Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weight & Weights

I weighed in this past Monday at 217.0 which is a gain of 0.8 pounds.  I'm not worried though.  I stayed within my points and don't really have any explanation for the gain so I'm not going to feel bad about it.  I haven't been doing great with the water so I really kicked that up over the last few days so I think that gain is gone already.  Phew!  

I've been doing really great with the activity too.  I went to barbell class on Saturday and did 40 minutes on the treadmill.  Tuesday evening, I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and I went to boot camp class!  My friend Lindsay came with me again.  Yay!!  There were some tough moments but I felt awesome after.  So great when I know I'm meeting someone because then I know I won't change my mind and couch instead :)  That brings us to Wednesday (today).  I had a horrible day and more than anything, I didn't want to go to barbell class  and I really just wanted to grab some crackers and a block or wheel of cheese and settle in with the remote.  I thought about it all afternoon actually.  I knew that I would feel so much better after barbell class than I would after a block of cheese.  That's the ONLY thing that got me out the door.  Tonight I did 20 minutes on the treadmill with really loud Girl Talk playing on my iPod, then did barbell class.  My arms feel like jello :)

I've been doing great with eating & tracking.  Yesterday I started making my own salad dressing using the Epicure seasonings & mixes.  Good timing because I think all the ones in my fridge are past the expiry date.  It really tastes so great and is so much better for you.  I love that it will be fresh every week.  Spinach salad with mushrooms, red onions, red pepper and the vinaigrette has been delicious.  I really want to get a little more adventurous and creative in the kitchen to avoid the boredom. Boredom leads to blocks of cheese.  NOT GOOD!  

Off to enjoy my Vanilla Rooibos tea before bed . . . Zzzzzz.


  1. Good job at turning around your bad day with a good workout. That always helps!

  2. Good way to counter the cracker and cheese for the barbell class. Working out with weights really help tone my husband and I. I've always thought lifting weights would give women bulky muscles but its not true! lol

    For treadmill runs, what brand base off your experience would you recommend? This site said the livestrong brand would fit our needs -[]=Livestrong

    It looks like you're never bored Michelle ;D