>> Wednesday, February 29, 2012
So yesterday was the first day of my "get serious for Panama" regime. I went to the gym in the morning and in the evening. First, let me say that getting up at 5:45 am is...not that bad. I usually get up to go to the bathroom at that time, so instead of going back to bed, I just got dressed for the gym, no alarm required. At the gym I kept it short and sweet. I did 30 minutes on the Step mill (the BFF I love to hate) and 15 minutes of weights (leg stuff-dead lifts, plie squats) . After work, I was planning on doing a 7k run, but it was so cold and I wasn't dressed warm enough, so I had to cut it short and ended doing 6.4K. I then went to the gym (again) at did Athletic Training Class and Cardio Box. I really tried to keep my eating in check, because that is my real problem. Earlier in the day, I went to judge at another school's Science Fair and lunch was provided. I made sure and filled my plate with the salads that were provided and took a small piece of the pizza. I took some fruit salad and I cut a brownie and a piece of carrot cake in half, I got a few looks when I did this. In the past I would have just eaten a whole piece of each, so I figure this is an improvement. Baby steps right?
Also, we have Parent Teacher interviews tomorrow night, usually after we go for dinner. Some people suggested a sit down all you can eat Chinese place. I kiboshed that in a nano second. I know that if it is all you can eat, I will eat all I can, especially the peanut butter dumplings. I suggested another nice restaurant that I know I can get a chicken salad. I told them I was eating better for my trip. No one had a problem with my suggestion so we are going there tomorrow night. WIN-WIN!
This morning I was at the gym again at 6 and I did 25 mins on the Step mill and a 10 minute run. I ended with 20 minutes of weights. There are no good classes at the gym today, so I will have to see what I am going to do this evening. We have running club at 6 p.m., but I am not sure if I am going to make it because I have to take my students to a badminton tournament and I am not sure what time we are going to finish. Worse comes to worse I do my 4 k run on the treadmill (which is super inaccurate, treadmill says I have done 3 K when I know that I have done WAY more) and then do my own little workout.
Just by going to the gym yesterday and this morning, I feel much better already. I am confident that I can keep this up and as Ms. Bad Mama Jama said in a comment, maybe I can even keep this up when I ome back from vacation until I get back down to to the low 200s.
Happy Leap Year Day!
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