Archive | February 2013

A reminder and a squash


That, over and over and over again.  Such a good reminder.

Currently: baking my first kabocha squash.  Using this recipe:

Looking forward to trying it out!


Early morning workouts

As a self-professed not a morning workout person, what did I do yesterday?  A morning workout, before breakfast.  I know, crazy!  And I didn’t die.  Though I did feel a little less energetic, and I only felt like I had to throw up a couple of times.  Maybe I’ll be converted?

It sure would make things easier in some ways.  Then I get it in, get it done, and move on.  But I’m afraid that waking up at 5 a.m. three days a week would make me a grouchy bear.  Perhaps I should just try it and see what happens.


I won a light saber at my conference!

You guys.  These last couple of days I’ve just been lacking motivation.  I read some of the boards on MFP and feel excited and re-energized, but then I just fizzle.  With every intention to go to my conference this morning, then come home and work out, I read (for fun!, not school) and napped instead.

I keep telling myself that there will be days like this.  This is not a sprint, this is a marathon.  What do you do to re-motivate when your motivation is lacking?

I knew you were trouble when you walked in

Yes, I heard a Taylor Swift song on the way to my internship this morning (hence the title of the post).  And I just have to admit that I am exhausted after my internship today, and am taking a rest day from working out.  I had more work to do, so I stayed late, and to be honest all I want to do right now is fall asleep.

Tuesday and Wednesday I did Bob’s cardio conditioning video.  I feel like some of the moves are easier than they were when I first started the DVD, but I still can’t get myself to do the final two moves (I can’t think of what they’re called, but high knee jumps, and then the side planks).  I sub in jogging in place for the jumps and then other ab exercises for the planks.

And someday, I swear, I will be able to do a regular push-up.  It just hasn’t been this week.

P.S. Teenagers?  Are exhausting.  Hanging out with them all day is just draining me.

If I ruled the world…

Weekends are proving to be a challenge for me in the “eating well” department.  Friday, I tried out a new DVD, it was Bob again, but his “Cardio Conditioning”.  Holy cow. I yelled, I sweated, I almost cried – yes, I felt like I might during the scorpion push-ups… and the third set of suitcase swings… and some other parts 🙂  And man oh man, were my legs sore after that.

Then, on Saturday, D and I went on a great hike with some friends, and I had my little GPS tracker, which also tells me how many calories I burned.  However, I think I used that as an excuse to overeat the rest of the day.  It’s so hard for me to say no to the bacon cheeseburger after I burned 1500 calories.  But on the hike, all I wanted was a turkey burger and zucchini.  But since we went out, and I was starving, I opted for the burger.  Anyway, I’m not going to beat myself up for it, because it’s done.  I’m moving on! 

Yesterday we watched the Superbowl.  I also started a book called “Middlemarch” (for fun! An amazing concept for this grad student), so I read some of that as well. It was written in the 1800’s, and sometimes I get a little tired of the roundabout manner of talking they had- I’m like “just say what you mean!” haha

Today I did my Bob “Super Strength” DVD.  I took yesterday off from exercising after the hike, because my knee was bothering me a bit. 

Oh! It’s been a little over a month since I started eating better and exercising. I feel a lot better, and a bit stronger, I just wish the scale would move a bit.  I guess I can’t live my life based on a number, but sometimes I think it’d be nice to see some more change in that regard.  It seems to fluctuate by about 3-4 pounds depending on the day. 

This feels all over the place, sorry!