Health and Fitness Friday

I'm happy to be back linking up with Jen for this week's Health and Fitness Friday!

I had a race this past Saturday and I'm still on Cloud 9 about meeting a goal! I ran the 5K race in 20:15. I was the 2nd female overall and 9th overall. Even though I didn't win, I was all smiles! I haven't ever run a sub-21:00 5K in a race and was so excited when I saw the official results!

Workouts for the Week
As you'll notice, my workouts for the week aren't quite what the usually are. In fact, I haven't been to the gym since Saturday. I'm going to blame the time change on that way. I think it's had us all messed up in the mornings and our evenings have been busy. However, I've still worked out. I've been doing pushups every hour behind my desk {while I silently pray that no one walks in my office} and then some ab work and lunges with weights at home. I've run far fewer days {and miles} than normal, but that's attributed to this time change, something to do most evenings and a busy work week which hasn't allowed me to run during the day {I can normally squeeze in a run at lunch a few times each week, but this week has been packed!}. I'm not trying to make excuses, but I like to look back on these posts and see how I've done.

Rest Day - I had a race on Saturday!

3.1 miles/20:15 in the Race for Pieces.  I PR'd!
(You can read all about it here.)
Gym workout for arms, abs and glutes.
Another 3.1 miles/ 22:26

3.1 miles/ 22:04

70 pushups (I started doing 10 an hour at work)
25 lunges with 40 pounds

 200 twisting sit-ups with 10 lbs; 80 pushups

80 pushups
1.5 mile walk around the neighborhood with the boys in the stroller

80 pushups
3.8 miles

Total Miles: 13.2
Total Workouts: Gym (1), Abs (2), Arms (5), Glutes (2)

Healthy Eating
This week, I decided to track everything I ate. I'm starting from Saturday because I can't really remember last Friday's meals/junk!  Unless otherwise noted, I drank water.

Breakfast: Better Oats Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Oatmeal pre-race
Lunch: Plain Cheeseburger at the race
Snack: Froyo with my mom - tart vanilla, a little NY Cheesecake and some Pomegranate topped with mango, kiwi, granola and a few pieces of cookie dough and half a Reese's Cup
Dinner: Buffalo Wild Wings with Kevin - 2 parmesean and garlic boneless ribs and 2 sweet barbecue ones; we shared an order of homemade chips; Coke to drink
Snack: Rice Krispie Treat and a Gheradelli Caramel Square

Breakfast: Honey Nut Chex
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Chobani (Blueberry) and about three of the mini almond rice bars from the last Nature Box
Dinner: Barbecue Chicken from the crock pot, rice, blackberries

Breakfast: Chobani (Strawberry) and some dry Honey Nut Chex
Lunch: Pita with ham, cheese and spinach; roasted red pepper hummus with a few pita chips and about a cup of fresh blackberries.
Snack: Coffee, 1 Reese's Cup
Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, two orange danish rolls (and they were good!)
Snack: Handful of trail mix - raisins, peanuts, coconut, some kind of seeds
Lunch: Grilled chicken gyro, baked potato, tea
Dinner: Homemade lasagna, salad with oil and vinegar, fruit, slice of caramel cake (Kevin's birthday)

Breakfast: Banana, tall Caramel Macchiato w/soy, pumpkin bread
Lunch: Chicken, rice and gravy, mac and cheese, collard greens, fruit, pecan pie (Have I mentioned I live in the South? This was at a lunch meeting and the only choice I had.)
Dinner: Cheeseburger minus a bun, baked beans, a few chips, fruit, and a small slice of caramel cake

Breakfast: Grits, some dry Honey Nut Chex
Lunch: Small salad with ham, mozzerella cheese and oil and vinegar; strawberries and blackberries; pita chips and hummus; trail mix
Dinner: Cheeseburger and potato salad (we ate out at a local restaurant), tea
Snack: Chips and one chocolate hazelnut pirouette rolled wafer

Things I've Noticed
I need to eat more vegetables.

I need to eat more fruit.

I do a good job drinking mostly water. Other than one coke, tea, and some coffee, I only drank water.

I did really well taking lunch to work. Lately, I've been eating out too much at lunch and I'm proud of myself this week. I only ate out for lunch twice (once for Kevin's birthday and once for a lunch meeting).

I don't count calories, but I do realize that my foods aren't exactly meeting the USDA's "healthy eating guidelines." My goal is to work on that this week.

AND, last week I promised photos. I really want to see the difference on May 10th.

Y'all, believe me when I say this is already a huge improvement.

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