Thursday, October 16, 2008

fun thursday!

today i am not doing anything resembling a) driving and b) work.

for breakfast i had a cup of caramelo coffee, an english muffin with chocolate peanut butter (yum), and a cup of frozen mango, thawed.

my plan for today is to hit the gym (for either treadmill walking or elliptical), then i am meeting my old boss for lunch, and then i am getting my hair done (a cut and lighter blond). i'm not sure where we are going for lunch, but hopefully there will be healthy options. if not, i'll just eat half and save the rest for later.

that's all i really have to say today. tomorrow is weigh in and i'm hoping it will better than the last few weeks... after thanksgiving weekend though, so i'm not counting any chickens before they hatch!

UPDATE: i just got back from the gym. i wore my HRM this time because it's been collecting dust. i did 20 minutes on the elliptical, then some stretching and situps, then 10 more minutes on the elliptical. then, when i was leaving, the elevators in my condo were out of order and i had to walk up 10 flights of stairs. 350 calories burned... not bad for an hour! and i feel great now! woopee - although clearly i am not as in shape as i was when running. there were times on the elliptical (near the end when i was pushing it) when my heart rate was over 170... apparently it's not safe (for me) to go over 166.

9 comments:

ashley said...

Your day sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

Christy said...

I LOVE mango - is the frozen kind any good???

Bi0nicw0man said...

Sounds like a great day! Sucks that the elevator wasn't working but what a great way to burn some extra calories. :)

eurydice said...

it's not bad... i microwaved it for 45 seconds on half power, and then again for 40 seconds. it's a bit... powdery, but still moist and mango delicious!

Randi said...

Why can't you go over 166? If it's just a max heart rate thing calculated by your age then forget it (unless you have doctors orders). Any heart rate calculation based on age is garbage. I am CONSTANTLY working out at 100% of my MHR and I'd only rate it as an 8/10 RPE.

Jen said...

Have fun at lunch and your haircut!!!

I definitely have worked at over 170 before...ESPECIALLY step class...(and I think we are around the same age)...but that either means a) I am working my butt off or b) I am completely out of shape...I will go for option B for me right now!!!

fittingbackin said...

Oh boo on the elevator - with my luck I would have been straight from work and the grocery store with my arms full. Sigh.

Good luck for tomorrow's weigh in!!

Vanessa said...

TAG, you're it!

Swank Girl said...

Hey! Great to see that you are still an exercise maniac! I love that you were forced to climb the 10 flights of stairs - it sucks, but forced exercise is still exercise!