Sunday, September 19, 2010

Into the Woods

Today was an excellent start to the week. The husband and I had coffee in bed this morning and watched The Runaways. Later I made pumpkin pancakes.
 Then we were off to explore the trails.   

We got friendly with some of the locals...

 I even got a little running in at the end. And yes, Tucker is about to bite my leg.

We made it home just in time to grab some lunch and head out for a baseball game.  I love days like this when we get to spend time together doing stuff we all love to do. The woods were so calm and peaceful...everyone covering their head to avoid being hit by hundreds of falling acorns. The smell of the woods always makes me feel so happy. I spent a lot of time in the woods growing up - just running around and exploring. I forget sometimes how fun it was as a child and that my kids don't have the same opportunity that I had to just head off to the woods anytime they want. We actually have to find woods and take them there. I think we'll make this a regular Sunday expedition. It'll be nice to watch how much the woods change in the coming months.

 See how happy this makes them?

As far as last weeks stats go, I am so behind. I initially planned on posting them day by day to keep myself motivated and accountable but that didn't work at all because last week was crazy. I'm going to try to post the previous days stats the next morning because after I get the kids tucked in, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of the computer.

Tuesday: HCC, a rather pathetic 1 set of arm exercises with weights
Calories: 1451
Wednesday: Run/Walk 2 miles (not sure what was going on here, just wasn't feeling it), 1/2HCC (trying new moves), X train 12 min.
Calories: 1535
Thursday: Xtrain 12 min. Walk 20 min., HCC
Friday: Run 3 miles 17run/1walk, repeat, HCC
Calories: 1963 too much pizza and OMG someone bought candy!
(despite my overindulgence I managed to lose one pound but I have a feeling that its back since I ate pancakes for breakfast, didn't keep count at all today and am drinking my second third black and tan as I type)

So, what did I learn this week? I need to work harder- stick to my plan and not slack off. I need to really watch my evening snacking. I thought that my portion sizes were too big, but what I found out is that I tend to eat great all day then grab little bits of things to snack on while I'm cooking or after dinner which is doubly bad because I run in the morning. All that crap is sitting around in my gut all night. I also need to go back to regular weight workouts at least for upper body. I have some bicep definition and my shoulders look okay, but I'm carrying a lot of extra (loose) tricep around and it's very unflattering.

Oh, and if I'm going to drink black and tans I should probably cut back a little during the day, right?

This week's fitness goals:
Run 4 days - 30-35 min.
Strength train 3 days - 2 upper body, 1 lower
Yoga at least 1x
HCC 3x
Keep calories between 1200-1500- lose 1-2 lbs.


Karen R said...

Sounds like a fun day!

And great fitness goals this week! Good luck :)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I had a similar day/wknd. It was all about beach, biking and hiking w/a lil soccer. then an afternoon to regroup the house and gear up for the week and read blogs;-)!

and don't know what a black/tan is but assuming a 'adult' drink...and that's sounds great!;-)

Quinton J said...

Great post...I've been waiting for some pictures. I don't know what you call those little buns in your hair but they're a mix between Very Cute and Bad Ass. Also...Ummm...could I please have that recipe for the pumpkin pancakes?

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I looove the trees! I am pretty sure all crime could be stopped if we put criminals in cells in the woods. The peacefulness would have to change them, right?? ;-)

I love pumpkin...all things pumpkin. Fall is amazing!

I could not keep track of my calories. Congrats on being able to do it!

Congrats on finding the 5k!

Jamoosh said...

Oh man, pumpkin pancakes sound yummy!