- Thursday Mar 29, 2018
Even though I am sporadic, flaky, and nomadic, I am so glad to see all my friends still posting on diet diaries when I come back to check on you all... hope you are all being courageous!
I can hardly remember the last 4 months that i've been away. Time goes so fast now, things happen at lightening speed and even before I can take time to relish the accomplishments, it's time to move on to something else.
I had to study and then write an exam in December, and then there was Christmas. In January, I did a burpee challenge (made it to 90 burpees in one session!) and took some bootcamp training. February I passed my Fitness Instructor Course (on my birthday), which means I can finally teach group fitness! That was a big turning point for me. I also took up snowboarding in February and found myself loving it.
I took Pound Fit pro training in March, just completed it a couple of weeks ago...so I have a few months to reflect, practice, and refine my technique before I start teaching it (hopefully people will show up lol). Also this month I was signed by a gym to start doing group training for them. The onboarding has been extremely exhausting, but I keep telling myself "It is difficult now so that it can be incredibly satisfying later" LOL. I have to repeat this mantra many times a day sometimes, especially after working a full day at the office, driving an hour to the gym for coaching and training, then studying videos and notes for the rest of the evening. But it is everything I have wanted for such a long time, I can hardly complain now, right?!
Happy Easter all! I will be spending the weekend with family, sledding, snowboarding, and hot tubbing. Can't wait!
- Monday Nov 27, 2017
Nov 24 - 45 minute GYM session with bf
Nov 26 - 30 minute BIKE; 25 minute POWER MILL
So, I ended up not taking any melatonin after all. Bf put vaseline in his nose and I didn't wake up to his snoring at all Friday or Saturday night. Shopping on Saturday was LONG; ugh; but I did manage to find all gifts except my Mom and bf, so it's nice to have such a good head start. When we got back home to my place, I had a few friends come over and we played cards. I don't know if it was because of the long day but I started overthinking things with bf...his mannerisms while we played cards...I was analyzing it all and WE ALL KNOW what happens when we overthink things; then on Sunday afternoon when I asked him to clarify something about his past the conversation just went wrong. Not arguing wrong, just awkward wrong...like he was keeping something from me. He ended up going home soon after, and I went to the gym. I feel upset about it; I also feel very anxious that i'm making the same mistakes i've made in past relationships...I know he is not my exes. Must remind myself of that.
- Friday Nov 24, 2017
Nov 22 - 60 minute GYM session with bf and friend
Nov 23 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
I finished the dumbbell program I started in the middle of September; it felt like it took FOREVER to finish the program. It was pretty difficult, especially the last 3 weeks because I tried to keep increasing my weight, but I can definitely feel the difference in my muscles from September to now. I am absolutely so much stronger. Now I can concentrate on the next program I want to do - which will be machines, leg press, and barbell work. I love the leg press, and i've been waiting FOREVER to do barbell stuff. I'm so excited that i've just gotta start tonight!
I tried to go to bed earlier last night but I ended up laying awake in bed waiting for bf. What the heck?! And then when he came to bed, he was snoring within minutes and I was still laying awake staring at the ceiling. So of course I am tired today, but it's Friday so I guess it's ok :)
I might nap after work today before bf gets here and we go to the gym, otherwise I will likely be a bit grumpy tonight, especially since we are waking up early tomorrow morning to head into the city and do some Christmas shopping. I really dislike crowds, so I know this will already be a test of my patience. Hopefully I won't be adding to the misery by not getting enough sleep tonight. I might even try taking melatonin, that's how desperate I am for sleep! I lost two pounds in the last week, and i'm sure it's because I haven't gotten the sleep I need to hold on to my muscle gains... not that i'm upset about the lost weight, but i'd rather to do it the right way, you know?
Ok, enough venting, geez! I sound like a grumpy old lady...
- Tuesday Nov 21, 2017
Nov 9 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 13 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 14 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 15 - 15 minute BIKE; 15 minute ROW; 15 minute RUN workout
Nov 16 - 15 minute POWER MILL; 30 minute RUN workout; 45 minute GYM session with bf
Nov 18 - 45 minute KICKBOXING workout; 45 minute BASE workout; 45 minute BUILD workout
Nov 20 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Still struggling with my sinuses, but I am functional so i'll just be happy about that and count my blessings. Really need a massage sometime soon; if only there was an hour here or there I could pull out of a hat! There never seems to be enough time for the lazy things like massages and television ;) LOL.
Dinner last night was absolutely stunning... baked salmon with all kinds of spices and seasonings, so delicious, with kale salad and basmati rice. We polished the whole fish off it was so good - I could have eaten that fish all week without getting sick of it. Looking forward to giving peppercorn steak a try sometime soon. The upside of having a boyfriend is that you start to cook a little better for yourself ;) not as many egg and toast with pb dinners for me anymore. Thankfully I haven't managed to gain any weight from all these elaborate meals; thank goodness I topped up on the gym visits as well as the dinners!
- Thursday Nov 09, 2017
Oct 30 - 15 minutes BIKE; 50 minute GYM session
Oct 31 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 2 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 4 - 60 minutes SHOVELLING SNOW; 30 minutes BIKE
Nov 7 - 60 minutes BIKE
Nov 8 - 50 minute GYM session with bf
4 rest days in the last week. This cold is really getting the best of me, but it seems like it is getting better now. I know i've said that before and it came screaming back, but hopefully this time it's for real! It felt good to get back to the gym, and of course I always have fun when I go with bf.
I am feeling so tired today; I got something like 6 hours of sleep last night and that is just not enough for me to function like an adult LOL. I have a full day of work and then an evening meeting tonight before hitting the gym with a friend. Hopefully i'll make it. I'm guessing supper won't be anything too extravagant, if it's anything at all!
- Monday Oct 30, 2017
Oct 27 - 15 minute BIKE; 45 minute GYM session with bf
Oct 28 - 60 minute CARDIO session (kickboxing, jogging, rowing, biking)
Oct 29 - 45 minute GYM session with bf
I tried to sweat out my cold on Saturday by doing all the cardio I could at the gym. I still absolutely have a sinus cold, but it has felt better ever since. If only my nose would stop running so much! Yikes! I could drown in all this mucus!
I jumped on the bike trainer this morning for 15 minutes; going to try and start doing this more often in the mornings. When bf stays overnight at my place during the week, he usually leaves around 6:00 am to head home, so it would give me 45 minutes to an hour to ride before having to get ready for work. This morning I only got in 15 minutes on the bike because bf wasn't here so I slept in ;) which I really needed. I have not been getting enough sleep and I think that is part of the reason why I am still sick with this cold.
Anyone on snapchat? I really love it and have lots of fun with the filters :) if you are I want to be your snapchat friend so let me know what your user name is and i'll add you :)
- Friday Oct 27, 2017
Oct 20 - 30 minute GYM session with bf
Oct 21 - 45 minute CARDIO session at gym
Oct 22 - 15 minute GYM session with bf
Oct 23 to 26 - SICK boo; blahhh; grumpyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bum
I have been sick for FOUR days, this is day FIVE. I am so frustrated, it is the most annoying thing ever. I have not been able to go to the gym or get on the bike because my HEAD just HURTS so much and my sinuses are so congested that I squeak when I talk. My bf has been going to all these fun cardio classes all week long and I have had to stay at home and be sick. It has been a long week.
I think I will force myself onto the bike today after work. Maybe a little sweat will help. And if not, then I will have a temper tantrum in the safety of my own home.
- Friday Oct 20, 2017
Oct 16 - 50 minute BIKE on trainer
Oct 17 - 45 minute GYM session with friend
Oct 18 - 30 minute GYM session with bf
Oct 19 - 60 minute GYM session with friend; 30 minute BIKE on trainer
I can see some very defining changes happening in my body. So much muscle gained over the last few months; I can definitely tell how much stronger my back, shoulders and arms are, and a lot more definition in my quads and hamstrings. I am so interested in getting into powerlifting, just because I think I might be good at it, but cycling is my #1 and I need to work towards being stronger on the bike so I can finish the 100 mile tour next summer. But still, there is a powerlifting class on Saturday that I just heard about, and i sooooooooo want to check it out...
Really looking forward to sleeping in this weekend. Next week is going to be long; a friend and I have memberships at a new gym so we are going to try that out starting Monday. That makes 3 gyms that I have memberships with now - and maybe the CrossFit gym if I decide I want to do the powerlifting classes on Saturdays. So THAT'S where my paycheck is going LOL.
- Monday Oct 16, 2017
Oct 11 - 45 minute GYM session with bf
Oct 12 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Oct 13 - travel day; took a course over the weekend to become certified in fitness instruction
Oct 14 - 45 minute Cardio workout during course
Oct 15 - 45 minute Cardio workout during course; 45 minute GYM session with bf
Still working to get in a good mix of cardio and strength training. Feels like every single muscle hurts today; better try and gets lots of water in. I had the option of doing a cardio workout on the bike trainer this morning, but decided to rest my legs instead. Maybe after work today, or tomorrow morning. Not going to fuss over it. A rest day after those tough cardio classes might be welcomed more than trying to fit another workout in and really depleting my energy stores.
- Wednesday Oct 11, 2017
The day after I posted here, I went on a trip with bf to see my family. I've been struggling to get back into a routine ever since LOL. Gosh, trips always bring out the lazy in me... I want to sleep more, eat more, and move less. ALWAYS. Combatted it fairly well this time around though, pretty happy with how the trip went. Lots of good times!
Exercise as below; not too bad but can definitely see that I was trying hard to figure out a routine after getting back from my trip on Oct 1st.
Sept 22 - No exercise; prep for trip; visit with family
Sept 23 - Travel day; gym session with bf
Sept 24 - Hike 3.5 hours; Bike 2.5 hours; WOW 6 hours of exercise
Sept 26 - Hike 1 hour; gym session with bf
Sept 27 - Hike 1 hour
Sept 28 - Hike 1 hour; Bike 1/2 hour to the park with the kids; tried PARKOUR! pretty cool stuff
Sept 29 - Travel day; Hike 2.5 hours; went down a mountain on a coaster! pretty cool stuff also
Sept 30 - Travel day; Hike 2 hours
Oct 1 - Run/Walk 5k
Oct 4 - Bike 1 hour
Oct 5 - Gym session with friend; then another gym session with bf
Oct 8 - Gym session with bf
Oct 10 - Gym session with friend
I also finally set up my bike on the indoor trainer last night, with bf's help. Damn it is not easy to do. Regardless, it's ready to go and the plan is to get a few morning workouts in on it each week. Heading to bf's tonight so will 99% more than likely hit the gym for another session because apparently we live at the gym LOL.