Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fit or Fail: Blizzard Edition

Against all odds I am back with the second edition of Fit or Fail.

(I have a history of quitting things before I start...)

But here I am!

So, this week was a little odd because Colorado was buried in snow, therefore forcing me to be on house arrest for a couple of days.

(The first day was because of my mother's orders... the second day Mike needed my car...)

So I didn't get out as much as I wanted... plus, snow makes me hungry... for junk food...

(Seriously, though, who wants to eat carrot sticks during a blizzard? It's all about Thin Mints and hot chocolate.)

But, let's take a look at my goals for this week:

Work out three times

  • FIT: twice at the gym, once on the Wii Fit. This was hard for me to do. I was on the verge of getting sick, again, earlier this week, so I didn't want to work out. But I pushed through and ended up doing a pretty hard half an hour on the Wii Fit (if you don't believe that it could be hard, try doing that Hula Hoop game for six minutes and then tell me if you don't want to puke your abs out). Then, today I didn't want to go to the gym because I still have a very annoying runny nose and I just didn't want to BE at the gym in general, but I went and pushed myself very hard, and now I'm proud.
Work out with weights, even if it makes me want to crawl in a hole with a hippie jam band and die
  • FIT: and, thankfully, I don't want to die because of it. (Still sore, but I don't have as long of a list as last time.)
Do something active on the days I don't work out (like walk the dogs)
  • FAIL: I would love to blame this entirely on the blizzard, but I could have been more active, even indoors... I was pretty lazy. BUT, I think I redeemed myself a little bit by SHOVELING SNOW, which rendered me completely immobile for half a day (sore wrist+pulled quad+sore hip+holy shit I didn't even know my back had that many muscles= absolute FIT.)
Drink at least one water bottle full of water (not chocolate milkshake or margarita) everyday
  • Big fat FIT: I drank about TWO a day... and therefore peed constantly.
Eat smaller portions more often
  • FAIL: Still working on this one... I really like to eat a bunch... then eat a snack... then wait until I want to faint... then eat a snack... then eat a bunch... it's a learning process.
Keep better track of my FIT and FAILs because this list is kinda lame-o
  • You decide. Though I did think a lot about it (like "do I really want the fail for eating these Thin Mints?") (Answer: yes.) (BTW: FAIL: Thin Mints.)
So, all in all, another decent week. But I do want to try harder, especially in the whole f-o-o-d area.

New goals:
  • Eat healthier (I went grocery shopping today and loaded up on a lot of healthy food... seriously, like, no bad stuff... (I still have some cookies hidden... shut up))
  • Work out four times
  • Increase the weight of my strength training
  • Interval train for my cardio
  • Eat on a more regular basis (aka, avoid that fainting feeling if at all possible)
  • Move on my non-workout days (even if it's inside)
  • Convince Mike that me shoveling the snow really doesn't help ANYONE and that the job should either be his or outsourced to a teenager...

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