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Wednesday: Thursday Can’t Come Quick Enough !

Posted by Susan on August 26, 2009

The countdown begins ! One more day and I am free ! My 4 day weekend begins tomorrow at 3:30 pm SHARP!

This will be my last easy weekend. For the month of September I will be house/dog sitting. That means a trip to to feed and let the dogs out in the mornings before work and then again after work. I will need to get up an hour earlier every morning. (in other words, in order to get my workouts in I need to get up in the middle of the night, pretty much !)

It will be a challenging month , but at the end of it I will have a week’s vacation to look forward to !

I am going to have to completely revise my routine in order to fit everything into my day. I am determined to make it work ……… I have to keep reminding myself it is only a temporary thing !

For the month of September , the plan is to do Jillian Micheal’s 30 Day Shred every day and add 20-30 min. of HIIT on either the treadmill or the spin bike. I can blog from the house I am sitting for so that will not be a problem.

The goal for the month is to keep up my food and exercise routines as best I can, and to not allow myself to make excuses. Wish me luck !

This morning I got up and did 30 min. circuit training and 30 min HIIT on the treadmill.

This stuff had become a breakfast MUST ! I love it ! It is natural and only 170 calories for 2 T. (I only have one). It makes any kind of cereal delicious ! It is sweet but not too sweet and for me it hits the spot !

This morning I paired my yummy chocolate peanut butter with oatmeal , and Kashi Cocoa Beach Granola. This is the best cereal ever ….. a little chocolaty flavor with coconut and almonds.

For morning snack I had an apple with some reduced fat peanut butter.


Around 11:00 am , I had another one of my trusty peaches ! It looks a little beat up from being in my lunch bag but it tasted like heaven !

Lunch was tuna salad in a wrap ….the wrap tore in my lunch bag ….. it isn’t pretty , but the looks took nothing away from the taste . I also had a 90 calories bag of Special K Tomato Basil crackers.
Not pictured is 1/2 a bag of dark chocolate M&M’s ……….. Could my subconscious be trying to block it out???????

Dinner was a turkey burger in a whole grain sandwich thin, 3 oz. ( I used my new scale to weigh it out exactly !) of french fries , and some spinach with reduced fat cheese sprinkled in top.


Dessert ……… 10 Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses !!!!!
I am stuffed ( in a good way not a sick way) from dinner and getting ready to read and fall asleep ! Today was busy and I feel drained. The next time you hear from me I will be the happiest blogger in the universe !

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The week comes to a close…………………….

Posted by Susan on March 27, 2009

Wow ! This week of freedom has flown by ! It was so nice not to have to go to work, but I must admit, being off schedual in some ways was difficult. My sleep schedual was so off ! I haven’t slept well all week, even though I was able to sleep in as late as I wanted. As a result of the sleep thing, my AM workouts have been not always AM workouts. I got in extra cardio this week, but sometimes , like yesterday, I didn’t get to it until the afternoon ! Oh well, as long as they get done and done well (and they definately have) that’s all that matters.

On the upside of the week, I was really surprised with the food this week. I found myself on the lower end of my calorie range ( except the night of the zombie binge) and I thought that would be harder. Being home, having food more available, I thought it would be more challenging…Surprise ! It was actually easier. I didn’t bother eating if I wasn’t hungry, and sometimes at the end of the day I would realize I needed to add a snack just to get me up to the lower side of my daily calorie range.

Tonight I am going out for Mexican with a friend I haven’t seen in over a year, so I am really looking forward to that. I’ve already decided on what I will have and it is already figured into my calories for the day. Knowing I am going out tonight I am lightening up my calories today. I need to workout yet, today is circuits , and 20 min. HIIT. I would love to add a spin class on to that, we will see what time permits……it is my last day, I really want to soak up the realxing for one more day!

The friend who I helped get started on a workout program called me last night…..she got in her 30 min HIIT , and told me she was sore (good sore) and that she felt really empowered from working out !!!!! I am so happy. Will she be consistant long enough to get some results? We shall see, but at least she got a taste of how it feels to do a planned workout, and complete something .

I have mixed feelings today, I am sad to see my week end, but at the same time, I feel comfort in routine, and look forward to getting back into it. My next vacation will be in June.

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