Thursday, January 17, 2008

you're the reason i'm leaving

that's just a line from a franz ferdinand song. they are a great band to work out to and so hip it hurts me a little.

last night i went to the gym and ran 4 miles, did weights, lunges, ab work, and then rode the stationary bike for 5.7 miles. i was finishing a book (the fourth sisterhood of the traveling pants - don't judge me, i like to read all sorts of books) and just kept going. then i made a big spinach salad which consisted of spinach, balsamic vinigrette spray, frozen corn (thawed), a sol cuisine spicy bean veggie burger (cut up), some green onion, chopped carrots, and 2 slices of weight watchers bread (toasted and chopped like healthy croutons). it was good and pretty filling.

this morning i got up early to hit the gym again. i like to get in three weekday workouts and one on the weekend. i tried a mrs. furious cardio session. i walked for 80 minutes at 3.5 mph, changing my incline from 0 to 9% every 1.5 minutes. it was a pretty good workout. i can feel it in my bum for sure. since i am taller than she, i upped the speed. i probably should have upped the incline more, but it was early in the morning and i didn't want to push it so hard that it might deter me from doing it again. i liked it though. i read almost an entire issue of chatelaine, and learned about rrsp's, women who regret their "compromise" not to have babies, and the sex canadian women aren't having. fascinating!

tonight i am going to the movies with my best girlfriend. i have to meet her in mississauga which sucks because a) i have to drive and b) its 30-40 minutes away. damn it, i hate driving. i like riding my bike, walking, and taking the transit in that particular order. we are going to see "ps i love you" which i am pretty pumped about. girl movies? hell ya!

here is today's menu:

brown sugar maple weight control oatmeal (2)
small banana (1)

yogurt (1)
strawberries (0.5)
honey all bran flakes (0.5)

lean cuisine pizza (7)

yogurt (1)
strawberries (0.5)
all bran flakes (0.5)

dinner (?)
popcorn at movie (4) i'm bringing my own because a) i'm cheap cheap and b) movie popcorn is a weekend treat. one more day until the weekend.


Anonymous said...

that workout sounds good but I don't think i could not get bored on the treadmill for 80 mins. good on ya tho.

Shirls said...

you my friend are a gym rat! your always done there squirreling away, lol good for you!

enjoy your movie, I'd bring my own popcorn too :0)

eurydice said...

it's true - i do love the gym! i'll love it even more when i'm running outside again inside of the b b boring treadmill!

eat like a caveman said...

of course exercise helps you lose weight faster and more efficiently. i was just making a point that weight loss is POSSIBLE through changes in your diet + mild movement! =) great job with all your intense sweat sessions by the way!

CaRoLyN said...

Workout sounds great! I bet you feel awesome.

PS I Love You is soo great!!I laughed and cried throughout the whole movie! Let me know what you think of it!

Sara said...

Love Franz, Love Sisterhood. Love the sound of your workout! How was the movie?