Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day and Other Refinements!

Happy Memorial Day all! I'm one of the lucky people who have the day off work today. On this day, I want to remember all those who serve our country...and those who are currently serving. As a country we have been at war for 7 years and I long for the day that our troops can come home and their service can end.

I didn't do a heck of a lot today. I got up and went for a jog/walk. The Y is closed I couldn't go there and get my elliptical on. At first, I was annoyed, but in the was a good thing. It motivated me to get back out and do some street jogging. I haven't done that in a long time. I used to get out and run/jog at least 2 times per week, if not more..but I haven't been motivated to get there in a long time. I've been basically rocking the elliptical and the elliptical alone.

I got out...walked a quick 5 minutes down to our local trails and started jogging. I knew I needed to work up my endurance again, so I jogged about 1.75 miles and walked about 1.5 miles. It felt good to be back at it again. I plan on keeping on going permitting. I was jogging at a slow roll today, but with time...I know I'll be back to running 5 miles, no problem.

And a weight loss update. I mentioned last week, I gained one pound. I knew why and was right back on track, so I was not really concerned about it at all. This week, I lost that one pound back and three of it's little friends. I watched my eating...and didn't let myself mindlessly eat. I got all of my workouts in during the week. I also got enough sleep, so I wasn't walking around like a zombie.

Another thing I am proud of, I went out to dinner on Friday night. I checked out the menu online before heading out and then made really smart choices. It wasn't easy at all. I went to the 99 Restaurant and they are probably one of the most non-vegetarian friendly places I have been to in a long time. I didn't have a lot of options....but with those I did have, I chose something that fit into my diet.

I hope people enjoyed their Memorial Day...and that no one is having a case of the Mondays (Office Space is on HBO right now, so I couldn't help myself).