Today, I took aerobics class from one of my professors at school. She’s probably at least 55 if not 60. and that class KICKED MY BUTT!!! I am so sore already. It was a combo Zumba/Aerobics/Weights/Step class. I was like.. yeah, it’ll be a good warm up for my run… NOT TRUE.
She is such an inspiration! She’s definitely older and FIT!!! I’ve seen her in my yoga class and she is WAY more flexible than me. I get pretty excited when I can palm the floor on my forward bend but this lady… she’s got her face between her knees. SO FLEXIBLE.
I hope when I’m old I can be as healthy and fit as her.
This was exam day! So we went to celebrate for dinner. Luckily, most of the yummy food I wanted to eat they didn’t have. That made me more healthy than me actually picking good choices.
Morning Snack: 266
Pear, Instant Oatmeal
Thai Red Snapper
Total Calories burned: 2511
Steps taken: 10754
Net Calories: -1448
It was a really good day, went running AND to yoga/pilates class.
Calories Burned: 2060
Steps Taken: 7567
Sleep Efficiency: 94% 6hr 45 min
I use fitbit to track my sleep and activity. You can find it here:
Chopsticks! For sharing food with friends and family.
Today was a weird day food wise. I planned out all my food and took it with me when I went to go study, but then some of the food I made didn’t taste that great, so one of my friends ended up eating it and another one of my friends ended up sharing her pad thai with me.
Golean, Yogurt, Frozen berries (Ate the last of my yogurt today. Going grocery shopping. Excited to get Greek yogurt! The normal yogurt just wasn’t cutting it)
Morning Snack: 136
Butternut Squash (I just roasted them in the oven the night before)
Pad Thai, Bordeaux Cookies
Afternoon Snack: 100
Nabisco 100 cal pack
I think I’m gonna start posting my calories burned via fitbit and my food eaten together starting next week.
Today was another hard food day. This studying is just not good for me. I think I might move back to studying in the library since you can’t eat in there.
2 Pears, Nabisco 100 calorie cookies, Baby Carrots
Morning Snack: 80
Afternoon Snack: 170
Bolivian Rice Bowl
Today was a REALLY hard food day for me. Today= starting to stress about exams on Monday. Studying in the cafeteria did not help. And I drank an INSANE amount of coffeeUsually I’m ok, but today the stress really got to me. I brought a lot of fruit with me, but I didn’t really plan my meals and I think that really derailed my eating for today. Also since I was studying hard core I didn’t go running today. But I figure one day is ok. Tomorrow I will be back on the train. I’ll pick exactly what I want to eat and go running. I think I should start planning my food the day before.
Golean, Yogurt, Frozen Berries
Morning Snack: 240
Apple, Instant Oatmeal
Massaman Curry and White Rice
Afternoon Snack: 550 (this is when it started to go crazy)
Wedge fries, Cupcake, Cinnamon swirl bread
Cranapple juice, pear, insane amounts of creamer and sugar
Total: 2209 (HOLY COW)
Yogurt (3/4 cup): 116
Golean (1/2 cup): 75
Frozen Fruit: 20
Morning Snack: 289
Baby Carrots: 84
Sugar Cubes: 35 (so much coffee today..and cafeteria was out of splenda :( sad)
Nabisco 100 cal pack: 100
Large Egg: 70
Egg White: 17
Udon Noodles: 166
Brown Sugar (1tsp): 14
Afternoon Snack: 150
Nabisco 100 cal pack: 100
Baby Carrots (1.25 cups): 88
The noodles soaked up a bunch of the soup and so I didn’t finish it for lunch and actually ate a bunch for dinner. I was actually pretty upset this afternoon after one of my classes… but instead of eating I talked about it with friends, went to yoga, and then went for a run. I’m really proud of myself for not turning to food like I normally do. :)
I’ve always HATED running. Absolutely abhorred it. I’ve done an insane amount of situps and leg lifts to avoid running back when I did swim team. I would do anything but run.
When I started med school, I would run after Anatomy lab because I would be so frustrated with lab and not understanding things running would get my anger out. But even then, I was only able to run for short bursts.
This year, I decided to run with a friend and I realized I was trying to sprint and call it jogging… yeah didn’t work so well. Now I run around outside everyday (so far for the past 3 weeks). At first I tried running at 6 every morning before school. But I would always be so sleepy and so I switched to running at 6pm. I have found that it works better for me. It’s a nice break to a day of studying and if I happened to eat a lot so far during the day, I can just run a little more to negate the facts a lot.
Today, school was really upsetting. In our clinical medicine class, I feel I did really poorly and I got chastised by a visiting professor very harshly and pretty much left the class and broke out in tears. In the teacher’s defense, I didn’t do so well… but still, I felt like he treated me like a petulant child. Yoga class calmed me down, and then running just felt so good. So now I love running. I just needed to learn to take it slower.