Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Challenge

This past Friday, I weighed in.  206.4, down 1.2 pounds.  Phew!!  The week started off rough and I went up a little at first but thankfully it came down.  I've decided that as much as I'd like to lose weight fast, it just doesn't happen that way and even I lose a pound a week or even less, I will just be happy with it going down.  Any amount.  Haha!  I say that now but I know in the future there will be a week or weeks where I work really hard and don't think that I got the loss I deserved.

I was supposed to run 2 miles/3 km on Friday but I didn't.  It was so terribly cold and my transfer bus didn't show up so I waited for a bus in -35C weather for 52 minutes.  I was cold to the bone.  And home 45 minutes later than normal.  Once I got home, I put on my pj's and turned on my fireplace, and cranked up the heat and made veggie pizza.  It was perfect.  I really didn't want to get into the habit of skipping runs so I intend to reschedule them to still get them in.  The following morning was spin class so I got there early and did the 2 miles first before class.  Spin class as usual was fantastic and a tough workout.

That afternoon, I went shopping around with a friend.  Hit the usual places, Bulk Barn, Costco, the mall.  It was at Costco where I gave myself a little challenge, hehe.  I bought the six-pack of peppers.  It was cheap, I couldn't resist!  I keep paying almost as much for three from the grocery store but I also have a thing this year where I'm really trying very hard not to throw out food and so far, I haven't.  So this week is the 6 pepper challenge :)  We also went to a store called Sport Mart.  It's closing so the entire store was 40% off and their prices were reasonable to begin with.  I got some New Balance runners for $40.  I'm going to use them for workout classes.  I know I shouldn't be using my running runners for classes like that.  Breaks them down faster and hurts the side walls I think.  I also got a Gaiam yoga mat for $10.  I needed one for home because I leave my original one at work so I'm not carting it back & forth on the bus.  My friend got a couple of amazing deals.  She got awesome Bladerunner ice skates and great winter boots and some gloves for a little over $100.  Those skates alone originally were almost $90 I think.  I love a deal!!  Speaking of deals, I got my shipping notice for both my compression socks and my MEC order.  So excited!

My Sunday run was just okay.  I had a little war happening in my head about how slow I am and how I don't think I'll ever be able to do this.  ARGH!  I had the head wars!!  Finished my 2.5 miles though.  I've been doing a little reading about heart-rate training.  And about how you can be working too hard to really improve and it's beneficial to train in your ideal heart-rate zone and as you do this, you naturally become faster while maintaining that same heart rate.  Shut Up & Run had a good post on it a while back and I have a heart rate monitor so that's something I'm going to figure out this week.

After my run, my neighbour and I made brunch.  Eggs Benedict.  I made mine a a veggie benedict with goat cheese, spinach and tomatoes.  It was so so so delicious.  Just as good as any restaurant I've had eggs benny at.  Now I'm just relaxing and watching season 3 of Felicity on netflix.  Man, I loved that show a million years ago!!

I leave you with my niece's passport picture.  I laughed and laughed and laughed.  She looks so suspicious of the photographer.  

Oh and finally finally finally, our deep freeze cold spell has broken.  What a difference a couple of days make.  


Have a good week everyone!!

7 comments:

  1. Brrr...and I am thinking that we are cold here in New England at 3 degrees...LOL.

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    1. Hahaha! If this cold snap hits again, I"m coming to visit!

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  2. Congrats on the loss! That is awesome. I agree, a loss is a loss but i know whenever a small number happens it is hard to remember this mentality. Just keep up the good work even though it is freezing cold there. I couldn't imagine!

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    1. I need to put a post-it right on my scale that says "a loss is a loss".

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  3. Ok, your dedication to not just skip the run but work it in somewhere else is AMAZING! You rock!

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    1. Haha thanks! I don't know where that came from but it's definitely not working that way today!

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  4. You have an award from me! http://thenewadventuresofjessica.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award.html

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