Sunday, January 20, 2013

Week 2: None Sae Bad

I can't believe it's Sunday night already. This weekend really got away from me. We had snow all day yesterday. Then the temperature went up to 7 degrees today and it all melted away. We went out to buy groceries this afternoon and it felt like spring. Supposed to get cold overnight again though. What a schizophrenic winter we are having.

Not everything went according to plan this week, but I was able to adjust and recover fairly well. And let's face it - it's not that uncommon for plans to change, so when you can roll with the punches and adjust, it's a good thing.

My goals for this past week were:

  • Still working on that sleep schedule
  • I know I'll only make it to 1 yoga class this week, so will aim for both Zumba classes and at least 1 full body strength training session
  • I got lazy and bought a quinoa salad at Costco this weekend for my work lunches.
  • Back in October, I challenged myself to stay out of the potato chips at work for the month. I don't think I ever posted the result, but I was successful. I want to stick to that again. For one thing, high sodium intake is one of those Meniere's triggers. Potato chips every day would definitely be a no-no.
  •  Sleep schedule: Going to bed on time, but having a hard time waking up in the morning still. That's going to be a challenge until it starts getting light earlier.
  • Workouts - I'm giving myself a pass on this one; didn't do exactly what I had envisioned, but think I still did pretty well:
  • 13: Jackie Warner 30 Day Fast Start UB
  • 14: 12PM Yoga + 6PM Zumba
  • 16: Jackie Warner 30 Day Fast Start LB&ABs + 6 Zumba songs
  • 18: Zumba Fitness Party
  • 19: Crunch Super Slim Down Pilates Yoga Blend
  • Packed my lunches & breakfasts for work, stayed out of the potato chips. All good there.
 Goals for next week:
  1. Track my food - not to count calories or anything, just to keep track of what I'm eating, when, how I'm feeling, etc.
  2. Workouts - I think I'm going to miss Zumba on Monday night, so make sure I get there on Wednesday, and get to Yoga on both days this week. Get some strength training in there. Maybe pull out another DVD that I haven't done in a while.
Diary for last week below...Don't feel you have to read it cause it's not all that exciting. Just trying to keep track of things for myself. Time flies by so fast, it's hard to keep track of things. Sometimes I get the urge to write down the mundane details.

  • In the office early for a deploy, a step towards getting back on my normal sleep schedule
  • Hello 8 degrees Celcius in January - I love you!
  • Yoga at noon. Studio was really warm today. I love the yoga studio space - reminds me of my first apartment here in the city - high ceilings and tall windows that let in lots of light, radiators painted white, non-functional-but-decorative fireplaces. I much prefer having a house, but I do miss the character of that apartment.
  • Zumba at 6pm; when I got home around 7 pm it was still 6.5 degrees!
  • Sadly, the up-and-off-to-work-early did not last past Monday. It such a struggle this time of year, even though I do have a dawn simulator alarm clock. It will get better as it starts getting light earlier (or at least it has in the past so I'm hoping).
  • Temperature went back down below freezing by Tuesday morning. Not exactly a shock. It is January after all.
  • In my mind, I had a workout scheduled for after work last night, but that went out the window when I got home Monday night and Husband told me we were meeting friends for dinner Tuesday night; normally we go out on Friday nights, so I wasn't expecting it, but our friends could only go Monday or Tuesday, and Husband told them Monday was my Zumba night. I'm actually kinda impressed that Husband would make sure I got my Zumba class, so I'm not going to complain about that.
  • Worked from home today because I had a doctor appointment and the logistics work out better from home. I now have a form for blood tests and a referral coming for the ear specialist. My blood pressure was higher than normal today - usually I'm 110/70, today 130/80. Still not high, but higher than usual.
  • Started to snow in the afternoon. Kept snowing. I started wondering about going out to Zumba class tonight. I hate driving in the snow. Wondered if I was being a wimp. Checked facebook around 5:30 and class was cancelled. Went downstairs and did the workout I had planned for Tuesday night plus tacked some at home Zumba on the end. 
  • Was wondering why I haven't done the Jackie Warner Fast Start DVD more often. I liked the upper body portion that I did on Sunday and was satisfactorily sore for the next couple of days. Did the lower body + abs part today and remembered how much the abs section sucks. Or rather how much I suck at doing the abs portion. I can't figure out if my abs are really that weak or if Jackie Warner just puts really hard ab moves in her workouts. I can do a plank. I can do boat pose in yoga. I can do crunches on a Swiss ball. I can't do Jackie Warner's complicated floor crunches. Maybe it's like how I can't run but I can do Zumba? Just not my thing? Or maybe it's time to dust off some Pilates DVDs. It's been a while. I hate ab work.
  • Weather forecast: Thursday a high of 2 degrees, Friday a high of -14. That's gonna hurt. 
  • The new schedule has Zumba on Friday nights;  the class is 20 minutes longer than regular classes and has a section using the Zumba toning sticks. Most of the time we have things going on Friday night, but this week we don't, so off I went to a 75 minute Zumba class. Lived to tell the tale even.


    Christy said...

    LOVING the plan for week ahead and results from previous week. I do so much better when I have a plan. I like your workout variety, I find I need the variety to keep it interesting.

    We had beautiful weather last week and this morning? -31 with the wind chill. So.Cold.

    Good luck this week!

    Jess said...

    Love the way you plan it out! And can roll with it when things change.

    It sounds freezing over there! I can't even fathom driving in snow.

    Crabby McSlacker said...

    So many great accomplishments! Not the least of which is staying out of the potato chips. :)

    MIz said...

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE it is the last week of Jan.
    I need a plan.