Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tired Thursday

I don't know why but when Thursday evening rolls around, I am so tired! Oddly, it doesn't seem to happen as much on Friday. Of course, I don't have to be up on Saturdays for work so maybe it's knowing that I can sleep-in that keeps me going on Fridays. That and the excitement of it being the weekend. Anyway, it's Thursday and as usual I'm sleepy! I'd like to just relax this evening but it's a training day, so I have a date with the treadmill.... And then maybe some TF. I haven't done a TF workout all week. Actually, it's been a week since my last. Being busy and sick threw me off, I guess.

I'm still trying to figure out how that will work. Since I extended my miles, my run time will be extended. I might do a shorter TF workout since my time is extended. I was following the class schedule but I'm not sure how it'll fit in with longer runs.  Perhaps this means that next week I'll have to get my lazy butt out of bed early on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that I can do TF in the morning and then run in the evening.  As far as tonight, which I cleary hadn't thought about until now, I think I'll do a shorter workout.

I actually don't have anything specific to write about today (or I'm tired and not all that creative?), so I think I'll just post a little update about what's been going on this week...

Last night I did my SP Boot Camp DVD. As I remembered, it wasn't very intense as far as a calorie burn but it worked my body. Like last Wednesday, I added a few extra minutes of cardio to equal 90 minutes total. I feel it today though, so that's a good thing... Not a lot, and not as much as last week, but I can feel a little soreness when I move just right. Perhaps I'll be ready to increase my weight next week.

My knee has been a little sore; just during day-to-day activities. I decided that I should definitely take something, in hopes of preventing the same issue that happened on Tuesday. I'm actually waiting for that to click in as I write this post.  I think I took a dose that will help the knee but not make me quite as drowsy. I won't be taking anything for energy (which is what helped me beat the drowsiness) so a lower dose was necessary. I really shouldn't need beans or gel to get through a five or six mile run.  The only reason I ate the beans on Tuesday was that I thought I'd be doing ten.

My weight is annoying me this week. I'm up a couple pounds from last Saturday, and I'm not sure what's up with that. I'm thinking that the fact that I didn't workout for a few days, and then got sick, has something to do with it. When I was sick I was very swollen, retained some fluid, and didn't drink nearly enough water.  I've been drinking lots of water and now that I'm exercising and sweating, that should help. It usually does.

Also impacting on my weight... The fact that I reached for comfort foods last weekend (before I was really sick, but was exhausted and obviously had the "bug"). Today is really only the second day of being "really good," and the third "back on track." I'm pretty sure that plays a role in my annoying weight too. I'm proud of my fantastic, healthy eating the last two days. Yesterday I did so well eating that I had left over PP at the end of the day. I was torn on how to use them, so I settled on eight ounces of white wine. Since I wasn't really hungry, wine was a great idea.

Today my eating has been the same, and I was able to plan on a glass of wine tonight too. I forgot how many ounces, but I believe I had enough points to drink ten; using my left over points plus one weekly point. I'd say having two extra ounces of wine is good use of a weekly point. I'm making some spaghetti squash chicken dish (from skinnytaste) tonight, so instead of figuring out what else to eat, I decided that wine would go perfectly with it. So, wine it is! 

Now that I'm back on track, I'm hoping that my weight will go back down... I probably just haven't given my body enough time to do what it needs to. I'd like to at least be down to where I was last Saturday when this Saturday comes.  I'd prefer no loss for the week over a gain. I'm definitely keeping the faith that my good habits will soon be reflected on the scale.

Well, I suppose I should probably go get ready to workout. By the time I'm done with that, the pain med should be working.

I hope you've had a great week thus far! I'm definitely ready for the weekend!!


Edit: I quit my run early. My legs are killing me from all the squats and lunges I did yesterday. They feel heavy and will not go as fast as usual. It has made me not feel up to running so I'm moving in to TF. I'm more in the mood for that than running today anyway.

I did my short run requirement, which I why I left myself stop. I just didn't meet my changed run distance.

Now to figure out a new plan... The day before a run is not good for heavy leg work (for me).

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