Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Healthy You Check In

I think I have spring fever! Warmer temperatures (though I heard we are supposed to get snow this coming weekend BOOOO) and a little bit of love in the air are making me feel super energized and happy. I just really really really hope that we don't get too much snow or at least that the rain/snow doesn't make the road conditions too dangerous for me to go on my date on Saturday! It's a 1.5 hour drive to where we are meeting so will you all do me a favour and keep your fingers crossed that the weather report will change??? Thanks :)

Well, I just got home from another 31 minute run. 31 minutes you may ask? Yes, 31 minutes LOL. You are allowed max 30 minutes on the cardio machines at the Y and I sort of squeak in the 5 minute cool down as well and the first minute of the cool down is still at a running speed (albeit a much slower pace). So yes, 31 minutes running followed by 35 minutes on the elliptical. My knee was hurting for the first 10 or so minutes of my run (maybe I need new shoes?) but seemed to go away. And I improved my distance today - 2.62 miles (up from 2.54 yesterday). All in all, a great workout and a whopping 10 AP.

Now here's a question for all of you other WWers out there. How important is it to eat your APs? I rarely do. And if I eat any of them, it's only about 1-2. Being that a typical workout for me is now 10 APs, should I be eating more? Or should I just wait and see how my losses go? As you can see over on the right hand column where my losses and APs are, there really is no correlation between the two numbers. What to do, what to do...

Regarding my goals for this month:
  • Hit 10% goal by April 7 DONE!
  • Lose 10 pounds by Mother's Day (May 11) 7.0/10
  • Get in 3 C25K workouts each week Not doing C25K anymore.. but I got 4 runs in last week and will get at least 3 this week
  • Do 1100 minutes of cardio I'm at 629 right now and seeing as its the 15th today, I'm right on track (even a bit ahead woohoo)
Now, last but not least, I was tagged by Natasha!

Rules of the game:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
5. leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged

So here's my seven random things:
  1. I used to be disgustingly flexible. I could do the splits all three ways and hold my leg straight up and and literally kiss my shin.
  2. I almost died when I had my first daughter. Of course I didn't know this until two weeks later and the doctor so kindly informed me. I knew my blood pressure had spiked but I didn't actually realize how serious it was.
  3. I first got married when I was 20. Yah, ummm bad choice.
  4. I used to have an ebay store. I sold mostly new and used kids and women's clothing. When the Canadian dollar started matching the US dollar, I closed up shop. It just wasn't worth it anymore.
  5. I was in French immersion in both junior high and high school. Oui, je parle francais. (but not very well anymore)
  6. I once met some real satanists. We went to their house on the Sunshine Coast. They had all kinds of weird art on the walls of human sacrifices and other disgusting images. It was incredibly scary and I just wanted the heck out of there.
  7. I once stayed at a hippy commune near Nelson, BC. It was actually sort of cool and everyone was very kind... but all of their vegetarian, organic food was not my cup of tea.
So there ya go! As you can tell, I've been on quite a few adventures in my life LOL. But haven't we all?

I am going to tag....


If some of you have already been tagged, sorry! Pass it along! :)


Cammy said...

Way to go on the running! You are kicking some serious fanny with that!

I'll definitely keep you AND the weather in my thoughts this weekend.

Erin said...

Awww crap...I mean Thank you for tagging me...I'll work on it this afternoon after the hellions i mean children have gone to sleep!

What interesting answers, now I'm really gonna have to think.

Heather said...

great job this week! you are doing so well with the running! and Im going to cheat..I did that tag a while back so Im claiming it again!

40 by 40 said...

How very interesting!!!So glad that you didn't tag me b/c I am way boring in comparison!!! You are doing amazing with the workouts!!! Looking forward to hearing about the DATE!!!!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!

briy said...

Yay for a long run! You rock! I too have spring fever... it's been so nice to go outside (relatively) uncovered! And woooooo for a date! I hope it goes swimmingly!

And thanks for tagging me. I don't get tagged very often. :) I'll do this in tomorrow's entry.

Take care, and have a GREAT week!

Hanlie said...

Hi Holly! That was interesting! I've done this one before (http://www.fertilehealthy.com/blog/?p=136), so I'm going to pass for now! I just can't come up with more remotely interesting facts about myself! Thanks anyway!

Pattie said...

Hey Holly, it was fun to read those seven random things about you. I'll take you up on your tag, although it might be a day or so before I post it. I'll let you know, though.

Way to go on all the activity! As for eating those APs... I rarely ate mine, but when I did, I always used them for healthy food, not junk. I figured if I was putting in all that effort, I didn’t want to turn around and feed my body crap! :-)

In the sky, above the clouds said...

I cannot believe how far you are on your goals, talk about keeping your eye on the ball!

I am right there with you about spring...I cannot wait. I need to be in the sun and warmth!

Have a great week!