Today was my best workout effort, since I started this thing! I did the arc trainer (it's the glider thing I've been talking about) for 40 mins and burned 500 cals. Now, for most, that might not be impressive, but for me...it means I've come leaps and bounds. I'm not even sure where it came from. I made myself go workout this morning, and it was a definite effort to get started. The next thing I know, I look at my stats, and I realize I'm going much harder than I normally do (not that I usually slack, but just that my stats were decidedly better). I did my best to keep it up and really push myself. I was sweating my ass off. I was dying at the end, and with 4 mins. left, "Running on Empty" came up on my iPod. How fitting. I was supposed to be be cooling off, but I saw that I was close to 500 cals., so I pushed myself as hard as I could to the end. I felt so fucking awesome when I finished! Yes! The weight might not be melting off as quickly as I'd like, but I can tell you that my exercise abilities have kind of astonished me. I've come further than I would've thought at this point. Feels great....
Brian and I will celebrate my birthday tonight. I'm so excited to have some alone time with him. We are going to Thai and then the bar to have some drinks. We don't get to do this much, so I'm really excited. We always have a good time together when we can get out of the house.
Hope you guys are having an awesome weekend!
p.s. I know that I'm letting way too much time go in between eating meals...I need to do a better job on this.
9:00 Smoothie (water, flax seed, black berries, strawberries, and a banana)
2:40 Subway Veggie Delight (all veggies, except red onions, w/ extra spinach)
4:00 Square of dark chocolate
7:00 Pad Thai and 2 spring rolls (sprouts and mushrooms, etc. wrapped in the paper stuff) To be honest, it really wasn't that great. It was a nice change of pace from everything I've been eating, but I'm sure it wasn't worth the calories. Oh well, we had a nice time.
7:30-10:00 3 more mircrobrews....and I was on my freaking lips. I even had a full beer in front of me, but I only took a couple of drinks of it. I knew I was lit, but I wanted to hear the rest of my jukebox songs :) I was so drunk, I had to sleep w/ a trash can next to the bed (thankfully I didn't have to use it). I'm glad I learned this lesson before going home...I apparently can't drink for shit anymore. I even had tons of water... We had a good time, though.
40 mins on Arc Trainer (500 cals)