>> Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Today was hot! 32 plus humid ex. We went for a run anyway.
Today was hot! 32 plus humid ex. We went for a run anyway.
Got my haircut on Friday, it was uneven so I went back today. Now it looks worse. What do I do?
P.S. Just called my Mom's hairdresser and I am going to see her after work, when all is said and done I will post a pic.
This morning was my Sunday run with the Running Room. I went to a birthday party last night and didn't go to bed until about 1 am. When my alarm went of this morning I DID NOT want to get up. Nevertheless, I pulled myself out of bed and headed to run. It was already about 24 degrees Celsius by the time we started running at 9 am. Our instructor told us that when you run in the heat your body interprets the temperature 10 degrees higher. The run was great. I was so pumped when I was done that I headed to the gym and did 40 mins of weights and 20 mins of StairMaster. I felt really good! I am trying to get to the gym as much as possible because lasy week I only went 2 or 3 times. I came home and made a breakfast burrito. Eggs scrambled with red and green pepper, onions, tomato and fresh thyme. Wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. YUMMY!
Yesterday I weighed in at 212.6 same as last week. I am happy that the scale is finally moving in the right direction. I would like to be around 210 for next week. I am aiming for 200 around Halloween.
On a sad note my hair was breaking like crazy, I am not sure why, I have not done anything different, I have not changed what I put in my hair, nor have a changed my diet. I noticed it two weeks ago and it just keep getting worse, so yesterday, I went to the hairdresser and made her cute most of my already short hair off. The cut is for the better and it is only hair, hopefully it will grow back. I have known since I was young I am not genetically dispositioned to have long hair and I am cool with that. Nevertheless, the hair that I do have, I would like it to be in the best possible shape that it can be.
Today I was bad, real bad Micheal Jackson, I went on a cookie binge. I ate a whole row of Oreos. A WHOLE ROW! What the f&*k is wrong with me? ARRRGGGGHHHHH! Now that that is over, tomorrow is a new day. I really need to get this eating in check. My eating is what is going to make or break me and my weight loss and since I would rather make than break, I need to get my head in the game.
I was so tired today. The Grade 7's came for their first day, so I was running around giving them a tour of the school. I didn`t want to go to running tonight. I really did not want to go, but since I ate a whole row of Oreos I figured I might as well do something right today. I am happy that I went. I felt great after. It was really hard. I am not going to lie, this clinic is a real challenge, but I am up for it I like to be challenged, it is in my character. When I encounter something that I may not be able to do it forcesme to work harder to get the job done. Garms was with me (that is my nickname for the Garmin watch) and she is FANTASTIC! I set it to alert after 30 minutes and when I have reached 5K. Our instructor is no joke, she pushes us to the limit and I like that. On Sunday we will be running 6K. I think that I am only going to add one more day of running and that will be Friday and I will do a 8K then, at the gym I will stick to an hour of "other" cardio such as stairstepper or reverse escalotor, I am stepping up the cardio, I need to. Here are today's running stats:
Tonight was the first meeting and it wasn't bad. There are 25 people in the group and the skills vary tremendously, I was happy that I wasn't at the back all the time and that I kept up with our 4K run. I am the only one that has gone from the Learn to Run to the 10K, so I am proud of myself. I was so anxious last night that I had trouble sleeping. After the run today I felt much better and I think that I am going to be fine. Tomorrow we are running 5K and we are working on speed next week.
As for eating I have been craving sugar like a mofo. I had 2 Fudgeeos, which I REALLY didn't need.
Saturday was my birthday mani and pedi party. It was really fantastic, one of my friend's who told me that she couldn't come because of a work trip, ended up coming because they cancelled her trip. I love surprises. Everyone loved the food, the mango salad was a HIT! I was a little mad at the salon because the basically kicked us out. The owner tells me that her partner had surgery and is in the hospital and she has to go meet him. So we had to leave early so she could close. Question #1: You had my number why didn't you call me and I would have cancelled (this would have sucked, but I would have done it). Question #2 You didn't have a few extra minutes to do MY manicure? It was MY birthday *sigh*. We didn't have time to eat dessert, so we had to move to my house.
The cake was delicious
Back to Reality. Today, I went back to school, granted I will not be teaching until next week, but just being in the building makes me depressed. Already, I can see that my eating has taken a nosedive. I had a sugar craving which I squashed with some dark chocolate covered almonds and chocolate covered pretzels. My eating has been horrible lately and I think that it is the reason for my unset tummy. I was eating all clean and then I put crap in my machine and it got all sick. I NEED TO GET BACK...TRINIDAD!
Saturday, I am having my birthday party. My friends threw me a wonderful get together in Toronto, but not all my friends could be there. I am having a little shindig at the local nail salon. They let me rent out the place after hours. My friends and I will get manis and pedis, all while enjoying food and drinks provided by moi! The idea is ingenious. The menu I have prepared is pretty clean, salads, chicken curry with roti, salsa; YUMMY! The exceptions are the cake and the alcohol. I have also created a surprise for my guests, I will post picks on Sunday.
Just finished running the 5K and I must admit that I am disappointed in my time.
I am running my third 5K tomorrow. I am aiming for a time of 31 minutes, the race is in my area, so I am used to the terrain. Thankfully there are no hills in this race. Wish me luck! Next race is on Sunday (I am a machine, I KNOW!). Starting to look at my September calender and start to sign up for races, so far I have one on Sept.11.
I start my 10K clinic next week, I am doing it with the Running Room again, the clinic is 10 weeks and it will prep me to run the 10K. I like the Running R can you believe that only a few months ago, I had never really run and now I am going to start training for a 10K. Our goal race for this clinic will be at the beginning of Nov., but I am going to try and run a 10K before, so that I can see what I am in for. I like to be prepared.
Could the next step be a half marathon? The thought blows my mind. What about a marathon? 46K....Whoa, Whoa...One
thing race at a time.
On my birthday I was 209, today I was 216. DAMN homey! I know it is because of the weekend and all the food, snacks, chocolate and alcohol, I consumed. Last year I gained 17 pounds from Aug. to Jan. This IS NOT happening again. I am not going to downward spiral, into an abyss of depression. NO! I have worked too hard, to let myself revert back to my
un less sexy self. This will not happen. Futhuremore, a down payment was made on my Trinidad costume for March. This means that I am in for the greatest show on Earth. No turning back. I have less than 6 months to tone, lift and flatten. I am planning to work harder than ever before, I may have to try a few things that I have not done in the past. I want to be in the best shape of my life. Every time I will reach for an unhealthy choice, I will whisper "Trinidad" to myself.
I bought these short running shorts and I got the nerve to wear them today. You know what; I am 30 now and I do not give a f**k what other people think. I have lost 60 pounds bitches! I can wear short, shorts to the gym if I want. I really just wish that I could take an iron to my thighs and iron out a few of the creases.
Do you ever play the 3 wishes game? Do you ever think of what your 3 wishes would be if you got them? Do you have one thing about your body that you wish you could change, but you know that it never will. My issue is strech marks, no matter how much weight I lose, no matter how toned I am they will never go away. I hate them so much and I would give anything (no the devil did not show up at my house), ok almost anything, to have them vanish. I have had them so long that they might as well be a member of my family. They really bother me, I didn't wear sleeveless tops until I was in my 20s and even then it was only for special occasions. I am especially ashamed of the ones on my stomach and back. I look like I have been clawed by a bear. Breasts, I can deal with, arms I can also, but for some reason, the stomach and back are like perminant tattoos that I did not pay for.
My body is still in pain from pole dancing, it hurts to laugh.
On a happy note, I saw that ex-student at the gym again and she said, "Miss, I can't get over how good you look!"
That is all I need to get my ass to the gym everyday.
I am thinking of hosting a Back To School Challenge, any takers? Can anyone make me a snazy banner? Feel free to discuss.
|Fun Times! As you can tell I like to dress up.|
First of all, thank you so much for all your well wishes on my birthday. I guess I never really thought of myself as special for travelling to all those places I listed, but in reading your comments I realize that I am truly blessed to have seen and experienced places in the world that many will only see through the eyes of others.
Yesterday was a great day! I got a massage, had breakfast with a friend and dinner with the family. When I got home I was greeted by this:
|An Edible Arrangement!|
After my race on Sunday, I felt like a million bucks. I decided to ride that wave and headed to the gym,lifted some weights and killed 20 minutes of cardio. I was a superstar. Yesterday, I headed to the gym again feeling good. While I was on the Stairstepper (you know the one that is like an escalator aka suicide) I saw a former student that I used to teach a few years ago (this is what happens when you live where you work) and she was amazed at how I looked, "MISS, you look AMAZING!". I was smiling from ear to ear.
I don't want to lose this momentum, my birthday is coming and it is tradition in our family to go out to eat. That day I will also be going out to breakfast with a friend, I will have to make extra smart choices.
Today I ran my second 5K. This one used chip timing. Chip timing for those who do not know, is a plastic device that is placed on your shoe, that records your time as your cross the finish line. This race was a bit different than the last one, as in the people in this race were hardcore runners and there were so many more people in the race (at least 150). This race was really hard for a number of reasons. We ran over an overpass and there was a hill at the end. When I train on my own, there are no hills and if there is one it is not that steep. The weather was not that great, it was about 22 degrees C and it was drizzling. Nevertheless, I finished with a time of.......
The scale is going in the wrong direction and it is getting on my nerves. I really need to get my act together. I will not be having this, it is not acceptable, on any level. I can't seem to get back into the swing of things, what is wrong with me? I have worked really hard to get here, but I cannot seem to saw no to treats. Chips and salsa, candies, desserts, they keep calling my name. It is hard also knowing that my birthday is coming up. Last year I did not have a birthday cake and I think that I will do the same this year. Cake is my weakness and if it is there I feel like I must eat it all. I refuse to let my hard word go into the garbage. I have my eyes on attaining my goal weight by Feb/March for Trinidad. 40 pounds in 6 months is very doable. I am scared because I am going back to work soon and it is very hard for me to stay on track at work because there are so many temptations,but I am going to give 150% in the next few months. I want this more than anything and I know that I can do it.
Now that I have that off my chest, any of you who have lost weight maybe you can relate to this. Do you have friends, who now that you have lost weight, make comments that you find semi inappropriate? For example, when I showed my friend Caribana pics, she made it seem as if I looked better than she expected. Maybe I am just looking into this too much....
Tomorrow is my second 5K race and I am as ready as I could be, this time around I feel as if I did not train as hard as for the first one, so we will have to see how I do time wise.
I ran my 8K yesterday, it took alot of self pushing, but it really wasn't as bad as the 5K the day before. I felt much better. The only thing was after the run I felt very nauseous, does this happen to anyone else after a long run?
On a happier note, I have motivated some of my friends to try running. They say that I have motivated them to try a run walk for 20 minutes. I am happy that I have this effect on people.
I know that my eating has not been on point, but everyday is a new day and I aim to do my best.
I am back from my wonderful weekend in Toronto. I had a fantastic time.On Friday I headed to Toronto with my parents and I got to the hotel early so I headed to the gym. I should have learned by now that black girls do not go to the gym, because I swear the looks that people were giving me were out of control. I was in the hotel gym , which is located next to the pool and everyone that walked by looked at me on the treadmill like I was crazy.
That night my friend and I headed to an all white party.