Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Leftover minestrone soup for dinner for the third night in a row. Wow. I actually am still enjoying it too. I think it has too many carbs though. I need more protein. I've been tracking my calories and what not and I definitely haven't been getting enough. Such is life. I just don't enjoy meat all that much. I was a vegetarian for a while. I still don't eat red meat. But I definitely need the protein, so I'll keep trying to force it down.

I know I can eat beans, and tofu, and soy, and I do eat all of that, I promise. But sometimes those things get old. It's funny, I always tell the boy that hamburgers on TV look so good, but I would never in a million years eat one. If I was presented with a hamburger right in front of my face, I would probably gag. My office is above a restaurant and sometimes I can literally smell the charred flesh. How's that for a mental picture?

So I'm not getting enough protein, but I am doing okay in other areas. I went to the gym tonight and took a spinning class and lifted weights, for a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes at the gym. Hardcore! The trainer has me on a new cardio schedule because he wants me to do the triathlon. Maybe I already told you guys that. I don't know. It's six days a week though, with only Sunday to rest. Daaaaaauuuuuuummmm! If I don't lose weight with this schedule I swear to god I'm going to kick someone in the face. And it might be Ronald McDonald.

I'm supposed to do a 30 min run tomorrow at 70% max heart rate, which I think is around 134 for me. Oh yeah, like I can actually run and keep my heart rate that low. It'll more likely be a fast walk/jog occasionally. If I actually start running my heart rate will skyrocket. But that's the whole point of this I guess. I'm building my cardio base right now so that in the future I'll be able to run faster with less exertion.

On Thursday I'll attempt to get back in the pool. The trainer said I only have to do 12 minutes to start, so that should be easy enough. It's when I get in for long periods of time that will suck the big one. Yick.

Also, I forgot to mention that I ran into the trainer on Friday night out at the karaoke bar. I may or may not have had about 5 or so beers by that point and was fairly drunk. Oopsie. Oh well, I'm human and I'm sure he knows that. He knows it for sure now. :P I'm off to watch the Olympics now and attempt my 9:30 bedtime.


alea said...

I thought I was exercising like mad... But you ROCK! Almost 2 hours at the gym, that really is hardcore!

I remember you mentioning a triathlon way back... So you're gonna give it a try then? Wow, what a great goal! And I'm sure you can do this.

Do you already know when it will take place?

Jeni said...

Alea - I was planning on a triathlon, but then I got worried I wouldn't be in good enough shape to do it so I decided to focus on weight loss and just save the triathlon for when I a little fitter.

The trainer thinks it would be a good goal for me to reach for though, so I think I'm going to give it a shot this year. I haven't decided which one I'll do, although I think the Tri for the Cure is all women and late enough in the summer to give me time to get ready, so that sounds like a good one. I'll keep you updated. Thanks for stopping by; I love to see your comments!