Everything is going quite perfectly!
Wow… Day one went perfectly as planned… Other than I feel like I have eaten non-stop all day long…
Well this is giving to prove to be a lot of work!!! Sheesh. After an hour of meal prep, got my 10am snack, my lunch and my 3pm snack prepped for tomorrow… That doesn’t include breakfast, dinner or my 7pm snack… Holy food.
But did get everything figured out, which turned out to be a lot of figuring… And my workout schedule planned for tomorrow too… I could not be more stoked about this little adventure!!!
This morning I recieved 9 e-books from Pauline Nordin at Fighter Diet. I am so excited about this challenge for a couple of reasons.
1. I do not do well without very clear goals and a very clear plan. Both of those things are totally in place.
2. I need something that focuses on cardio (which I love, clearly running is key for me).
3. And also focuses on lifting. When I was CrossFitting, I really liked the way that my body looked with the additional tone that lifting added. Running seems to make these muscles longer and weaker.
4. It incorporates and entire eating program, that I can stick to. Its primarily vegetable based, followed by protein, and then everything else. Which is the way I prefer to eat anyways.
5. I am ready to make some changes to my body!!!
Well, part of the deal is a before picture and measurements… Neither of which I am super excited about, but Bill is willing to be the photographer (as embarrassing as this will be). Luckily for you, there will be no before photo posted here, but maybe when I finish the five weeks, and the AFTER photo is so awesome, you can see the before photo! Ha!!!
You will be fortunate enough to listen to me blog on and on about my progress. 🙂 Woot!
Well, my blood work shows, once again, Borderline Anemic… Being low on iron, makes my feel low at life. Low on energy, low on sleep, my mood is less than cheerful…
Happy to report even though the blogging world hasn’t been put through the torture of seeing my every meal, I have eaten perfectly since my initial post… And let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy, it seems the world, both at work and at home has secretly been conspiring against my best efforts to drop a few pounds… at work this week there has been cupcakes in our managers meeting twice, homemade banana bread from one of the few nurses I would eat home cooked food by, brownines, fajitas, a nacho bar and a giant pile of junk food dumped on my desk including a diet Pepsi?!?! But because I have been packing my breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack every day plus my water and tea, no temptation, even that cold diet Pepsi has broken my willpower… Today is a busy day for our facility with state legislators in, so getting my workout in this morning will help keep me on track for the day. A run on my treadmill and Pilates. Off to a good start.
Today I was notified that I received another running sponsorship. I am really excited about this, as it is a really cool product! Road ID! Check them out! So my mom bought me my first Road ID while living in a very small logging town when I did the majority of my running on back roads, my mom was just sure that I would be hit by a car or logging truck and that no one would know who to call. So she ordered me a Road ID, and I totally loved it!
I’ve recently been reading a little about this… And the benefits of being at race weight, the increase in speed, better endurance, etc. I am about 8# off of my ideal race weight with three weeks from yesterday until my “make-up marathon”, as I will be calling this tiny local marathon. 🙂
The plan… I am a planner, and this works very, very effectively for me. My running and workout schedule has been for shit the last few weeks, I have 99 reasons
(and a bitch ain’t one, lol) why but nothing that isn’t easily fixable…
Issue one, my diet plain flippin sucks. Some of the needed adjustments: Bill and I eat out roughly three lunches or more a week, and he loves carb-loaded dinners, I love cooking, and it isn’t working, ELIMINATE EATING OUT & MAKE HEALTHY DINNERS… Diet soda, I love it, and it hates me, and usually loads on a pound or two of water weight, last one in the fridge this morning is now gone, therefore I won’t be buying more, REMOVE DIET PEPSI & ENTER TEA. Secret snacking… I will admit that often, especially Tuesdays and Thursdays when I get home two hours before Bill, I snack on the most unhealthy things in the house, UNPLANNED SNACKING IS ENDING. Water, I am not a fan of water, I know I should be, I understand all the benefits, I just plain don’t drink enough of it… This is coming to an end too, PACKING AROUND THE BUBBA CUP is happening. I log my food on MyFitnessPal, and it is extremely effective, unless I feel like a hog and quit part way through the day, usually around 3pm, so back to LOGGING EVERYTHING I EAT OR DRINK. These major adjustments will make it easy for me to lose these 8# prior to November 2nd, planning to lose three pounds this week, three pounds the next and two the last week before the marathon.
Workouts… Because I will need to fit in another long run prior to race day, I will need to work that in this Sunday… So my training schedule looks a little like this:
Monday: Pilates, Spinning 1 hour
Tuesday: Treadmill 5 miles, Swimming 15 laps
Wednesday: Pilates, Spinning 1 hour
Thursday: Treadmill 5 miles, Swimming 15 laps
Saturday: Easy 3 miles
Sunday: 18 miles, long and slow
So far today, great little breakfast of 1/2c non-fat greek yogurt, granola and banana. Brought my BUBBA cup to work and have already polished of a cup of green tea.