Friday, March 7, 2008

Finally Friday!

Well, boo to Oklahoma State...we lost the game Wednesday night. Our chances of making it to the NCAA tournament are slim to none now. But I won't talk about the game b/c I'll just get upset so moving on...

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. We woke up and I did the actual work I needed to do first thing (which took a couple of hours) and then we went to several bike shops and looked around. We both find a couple of bikes we're interested in so I'm going to do more research today about the ones I like and then sometime over the weekend we're going to test ride a few. I have to pat myself on the back for hitting the gym yesterday afternoon. Stephen decided he wasn't going to go and it sounded so tempting to stay in the apartment and laze around but I thought of how great I would feel once I was done and how hard I've worked this week and before I could change my mind, I changed my clothes, grabbed my MP3 player and hit the gym! I did 20 minutes of weights and since there was no one else there (!), I turned the TV to the food network and hopped on the elliptical for 45 minutes. I felt so great once I was done! Plus I got to watch cooking which I hardly ever get to do. Which brings me to this morning's weigh in. 180.8! A difference of 1.4 lbs since last Friday! (I never mentioned this but I maintained last week due to the beginning of TOM.) I'm very happy with this! I will have to weigh in on Thursday next week since I'm heading back to Oklahoma for a long weekend but I want to still post a loss before I leave so I'll be working hard to make sure that happens.

Not too much going on this weekend, the typical errands and such. We have a poker night tomorrow night which should be fun. We'll eat dinner there (which is going to be BBQ, I think). There will also be lots of snacky foods and alcohol. My plan is to have two drinks, most likely beers, and eat whatever lean meats and veggies are served. If the cookie/brownie/dessert options look good and worth it, I'll have one or split two with Stephen.

Sara asked the other day if I'd thought about running any races this summer and I've thought about it but I can't decide. When I've tried to train for races before, running felt like it became a chore and it was less fun for me. I'm still keeping the idea of a race in my mind but for now I'm just enjoying running and challenging myself. I don't want to ruin that.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Jen said...

That is so fantastic that you still went to the gym!!!! It is SOOOOO easy to talk yourself out of things that when you make yourself go you just feel SO much more amazing!!!

And congrats on being down!!!! That is so awesome!!!!

Have a great weekend! Good luck with the bike shopping!

Sara said...

Wow good for you for going to the gym!! And super congrats on the weigh in!!

I find when I was training for half marathons that by the end I was just so sick of it. Which is why I switched to Tris b/c it is hard to get sick of 3 different workouts! Do what keeps you motivated!!

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