Tuesday, January 19, 2010

fried circuits!

If any of you read Shelley's blog you know that she has awesome trainers and she does a bunch of exercises via circuits. I mentioned on her blog awhile back that in her honor I was going to give a circuits class at my gym a try. THEN on Saturday, the instructor for the class was out having drinks with several other trainers (where we were having drinks) and I opened my drinky mouth and said I would be there today.

I was. It was TOUGH. and pretty awesome. I have NO core strength, and the abs/core workout in Body Pump is so thoroughly insane in this edition, I likely won't improve much in that class because it is at the end and I am drained so I don't have great motivation to look for substitute exercises. But back to circuits, It was 10 stations...each one you do for 30 seconds, then cardio for one minute (I jogged around the indoor track, duh), then back to the same station for another 30 seconds then cardio then SWITCH. I was super sweaty and dog tired. I will be back next Tuesday!

On a different, but related note...I am now at TWO days of not going over my daily points. Usually I am into my weeklies on Mondays because I justify working out making me hungry. Tonight, I, for the first time on this journey, made box macaroni and cheese. Annie's Homegrown Organic Whole Wheat Shells and White Cheddar. OH.MY.GOD. (said in the style of Janice from Friends). It was SO good. I stir fried a bunch of veggies to have with it, and I swear I passed out kind of a little bit I was shocked that it was BOX mac and cheese and, and, AND it was well within my points. SO well within my points and what I had already eaten for the day, I could have eaten.the.whole.box and would have only gone over my POINTS by .5 for the day. I logged it. I had it in my bowl. I had it salted and peppered. I clicked open the microwave to heat it up...then I dumped it in a Rubbermaid container and slapped it in the fridge. Instead I had a yogurt breakfast...for dessert, for half the points.

I think I didn't eat it because I have eaten SO many boxes of macaroni and cheese by my.self. that I need to break that cycle even IF the points are there.

How about you? What are your triggers...even the healthified ones?


OH, before I head to bed, a few of you asked about hooping (thanks for caring, by the way)...
No hooping for me today because I had to be at a meeting, but the DVD that I am practicing with is a Hoopnotica trial version that my friend lent me. I requested the next two DVDs from Netflix, and I will let you know how they go. Luckily the hooping class is so popular it is offered now on Tuesday AND Wednesday, so I get to go tomorrow! I have been practicing, so tomorrow I might get to learn a TRICK. I am very CAPITALLY today.

11 comments:

Susans Journey To Stay Fit said...

I have to be careful with any type of cracker because they are so easy to binge on, and peanut butter I just love it but it has so many calories so I only allow myself 1tbs at a time.

creative kerfuffle said...

i'm w/ susan, crackers (plain or not) and pnutbutter. i can't eat just one. I LIKE CAPITALLY!

Tammie said...

i really love any kind of spicy nut. like those almonds that taste like wasabi or chili flavor. i say im going to eat just one or two handfuls, next thing i know they are all gone.

im intrigued by this hooping trick. hmmm....

lastchanceivf said...

That class sounds INTENSE! I'm proud of you for going and for signing up again. I say to the mister all the time...I NEED TO DO SOME WEIGHTS. We've got the cardio down, but must work on the tone too.

Amy said...

thanks for the dvd title...
Great job on the circuits! I'm just realizing how much I need to add strength training to my workouts. I am HURTING today.

tara said...

You know what always gets me? Ramen Noodles. I love ramen noodles, and once I give in and eat them once I want them all the time. It's disgusting, I know. But there you have it.

Jen L. said...

You ARE very capitally today. I dig it.

Isn't Annie's the best?? It's Dean's favorite. He eats it for lunch several days a week. I mix in peas or broccoli and sometimes leftover ham or even ground turkey. SO GOOD!

My trigger is Apple Jacks. If there's a box in the house, I can't keep my hand out of it.

Shelley said...

Woohoo HP!!! So glad you crossed over into the other side...and lived to tell the tale! I think it's funny that you are now doing my workouts and I've started doing yours (running, not hooping...yet).

In my mind, a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese serves one. ME. God I loved that stuff. Probably still would, if I let it come into my house! Spaghettios are another trigger (yes I am six!), and as for healthy triggers - um, I can do a number on a good fruit salad to the point of having my mouth be all raw on the inside from the acids in some fruits.

Penny said...

After reading this I went home last night and made me and Eli Annie's whole wheat Dora's (?) and alfredo sauce and it was pretty good!

Penny said...

Dora is supposed to be plural not possessive. GAH!

Astarte said...

OOh, I didn't know Annie's was practically good for me!!! I'm going to go back to getting that!!!!! Yum! And what a good idea to put veggies in it!

I cannot hula hoop at all. Ugh. You continue to amaze me.

 
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