Friday, February 26, 2010

So far, So Wonderful; C25k; Happy Friday – for REALS!

Hi Everyone! THANK YOU ALL for your support, thoughts, prayers and more for Mike! We are so grateful that he came through it and are just hoping for a great recovery! So far, so wonderful. He’s doing well, my mom is there with him and he’s thriving and cracking jokes. We’re so fortunate you guys. :) Fortunate for his successful surgery, our wonderful friends, family co-workers and support systems, and for all of the positivity surrounding us – it’s immeasurable, and fabulous.

Backing up to Wednesday, as you can imagine, exercise was the last thing on my mind and with an 8-hour drive and hospital visit none happened. On the food front, I already had my meals/snacks ready to go for work, so I brought them with me:

Breakfast - muffin pizza + yogurt + 1 dove chocolate

Lunch - chicken hummus wrap

Dinner – easy Thai curry

Snacks: laughing cow wedge + crackers; 3 chips ahoy cookies

I stuck to this, although I gave my sis half the wrap, so I replaced the other half with RF cheez-its, and I added 1 airhead candy and a serving of mini oreos (thanks, Mom!). My carb cravings were out of control (lack of sleep), but it was all good. I ended up at 1,621 calories, 218 carbs, 43 fat grams and 83 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. On the way home I totally channeled Homecookedem when me and Dev stopped at Starbuck’s for green tea – YUM! We drank those the whole way home – what an awesome no-calorie treat. :)

As far as C25K – I updated my sidebar on the left with a link to the workouts I use, some info around how I get my calories (from my HRM!), and the speeds I walk/run at. Let me know if you have any other questions!! And thanks for your support – I’m loving it. I feel STRONG and that’s a great feeling.

Yesterday, I played catch up at work and at home! I worked from home, and hit the gym during lunch, doing my C25K Week 5 Workout 2 again (8 minute run…. 5 minute walk…8 minute run…) then kept on walking taking it to 5 miles in 66 minutes burning 290 calories. Then I raced home, worked more… worked late, did laundry, cooked and got my schedule together for Friday. Then me and Austin settled in and had some wine and a couple of beers. Nice to just sit still and talk and recollect on the past few days together. Then it was shower time, prep gym bag time, pack lunch bag time, etc. I ended up at 1,845 calories, 190 carbs, 42 fat grams and 93 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

What are you looking forward to this weekend? I’m SO ready for this weekend. I need sleep. I need downtime. I need to chill. I’m pumped for a happy family Friday with Austin and a girl’s sleepover at Shana’s Saturday.

What are you grateful for today? I’m grateful for Mike’s successful surgery and an amazing group of friends and family who have been so supportive, thoughtful and “here.”

Thank you all so much again - I can't say it enough. :) I can't wait to catch up on your blogs tonight - yay!!


Kacy said...

So glad to hear he's doing okay!

Anonymous said...

So glad he is doing ok!

You are doing so good on C25k! That program was SO good for me and now I can run 3 miles no problem and am working on more, so keep it up girl!

Staci Dombroski said...

Glad he is doing good and cracking jokes! I am looking forward to going to Melting Pot with the husband this weekend. I love date nights :-)

homecookedem said...

So glad to hear he's doing so well!! You sounds so happy right now and that makes ME happy too!! :)

Isn't that green tea just so comforting? So, so delicious!! :)

Have a lovely weekend sweet girl!!

Kelly Olexa said...

Every day I have so much to be grateful for it blows my mind: a great job, amazing friends, both online and off, amazing family, a roof over my head, $ to pay the bills, groceries, knowledge, high speed Internet, Starbucks LOL and Huge Jackman! ;-) hehehe

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm so glad everything went well. Wishing Mike a great recovery!

Have a good weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear all went well!!!

Liz said...

I'm glad Mike is doing well!! Enjoy your downtime this weekend.

laura dishes said...

I'm glad that your stepdad's recovery is going well!

I'm thankful for my family, my health & well-being, and a very supportive boyfriend. :)

Have fun at girls night tonight... you can always catch up on sleep tomorrow! ;)

Melissa said...

Happy to hear that he's doing ok!! I'm looking foward to doing nothing this weekend. :) It's raining so I just want to chill.

Anonymous said...

Glad Mike is on the road to recovery!!

I've never gotten tea at Starbucks - ever! It sounds good though!