Bribed

March 18, 2011

My alarm went off at 5:25am and I was so tired! I really didn’t want to get up, let alone get up to run. I stayed in bed for a minute trying to convince myself to get up… I thought if I don’t do it now I will have to do it at lunch or tomorrow before bachelorette activities. Still not convinced, I thought of Starbucks for some reason and I bribed myself to get out of bed by telling myself I could get a Frappuccino if i got up. It worked!

Fitness: At 5:45am I hit the road. I knew this wasn’t going to be a fast run and told myself anything under 10 min pace was fine. Once I got going I felt alright. I wasn’t going super fast but I wasn’t struggling. I ended with a 9:05 average so 3.5 miles took me about 33 mins. I did manage to hold a steady pace:

1- 9:06
2- 9:01
3- 9:08
last.5- 9:07

After the run I enjoyed my Starbucks bribe.


-grande coffee frapuccino light with a shot of espresso
-spinach feta wrap

I also had a sample bite of a donut they had sitting output didn’t get a pic.

For a morning snack, I had an orange and some cocoa roast almonds. As I’ve said the past few days, my snacks are more filling when they include some fat. This kept me full until 12:30 (I am usually starving at 12), so it worked.


I ate lunch at my desk today because I plan to take a later break to watch the end of the Villanova Game (I am writing this portion before said break/game so hopefully it turns out well). I didn’t have any frozen meals and I can’t eat meat so I grabbed a peice of whole wheat naan i had frozen and made pizza out of it.


-ww naan
-part skim mozz
-peperonni FLAVORED sauce (I realized later that this had peperoni in it but at this point I tried to abide by Lenten rules anad had nothing else so I ate it anyway)
-sprinkled with crushed red and dipped in hot sauce


I wanted something sweet after lunch and had another stick of kidder bueno compliments of Pam’s trip to Argentina


I took my break to watch the end of the game at 3:30 and popped a 100 calorie bag of smart pop for game time snackage.


As you probably, know they lost. Thats really all I have to say on that. Then I had to get to the train/ bus. There was some rubbernecking going on and it forced me to have to drive straight to the station (I prefer to park at my house and walk over) but it was like 78 degrees out and I had some spare flops in my trunk so I put those on and went my merry way. Makes me wish I was going to outdoor happy hour somewhere :(.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to get for dinner on the bus and thought for sure there was a subway at which I could get a veggie delight. There was not. Odd. I was pretty much set on some sort of veggie sandwich and saw a Cosi with published nutritional info (love that law!).


They had a Tuscan Veggie sandwich for 350-some calories.

I tried that. It was really good! It had a feta spread, eggplant, lettuce, tomato, peppers. The bread had some salt on it which really put it over the top. I really enjoyed it!


On the side I had some carrots


and a bag of baked lays.


And a diet coke for caffeine.


Ayway, now I’m headed up to NY. Laying low tonight. Trying out the hungry girl swap for the McDonalds shamrock shake! You know how much I love anything ice-cream related. I’ll let you know how it goes.


spin rant…

February 25, 2011

Morning Fitness: actually woke up early this morning (5:10am) and went to a cycle class at the gym. Unfortunately it was a Johnny G trained instructor (I have this certification also, ironically, but don’t believe in following it exactly). You can tell when you’ve gone to one of these instructors because the class will have a focus of intervals, endurance, or hills and they might talk about your cadence or rpm. Anyway the classes are boring. The teacher today was doing an endurance class and he basically just had us ride out of the saddle 3 times for 20 minutes at a time. It was ridiculously boring!

Here comes my rant… I see the point of the Johnny G method if you are spinning everyday or if you have a gym dedicated to cyclists and spinners. However at the average run of the mill gym people are doing all kinds of things. I doubt many people are taking spin everyday and if they are it is very easy in a cycle class to fit it to whatever it is your workout routine is calling for that day (I.e. if its a hard die turn up the resistance). The beauty of spinning is it is so customizable no need to make it a dedicated endurance class. Thus it is pointless to follow the Johnny G method when people are really just looking for a fun workout– mix it up, make it fun, and people can motivate themselves to make it as hard or easy as they want. The end.

Anyway, the workout was boring but it worked for me today. The lame “endurance drills”, if you can call just telling people to ride for 20 mins straight a drill, worked for me because my legs were so sore they were getting easily tuckered out and raising my heart rate. I guess it worked out but I will try to avoid that teacher in the future may only give him another chance to redeem himself.

While getting ready for work I had some instant coffee. Not as good as the starbucks via.


Breakfast was a quick grab since I wanted to get to work on time and thus leave on time. I grabbed my last slices of cinnamon raisin sprouted bread and i put a tbsp of pb and a tbsp of fluff into a plastic baggy (not ideal btw). I toasted the bread and waaa-laaa cinnamon raisin fluffernutter. I have thought of so many vehicles to consume fluff and pb these days. And sorry, still not sick of it. Sugary peanut buttery goodness.


Morning snack was an apple.


Lunch was reworked leftovers from Jae’s thursday night dinner.

  • Moroccan spiced pork
  • hot and honey mustard
  • on half a piece of whole wheat naan
  • side of butter snaps (one serving at 120 calories)

I also had a chocolate covered strawberry that a coworker had gotten for her birthday. and (the moooore you knoooow) it was 50 calories- someone looked it up. not me, I swear.


Afternoon snack was a Samoa Cookie fiber plus caramel, coconut, fudge bar. Still in love.


Before meeting my roommate for happy hour I decided to eat light because i anticipated eating again after boozing. I had a bowl of cereal with grapeNuts and fiber plus cinnamon thingys. The ,ox was a good one.


I also had a rice crispy treat.


We went to Drinkers in rittenhouse and drank some delicious pitchers of blue moon. Then my friend pat though it would be a good idea to get 10 hotdogs and 10 tacos. I think I had like 7 tacos. Sick, sick display, but delicious none the less. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately… I was three sheets to the wind at this point and stopped shooting photos


Queasy

February 7, 2011

Still feeling the affects of drinking a lot on Saturday. :(

Breakfast needed to be bland haha. 1 c of fiber plus antioxidants cinnamon oats and ff milk.


Morning snack was an apple.


For lunch I had vegetable barley soup. It was awesome! It was tomato based but very thick. The barley was a little mushy but it delicious and filling.


I had 12 special k crackers on the side.


Afternoon snack I needed some filling fat so I reached for some soy nuts.


And then a cookie that was calling my name all day from the kitchen. It was small but I blame the queasiness today.


My vita top was hanging from a noose today. Because that’s how I felt at my desk. You’re welcome.


Fitness: since I wasn’t feeling so hot all day I wasn’t sure an all out cardio sess was really going to help. I have a group on for 5 hot yoga classes that expires in March and I’ve only used one so decided that might be a nice low key thing to do. With the added bonus of sweating out the remainder of the booze haha. It was a good class. Not hard and hour and a half is a little too long to hold my attention the whole time, but I enjoyed sweating and stretching… and my stomach thanked me.

When I got home all I wanted was veg. I microwave the remainder (about half bag) of my broccoli slaw and topped with marinara sauce.


On the side I had a full whole wheat naan heated in the microwave and topped with spray butter, garlic, and rf Parmesan. This hit the spot.


Handful of raisels to get the garlic taste out of my mouth.


Now I have vowed to go to bed super early so I’m putting the iPad down. Tomorrow I should feel normal again.