Monday, October 07, 2013

What I did last week

It was a tough week -- I didn't have enough sleep, enough time, or enough exercise. I just tried to hold steady with my workouts:

Monday: 20 minutes running, plus some walking
Tuesday: walked
Wednesday: 10 minutes running/3 minutes walking/10 minutes running, plus warmup and cooldown walk
Thursday: Spinning class
Friday: 12 minute run plus some walking
Saturday: Pilates Circuit class
Sunday: First Master's Swim workout of the new season, 1 hour. Short walk.

I was worried about going back to swim practice because so many of my swims over the summer were half an hour or less, and swim practice is an hour. I made the mistake of dropping down to a slower lane and got totally frustrated. Next week I would rather be the slowest person in a fast lane rather than being the fastest person in the slow one. I wish our coach would make lane assignments, because there are new people and it's hard to know where everyone stands.

I averaged just over 10,000 steps a day. It was a pretty inactive week since I was trying to catch up on work, and I have to sit to do it.

Tomorrow is the final weigh-in for my dietbet and I'm not sure I will make it. Weight loss has not been my biggest priority -- there are too many other things going on, but I have done a pretty good job of holding steady.  I have not been getting as much sleep or exercise as I would like and I also haven't had as much time as usual to fix meals. I have been feeling pretty stressed overall. I .am pretty behind on grading and am writing this as a little break during a marathon grading session today -- my other break will be going for a run.

Responding to a comment from Vickie: Though I don't have the unedited version of my unflattering photo, there are a whole bunch of photos of me on my Flickr site, if you want to browse them. The photos below show how the same dress can be more or less flattering depending on the way I layer it and the way I pose for the photo. I am guessing that a lot of women might feel, as I do, that adding a jacket definitely helps make a dress more flattering.

Have a good week!

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"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07