Wednesday, May 21, 2008

HYC Tuesday, er, Wednesday Check In

This week is kicking my butt in more ways than one. Here's my update:

Weight: I gained last week, but in doing my daily weigh-ins, it looks like I'm on my way back down for my Saturday weigh in this week.

Exercise: This past week, I've exercised a total of 345 minutes. I rock! Since I was at home last week, a lot of my exercise included walks and runs outside. But now I'm back at the gym, and I have the soreness to prove it (more on that later).

Foodwise: Eh... I haven't been doing all that great over the past few weeks. Last week, I gorged on my mom's food. This week, it's been chocolate ice cream. I supposed a little splurge here and there isn't harmful, but at the same time, I should stop it. Damn PMS and my cravings!


So, I woke up this morning to find my hamstrings, yes, both of them, super sore. While I was making my morning coffee, I wondered what I did differently yesterday than every other day I went to the gym. Okay, I went at night vs. going first thing in the morning... but that's not it. Ah, yes, I decided to use a cross-country hill routine on the elliptical. What's funny is that at the hardest points I did adjust for the intensity, because it was too intense, and I couldn't read the jokes Donna Brasile was making about Paul Begala on CNN's election coverage (I'm a politics dork, what can I say?). I even remember looking over at the woman next to me on her elliptical as she was maniacally pushing herself to do 100 RMPs per minute, and thinking, geez, she's going to be crazy sore. But, no, here I am, interval girl. I'm the one who's sore!

Like I said, this week is kicking my butt. Summer session started, I need to organize my research projects for the summer, I had food poisoning on Tuesday, and.... I found out that most of my friends are going to be out of town over the weekend. I'm not going home for Memorial Day because I was just home last week, plus I have to teach on Tuesday morning. I think that's what upset me to the point where I went to the gym and foolishly chose to do the intervals. My gym is even abandoning me!! They are going to be closed on Sunday and Monday next week. WTH? So, I've already started planning my weekend. I'm going to be buying a new mattress with my tax rebate, so that can be my Saturday excursion. Then on Sunday or Monday, my friend J and I might be going to Pittsburgh for the day to go shopping. On the day that I don't go to Pittsburgh, I might go see an awful chick flick. I'm hoping Made of Honor is still in theaters over the weekend. I will survive, this is what single life is, this is what summer life in a college town is... and if you notice, I'm not depending on my sometimes date partner to entertain me. Sure, I like him, he's a nice guy, but at the same time, I don't want to get involved in something just because I'm bored. I'm not saying that's why I'm going out with him... but I want to make sure that that isn't why I'm enjoying our dates.


Irene said...

345 minutes of exercise is fantastic.

c said...

Wow! I'm very impressed with all the exercising!