...my pursuit of a better me...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sun-day, run-day...

I did it. I kept my word to myself; I said that by taking Friday off meant I was trading-in a weekend day to accomplish my 3-mile run. It sucked though. It was one of those runs where, at no point did I catch my stride or get into it. UGH. To make it worse, at about 2.1 miles in, my pinky finger caught the string attached to the emergency magnet and the treadmill came to a stop. I told myself not to get mad, restarted it, with the new goal of .9 miles to go. Needless to say, I wasn't certain what my time was, because I was paying closer attention to the distance. Approximately 6-7 minutes later, it happened again. This time, I was livid. I jogged for a few minutes more, to make sure I reached the 3 miles, and stomped back to my apartment, cursing the chaffing on my inner thighs. Note to self: step further away from the front of the machine to avoid this effing problem. On a more positive note, I bought some new workout pants to help with the chaffing.

Breakfast: home-made frittata - ground venison, red onion, green pepper, egg white.
Snack: nothing. BAD.
Lunch: home-made venison bean soup (the venison needed to be eaten) - cannellini beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, ground venison, McCormick's Italian Chicken Slow Cooker Seasoning packet (I'll use it however I want!), water. This was so tasty.
Mid-afternoon snack: Nothing. BAD.
Dinner: frozen yogurt with coconut, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, and almonds.
Evening snack: more venison bean soup.
H2o intake: maybe 30 oz. BAD.
Workout: 3mi run.

Here's what I've noticed:
1. I don't drink enough water. This is a huge problem. What I'm going to do to fix this is carry a bottle w/oz. marked on it and set alarms on my phone to drink "x" amount of water.
2. I eat out too much. Whoa. I noticed this after beginning this blog. This needs to slow down a LOT. I need to redirect some of this money into Whey protein, workout clothes, activities w/Steve, etc.
3. My portion size...could be taken down.
4. I'm not sticking to my needed protein. To gain lean muscle, I need to eat lean protein.

It's late, but I'm going to go prepare my lunch and snacks for tomorrow, make Steve's lunch, take my vitamins, and get in bed.

Good night!


  1. I'm right there with you on the water thing. My doctor even chewed me out a tiny bit about it. Oops. Good job on your run! And since I witnessed you purchasing workout clothes I think it is only fair that I tag along every time you need more... it's only right and definitely not due to the fact that I love shopping for workout gear :) On a side note, you inspire me to start back on the preparing/packing my food for the day in the morning like I used to when Drew was going in to work. It's been way too easy to get out of the routine.

  2. I agree. I wasn't as prepared as I could've been today, but at least I had food; healthy food. I agree about the shopping. I think I'm going to award myself another pair of shorts/pants or something at my 10lb mark. :)