Sunday, December 16, 2012

Move/make: Week 12

Another off week. Not a lot of working out, and not a lot of eating actual meals. Instead, I spent the week getting caught up on a lot of things at work and at home, and figuring out how to simplify my life. Deactivating your Facebook does wonders for productivity, I learned.

This weekend was one of my busiest in a long time, but I am on top of things. Back next week. Feeling pretty motivated to end the year strong.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Move/make: Week 11

Today's weight: 180.6 pounds.


Moving on.

Monday: Spin class (1 hour)
Tuesday: Spin class (1 hour)
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: Off
Friday: Off
Saturday: Off
Sunday: Spin class (2 hours)

Thoughts on food:
Not a good week, in terms of eating at home and eating healthy. Had a dinner-and-drinks night with some girlfriends, and a lot of skipped lunches, thanks to a hectic week at work. To the end this week on a high note, though, I'm eating homemade lobster rolls for dinner tonight. Doesn't get better than that, I think.

Already went grocery shopping for next week. I am actually craving fruits and vegetables, so next week  should be better. And, I have been continuing to make good on my goal of only going out to eat if I'm with someone. I love nothing better than sharing a good meal with someone. Of course, I should get better about making those meals myself. But until then, going out to eat with a friend, my roommate, or my boyfriend is something that nourishes my spirit as much as anything.

Overall reflections:
I let a rough week at work get in the way of workouts, but I did make it through a two-hour spin class (40+ miles) this morning with a good friend of mine, so I feel like I've ended the week strongly (which seems just as important as starting the week well). That's the most I've biked in one distance -- and even though it was on a stationary bike, I still feel good about it.

My gym won't have anymore fitness classes until mid-January, so my workouts will have to get more creative. I am looking forward to my upcoming time off work for the holidays -- it means I'll actually be able to run outdoors for a while.

  • Cut down on eating out so much (back to two times a week, tops).
  • Don't let the fact that gym classes are over for a month stop me from working out.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Move/make: Week 10

An off week. A few workouts, but not as many as I would have liked. I ate better than I normally do (lots of fresh vegetables, finally). Not a whole lot of thoughts about any of this, except that I'm looking forward to the fresh start a new week brings.