Off track weekend--getting back on track!
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Well I did pretty well on Saturday while we were snowed in--went out and shoveled some snow since I couldn't get to the gym. The gym was closed again on Sunday but we did manage to get out and do a little shopping, etc. and we went out for breakfast. I was good there, we went to Bob Evan's and I know exactly what to get on their menu. :) Later on in the day though we decided we were going to head over to the BIL's for the Superbowl. They had sooooo much food. I started out being really good---had a nice big bowl of very good salad with fat free dressing, and then a small plate with samples of several different things that were there....but then I saw the spinach dip and it was just exactly what I wanted right then. Not sure what it was, if I was craving the salt or the fat or what, but I ate waaay too much of it. I finally forced myself to go back in the living room and sit down with my crocheting so that I wouldn't have any more--but I did go way over my calories and fat grams for the day.
Yesterday I determined that I was NOT going to let one day's crappy eating affect me negatively, so I got right back on track. Had a nice healthy breakfast and lunch and then went to work out as usual during Jamie's fitness class at the Y. Normally I do the recumbent bike for about 30 minutes on M/W/F and then some crunches and whatever else I can fit in. Last night I just seemed to hit a wall around 18 minutes and just could NOT do any more. My heart was really racing and my legs were SO tired that I finally just had to get off the bike. I finished the rest on the upper body ergometer and made sure to work as hard as I could on that, but it bothered me I couldn't finish on the bike.
I've been reading a lot about interval training and how it's supposed to shake things up a bit and get you to burn calories faster, so I am thinking about trying that. Maybe when I go for my workout today--I do less cardio on my strength training days, so it would be a good opportunity to try something new.