Friday, May 1, 2009

Huffin' and Puffin'

Yep, just finished another workout. After all, it is Friday, you know. I said I would, and I did. As I was stretching prior to lifting my weights, a random thought popped into my head. (It happens all the time, so I wasn't caught off guard by it.) To add to my daily "walkabout" why don't I strap on my old leg weights and move around with those on? So now, immediately after I finish reading all of the blogs and take my shower, I'm gonna hunt those babies down and strap 'em on. Should add just a little something extra everyday. Won't have them on constantly, but enough to get a few extra reps for my legs.

Yesterday was a much better day for me, eating-wise. I made a breakfast pizza on a corn tortilla with some Morningstar Farms sausage crumbles. I splurged a bit, and bought some "squeeze" pizza sauce. Since it was only 30 cal. I didn't think that would bread the bank. Added some fresh basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan then topped it with fat-free mozzarella. Didn't bake it, I broiled it, as a change of pace. It was lovely. In changing my breakfast habits, I've discovered a few things about myself. First, I'm not a morning person, so breakfast isn't a big deal for me. (It is becoming more important now, tho'.) Second, I don't really like routines, but now know that having one helps me in the long run. Third, timing is everything. So, using these three things I've learned, I've developed a pattern that is working for me, AND has almost entirely eliminated the 3:00 hunger for sweet treats!! I get up as usual and have my one can of diet coke. Read the paper. Get ready for my workout or cardio, whichever day it is. Write in my blog & read all the blogs. Get cleaned up. THEN make breakfast. It is now about 9:45 or 10. That carries me until lunch, which I now like to have around 1:15-1:30. My 3:00 snack, if I have one is my 100 cal. popcorn. We don't normally eat dinner until 6:30-7:00, so I begin prep at about 5:45, earlier or later, depending on the complexity of what I'm making. Then, if I am going to treat myself to a Skinny Cow (or another sweet) I do it before 8:00. After 8, I'm done eating, but still drinking water. So far, this is working for me, so I hesitate to change it since it ain't broke.

We are finally getting a break in the rain!! Tonight, tomorrow after golf, and Sun. after church & golf, we are going to get those 3 trees I've been lugging in and out of the garage planted!! Hurray!! I really hope the ground isn't so wet we have trouble digging. Hubby Dearest isn't looking forward to digging holes this big, but he wanted to do it rather than pay $150 per tree (the same as the tree cost) to deliver and plant them. The trees are only about 5' high and in 10 gal. buckets. We should easily be able to do this, right? Yeah, that's what we thought, too. I'll let you know.


  1. Go V, go!! I admire your ability to do a workout before breakfast! I am afraid that I would be SO famished that I would clean out the fridge and the cupboard. Sounds like you are getting all kinds of workouts...lugging trees, leg weights, golf, planting trees, more golf!!

    What kind of trees are you planting? The gardener in me has to ask!

    These detailed posts about exercise and food really help to keep me accountable, and I enjoy reading them. But they are time consuming!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy that big warm orangish thing in the sky!

  2. Good luck with the tree planting. I'm not a fan of planting anything unless it's potted plants.

    It appears you have got you a plan going on. Good job. I buy the pizza squeeze too, it is so much easier and low in calories. I can make a pizza on a whole wheat crust in about 15 minutes from start to finish. I feel like I'm eating bad though, so I don't do that often. Keep up the good work.

  3. Send the sun my way! I'm tired of overcast!

    Good job on the exercise and eating front!

  4. So glad you stopped by to visit my blog.

    Sounds like you've got a good thing going with your exercise and eating. I'm envious!! Once I get moving again I tell myself I'll never stop - but I will. Have a great weekend.

  5. hi ;) Sounds like you are keeping busy!!

    I listen to Jillian Michael's radio show each Sunday and last week a listener asked about weights while walking. Jillian suggested it was better to up the intensity by walking hills or picking up the pace but if you were going to use weights, a weighted vest is a safer option because it's a more natural distribution of the weight. Just a suggestion to avoid injury ;) I myself am thinking of looking for one at Walmart this weekend because around here there aren't many hills and my sore knee the past couple weeks won't allow me to go too much faster than I am already doing without it going out on me.

  6. I love this post. Your finding what works for YOU, all this is finding what really works for each individual. Way to go. Like you say if it isn't broken, don't fix it.


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