Sunday, September 05, 2010
For the past 3 weeks I have been bouncing within the same pound/500g on the scale. I'm either 82 or 82.5 and I'm no longer amused. For my sanity I NEED to see an 81 on that scale. Adding strength training should help this week, I hope. Lets get in 3 runs and 2 30 day shreds this week and if there isn't a loss I'm throwing my scale out the window! My clothes fit better and I feel better, so things are changing, but I really like seeing the number on the scale go down :(
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Its official. And I'm excited!
Over the last 2 days I have had 3 meals out due to my parents visiting. Other then realising that restaurant food is too heavy for everyday consumption (brick in the stomach this morning) I have also realised that my membership to the Clean Plate Club (CPC) has expired. I no longer have the urge to eat everything on my plate or in sight. And it feels good.
Lets start with Saturday lunch. I had 1 piece of garlic bread and left the rest. Old me would have reached for another piece, since there was plenty going, but new me said NO! Lunch arrived and I ate it, every bite, because I wasn't full from bread and because I ordered a smaller meal and I wasn't full until a bite from finishing. Success!
Saturday dinner was Indian food, which I love. I shared a naan with the boyfriend instead of having one to myself. I had a spoonful of everything on offer (OK, 2 spoonfuls of the veggies and 2 spoonfuls of the lamb) which I ate slowly with my bread. Then I stopped! I was satisfied and I didn't need anymore food. There was food on the table and I'm sure it was very delish, but the leftovers will be nice for lunch tomorrow too (I love reheated Indian food, I'm weird like that!)
This morning was breakfast/brunch out. I had the pancakes with fruit. I had 2/3 of the (thin, almost crepe like) pancakes and all of the fruit. There may or may not have been a strip of bacon involved. Once again, I ate until I was satisfied and then stopped. I auctioned off my pancakes to the other diners at my table because I probably could have eaten them but I didn't want to over eat. I also only had 1/3 of my coffee because it came in a huge bowl and I really didn't want or need that much coffee!
So there ya go folks, I am officially no longer a member of the CPC. And I like it!
Friday, September 03, 2010
However, my calves are still bothering me. They are fine downhill (I think my stride is bigger and that helps) but as soon as I'm on the flat my calves get hella tight and sore and I have to stop and stretch, and it doesn't help much. They also look HUGE and are very tight and firm to the touch. Is this normal? Anyone know whats going on? I think it might be because my stride is too short, but if I make it longer I have to go faster and I get out of breath faster... very frustrating because it is so hard to move my legs and just keep going when my calves get tight because they are hard to move, even when I slow to a walk...
So my intervals went like this
1 - Fine, downhill
2 - Fine, downhill
3 - Getting a little sore in the last 30 seconds, on the flat, a little downhill
Break to walk up the huge hill
4 - So sore I have to stop after 1 minute. Stretch, try again, make it 30 seconds
5 - Still sore, fine once heading downhill
I don't think the 5K is going be be downhill, so I will hopefully work this out soon!
Plan for next week
Sunday - Short walk with my Mama
Monday - W3 D1 (I hope!)
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Bike or walk
Thursday W3 D2
Friday - Rest
Saturday W3 D3
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The past couple of days my eating has been awesome. I have been eating veggies and everything! Lots of stirfrys with lean meat and green veggies, little oil, low fat sauces...delish.
But today, I'm sick. I was grumpy and feeling gross and I went to the bakery and had a pie and a caramel slice for lunch. Now I feel grosser, but I just wanted it and you don't get between a sick me and my pie. I will be making good choices for the rest of the day (stir fry for dinner, fruit snacks) to try and make up for it. AND because I do know that when I eat junk I feel worse even though I crave it and think it will make me feel better. Grrr, I'm mad at me.
And I don't know if I am sick still (last week I was sick for 2 days and I haven't been feeling 100% since) or if I'm sick again. Who knows, I'm just sick :( But the boy has the man flu, so guess who doesnt get a break? Me! Gotta look after the helpless male despite my own sickness!
My mummy is visiting for the weekend... She can take care of me in my sick state!
Thursday, September 02, 2010
I did it...sorta...
I ran for 10 minutes total, but my intervals were a little skewed. I did the first two 2 minute runs fine, no problem (but they were downhill...I may have timed it that way...you can't prove a thing!) but after that things got a little...hurty? My ankles felt like someone with giant hands was squeezing my ankles, so there was just heaps of pressure. Very, very weird. So I did my third interval and only made it a minute. I stopped and stretched. Nope, not helping. So I did my second minute of that interval then I split my fourth interval up into two 1 minute runs. I had to, my ankles were too sore. I did my last interval for the full 2 minutes after taking a 5 minute walk break, then got home and stretched. The ankles are feeling better now, but I have no idea whats going on! I warmed up for 10 minutes so I don't think that was it! Runners, give me your feedback! But the upshot is, I ran for 10 minutes but it was in a different configeration then originally planned.
In other news, I'm additced to dried cherries. They are like crack to me. They are soooooo tasty and they are curing my sweet craving nicely. Cherries are my favourite fruit, but the season is sooooo short! I know, I know, fresh fruit is better, but these will do nicely as a junk food substitute!
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