Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Go Me

I didn't punk out today. I got up, not as early as I would have liked because I kept hitting snooze, and I went out to the track. I was planning to do a mile. That didn't happen because it was bitterly cold this morning. I dressed in layers, but somehow I was still freezing in the car. I figured maybe I was just being a wuss for not liking the cold. So I get on the track, and as soon as I get on it, I'm hit by some ridiculous Arctic winds all in my face. It was so cold that I didn't realize that tears were rolling down my face. I simply couldn't feel it. I was going to hang it up right then, but I told myself, I'm out here so I might as well do something. And something is exactly what I did. I couldn't do the full mile because the cold was just so damn uncomfortable. I did 1/2mi instead. That's something, right? Something is better than nothing. I could have stayed in bed with my electric blanket cranked up. Anyway, I got home, turned on the news and saw that it is currently 16* outside. The high is only going to make it to the 20s. So no, I'm not a wimp. It's just too damn cold. And just think, it was just 60* a few days ago. Oh well.

Snack: Orange juice (if you can call that a snack..I had some before I left. No sense in passing out from bitter cold and lack of energy)

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/strawberries and turbinado sugar and a hot cup of lemon water

Snack: Nature's Path hemp raisin granola bar

Dinner: Old faithful falefel on a bed of lettuce and tomato w/tahini dressing (I have 3 more falafel patties left, then I'll be done with them. I've been craving beans and rice all the sudden, so maybe I'll hook that up soon.)

Monday, March 5, 2007

So you're supposed to exercise every other day. I guess that's my excuse for not walking today. I certainly felt some soreness in my hips, so it was good that I took the day off. The one thing that's bothering me is tomorrow. It's supposed to be really cold in the morning, and I can never ever get up when I'm supposed to when it's cold. Then go out in the elements? That's asking way too much. Yeah, I'm that girl who uses an electric blanket from fall through spring. So around May, I give it up until about October, maybe sooner. Anywho, here's what I ate today...

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/strawberries, turbinado sugar and a splash of vanilla soymilk

Snack 1: Oskri honey/mixed nuts bar

Lunch: Large salad made of mostly spinach leaves and a lil bit of lettuce..I threw on some green pepper, edamame, chickpeas, carrots, black olives, red onion, croutons, creamy balsamic viniegrette dressing and a roll

Snack 2: Nature's Path hemp raisin granola bar

Dinner: Falafel on a bed of lettuce and tomato w/tahini dressing

I drank water throughout the whole day, so that was a good thing. I'm a water drinker anyway, but sometimes I'm tempted to drink apple or grape juice only because it's in the house. I didn't buy it. Never that.

I wonder if I can make it up and out tomorrow. It's supposed to be colder. We'll just have to see.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Starting something new

I'm on a quest to become physically active. So I figured I'd use this blog to keep track of what I do. So here goes...

I went to the doctory yesterday. By the way, I hate doctors. I went for a physical. I haven't been to the doctor in years. And out of all the years I've had my own health insurance, I've never put it to good use. Well, I did yesterday. He said that I was a healthy 30yr. He said, "Diet and exercise, darling." I guess those were his words of wisdom. Good thing is, he thought I was about 21. How nice. He took some blood. I have no clue how long it takes to get the results. The only thing I can see him mentioning is my low iron level. And of course, I disclosed that on my paperwork before he even examined me. We'll see.

I walked 2mi today. I know that's not much, but it's good for me considering that I have low energy levels and can't stick to any workout plan to save my life. It doesn't help that I'm anemic. I was born that way. Iron pills don't do me any good and just back me all up. I did buy something called Gentle Iron the othe day. It contains iron, vitamin C, folic acid and something else. I took it for the first time yesterday. So far, so good.

So I walked, and it was good, just a little too chilly for my taste. I'm hoping one day that I can actually train myself to become a jogger. Going from a couch potato to a runner, imagine that. I'm not fat or anything, so it's not about weight loss. It's just about being more healthy, physically. I've got the food part under control.

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/strawberries and soymilk with a little turbinado sugar and a sprinkle of flax seed meal

Snack 1: Oskri honey/mixed nuts bar (I got the munchies during the walk)

Snack 2: Smoothie made w/banana, pineapple, strawberries, some berry medley (raspberry, blueberry, and some other berry I've never heard of), orange juice, ice cubes, and a little turbinado sugar.

Lunch: Black beans in a soft tortilla shell w/lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, and Tofutti sour cream

Dinner: I plan to have falafel on a bed of lettuce with diced tomatoes and tahini dressing