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Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Already?

This weekend absolutely flew by.  We ended up doing very little.  We didn't head up north as there was a pretty good chance of rain and it's too long of a drive with the girls to get there, turn around and come back. We're hoping the weather will look better this weekend.

One thing I did do which I don't recall ever doing in the past is go to the gym on a Friday night.  Sad commentary on my social life?  Maybe.  But I had nothing else to do so off to the gym I went.  I did a 5k on the treadmill and tried to do my assisted pull ups but felt my shoulder give and thought it was best not to push it.  I had one of my best times on the treadmill since I was training for my first 5k and felt really good about it.  

Not sure if any of you are paying attention so I'll point it out...That's a 13:33 mile...Finally broke below 14!  Interesting mix of folks at the gym on a Friday night.  You have your die hards and then you have those who you can kind of tell go on Fridays because very few other people do.  They're still trepidatious about working out in front of people.  Bravo to them for doing it!

I had my 2 year bandiversary on Saturday.  I hope to have a post out about that tomorrow.  I was expecting to have it done today but couldn't locate my tape measure so it'll have to wait.

So how did I round out the week?

There's my list of No's:
NO Starbucks - Check
NO carbonation (easy one but I still list it because it will always be a temptation) - Check
NO fast food - Half Check (mall food, 1 stop at Jack in the Box)
NO eating lunch out during the workweek. - No Check - Bbq

Then my list of DO's:
DO work out at least 4 times this week. - 3/4
DO drink at least 64 oz's of water every day - Check
DO go to bed at a decent hour - Check
DO resist urges for sweet treats - No Check

OK...So not terrible.  I really did curb the eating out quite a bit and the Starbucks last week.  I didn't hit 4 visits to the gym but would've if not for my midweek meltdown.  The sweet treats wouldn't have been a big deal if I had ONLY had the cheesecake this week but I had some tidbits during the weekend too.  My goal is to be pretty pristine during the week and loosen up on the weekends...I don't mean all out binging or "Eff it" weekends...just not stressing over every meal and having stuff planned down to the T like I do during the week.  I'm putting the same goals out there this week and feel pretty good about my start...got my breakfast and lunch packed for the day, drinking my coffee from home and got my water cup ready.  

So that's it for me this morning.  I had a hard time getting up this morning...seems I'm still SO tired when my alarm goes off, even when I go to bed early.  Maybe it's a vitamin thing?  Hmmm...  Anyway...on to our Monday DEMotivator...


8 comments:

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Way to go! I love that fancy display on your treadmill too...I always get annoyed that mine doesn't separate out the warm up or cool down (so I use my Garmin to track the actual run.) Way to break into the 13s!!!

I am with you...I tend to try and be really strict during the week (which is easier since I eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and snack at work) so that the weekends I can be a little looser. It helps too that my long run happens on the weekend!

jennxaz said...

Friday nights at the gym are weird...but I kind of enjoy them...much quieter. Holy cow that shark is huge...I would so pee myself!

Robyn's Nest said...

Sounds like you made progress and that is what counts.

Lap Band Gal said...

Woot Woot!! Friday night workout. Well done. :)

Stacey said...

I would definitely be more motivated with that bad boy chasing me!

I wish my gym had treadmills with that much info! That is awesome

RockBand Barbie said...

I cleaned house on Friday night...how's that for grand social life?? Can't wait to read your 2 yr bandiversary post!

Ronnie said...

Hey, when I had a gym membership I went on Valentine's Day last year. THAT'S somebody with no life. LOL The place was deserted. (Oops, I typed "desserted" at first.)

Proud of your run, that's an awesome time!

Beth said...

Awesome job breaking the 14 mark!