Giveaways you may be interested in! I have an open giveaway (until the 27th) for a bottle of Amacari from the South American superfruit camu camu. I’m also hosting a giveaway for an Armpocket– The Ultimate Armband (ends on the 29th). Finally, I’m participating in a group giveaway for a Bowflex fitness tracker (ends on the 30th).
I totally forgot about today being Fitness Friday until I saw some other bloggers posting! So here’s a quick update of my week.
Diet: (BTW, when I say “diet,” I’m using the original definition. It’s what I eat on a regular basis, my lifestyle. I’m not following any strict, crazy food regime.)
Overall, I stayed within my calorie limit, and ate mostly healthy foods. I went to see a movie on Tuesday with a friend sans children. I decided that obviously Tuesday would be my “cheat” day, so I could partake in theater popcorn, mmmmmmmmm. Then the next day, I had trouble reigning things in. I do feel that’s a problem for me. If I eat a ton of food one day, the next day I’m really hungry if I don’t do the same.
So next week, my diet goal would be to have better self control. I also didn’t feel that I had enough veggies this week. In addition, I probably need to eat more protein, as I’m trying to build muscle.
I’m still holding around 152 lbs., which is fine. The weight on the scale could go up or down, as I build muscle. I didn’t take my measurements. I’ll do that once a month. My goal is still to build more muscle.
It was tough getting good workouts in this week and runs, because it’s been so cold. We actually had snow this week for the first time all winter. I think last winter we had maybe 1/2″ one day that melted immediately? It snowed here Tuesday through Wednesday, and it’s still on the ground, along with ice. So running outside hasn’t been an option. I don’t have shoes for that. Also, I think Baby J would need a face mask, because of the wind.
Monday– What’s crazy is the day before the snow- it was in the 60s! That day I did a total of 7.2 miles outside. I jogged/ran about 5 or 6 miles of that, and walked the rest.
Tuesday– Once I decided to go to a movie, I’d decided to forego my workout, since it was now my “cheat day.” NO WORKOUT
Wednesday– I’d planned to go a nearby naval station gym. They have a family workout room, where your kids can play behind a gated area, while you use machines and weights nearby. Well, they were closed all day because of 2″ of snow. -_- Seriously. I drove up there and everything. NO WORKOUT
Thursday– I finally made it to the base gym. Did a little over two miles on the treadmill and another two on an exercise bike. I’d planned to run a lot further, but man…running indoors is tough! Very boring.
Friday– Met a friend at her gym this morning. We did a variety of calisthenics and weight training exercises for about an hour, and then did some cardio for 20 minutes. That was my YMCA freebie, so I probably won’t be working out there again, but my friend showed me some exercises I can do at home and at the base gym.
So to recap- I exercised Monday, Thursday, and Friday. I have yet to meet my 4-day workout goal, but I’m planning on heading up to the base gym tomorrow morning. I’ll be sore after today, but I need to at least walk on the treadmill or do 30 minutes on the elliptical.
Next week, the weather is going to be cool still, but a little less cold (30s instead of 20s). Monday is supposed to be in the 50s, so I’m going to take advantage of that. Monday I need to do a long run outside. The half marathon is coming up soon. My other fitness goals for next week would be to do more strength training than I did this week (do at least 2 days).
So I did okay. Not awesome, but okay. How about you?