Sunday, December 16, 2012

Weekend fun

Sunday 12/15/12

I had the best weekend I've had in I can't remember when!  Some of that was attributed to the power of social media.  Social media has allowed me to be involved and reconnect with people and things that I may not have otherwise.  I am so grateful to be living in this age of technology.  This got me thinking about those people who post things on FB about deleting their FB accounts or chastising others for spending so much time on FB (or Twitter).  These sites were designed to be SOCIAL media sites.  They are meant for people to connect, who normally wouldn't get the chance.  They are meant to remain in contact and up to date with people and to build a network of friends that can literally span the globe.  How cool is that?  I get so much support from my FB account.  I share with other people who have similar interests as I do and get those extra pushes of accountability too. 

So anyway, I got to spend Friday night with some friends from my hometown.  Particularly, my best friend.  We stayed up late, talked, laughed, shared.  It felt good to be around the people who know me best.  On Saturday, I got to run the Jingle Bell 5K with some new friends and spend time getting to know them afterwards.  What a wonderful Saturday.  Today I got up and ran 9 miles for my training schedule.  I won't lie, it kinda sucked a little.  I was super sore today for whatever reason but I was out there and I got it done.  My husband and I then took the dogs, along with another friend and his dogs, on a hike out by the lake.  It actually felt good to walk out some of the stiffness from that long run.  My husband and I did the grocery shopping, 4 stores, half my paycheck and 5 hours later there is plenty of things for my kids to complain about that they don't like.  Both yesterday and today I got a nap in and we made an awesome dinner tonight.  I'm now ready for my kids to come home from their dad's so we can get our selves ready to dive into the week before Christmas. 

Typically I am a solo runner.  I like to run alone, even in races.  This weekend, I stepped out of that comfort zone and ran with two other people for the Jingle Bell run.  It was fun to have a group to run with.  I enjoyed being there to encourage Allan towards his goal and to get to know McKenzie a little better.  These are friends that I made at Extreme Results.  I love being part of this gym family.  I love being healthy and having my weekends full of activities that promote that. 

Part of me started to feel bad for having such a great weekend but then I remembered that not embracing the life that I have to live won't undo anything that has already been done. 

Saturday: 3.1miles (5K); 30:01minutes; 9:30pace; 307calories
Sunday: 9.01miles; 1:44:24; 11:35pace; 835calories

December 15, 2012

Herbalife - French Toast Shake, 1 shake2100g0g0g0mg0mg0g0g
Dashing Dish - Crockpot Lime Chicken Fajitas, 1 serving25115g3g41g0mg0mg0g3g
Generic - Guacamole Medium, 2 Tbsp504g4g1g0mg105mg0g2g
Biggest Loser - Mango Quinoa Salad, 1/3 cup24034g8g7g0mg10mg9g7g
Home Made - Small Gingerbread Man, 33 g759g4g0g0mg81mg5g0g
Panera - Low Fat Black Bean Soup - You Pick 2, 1 cup (8.25oz)17035g2g9g0mg880mg2g6g
Panera - Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, 1 sandwich34034g12g16g0mg0mg0g0g
Panera - Red Velvet Crinkle Cookie, 1 cookie39066g13g5g40mg200mg40g2g
Pop Secret - Butter Microwave Popcorn, 1 cup popped303g2g0g0mg55mg0g0g
Running (jogging), 6 mph (10 min mile)31833

December 16, 2012

Coffee Mate French Vanilla Liquid - Coffee Creamer, 1 tbsp (15ml)355g2g0g0mg0mg5g0g
Generic - Fresh Ground Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp803g7g4g0mg0mg0g1g
Nickels - 35 Calorie Wheat Bread, 2 Slices7017g1g4g0mg170mg2g4g
Smuckers - Red Rasberry Jelly, 1 tbs500g0g0g0mg0mg0g0g
Herbalife - Protein Drink Mix - Vanilla Rs, 2 Tablespoons1105g3g15g0mg340mg1g0g
Herbalife Healthy Meal Shake Mix - Nutritional Shake Mix 2 Scoop of Protein Powder, 28 g1105g3g15g0mg340mg1g0g
Garden Fresh - Asparagus - Baked With Olive Oil & Seasoning, 5 medium stalks414g3g3g0mg65mg0g2g
Deli - Carolina Cole Slaw, 1/8 serving14414g11g1g0mg9mg11g2g
Mushrooms & Onions - Sauteed W/ Olive Oil, 0.5 cup raw794g7g1g0mg9mg0g1g
Steak-New York Strip - 6 oz, 119.0 g2040g6g35g0mg74mg0g0g
Kroger - Cranberry Orange Top Cookie, 1 cookie21033g9g2g0mg210mg18g1g
Herbalife 24 - Rebuild Endurance , 2 Scoops (44.5g)16027g1g10g10mg250mg14g0g
Cheez-It - Cheese Crackers, 27 Crackers15017g8g3g0mg230mg0g0g
Kirkland - Sea Salt Carmels, 1 pieces9515g5g1g5mg170mg11g0g
Running (jogging), 6 mph (10 min mile)832105

1 comment:

  1. I just went back and caught up on all the previous entries so my comments may have nothing to do with this post. :)
    People often under-estimate the importance of good shoes, and good thongs! I have recently discovered my feet are a half size bigger than they use to be and I have had to suck it up and buy big clown shoes. Stupid feet. I have also,much to the joy of my husband who now loves to watch me fold my clothes, discovered the benefits of thongs. :)
    I am as always amazed at your strength and determination. You are fantastically inspiring.
    That is very cool that you are teaching yoga at your morning hangout! Soon you'll only have to leave to sleep.