Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eats, Yoga and Month End Summary

Sorry for the lack of blogging last night. I didn’t get much of a chance and since I knew I’d be off today I just figured I try to blog twice today. This might be a long one so bear with me please.

Here’s a quick recap of yesterday’s food:

Lunch was leftover salad…

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I have no idea how I ended up with such a crappy picture (apparently I just wasn’t paying attention).

Some Kashi crackers and pb…

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And of course the standard yogurt cup…

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Last night Jaime and I went to my first yoga class at Breathing Space. Long Slow Deep. It was fantastic. I really like the atmosphere, instructor and the class size. There was only 7 of us in the class which meant that the instructor could go around give each person some individual attention. It was hard, sweaty and gave me a great stretch. I woke up feeling sore this morning which I think is a sign of a great class. I’m trying now to convince Matt to attend the class with me next week. He’s never done yoga in a class before (just at home with me) so we’ll see :)

On my way home I stopped at subway and picked up a sub. Turkey on cheesy bread again. Since Matt had a work dinner last night and I was still thinking about my sub from the day before I figured it would be a perfect time to grab another one.

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Even though I was off this today I volunteered to drive Matt to work so I could run a couple of errands and hit the gym later.

The morning started with this…

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I also did some banking and stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things. They included:

Vitamuffins…

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Sabra Hummus…

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The blog world has been raving about this lately so I can’t wait to crack it open and give it a try.

And Orange Mango Liberte Yogurt…

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I haven’t tried this flavour yet so I’m really looking forward to it.

And some Bert’s Bees Lip Balm…

April 008

I haven’t tried this kind yet but I love bees wax lip balm so I’ll see how much I like it.

After I got home and decided to make some oats. I followed the same recipe from last time and this time my toppings were 1/2 a banana (since I forgot to add it into the pot), a splash of UCAB and a scoopful of White Chocolate Wonderful pb.

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This combo was fantastic. I’m already thinking about other combinations I can make while I’m off.

I was suppose to spend the morning finished any last minute marking and started report cards but I ended up working on a couple of other things that needed to get done. This probably means that I won’t make it to the gym later but last least I got quite a bit accomplished today.

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Month End Summary

So when Jaime posted last month about her activity calendar I knew I wanted to start something similar. The difference is that I also wanted to see how my healthy eating was going compared to unhealthy eating.

Here are my results…

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Breakdown:

  • Apples are for healthy eating days at home
  • Hearts are for healthy eating (not at home)
  • Ice-cream is for unhealthy eating
  • Bees are exercise stickers

Results:

  • 9 out of 31 days were unhealthy dinners
  • 20 out of 31 days I was able to get in some exercise

Conclusion:

  • Overall I think I did pretty well. I’d like to only have about half that much of unhealthy eat days – average once a week instead of twice.
  • I think I did pretty well on the exercise. I averaged 5 days/week so I guess I can’t complain about that.
  • I think there are quite a few days that were just yoga so I’d like to have a more regular schedule for weights and cardio

Goals:

  • To decrease my unhealthy eating down to just once a week
  • To continue with C25K (3 times a week)
  • Weight lift 3 times per week
  • Try to get a little other cardio in a week (twice maybe?)
  • Get to yoga at least once a week (maybe twice)

I know those are pretty hefty goals but we’ll see how it goes for this month and re-evaluate again at the end of April.

I know this was a really long post and thanks for reading. I promise to keep it short and sweet tonight.

~ Katie :)

2 comments:

Jenny said...

You're gonna love that hummus- I warn you, you're going to be hooked! Haha!

Way to go on last month- Looks like you're doing really well! Should be fairly easy to reach the goals you have set, way to go!

Take care,
Jenny

tashintraining said...

I love the calendar! Lots of exercise and good eats!