Tuesday, August 20, 2013

End-of-summer blues

Tomorrow is my end-of-summer weigh-in. I'm managing expectations now, though, I don't think it will be a great one.  I have been too unfocused -- I have had some good days but a lot of not-so-good ones.  Eating healthy takes planning and thought and I have not wanted to knuckle down and do it, so I can't expect great results on the scale. I'm looking forward to getting back to my routine, and I also have some ideas about how to shake things up a bit that I will talk more about soon.

I have been pretty active, on the positive side. I am definitely seeing some muscle definition, probably because of my swimming.  Here's what I've done the last week and a half:

Monday, August 12: Swimming, 30 minutes in the pool
Tuesday, August 13: Walked 25 minutes, biked 30 minutes, did my last open-water mile swim of the season
Wednesday, August 14: 20 minutes running, 15 minutes walking
Thursday, August 15: Off
Friday, August 16: 20 minutes running, 15 minutes walking
Saturday, August 17: Pilates Circuit class (some kettlebell work in addition to Pilates)
Sunday, August 18: 20 minutes running, 15 minutes walking
Monday, August 19: 20 minutes pool swimming, 45 minutes biking
Tuesday, August 20: Played around with a 15-pound kettlebell for 15 minutes

I did a sort of spa day today. I had a gift card to use and decided to go all out with package that included a massage, facial, mani-pedi, hairstyling. It was nice. I especially liked the massage and wish I could do those more often.

Tomorrow I weigh in and then go off to an all-day meetings day. I am going to eat a good breakfast and bring a snack in case the food is the usual junky stuff -- just something to hold me until I can get something better. Thursday is another long day, and school starts Monday.  I'm hoping I'll feel more optimistic about the new year after I meet our incoming students. 

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