Friday, January 16, 2009

not weighing in

this not weighing myself weekly is the best thing i've done in months (in regards to my personal health). it is so wonderful to wake up on friday morning, not dread getting on the scale, congratulate myself on a week of good food choices and hard work in the gym, and move on. this morning i looked in the mirror and was very pleased with what i saw. if i got on the scale and saw that i was two pounds above my maintenance range, that would put a damper on my whole morning.

i'm going to have to weigh myself sometime i guess. maybe at the beginning of every month. how does that sound?

today is a good day. it's freezing outside, but sunny. nothing is worse than freezing and gloomy. i went to the gym early and did 30 minutes on the elliptical, and then some sit-ups and bum exercises. working out in the morning really takes a lot of effort. my heart rate was pushing 170 the whole time, and after 23 minutes, i thought i might faint. i lowered the resistance and i was able to complete the 30 minutes.

today is also a good day because on the way to the office, my mom called and asked if i could stop by my dad's work and pick up a pill she needed. i did and my dad gave me a bottle of blueberry mead. oh yum! it's from the trafalgar brewing company. here is a description:

"Blueberry Mead: 9% alc/vol.

Blueberries, from the fields of PEI, are blended with fermented honey and water then cold aged to become unique melomel style mead. Blending the most “Canadian” of berries with the oldest style of beverage alcohol results in a drink that is surprising in its refreshing dryness. Blueberry mead is enjoyed over ice or well chilled."

for lunch today i am really vegging it up. i have a baggy with chopped carrots, 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 zucchini. and hummus for dipping. sabra hummus - the most magical of all hummuses. and i also have a hummus and veggie wrap. last night i sauteed the other half of the red pepper and zucchini, and 1/2 onion and some mushrooms. what a delicious wrap it's going to be.

and finally, my hair turned out really fab. i will try to snap a photo on the weekend. i didn't have to go "natural" or really short. my stylish just cut it shorter at the back, and gave me highlights and lowlights, which looks rad and choppy(ish). and when my hair grows out a little, it will blend better and i won't look like a reverse skunkhead.


fittingbackin said...

Good for you!! I hope I can relinquish come control and do that soon myself!!

Your wrap sounds awesome - i've never made one with just veggies. Does it fill you up?

Can't wait to see the haircut!! I wish short hair worked for me - the cut sounds cute! Love the choppy look.

Jen said...

I can't wait to see your new hair!! Sounds like the stylist did a fabulous job!!

I LOVE sun! Seriously, we had sun today for the first time in forever AND it was warm (we paid our dues with LOTS of cold weather as of late) so it was such a nice feeling and a WONDERFUL start to the day!!

I agree, you COULD have put a damper on your day, instead you did what was best for you and had a wonderful day because of it!! I LOVE IT! (have a great weekend girly!)

Crystal said...

Working out is tough in the morning. I swear my body and mind take twice as long to get in sync with one another. One of them is always asleep. Great job getting up and getting the job done.

Anonymous said...

i know how you feel about weighing in on the scale, i can sometimes seriously get into an argument with myself whether to weigh or not. lame! its just a dumb scale. us women....

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