Friday, May 30, 2008

i am woman, hear me blab

this post is going to be a bit random. yesterday i got some poopy news which is going to change my life a lot. i don't want to get into it yet but it really through me for a loop.

i ended up eating nothing but a sweet potato (a tiny one) for lunch, at about 4pm, and then dinner was 4 pieces of pizza from pizza pizza at 10:40pm. but really it's not so bad. yes, 4 is a lot of pizza pieces (tongue twister), but they were from a medium pizza and i checked online - it's only about 180-230 calories per slice (depending on toppings and stuff) so it was maybe 1000 calories tops, which probably means i didn't do any damage given how little i ate during the day yesterday.

i wasn't going to weigh-in this morning, but then i though, what the heck. and i was 119.6, up 0.6 from last week. pretty good considering i chomped that pizza down so late.

due to my poopy news, i woke up at 4am and couldn't go back to sleep because my mind was racing and thinking and not letting me relax. i waited until 5:30am then went down to the gym. (that's when it opens... luckily it's in my building). i switched up my routine a little... here's what i did:

5 minutes walking
10 minutes running: changing speeds from 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9
then some arm free weights (for about 5 minutes)
10 minutes running: same as above
second set of arm free weights
10 minutes running: same as above
sit-ups (about 100 in various positions)
10 minutes running: same as above
5 minutes walking cool down

i liked this because it was entertaining. now that i have a hrm, i am very much focused on keeping my heart rate up for a longer period of time. i could have ran for 40 minutes straight and then done the weights and sit-ups, but then i only would have been in my target zone for the running minutes, and not the weights minutes. see what i mean? the whole workout burned 400 calories. and my bum pain is very minimal. i thought i should mention it haha. it really hurt though earlier this week (on wednesday)... i couldn't even walk! i was a limpy laura and it was painful. good thing i rested yesterday.

i wonder if my insomnia last night also had something to do with me not exercising. usually i have no problems in the sleep department. while i was running today, i was thinking about how much i love exercising. when i hear people complaining about it, i just want to put my arm around their shoulder and say "hang in there, pal, you'll love it eventually." do you think i would actually use the word "pal?" who knows! my 10-minute runs this morning were so easy! in my head i was thinking "la la la, running running do da day"... i'm not even joking.

tonight i am going to a stagette party. well, part of one. the girls are going out for dinner and then out to a club. i am going for the dinner part only. it's not really my kind of restaurant... all seafoody and expensive. what would you order? tomorrow my boyfriend and i are going bathing suit shopping. i also want to hit up shoppers drug mart because it's an extra rewards weekend. i have 40,000 points and i'm not afraid to use them. it's also my boyfriend's brother's birthday and he is having a party. partytastic!

today on the menu is:

a few bites of scrambled eggs
an apple
a fat free vanilla yogurt

berry medley oatmeal
with 1/2 pack regular
1/2 cup all bran
2 T pumpkin
1 T flax

berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries

gardenburger with lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat pita (yesterday's lunch)

dinner out :) i hope you all have a nice weekend.


Haley said...

Sorry about your poopy news. :( I hope your weekend fun pushes it from your mind a bit. Have a great weekend, lady!

Bi0nicw0man said...

Awe girl, sorry to hear you got poopy news. Hope it doesn't disrupt you too much for too long.

That restaurant looks freaking fantastic! Do you not do the seafood thing? I would soooo order the seafood risotto...but if no fishy for you then I would totally try the Gnocchi or the Chicken w/ rapini and proscuitto.

Have a great time this weekend!!

Jenn said...

I hope that you are doing ok - so sorry to hear about the poopy news.

I've been to Joe Mamma's once before and I ordered some kind of pizza that was a chicken and tomato pizza - and it was fantastic.

I hope you are able to have a good weekend!!!


shelley said...

Not considering calories, I would order one of the Gnocchi's or the Seafood Risotto.

Party on dude. (sorry about the bad news, hope it works out okay).

ashley said...

I'm so sorry about the news! I hope things get better. Good for you for getting to the gym in spite of it all :)

P.O.M. said...

Sorry about the poopy news. I definately have anxiety at night when crappy things are going on.

I would order the shrimp skewers appetizer wtih a small side salad. And a big fat martini! Have fun tonight!

Crystal said...

Sorry to hear about the disheartening news. Hope things work out in the end.

Enjoy your party and try to have a great weekend.

Sara said...

That sucks about your crappy news. I hope that everything works out.

Hope you had a great weekend!