home.
I nearly drove into two deer that were lumbering along the highway. It was so very foggy this morning I could hardly see 30 feet in front of me, so when they popped out of the shadows, I woke up very quickly! I tell you, it was a long 45 minute drive to get back home.
Thursday - toast, pb, coffee, orange, leftover chili, snap peas, water, BF made pork roast with rice and veggies for supper - it was delicious.
I tried to go to sleep earlier, but at BF's it's hard to do because they all like to stay up a lot later than I do. So it was a later night, and then I kept waking up through the night. I guess i'd gotten used to sleeping by myself this week, and being at BF's knocked me off my game LOL. But I don't feel too tired, so hopefully that means I got enough sleep. And i'll be able to 'catch up' over the weekend too.
I did a tank push last night after coaching; it took almost 40 minutes to complete; one of the participants in my group training did it with me, which was nice because then we got short rests between pushes ;) I will try to do it again tonight after coaching and then I only have to do it one more time to complete the challenge. And then i'm going to work on a different challenge for December - pull ups! I started last week; I did two sets of two with the help of a resistance band. I would like to work towards doing one or two without any assistance.
Friday - toast, pb, banana, coffee, orange, chicken, water, supper will be at BF's again after coaching.
Have a great weekend everyone!
- Thursday Nov 29, 2018
Got home Monday and was feeling very crappy; sick Tuesday and Wednesday as well. Believe it or not, I quit using my humidifiers at night, and started having a hot toddy in the evenings, and that's it - that's all I did - and this morning I woke up feeling better than I have in about three weeks. I have had a wicked headache for ages since I started coughing so much, and this morning I haven't had to take anything for it, it's really not all that bad.
So the resolution has been alcohol, dry air, and lots of sleep LOL. I wouldn't try it for yourself, but it seems to be working for me. I will take it, because I have so much to catch up on that I REALLY can't get sick again.
I stopped working out as well; I find I push myself too much and keep breaking down. The more I break myself down, the longer it takes to recover. So I just stopped. I work tonight though, so I might try a tank push and see how it feels. It usually takes about half an hour in total, so it would be an easier start to working out again.
I haven't been eating very well since i've been sick; I wanted to clean up my eating before Christmas and the holidays, but it hasn't been a great start. So I will start today. Toast, pb, coffee, oranges so far.
- Monday Nov 26, 2018
I've been coughing a lot in the evenings and early mornings; last night was better, but I didn't get to sleep until after midnight so the morning came quickly. I might beg off work for a couple hours this afternoon and go home to nap. Or maybe I will stick it out, as I usually do.
Friday - work, coach, workout (340 calories burned), I cannot remember what we had for supper, but I swear it wasn't unhealthy. I'm pretty sure it was leftovers. BF and I chipped in together to buy me an early christmas present LOL, he picked up a 65" tv for my living room. I think it had more to do with him being bored while he recovers from knee surgery, and me only having a 32" tv for him to watch while he's been recovering at my place. But it was a fantastic deal, and I probably would have bought it whether or not he picked it up for me.
Saturday - pancakes and eggs, christmas shopping (nightmare), went out for supper to East Side Mario's and had their grilled cheese sandwich with garlic parmesan fries. Ate the fries, and a chicken parm appetizer we bought, and took the sandwich home. We got about 80% of our shopping done, so that feels pretty great. We even ordered and received our annual christmas cards. They turned out quite well.
Sunday - I sold my guitar, we got Tim Horton's breakfast sandwiches and coffees to celebrate, we went to the gym (360 calories burned), then we had fast food because we didn't plan our day very well. I was going to use the money I got from selling the guitar to buy a new fitbit, but then I decided to take advantage of a deal on a new iPad instead. I don't really miss having a fitbit since my old one stopped working. Majority of my workouts I use a heart rate monitor strap anyways.
Monday - toast with pb & 1/2 banana, mandarin oranges x2, protein bite x2, salad, 3oz roasted chicken, 5oz baked salmon, 1 cup roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts. I am trying out a new meal plan. We'll see how it goes. I hit 4 days of planned meals, and then just stick to healthy choices for the remaining three days of meals. I'm usually pretty good at choosing healthy, but I need a little more structure most days to ensure i'm not over-eating, even if it IS healthy!
I'd like to get to the gym for a workout tonight, but I think it might be pushed to tomorrow instead. Feels like it should be a day to relax and get caught up on laundry and meal prep!
- Friday Nov 23, 2018
Got home at 9:30p last night; we hit up subway for supper and I inhaled a 6" turkey sub; will have the other 6" today for lunch. I managed a quick workout before I had to coach and still burned just over 300 calories, so i'm happy with that. Really hoping to do the same tonight but will have to see what I have time for because I am coaching again.
I was whining pretty loudly this morning when I had to get up for work. In fact, I believe I even shouted "WHY???" once with my fist up in the air. I'm glad it's Friday, but I need it to be over quickly so I can go back to bed LOL.
Toast with pb and 1/2 banana, coffee, oranges, protein bite, 6" turkey sub, oranges. Protein bar on the way to the gym, then either leftovers or maybe i'll finally make the salmon bake tonight.
On to another day! TGIF!
- Thursday Nov 22, 2018
I woke up coughing this morning; BF said I was coughing through the night also. My throat hurts again and i'm congested and blowing my nose every five seconds. Here we go again! I am tired of being sick. I need to rest, but it is too busy right now for that.
Thursday - toast with pb and honey, coffee, oranges, leftover potato lasagna, oranges. I don't know what we'll have for supper, I don't even know if we'll have time to eat.
After a full day work for me, we are heading to the gym; I will work there until 8:30 for sure; then do a quick workout and then we have to drive 45 minutes home. Not sure if there will be a lot of time or energy to make supper. I am already tired just thinking about it.
A Black Friday sale tomorrow has a wicked good deal on a television set i've been looking at getting; sale starts at 7am so maybe I will drive into the city before work to get it?!? That seems a silly thing to do. But it is a really good deal and I won't buy one at regular price (electronics are so over-priced).
Working at the gym again on Friday after my already full day of work at the hospital; likely another quick workout of my own after that, THEN I can relax for a bit. But probably not, because there will be house duties and other things to get done i'm sure.
Thinking of getting some Christmas shopping done on Saturday/Sunday.
This is why I hate this time of year. Everyone is sick, but we all need to still do ALL the things. It makes me miserable, quite honestly, the things that are required of us just to get through the holidays. I'm only miserable on the inside though!!! LOL, just taking one day at a time.
- Wednesday Nov 21, 2018
Monday - good eats, all healthy, went to gym and worked out for 1.5 hours, all cardio. It was fantastic. I jumped from airdyne to power mill to treadmill to spin bike, not going for more than 25 minutes on each, which was perfect because I didn't get bored or overworked from any of the machines. Burned almost 700 calories, so that was a really nice bonus too!
Tuesday - woke up early and drove BF to his surgery. I had a protein bite and some coffee, then while he was in surgery I bought a turkey sandwich and another coffee. I took him out for food after surgery and he had some soup and I had a burger with fries. We shared the fries, but I didn't share my burger because it was DELICIOUS and I am mean about sharing delicious food LOL. Later that night after we'd been home for awhile, I had leftover chicken and rice with veggies. BF is doing great with recovery and hardly in any pain at all - yes he is on painkillers!
Wednesday - so far so good; toast with pb and honey, protein bite, two oranges. I'm thinking lunch will be the last chicken breast with some rice. We have leftover chili as well, and i'm thinking of making it into a potato lasagna - we would add scalloped potatoes and mozza cheese and bake it in the oven. I do still have half a sweet potato too we could use up in this dish. I'm kind of excited to give it a try! BF has some physio he needs to accomplish today so I will help him with that, and then I might get on the indoor bike trainer for a bit just to get a little exercise in since I didn't do anything yesterday.
I coach tomorrow after work so I will take BF with me so he can do some upper body stuff and chat with some of his gym friends. Then Friday another coaching session after work at the other gym. He will be kept busy for sure, hopefully he won't overdo it but he is insisting on accompanying me!
- Monday Nov 19, 2018
Well I guess feeling better was short-lived, I went ahead and lost my voice yesterday because of this darn cold I can't get rid of.
I did a lot of coaching between Friday and Saturday, so i'm not suprised I have no voice left. At least I get to rest it for a few days now since I don't have to coach again until Thursday. It's actually exhausting to have to talk, because I have to push hard through my vocal cords to get any kind of noise out LOL. BF thinks it's quite funny, and I have to agree, I sound like a whiney nincompoop.
Friday I did a cardio workout after coaching, but couldn't get too far into one because of my cold - so I just did some power mill (stairs) and airdyne (bike). Friday night BF and I had eggs and toast for supper, and BF brought some leftover hamburger meat with him, so we made chili for Saturday's supper, which was really good even though I was kind of craving salmon. After I coached on Saturday, BF and I did a fit check to see if our cardio and strength have gotten better over the last three weeks of the challenge (it has). We went to the movie on Saturday night - Bohemian Rhapsody, which I loved so much. And Sunday we used as a day of rest rather than going to spin class; BF went for a massage, then we went out for brunch together and I had pancakes and all the other things that had carbs in them LOL. It was really delicious and fun to go out - we never go out to eat because we're usually always cooking at home. We extended the luxury into supper as well and ordered ourselves some pizza while we watched Dead Pool 2.
I did some laundry over the weekend, but other than that I didn't really do the cleaning I wanted to. Oh well, we will survive anyways. I am at work today, and then I will go to the gym after work and see what kind of workout I can get in, then BF is coming back to my place because he has his knee surgery tomorrow morning and i'm going to be driving him there and back and then he'll be staying with me while he recovers. We have lots of leftovers in the fridge for this week, so I will probably only have to cook once or twice - things like eggs and rice, and maybe we'll bake that salmon this week before my brusell sprouts go bad!
- Friday Nov 16, 2018
I've been taking Buckley's like a champion for the last three days, and finally today I feel like I am slowly getting back to normal (crosses fingers and knocks on wood). I hope so, because it's going to be a busy weekend!
I am working today, then coaching at the gym tonight. I want to get my own workout in too; I decided against working out last night and gave myself another rest day instead. The best decision, because I feel so much better today, and ready to giver again. BF is meeting me at the gym and then coming home with me for the weekend.
Tomorrow morning I coach again, two sessions. I imagine we will work out afterwards, and then I want to head home and get some cleaning done. BF is having a scope done on his knee on Tuesday, and he'll be staying with me while he recovers, so I want to get some stuff cleaned up and ready for next week so it's less I have to worry about.
I am hoping to talk BF into a spin session on Sunday morning. I know it is a rest day, but I haven't done much this week and we both have a free ride to use up, so I think we should get it done before his surgery and while I have some energy! Then it's meal prep again, and I think I will try and come up with a 6 week strength program for myself to start next week. I need something to work towards, and the FEMSPORT workshop has been scheduled on a day that I can't attend, so I guess that's out for me. I would really like to get rid of some belly and hip fat; try and lean up a bit more. I guess this is where all my training will come in handy LOL. I could share my plan as I go along if anyone is interested!
I had a sandwich for supper last night, and some lay's potato chips. Went to sleep early - the workday really sucked my energy up.
Today - toast with peanut butter and honey, coffee, water, oranges, chicken, rice, veggies, water, oranges. Supper might be eggs and toast or eggs and rice; that's what BF likes to eat and to be honest, I don't mind it either. I haven't been eating too many eggs so it would be a good meal for sure.
One meal we'll be having on the weekend is baked salmon with roasted brussel sprouts and potatoes. Can't wait - so delicious!
- Thursday Nov 15, 2018
After all the darn oranges i've been eating non-stop, just to keep away all the viruses that are going around, and what do I end up with for the weekend?! A COLD! I started feeling sick on Sunday, and was actually sick from work Tuesday and Wednesday. It feels like it's starting to loosen up, i'm super phlegmy today so maybe it's on the way out.
I didn't have the best weekend. I tweaked my back at the gym on Friday and then I had to sit in a car for 9 hours on Saturday to go with BF to pick up his daughter. I collapsed into bed that night while BF and his daughter stayed up to watch a movie, then he went to work early Sunday morning and didn't get back to my house until 10:30am. His daughter and I just watched tv and played games, but by the time he got back I needed to DO something, and he wanted to nap on the couch. Plus his daughter really wanted to see her friends, who live in BF's city, not mine, so I mentioned to BF that maybe they should go home that day so she could see her friends. They ended up going home and I went to the gym. Then I found out she didn't even see any of her friends until Monday. Aggravating, they could have stayed had that been the case, but I suppose it was my fault for sending them home?
Then on Monday, BF won some tickets to a concert we had bought raffle tickets for. I texted him when I saw that he won, and he texted me back, but then proceeded to CALL his ex-wife to let her know ?!? He told me he phoned her because they still share an email account for his daughter's school, and that's where he got them to send the tickets so he didn't want her to delete the email... but to me it felt like he wanted to share the good news with her, which feels threatening to me - does that make sense? I was not very happy anyways, and being sick never puts me in a good mood. Working out ALWAYS puts me in a good mood, but unfortunately i've been too sick to work out much!
That brings us to today! I'm sticking it out at work today, and so far it's going well. I'm happy that I remembered to bring my own box of kleenex LOL, and a lot of oranges to eat. I'm going to kick this thing before it gets too out of control! I might try to get in a home workout tonight too, I know it will help me feel better.
My food over the weekend is not memorable...I had some Coke Zeros, and a few freezies, but otherwise I stuck to chicken, rice and veggies. Oh, I made black bean burgers on Monday night, with garlic parmesan sweet potatoes fries - man, those fries were delicious! It was a good meal, and I had enough leftovers for supper last night.
Thursday - water, toast with peanut butter and honey, oranges, chicken, rice and veggies, oranges, chicken, rice and veggies, lots of BUCKLEY'S!!!
Hope everyone's having a great week!!!
- Friday Nov 09, 2018
I checked the scale this morning (I only do this every few months, and I never post it because that's not what it's about) and lost a couple of pounds since the last time I checked. Might be because of the 21 day challenge i'm doing with my clients, might be because i'm hitting the workouts a little harder because of the new heart rate monitor; what I know for sure is that it's not from stress for once! Feeling pretty mellow today and i'm so happy about that - I want to continue this mellowness through the weekend if I can. Worry about next week, next week.
Wednesday - toast, peanut butter, coffee, protein bite, sweet potato chicken bake, two oranges, protein bite, water, tomato soup and pepperoni deli sandwich. POUND workout, 45 minutes. I forgot how difficult Pound can be; I haven't tried it for awhile and I can feel it in my hips today.
Thursday - two Nature Valley granola bars, coffee, banana, toast, peanut butter, two egg quiche cups, two oranges, protein bite, water, pepperoni deli sandwich, two more egg quiche cups (so yummy), Mr. Freezie. Indoor Bike Trainer workout, 1 hour.
I was sweating profusely by the time I finished the hour on the bike; the amount of effort I had to put in to reach my max heart rate zone was INTIMIDATING, which really surprised me. I even had a hard time getting off the bike once I was done because my legs were completely over it. So much for easy, steady-state cardio. If this doesn't make me a more efficient cyclist, nothing will! I felt like I earned a Mr. Freezie for sure.
Friday - toast, peanut butter, coffee, protein bite, two oranges, sweet potato chicken bake, water, I have two more egg quiche cups and two more pepperoni slices that I need to finish up. BF is coming tonight, so I took out some chicken breast to make in the slow cooker - we'll probably have that for supper with veggies and rice.
I have to complete a tank push today after I coach at the gym; day 3 week 1 of a 4 week challenge. It takes awhile to get it done - I have to do something like 20 lengths with differing torques (resistances) - so I might just call that my workout and be done.