Friday, February 23, 2007

Hike to Squak

We hiked Squak mountain today. I have to remember my camera, because the new moss is a bright green and the ferns growing out of the trees would make such a beautiful picture. We had a light snow this morning so it was very nippy, but sunny. I had to cancel out last Friday because I donated blood in the morning. They said no strenuous activity for 12 hours. I won't plan that for Friday's any more.

I had a bad week last week. I ate a few things I should not have eaten. I guess I was in a little funk about work. But this week has been great. I ordered a book called "What to say when you talk to yourself". It's more about changing your programming and ways of thinking. I only just started it. We had a discusson on the Bernstein forum about cheating. Many people say they never cheat. I know I just don't recover from cheating. I would really love to go down a size for my trip to Europe this summer and also for my niece's wedding in August.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

New Rules of Lifting workout and Hiking update

I've completed 8 of the 12 A and B workouts from NROL Fat Loss I. I like working out in the evenings as I feel warmed up. I've been using 40# dbs for straight-legged deadlifts and I talked to Laura about using the 80# new barbells. So I will use those next week. I'm also doing squats with 90# right now. Coincidentally, Laura had us do the T-pushup and that will be coming in the Fat Loss II workout. I like to practice new things at Laura's.

The weather has finally taken a turn for the better. We hiked Rattlesnake Ledge and I made that in 60 minutes, which is about 15 minutes better than last year. I definitely feel stronger because of the M/W workouts. Then we did Poo Poo from the hangliding landing which is 1.5 miles and 1500 feet elevation. Just a beautiful day -- around 60 degrees.

I didn't have any foods not OTL (on the list :)) this week. Earlier this year, I had been having too many cheat days and then I just had a hard time getting back in the groove. Chips and ice cream mainly. I am going to use every trick I know to not have bad foods until my trip in July.

"Don't die wondering" is what they would say in tennis. I want to give this my best shot and just see what I can do. That spare tire has to go!

I made some braised cabbage after seeing Emeril make it. He said his kids love it. I really liked it too. I added just a dash of apple cider vinegar.

I've increased my fish oil to 3 now after reading Alwyn Cosgrove say it was the best fat loss supplement he knows of. After a week or so, I will increase that to 4. I'm also eating grass fed beef, omega-3 eggs and canned salmon.