Yesterday I had some company at the gym before work – Hannah came with me. I decided to do the stairmaster. The machine I was on was an older model. They had different programs, the only thing was that you never knew how fast of slow the program was going to be – it was called “step lively.”
So it starts out pretty slow, then all of a sudden it was like I was sprinting up flights of stairs. Holy shiz, I felt as if I hadn’t worked out in ages! It was a sweaty 35 minutes, and I did 2.0 miles and 96 flights of stairs. Thanks for waking up early Hanners!
I only had 1/2 an arnold thin with a schmear of cream cheese (barely 2 points) as fuel, so I was hungry when I got to work. Remember all those veggies I grilled last weekend? I ended up having a grilled zucchini, ham, egg wrap with some blackberries and raspeberries on the side. Breakfast comes in at 8 Points.
So as usual, I check the weather before my run and love what I am seeing. 82 degrees, 50% humidity, party sunny. I start my run and everything is feeling great. My breathing is good, I am looking forward enjoying the music. I kept telling myself “you are doing great!”
All of a sudden I see a convertable with a bunch of teenage boys headed in my direction, and as they drive by me I hear one kid say “stop running fatty!” It stopped me in my tracks. I start walking, taking sips from my water bottle, contemplating what just happened. Mind you, I wear a small bra running shirt like this:
It’s tight people for a reason. I know I still have a muffin top, but when I wear this nothing moves. I almost just gave up and started walking back to my office, when I thought, WTF? Why would I let some punk ass kid ruin my run?!
So I got back on the horse and fnished my 5k in 37:12. Not my fastest time, but I didn’t let that remark stop me from finishing what I started. And Charlie, I still have to thank you for your post this week - its really helped me stay on track.
I really couldn’t wait for lunch yesterday. My version of chipotles steak burrito, but you better believe mine is healthier. Their steak burrito, without sour cream is 19 points. My version: 3 point tortilla, 3 points of steak, green and red peppers (0) 2 tablespoons refried beans on the bottom (2), romaine lettuce (0) taco sauce (0) and cherry peppers (0) – a filling 8 point lunch.
I marinated the steak overnight with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/8 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder and garlic. It was really flavorful.
I decided to make pasta for dinner last night, only realizing that I never made my sauce over the weekend. I decided to modify my Weeknight bolognese with what I had on hand. I didn’t have an pancetta or ground pork, so I only used 3/4 of a pound of ground sirloin. Each serving (1/2 cup sauce) is 4 Points (180 calories/8 fat/5 carbs/2 fiber and 20 protein.
Served over a cup of chopped fresh baby spinach, 1 cup of cooked pasta, dinner comes in at 10 points plus. I love this sauce because it really does come together really quickly.
So this week I’ve come to the conclusion that this weight loss journey is mine to lose – both literally and figuratively. If I stay on plan, make the right decisions 85% of the time, I have no doubt that I’ll get to my goal. It’s if I listen to a-holes stupid remarks make me quit, then I lose. Well, I am not that kind of loser.
Stats for Wednesday:
- 31 points (included 3 points of popcorn while watching dinner)
- 25 minutes stairmaster, 2.0 miles, 96 flights
- 50 minute walk/run – included 34:17 5k
- No wine
- average blood sugar: 117
Alright, I am off to do my core strength in exercise t.v. – make it a great day?
Q of the Day: Has anyone ever said anything rude to your face before??