Daily Archives: December 6, 2009

Goals? What Goals!?

Hey folks!! Hope y’all had a stellar weekend :D Not gonna lie, I’m a little nervous about my goal check-in today. I don’t think I did so good! But first things first…

I slept in past 4:30 am on a Sunday for the first time in a long time. I was still up at 5:45 though, because my body clock hates me. And I was starving! Luckily, I had a special jar waiting to have some oats added to it.


Awwwww yeah…

Oatbran cooked with vanilla protein powder and a glob of PB on top. This was awesome. The leftover fluff turned into a liquid and coated everything in its dreamy sweetness :)

Chased down with some free Starbucks Christmas Blend ;)


I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the grinds to make it even more festive.

I had a glorious morning laying around in bed. Back in the day, I used to watch CNN every Sunday morning. But I’m cheap and don’t pay for it anymore. Boo. I miss my Reliable Sources.

Twitter was all a flutter with words of snow on the East coast today. But for some reason, I didn’t really clue in. Imagine my shock when I finally peeked out the window and found this!

It transformed into a winter wonderland overnight! Knowing I’d have to shovel myself out before making it to the gym, I made sure to fuel up good.


Cashew Cookie Larabar. Cut up into convenient bite sized pieces. This used to be my favourite Larabar, but I think the PB&J changed me ;)

I cut back on my usual Sunday HIIT & Weight Extravaganza because I didn’t want to tire myself out before my shift at Starbucks this afternoon.

Walk/jogging on the treadmill for 5 minutes

incline = 1%
0:00-1:00 – 6.0 mph
1:00-2:00 – 6.2 mph
2:00-3:00 – 6.4 mph
3:00-4:00 – 6.2 mph
4:00-5:00 – 6.4 mph
5:00-6:00 – 6.6 mph
6:00-7:00 – 6.4 mph
7:00-8:00 – 6.6 mph
8:00-9:00 – 6.8 mph
9:00-10:00 – 6.6 mph
10:00-11:00 – 6.8mph
11:00-12:00 – 7.0 mph
12:00-13:00 – 6.8 mph
13:00-14:00 – 7.0 mph
14:00-15:00 – 7.2 mph

A1 – Underhand-grip lat pulldown:
3 sets @ 55 lbs x 8

A2 – Barbell upright row:
3 sets @ 15 lbs (ea) x 8

B1 – Dumbbell fly:
3 sets @ 50 lbs x 8

B2 – Tricep pulldown:
3 sets @ 20 lbs (ea) x 8

HIIT: (a la Janetha)

incline=0 – 2 min @ 5.5
incline=0.5 – 1 min @ 6.0
                       1 min @ 6.5
                       1 min @ 7.0
                       1 min @ 7.5
incline=1.0  – 1 min @ 6.0
                        1 min @ 6.5
                        1 min @ 7.0
                        1 min @ 7.5
incline=1.5 – 1 min @ 6.0
                       1 min @ 6.5
                       1 min @ 7.0
                       1 min @ 7.5
incline=2.0 – 1 min @ 6.0
                       1 min @ 6.5
                       1 min @ 7.0
                        1 min @ 7.5
incline=0 – 2 min @ 5.5

A1 – Swiss ball crunch:
3 sets @ 11 lbs x 15

A2 – Russian twists:
3 sets @ 11 lbs x 30

A3 – Reverse crunch:
3 sets @ bw x 8


Not one of my best workouts. The HIIT felt really hard for me today, and my arms (especially my back) were still sore from Friday’s workout. Got through it though, and have no lingering complaints from it :)


Peanut butter hummus, marble cheese, tomatoes and spinach on a pita heated in a frying pan. Carrots and salsa on the side. 

Then it was off to work, which wasn’t nearly as busy today. I wore better shoes, which helped a lot. I also don’t own a pair of black pants that fit me (all too big!!) so I had to wear Lululemon pants :P

Supper was incredibly simple, I’m reeeeally low on groceries.

Hamburger (on whole grain bread) with a pile of frozen veggies. I bought these hamburgers frozen. Not nearly as good as making them myself with fresh beef!

Alright, here we go… I was busybusybusy this week, I barely had time to breathe, let alone think of my goals…


December Goals Check-In time!!!

Spend 30 minutes everyday cleaning something in my apartment.
I think I did this twice. I instead spent 30 minutes everyday preparing meals so I could work out in the morning. 30 minutes is a long time!

Stop procrastinating.
This went okay, only because I didn’t have time to procrastinate ;)

Read more.
No actual book reading got done, but I did get through a few magazines with my before-bed reading.

Read at least one chapter a day from my personal training textbook.
This also only got done twice. I don’t actually expect to get this done every day, but if I try to, it will at least hopefully get done faster!

Listen to my body.
I have no clue how many extra calories I’m burning at my shifts at Starbucks. I do find that I’m not hungry at all while working. But as soon as I get home, I’m starving. So far, I’ve just been going with it.

Try more recipes.
Didn’t try anything this week. This may be a hard goal to keep up. I think I’ll aim to make a big pot of somethin’ once a week to eat off of (like I did with my pasta sauce this week). But I also want to try some new holiday treat recipes to give out as gifts.

Spend less on groceries.
I get a big PASS on this :D But that’s only because I didn’t make it to the grocery store this week. Tomorrow’s haul may be expensive as I have to stock an empty fridge…

Get a grip.
Life is still a little hectic. But officially finishing my old job this weekend will be a big help. Baby steps.


Question of the Day: How are you doing on your goals? Have you set any news ones?


I’m off to go prepare a day’s worth of food again. I start First Aid training at 8:30 am sharp tomorrow!