- 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.
- Friday Sep 22, 2017
CALORIES - 1,750 MACROS - 37-47-16
CALORIES - 1,750 MACROS - 50-35-16
BIKE 15 minutes
GYM workout with bf - 50 minute full body
CALORIES - 2,350 MACROS - 42-38-20
CALORIES - 2,150 MACROS - 50-37-13
GYM workout - 50 minute full body
Kind of a busy week; wasn't feeling great on Monday so took an extra rest day, then Wednesday I had an evening work meeting (completely exhausts me to go to these things). Yesterday's workout was harder than usual, but I persevered and took the heavy weights instead of copping out with the light weights ;)
Calories seem to be pretty consistent with where they need to be, so i'll stop counting after today. I don't need to obsess over it if i'm being consistent enough.
One problem though is possible allergies to foods i'm eating. I'm lactose intolerant, so I bloat and experience nausea for a couple days after i've eaten dairy. I had frozen yogurt on Sunday night, so was sick Monday and a little of Tuesday, but then when I ate supper on Tuesday (subway sub) I got sick almost immediately after eating. Not cool. And then yesterday I felt ill after eating a steak ceasar salad for supper, and today my stomach just doesn't feel great and all I had so far was soup and 1/2 a wrap with ham in it (it is mid-afternoon now). Contemplating getting tested for food allergies. I don't feel sick all the time, but it is often enough to start to concern me a bit. Is something else going on?
- Monday Sep 18, 2017
CALORIES: 1,550 MACROS: 49-26-25
GYM workout with bf - 40 minutes full body
CALORIES: 1,550 MACROS: 52-29-19
GYM workout with bf - 40 minutes legs
CALORIES: 1,650 MACROS: 32-51-16
CALORIES: 2,100 MACROS: 61-23-16
I took a rest day on Saturday and hung out with some friends at the hockey home opener, then golfed all day on Sunday in a tournament. I haven't been out golfing in at least two years; it sure took long enough to get warmed up and find my swing again, but once I did I had lots of fun. My longest drive was 180-ish yards, felt really good. Then we had a steak supper and I had frozen yogurt later for dessert. That meant I was up in the middle of the night for two hours with a no good, very bad stomach issue. Yuck. I am tired today, but that's what I get for eating foods that my body finds difficult to digest. I think it might be another rest day today to just relax and let my body recover a little.
- Thursday Sep 14, 2017
CALORIES: 1,450 MACROS: 43-43-15
BIKE 23 kilometres highway; smooth; fun
GYM workout with bf - back and triceps
CALORIES: 2,250 MACROS: 47-38-14
GYM workout - full body dumbbells
CALORIES: 1,550 MACROS: 33-45-22
BIKE 6 kilometres residential; some trails
GYM workout with bf - arms arms arms!
I know, i've been to the gym lots this week. I'm sort of trying to make up for last week, but also trying to avoid DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), so doing a little bit every day. Today I took my hybrid in for a check-up / tune-up so I probably won't be biking. I have an evening work meeting, and then bf is coming so we might go to the gym. Might also check out a kindness rally that is happening in town later on today. BBQ! Bouncy house! I sure hope it doesn't rain :( Lots of stuff going on, why does work always get in the way?!!
- Monday Sep 11, 2017
CALORIES: 1,650 MACROS: 48-40-12
CALORIES: 1,750 MACROS: 38-48-14
CALORIES: 1,750 MACROS: 31-58-11
CALORIES: 1,750 MACROS: 53-37-10
CALORIES: 1,700 MACROS: 48-37-15
TANDEM SKY DIVE!
BIKE - 30 minutes; distance unknown; testing out gravel bikes
CALORIES: 1,450 MACROS: 58-29-14
BIKE - 45 minutes; trails and residential streets
GYM - 45 minutes full body
So pretty well the whole workweek was one big rest day. My gym time with a friend was cancelled and of course, it's so much harder to go on your own than it is when you know you have to meet someone else there. And I got myself so worked up over sky diving on Saturday that I didn't even think about going for a ride on the bike at all. This is why we keep getting MONDAYS, so we can start fresh with another week :) Besides, I was back at it yesterday with both a bike ride and a gym workout.
I made a crock pot of pork ribs yesterday for dinner, and I have lots of leftovers so that's what i'll be eating for dinners this week. So good, and a nice change from my usual eggs or chicken meals. Even tried some home grown corn on the cob, although it plays with my stomach a little but was so worth it - delicious!
I built up some wicked fear leading up to the tandem dive on Saturday, making the whole thing a little anti-climactic. I thought my fear of heights would be a lot more debilitating once I was up in the air, but it seriously wasn't. I loved it, and would do it again in a second. Only the free fall part scared me, and that was only because it was so hard to breathe because we were falling so fast. Once the parachute was pulled, it was just too much fun twirling around looking at the scenery.
- Tuesday Sep 05, 2017
Total Calories - 1,475 MACROS 51-38-11 meh not bad, really struggling with getting enough protein lately.
No exercise - surprise rest day; watched tv with bf and then all of a sudden it was midnight.
Total Calories - 1,650 MACROS 31-55-15 yikes all that fat was from real bacon for breakfast but soooo goooood.
BIKE - 45 minutes on some terrifying trails all by myself; level of difficulty - HIGH.
GYM - 60 minutes push/pull workout, good intensity, great workout.
Total Calories - 1,465 MACROS 45-36-19 superb, practically perfect :)
WALK - 45 minutes on some more trails, listened to music, very relaxing.
BIKE - 60 minutes on terrifying trails with bf; level of difficulty - INTERMEDIATE. It pays to go the right way through the trails; the other way is just too darn difficult.
GYM - 60 minutes push/pull workout #2, another great workout.
Total Calories - 1,600 MACROS 54-31-15 this is pretty good considering I had ice cream and fudge for dessert at the end of the day.
GYM - 60 minutes leg workout, lots of squats and lunges, complained through it all ;)
Great start to September; really hoping for some good results strength-wise. Will get my own key fob to the gym soon - so exciting!!!
- Friday Sep 01, 2017
Total CALORIES - 1,650; MACROS - 58-27-16 very very close to my goals - this is VERY good.
BIKE RIDE - 20km (12.5 miles); 46 minutes; FAST ride - lots of laughing with bf :)
Total CALORIES - 1,460; MACROS - 42-48-10 not enough protein :( a protein shake would have pumped this up to a good level, but wasn't hungry enough for that by the end of the night. Must work harder to stay AWARE of nutrition throughout the day!! Protein is VERY important!!
GYM - 50 minutes dumbbell workout #3 and finished it off with some rowing - got it up to 60lbs.
Pretty good week so far; woke up this morning feeling a little under the weather. I haven't been sleeping well through this heat wave and this morning my stomach and back really hurt. Hoping this is going to pass before the weekend starts. Plan on spending it with bf and maybe getting out for a trail ride with the mountain bikes before it gets too cold for biking.
Have a great weekend!
- Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
Such nice comments from everyone, thanks so much :)
I went to a Guns 'N Roses concert over the weekend, so first day back in routine was yesterday. I kept thinking all morning it was Thursday, but it's only Wednesday... :( that is sad. Monday went to bf's place and mostly napped. Woke up so many times, bad sleep; he worked all night so didn't even see him all that much!
Calories - 2035; I was craving all the sodium... I needed more protein, but got lots of good fibre!
GYM - dumbbell workout, 45 mins full body with 24lb-30lb weight, then maxed out at 70lb on prone row just to see how much I could lift :)
Spent the rest of the night bumming out on the couch.
Maybe a bike ride tonight with bf. Hope so, missing the bike and we have a heat wave right now so we need to take advantage of it!
- Friday Aug 25, 2017
It has been awhile... these are the athletic events I did in 2016:
MAY 2016 - Duathlon completed; 3km run, 23km bike, 3km run
JUNE 2016 - Sprint distance triathlon; 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
JULY 2016 - Foam Fest 5km run
JULY 2016 - Bike Tour 115km bike (took just over 5 hours!)
SEPTEMBER 2016 - Bike Tour 79km bike
SEPTEMBER 2016 - Obstacle Course 5km run
After that fantastic summer, in October my Dad got sick so I was kept busy driving back and forth to take him to appointments, get groceries, etc. In November, I met a boy ;) but he was not very athletic and so I let my workout routine slip a little bit. In January we became exclusive; in February I went to Cuba for my 40th birthday (so awesome!); in April my Dad was taken to hospital; in May he passed away and in that same week, I broke up with my then boyfriend. I lost a lot of weight during those months due to all the stress I was under, and was having a very difficult time coping with life. I ended up on presciption meds, but by the end of May I had managed to turn myself back around. Thank goodness.
A month later, in June, I met a different boy :-D and he was very athletic and wanted to be involved in my passion - biking. He is also very kind, warm and considerate, and always does whatever he can to make sure we are OK and happy. I convinced him to sign up with me for a bike tour in August and he biked 160km and I biked 130km. It was awesome! Over 6 hours on the bike. I was trashed after that, but it felt absolutely amazing to finish my longest distance yet! We constantly talk about when we can start signing up for next year's season ;-)
I was going to do a long 4km open water swim in September, but instead I think I will sign up to a gym to enable me to increase my muscle mass. Nothing crazy, but I want to see some definite gains. In October I will work on getting my fitness instructor certification, and I will also be taking part in a colour run. I'm looking forward to it all! I also want to do a tandem dive in September but i'm still on the fence about it - i'm actually scared of heights but what better way to hammer that into submission?! Am I right?!!
- Friday Apr 29, 2016
Hello Diet Diarists ;)
Time for another update!
My second beginner's triathlon was held in July in open water with a swim angel, and i'm pleased to say that I finished well. The swim angel was very helpful in keeping me calm and cheering me on through the swim; I ran into a bee right after transition to the bike and the sucker stung me HARD; and the run was...well, the run was a run, which is never all that much fun for me!
In August I completed a 5k race and was quite pleased with my results. I hadn't trained much for the 5k distance, so I was a little worried about whether I would have to stop and walk for part of this race. I didn't! I stopped once at the water station, and once to take my sweater off, but ran the entire rest of the way.
There was a lot going on in September; I was part of a half-marathon relay team and did a 6.3k run (around the same time as my 5k pace) and then the following weekend I biked 86k up and over a whole lot of hills to raise money for MS. It took me just over 4 hours to complete this distance, but the feeling of accomplishment afterwards was so overwhelming! And I was completely delirious for the rest of the evening lol!
After all that, my body crashed for awhile under the stress. There were a few weeks where I was really down and out, but I managed to keep my spirits up and keep moving forward. My workouts decreased exponentially for the remainder of 2015, so when the new year came, I vowed to do better. I started small - swimming once a week for 30-40 minutes, setting up an indoor bike trainer so I could do a little biking, and jogging on the treadmill when I felt up to it. After a few more health issues, I had finally gotten myself back into a routine towards the end of February, and started planning for the 2016 season!
First up is a duathlon the first weekend in May (only a week away!). It will be a 3k run, 20k bike, and 3k run. I have been working on my fitness and am hoping to finish in under 2:00 hours (Goal B) - and am aiming for 1:50 (Goal A).
The other fantastic news is that i've joined a women's cycling group in the city and we will begin riding every Monday starting next week! I am not excited about the 3 hour drive to do this, but am SO excited to meet like-minded people and start really working hard on the bike! Also next week I will start doing a learn-to-run 10k program with another group of people. I am finding that it is so much better to train with other people there to support and cheer you on :)