Yesterday was my first official day of the 6 weeks I have to drop some major fat before Hawaii. Now this is NOT all just about vanity, I want to be in shape so I can enjoy surfing and that takes a lot of strength and cardio to do!
This is my 6 week plan:
- Workout at least 2 hours a day!
- Workout 6 days a week (Sundays are active rest days where I at least go for a walk or to the driving range or something)
- Eat a veggie-based diet & cut out meat to 3 or 4 helpings MAX a week
Yesterday I did 50 minutes of power walking around the YMCA track that is so conveniently located 2 blocks from my office. After work I headed to the gym (Goodlife Fitness Women- An all womens gym) for an hour long cardio dance class (it kicked my butt) followed by weights that focused on both upper and lower body. The only thing I skipped out on was abs, but after 2 hours and 10 minutes of working out that day, I was bushed!
I found a bunch of easy and healthy vegetarian recipes so for dinner I had a black bean quesadilla (yes cheese is fattening but it’s better than my usual taco or burger!) And lunch today was a vegetarian wrap with sundried tomatoes, avacado, sprouts and balsamic vinagrette. It was pretty good, but needed some crunch, so tomorrow I will add cucumber.
Hopefully I can keep this up, I HAVE to keep this up!
I found a link on CasaSugar to this awesome video on making a really pretty blue mountain painting. It looks so easy I think even I could do it! Weekend project.
I knew that my SAD helped me gain a few pounds this winter. I have a belly and my thighs got a little bigger, but I had no idea how MUCH weight I had gained until I stepped on the scale at the doctors office today. 168 pounds!!!!! I thought I was 155, and my normal weight when I was in shape was between 140-145! And now I am creeping over to 170 freaking pounds. I am so unbelievably angry with myself for letting it get this bad. But seriously, how did I NOT notice a 13 pound gain since last summer? How did that creep onto my frame without me noticing? And to top it all off I leave for Hawaii in 6 weeks. Awesome. Luckily, I just joined a gym last week and the weather is getting nicer so it is time to push myself. Hard! There is a dirt track 2 blocks from work so I intend to do interval training at lunch, yes that means I will be sweaty at work but thats a small price to pay!
If anyone has any advice on how to take these nasty pounds off fast, I would be much obliged.
My rocking body back in 2008
I LOVE Rick Mercer! I find him so funny and I LOVE how he explores all kinds of cool and quirky things about Canada. Last week, he went to Tofino, B.C., a place I have been dieing to visit for years and tried his hand at winter surfing. Watch the funny video on his Youtube page.
This great video just akes me more anxious to go to Hawaii in May!! I have watched it four times already!!
I am new to Lethbridge, I spent the past year in Waterton and before that I was in Seattle for a number of years. I love the giant coulee that separates West Lethbridge from the rest of the city and I took advantage of the warm day and took my niece and nephew and my boyfriend and his two kids on a muddy adventure.
Wow! Here I bemoan the fact that I am land locked and can’t surf and what do I stumble upon today online? River surfing! And apparently it is pretty popular in Alberta, there is an association for it!
What is River Surfing?
River Surfing is surfing on waves in rivers. Waves are formed by the combination of fast moving water going over a drop or slope and the river bottom contours. The water goes down the slope or drop then comes back up to form the wave.
River Surfers face upstream and the surf boards ride on the face of the wave. To stay on the wave a River Surfer balances gravity pulling them down the face of the wave and the water pushing them downstream. The act of surfing on River Waves is very similar to surfing on Ocean Waves.
Slam the Kan
And since 2006 there has been a river surfing event just outside Calgary called Slam the Kan. There isn’t a website but they do have a Facebook Event Page. I am definitely going to go this year just to check it out, maybe even give it a shot.
If the video doesn’t play, click the link to the Youtube page. It’s worth it!