I’m so out of shape.
Well today was the first day for me in the gym towards my goal of losing 120 lbs and getting in great enough shape to do a FIGURE or BODYBUILDING competition. I’ve been mentally ready to get in the gym for about a week now but didn’t have a car. Got my car yesterday. I love it, it’s a goldish color 2002 Saturn.
I wanted to go to the Body Works Plus Abs at 9:45am this morning but I did not wake up till after Noon. Argh! I’m setting my alarm so that I can get up from now on. I’m so used to sleeping like 12 – 15 hours a day so it’s hard for me to just wake up.
After I got up, I decided to clean out my closet. I have too many clothes and my closet in this new apartment is smaller than the one at my old condo. I wanted to get all the work style clothes out of there, the dress pants and button down shirts. I had like 30 pairs of pants and shirts to remove. I put them in trash bags on my balcony. Now I can see what I have in my closet. I have loads of jeans and capris and tops but I really only wear dresses. I love dresses, so easy and comfy and cute.
Then me and my neighbor Angela went to Wal-Mart, I needed to pick up a few things. For example I needed a food scale, measuring cups, etc.. We looked at clothes and I bought 2 pair of workout shorts, they are tight. They are size 20 and I’m a size 24. But I’m tired of wearing baggy clothes. I want something tight and sexier. I also got 3 workout tanks, they are tight and stretchy. I’ll feel better in the gym if I think I look cute. LOL
I took 3 recipes with me and got the ingredients for some good food. Why is healthy food so expensive? OMG, peppers are $2 each. I am making these stuffed peppers: http://cherierunsthis.com/2012/07/04/clean-eating-stuffed-peppers/ Like I can get a Smart Ones meal for $2-3 or I can get a pepper. That doesn’t seem right. Peppers should be like $.75 . Extra Virgin Olive Oil is $5! craziness. I spent $145 at Wal-Mart.
I came home and put my groceries away then rushed to the gym to make it to this 4:30 pm Step n Sculpt class. I was so excited for this class. But when it started, I thought I was going to die. I could not breathe. I have asthma. My shins started hurting. I could not keep up. I had to leave the class. I am really out of shape. I guess I have to start slow. I’m eager to jump in and start working out super hard but my body wont let me. Instead I got on the treadmill and walked at a 6.0 incline for 30 minutes.
Right now my back hurts, my big toe hurts, my legs and ankles hurt. All from walking on the treadmill? I mean I am really out of shape. Gotta strengthen my lungs, build my endurance.
For dinner I had leftover baked salmon and steamed spring vegetables. That salmon was so damn good. I drank fruit juice with it. Fruit juice has a lot of calories and sugar. So I’m gonna cut back on it, maybe drink light fruit juice, I dunno. Thing is my calories for the day was still really low. My goal is to eat about 1800 calories today. My calories today were like 1100.
Tonight I made a big bowl of Greek Pasta Salad. I got the recipe from Muscle and Fitness Hers magazine. I’ll post the recipe below. The recipe is for 1 serving, but I made 6 times the amount that the recipe called for. lol. That way I’ll have ready made food in my fridge to eat. I also baked a crap load of chicken breast. I marinaded them for 2 days. lol So I have a big batch of protein to pick at for the week.
Anyway, I set my alarm so I’m gonna try to get up for that 9:45am BodyWorks class. I don’t know if I’ll make it . So we’ll see.
Greek Pasta Salad: 2 oz. dry spaghetti (i bought whole wheat spaghetti) 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 cup diced tomatoes 1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed 2 Tbsp. canned black olives sliced 1/2 cup diced cucumber 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
Prepare spaghetti as directed on package. Drain and rinse with cold water. Combine all ingredients, mix well and serve. 422 calories, 19 g protein, 63 g carbohydrate, 10 g fat, 7 g fiber