Monday, March 9, 2015

"In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move." - Henry Rollins

Yeah, yeah, YEAH! Time to MOVE!

This entire year I have been questioning my workout and exercise life. I am finally in a good spot and have made some positive changes.

  • I have changed my diet pretty dramatically. I am eating much cleaner than I used to - it's AMAZING all the crap I used to choose to eat. I worked with a nutrition/fitness expert and we talked about all the foods I will eat and what I won't eat. I was brutally honest - I don't think it's a surprise to anyone I have the appetite of a young child. She is absolutely brilliant, and build a plan that fits into my life and my tastes. I'm eating six meals a day, and I'm on week two and loving it! I get one cheat meal a week. Cheat MEAL - not cheat day.
  • I am meal prepping like a mo-fo. Sunday is meal prep day, and I get everything ready for my work week. I secretly love feeling this organized and on top of things. Yes, I know it's only week 2, but I'm pretty optimistic I will continue to thrive on dorky things like labeling my bags of protein. 
  • I am getting ready to start Farrell's on April 4th - SO excited. I have been really upping the amount of strength training I do...I don't want to be the weakest person in the class. Also, I really need to work hard in order to do normal push ups, rather than on my knees. 
  • I have decided I am not running the half marathon in April. This decision did not come easily. But basically it comes down to this:
    • I can't train on a treadmill. I just can't. It absolutely kills my knees, it's boring, it makes my back hurt...I just can't do it. 
    • The weather just got nice this past weekend - so outdoor running basically just started, and I don't feel comfortable with the amount of training that will leave me. 
    • I keep feeling weird twinges in my knee when I run. It sounds like it's clicking, if that makes sense. I don't want to push it. 
    • And finally....I just don't want to. I don't want to run any distance over five miles. I am too obsessed with the idea of starting Farell's to be bothered with running ten-twelve miles at a time.
Other things:
  • A bunch of my students have been talking about this show Empire on Fox, and Nick also is obsessed with it. So I thought I would give it a try. Um....check it out. SO GOOD.
  • Also, House of Cards released Season Three on Netflix - yep, done. And SO GOOD.
  • Missy and I went to a charity event the other night called Dancing with the Omaha Stars - basically like Dancing with the Stars, but local celebrities competed and all the money went to a group for kids with cancer. I am not sure why I am so entertained by things like this, but I am. I am thinking I might have to catch the real Dancing with the Stars this season - I saw Robert from Shark Tank is on it! 
  • The other day I went to see Allison (the high school girl I mentor) and her friend joined us. They asked for boy advice. Um. Probably not the best person to ask, girls! But I did what I could. Also, while we were sitting in the commons area, drinking sodas and chatting about boys, I got mistaken for a high schooler - I will TAKE IT! Even though I'm pretty sure it's just because I was dressed like a sloppy teenager (sweats and a tshirt), but STILL! I've been out of high school for 16 years! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're making some good changes. I'm going back to WW because it's the only thing I've ever found that works for me. Best wishes to you. :)