Sunday, May 2, 2010

My 20th Month: April 2010 Assessment, 9 Miles, New Shades

Sounds like we ALL love hanging out with old besties!! And of course, pedis are the bomb - why did I never get one before the age of 24? Talk about ewwwwwwww lost time!! Fun learning i'm not the only chica sporting purple toes these days - the piggies are thrilled with the color! Also, thanks for the sweet comments about baby Emma - she is a living doll! So... you GUYS, I leave TOMORROW for the Dominican Republic! YAY. This time tomorrow night i'll be spending my first evening in punta cana - BLISS! Backing up to the last two days.... :)

So Monday was a hectic one - just worked, forgot my workout socks but walked 4 miles during lunch anyway, worked more, walked 1 mile and did upper body ST after work, then raced home, made a yummy beef taco wrap dinner with a side salad, finished Sparks' The Last Song and called it a night! Exhausting day of doing LOTS of work to catch up before my vacation! I ended up at 1,714 calories, 189 carbs, 55 fat grams and 123 protein grams. Here's what I ate! I'll post my book review next time!!

Today was just as hectic - if not more - trying to tie up loose ends at work. Sigh! Sometimes vacays don't seem worth it (but come on, they always are regardless!). I worked all morning, walked 4 miles during lunch, worked more, worked late and ran over to Sunglasses Hut for some new shades (Picked up some sweet Ray-Bans). I'm not normally one to wear nice sunglasses (at least not since high school when I was obsessed with Oakley jackets), but I decided a fun splurge would be good for the summatime!

Pic taken on my iPhone from my bed about 5 minutes ago! Yes, that random stray hair is bugging me too - eek!

After sunglasses it was time to pack, eat dinner (through together some Chicken Picatta with the last of our perishables - basil, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms!) and blog time before bedtime. SO excited about the trip!! I ended the day at 1,596 calories, 203 carbs, 39 fat grams and 107 protein grams. Here's what I ate. So on to last month's assessment...

April 2010 Assessment!

By the Numbers


Pounds Lost: -1 (120 to 121)
Highest Weight: 122
Lowest Weight: 118 (one day only)
Pounds left to Lose: 5
Posts: 20
Days Worked out: 17
Miles of cardio: 84
Miles of running: 13.84
Days of C25K: 6

Interesting Charts

Click on charts to make them larger!



So I had a lot of high-calorie days in April -and I knew it. I can honestly attribute most to alcohol - I had spring fever FOR REAL and definitely had a few more drinkies and a few more "drinky days." Certainly nothing to beat myself up over, and i'm glad I got in lots of good workouts so that I had all of those high-calories days and only gained a pound, but it definitely needs to slow down a bit come June (i'd say May but I have two vacays starting TOMORROW so it's not looking good!). Had I already mentioned the vacay?? hehe :)

April: Calories in, Exercise and Weight

April 1: 1,884 calories; 3 miles cardio; burned 213 calories; net: 1,671; 120
April 2: 2,340 calories; 3 miles cardio; burned 160 calories; net: 2,180; 120.5
April 3: 1,545 calories; no cardio; 119
April 4: 1,838 calories; no cardio; 120.5
April 5: 1,838 calories; 4 miles cardio; 185 calories burned; net: 1,653; 120
April 6: 2,018 calories; 5 miles walking/1 mile running; upper body ST; burned 395 calories; net: 1,623; 119
April 7: 1,706 calories; 4 miles cardio; burned 184 calories; net: 1,522; 119.5
April 8: 1,726 calories; 5 miles walk/running; burned 328 calories; net: 1,398; 120
April 9: 2,246 calories; 4 miles walking; burned 185 calories; net: 2,061; 118
April 10: 1,773 calories; No exercise; 119
April 11: 1,774 calories; No exercise; 120
April 12: 1,828 calories; 6 miles + upper body ST; burned 314 calories; net: 1,514; 119.5
April 13: 2,167 calories; 6 miles + abs; burned 365 calories; net: 1,802 ; 120
April 14: 1,784 calories; no exercise; 119.5
April 15: 1,703 calories; no exercise; 120
April 16: 1,785 calories; walked/ran 6 miles + abs + upper body ST; burned 373; net: 1,412; 119
April 17: 2,315 calories; no exercise; 120.5
April 18: 2,006 calories; no exercise; 121
April 19: 1,676 calories; 6 miles + upper body circuit; burned 298 calories; net: 1,378; 121
April 20: 1,898 calories; 2.5 miles; burned 115 calories; net: 1,783; 120
April 21: 1,779 calories; 4.5 miles + legs + abs; burned 327 calories; net: 1,452; 120.5
April 22: 2,041 calories; walked/ran 4 miles + abs; burned 312 calories; net: 1,729; 120
April 23: 1,998 calories; walked 4 miles; burned 181 calories; net: 1,817; 121.5
April 24: 1,960 calories; no exercise; 121
April 25: 1,767 calories; no exericse; 122
April 26: 1,747 calories; no exericse; 122
April 27: 2,056 calories; 7 miles cardio + abs; burned 496 calories; net: 1,560; 121.5
April 28: 1,791 calories; no exercise; 122
April 29: 1,752 calories; 5 miles cardio; 121.5
April 30: 1,849 calories; no exercise; 121

A look Back: April Goals

1. Walk/Run 90 miles CLOSE; did 84 miles.
2. Get to week 8 on Couch to 5K Program. DONE; but only did the 28 minutes straight once.
3. Lock down a budget for 2010 and really focus on saving $/spending less. Moved to June!
4. Paint hall closet. Moved to June!
5. Hang shelves in guest bath; buy/install hooks. Moved to May!
6. Make two total upper body circuits. DONE
7. Make 10 new recipes. DONE
8. Make a new playlist. DONE
9. Reorganize my recipes. In progress!

Not too bad on the goal front! I think I covered a lot of bases this month but definitely want to pick it up this summer (May is going to be hard with the trips.. but i'm going to try!).

A look Ahead: May Goals

1. Walk/Run 90 miles.
2. Do at least five 28-minute runs. (i.e. Week 8 on C25K)
3. Hang shelves in guest bath.
4. Finish reorganizing my recipes.
5. Get Austin's office set up.
6. Buy items to finish the newly redone guest room and master bedroom.
7. Contact vendor about reupholstering a chair.

Q: Anything on your To-Do list for May?

Q: Have a sunglasses preference?

Q: Don't you HATE when you forget something like SOCKS?

K - i'm out! Plan to catch up with you all tomorrow before my flight - YAY!! Am hoping to do so picture posts while i'm gone but we'll see!!

23 comments:

:: Rochelle said...

Yay for your travels!! I forgot my gym socks once and was wearing tights so I tried running w/o sucks and it was DISGUSTING! Five minutes in I had to surrender... Had to laugh at myself and recognize my dedication for at least trying! LOL!

I wish you a safe journey.

inmytummy said...

Have a great trip, girl.

Kacy said...

Love the sunglasses! I can't buy expensive sunglasses. Always lose them.

I love how goal oriented you are!

balanceformere said...

Have a great time! I love sunglasses but will not pay a lot for them since they are so easily lost.

Gabriela said...

You look too cute in those sunglasses! So perfect for your upcoming trip!! I'm really good about not losing things, so I tend to splurge on my sunnies. I have 2 pairs- huge Chanels, Ray-Ban aviators and old-school tortoiseshell Wayfarers. Something for every mood!

Hope you have an amazing trip love, can't wait to hear all about it!!

Shelli Ryan said...

I hope you and Austin have an amazing time on your trip! I love the shades!

Anne Marie said...

Have a wonderful trip! I love your shades! They are super cute!

balancingbrianne said...

so excited for your travels! i love my maui jim sunglasses that i got last year - any huge, buggy, celebrity looking sunglasses are my favorite : ) not sure what may holds for me goals-wise...i'm headed to nyc next weekend for a wedding and mexico with mi familia at the end of the month...maybe the goal should be to survive and have fun? :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Have an amazing time!! I can't wait to see pictures and be jealous! At least we are planning our trip now. Can you send me that information you commented on? What is the phone number of your travel agent?

Lindsay said...

Awesome month of april! Have a great trip!

homecookedem said...

Have a wonderful trip!! Love the shades!! I always just get mine from Target b/c I always lose them!!

Amanda@SenseiTalks said...

Have a great time in Punta Cana, can't wait to read about it when you return! And good call with the Ray Ban's-best glasses ever!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

I love sunglasses but refuse to buy expensive ones because I lose them all the time! I am a Target sunglass gal!

whataboutsummer said...

if you're not forgetting socks, you're forgetting something else. at least I'm always forgetting.
as a math-mind, I must comment about how great your charts are :)
Katherine

haute.teapot said...

I hope you have an AMAZING time in the DR!! I know you will. :) Also, your toes look beautiful! Such cute feet and a great color. My favorite sunglasses are my Ray Bans, fo sho. Take lots of pictures and eat delicious food!

Mary said...

Wow, great month and great goals, I don't actually set goals for a month period, but think that I should, what a great idea!! I have a ton of cheap shades..like shoes I love them all. :)

Liz @ intheskinny said...

Have a great trip!!!

I always buy cheap-o sunglasses because I lose them. ;)

sweetandfit said...

i love your monthly assessments - they keep me in check and make me take a closer looks at my own goals

sweetandfit said...

i love your monthly assessments - they keep me in check and make me take a closer looks at my own goals

whataboutsummer said...

if you're not forgetting socks, you're forgetting something else. at least I'm always forgetting.
as a math-mind, I must comment about how great your charts are :)
Katherine

Staci Dombroski said...

Have an amazing time!! I can't wait to see pictures and be jealous! At least we are planning our trip now. Can you send me that information you commented on? What is the phone number of your travel agent?

Gabriela said...

You look too cute in those sunglasses! So perfect for your upcoming trip!! I'm really good about not losing things, so I tend to splurge on my sunnies. I have 2 pairs- huge Chanels, Ray-Ban aviators and old-school tortoiseshell Wayfarers. Something for every mood!

Hope you have an amazing trip love, can't wait to hear all about it!!

Kacy said...

Love the sunglasses! I can't buy expensive sunglasses. Always lose them.

I love how goal oriented you are!