(Sticky post with the workouts of the current week for accountability.)
Yesterday’s plan to have a healthy dinner failed. Unless you count fries as healthy. No? Well. Ok then.
Yesterday’s plan to pack for the trip failed. I got lazy after dinner and started watching Grey’s Anatomy. I only wanted to watch one or two episodes but I ended up staying up till midnight to finish season 7.
Yesterday’s plan to go to sleep early failed. Grey’s Anatomy. Enough said.
But like on every morning, I wake up with a new plan in mind and I am completely sure that this will be the day when everything will go smoothly.
Today started out great. My sports stuff was packed already last night, I managed to get up early and go to work on time-ish, if I don’t count the train being late yet again and making me be late as well, but then everybody at work scared me that there is a big snowstorm coming our way. The weather forecast was not reassuring either, giving warnings everywhere. Most of my colleagues took tomorrow off or scheduled to work from home which made me think that this is probably going to be really bad.
So I postponed my appointment at the gym to next week and I now feel really bad about it. I was looking forward to doing the fitness check, trying the machines and starting finally the training plan. But it’s not going to happen for one more week!
This just goes to show that I should stop planning and just go with the flow, which I will do this weekend and let’s see how it goes.
Oh and by the way, there is no sign of any snowstorm yet.
I am fighting with the same dilemma every evening: what to have for dinner.
We’re running out of groceries because we didn’t shop much this week as we’re heading to the mountains on Friday and I hate to waste food so there is not much food at home right now.
We often go out for dinner but tomorrow we have to be early at work so I need to go to sleep early to be able to wake up early.
The last option is to order food, which we do unfortunately often recently, and this is the tricky part.
I usually order the same Caesar Salad from the same place everytime but I had it so often this last few weeks that I can’t even look at it anymore.
I checked the menu online at other places and I was very tempted to order something unhealthy. I really love burgers and fries and indian curries and thai curries and and all kinds of mexican dishes and… I could go on and on here.
I eventually decided for a delicious chicken salad with avocado which I already had several times.
My bf got burger with fries and guess who ended up eating all the fries? I was so close, I almost managed to not have any crap food but fries are my worst weakness!
Now I need to rest. I guess I won’t be packing tonight after all…
This week has been pretty hectic so far and I don’t think it will be any different for the rest of the days left from this week.
I skipped swimming on Monday. Last week I swam for over one hour and I think it was too long because when I came out of the water, my voice was completely different. That’s already a sign that I stayed too long in the water. I didn’t feel cold in the water but it’s hard to notice during swimming.
Ever since that long swimming workout my nose is running and I feel like I am on the verge of getting sick but I am fighting it with lots of fresh juices and vitamins. Hopefully it will work because we have a trip planned for this weekend and I don’t want to spend it sick in the hotel room, which I already did once by the way and it was not fun at all.
I had a pretty good workout yesterday at the gym. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill but my legs felt so heavy, I am afraid that I am getting out of the running-shape that I was in as I was doing the C25K regularly. Nevertheless I am trying to keep the cardio only to a strict minimum and concentrate more on weight training and building muscles. The FatBurn Barbell Training was great but really hard, I had to take breaks often and I couldn’t even do 6 lousy pushups! I really have to build more strength!
I won’t be able to make it to my planned workout tonight and I will have to somehow make up for the two missed workouts in the weekend. There is simply not enough time in a day to do everything I would like to.
Because I am going to the mountains on Friday straight after work and tomorrow is the appointment for the fitness check and gym instructions, I have to start packing today for the weekend trip. I know myself well enough to know that I have to pack early because otherwise i will forget lots of things. Last time I forgot my entire snow gear and I ended up almost on my backside because I slipped with my normal shoes in the snow.
My nutrition has been pretty good so far this week and I feel like I am slowly fixing the damage I have done last week. I am still not eating completely clean but I am trying to stick to my calorie and macro goals first and then see later what I should cut out from my meal plan.
I can’t believe it’s already December. I have the feeling that this year went by so fast. Even though it’s very cold, I love the Xmas spirit everywhere. The stores and even my neighbors packed out the decorations already and this morning I heard Last Christmas by Wham! on the radio.
I am really looking forward to go visit my family over Christmas and spend the second week of my vacation either at home or in the mountains relaxing.
Have I mentioned how much I love the new gym? Well, I really really do.
On Friday I went for a yoga class and afterwards to the wellness area to try the sauna and also the relax area. It was incredible! I felt like a completely new person!
I had a really good week workout and nutrition-wise, that is up until yesterday.
It’s Sunday, measurement day, and I am not excited at all because I ended up having a awfully bad cheat day yesterday.
The morning started out so well with fresh juice and coffee for breakfast and scrambled eggs for lunch but I was home alone in the afternoon and that is when the binging usually starts.
I had a whole bag of unhealthy sweets which I usually keep hidden (out of sight out of mind, right?), two big sandwiches and an extremely spicy Laab Gai salad with sticky rice from my favorite thai in the evening. I ruined all the work I did this week, needless to say that my weight went up and my motivation went down!
On the plus side, body fat went down by 1% and the muscle increased by 1% so I am doing something right. I think these weight trainings are really helping and I hope my progress will continue.
Today I had a running workout scheduled but I am afraid that I have to skip it because I don’t feel so well from all the crap I ate yesterday.
I read this saying this morning and thought how well it fits me right now. It would feel so much better being outside running right now rather than sitting inside thinking about it.
Today’s Get Up And Code podcast episode fits perfectly as well.
This is definitely one lesson I learned the hard way but I won’t let one bad day bring me down! I will use this day to recover and tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities!
I am meeting with friends for brunch later today and I will be extra careful not to overeat. We’re going also to the Christmas market and then to the cinema to watch Catching Fire.
Have a nice Sunday everyone!
I’ve written recently at Too much information about the new audio coach issue that I get every 15-30 seconds feedback for short intervals and there is no way to disable it. I have discovered a new issue with the training plan on Endomondo and this is equally annoying.
I decided after 12 weeks to end the C25K training plan and do my own thing instead (at least for now). I felt the need for some change and I will combine running with the gym workouts. So I set the end date of the training plan to the last workout and this seemed to work. But then if I check my calendar, the workouts from the training plan are still displayed. Because I am not doing the C25K anymore, the workouts appear red, as if I skipped them. I do NOT like red workouts in my calendar! Also the iPhone app notifies me every time for the scheduled workout from the training plan which is seriously annoying me already.
I would prefer not to delete the training plan because I worry that the existing workouts for the last 12 weeks will be also deleted from my calendar and I work really hard for them.
What gives, Endomondo?
Weight training on Tuesday was intense! In fact, it was so intense that my whole upper body was extremely sore yesterday, the lower body less because we haven’t worked it so much.
Nevertheless I went swimming yesterday evening and the pain stopped briefly. I even managed to swim for a full hour and improve my personal best.
Today on the other hand is a completely different story. I woke up with incredibly sore biceps and I couldn’t and still can’t straighten my arms, it hurts that much. I knew those big weights for bicep curls were too much!
I went around work today crying like a baby and could barely make it through the day. Although I planned to do another weight training session tonight, I know my limits and changed my plans to go to Pilates instead.
The owner of the gym was our Pilates trainer and the exercises were pretty tough but nothing I couldn’t handle. I must confess that I did the newbie level at some exercises but I made it and I didn’t give up!
In other news, I think I broke the hairdrier at the gym. I set it to the hottest strongest level and after 5 minutes it just stopped working. I tried to switch it on and off a few times but it still wouldn’t start. I hope it only overheated and that it will start working again after it cooled off.
My breakfast these past few weeks has been fresh orange-grapefruit juice and a black coffee. It’s pretty far from the nutritious rich breakfast that is recommended to start the day. I usually prepare hot oats with chia seeds, honey and milk, topped with walnuts, cinnamon and fresh berries to take to work, sort of like my morning snack, but today I couldn’t find the time to eat it so I ended up storing it in the fridge for tomorrow morning. I guess I’ll have then cold oats instead of hot.
I am looking forward to the 1st of December because we have some plans with friends and I get to open the first door of my advent calendar. I usually have one with chocolate but this year I decided to do something else and ordered the Bio Porridge Noats 2 Go from MyMuesli in October. Luckily I ordered it so early because it’s sold out since weeks!
The advent calendar contains 24 cups in 9 varieties. This porridge is like oats and it is best eaten warm, perfect for the cold winter mornings! I just have to add milk and it’s ready in 3 minutes in the microwave. It’s organic, rich in fibres and very filling.
Now if only my dinner tonight would be that easy and fast to prepare…