Sunday, August 10, 2008
It's been a whole month since my last blog....
I ran a 10k on 7/24/08 I knocked 9 minutes off my time from the first one!!!! SSSOOOO excited about that!
As we all know, I've been having a hard time staying motivated lately..... I've been "training" for a half in December, but that doesn't seem to be motivation enough for me. So I decided that I need to have something to keep me "going". Therefore, I decided that I am going to a 5 or 10k at least every other week. I have looked at upcoming events and this is what I've come up with so far:
8/15/08 - Sandy City Midnight 5k
8/23/08 - Dimple Dell Race at Your Pace 5k
9/6/08 - Wasatch Womens (ladies only) 5k
9/13/08 - Classic 10k
9/27/08 - Need to find something
10/11/08 - HAFB Firehouse 10k
That's as far as I've gone. Races become kinda scarce in Utah when you get into the colder months...... But I think if I at least do those and keep with my training program, I will still be ready for my half in December (If I get to do it).
I have also decided that I need to add more strength training to my workout. My husband bought me Jillians "Biggest Winner" DVD's for my b-day so I think I will add them 3 days a week on my cross training days. I've tried them once, they are BRUTAL, but I think I need some brutality in my life.
I really need to get back on the eating bandwagon too..... I really haven't been doing very well about tracking my food..... I am going to work on that in coming weeks.
So, basically in a nutshell, I have taken a month off from my program. I didn't gain anything, but I didn't lose anything either.....
I will do measurements and weigh in tomorrow. I will post them at some point this week. We shall see how well I can do this and how determined I can be!!!!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This blog is going to be a bit of a rant.... (thus the whambulance...).
I started using Spark in January of 2007. Since that time I have not been very good about exercising. But I was still having quite a bit of success.... I had lot 30 lbs by just eating within my calorie range. Every time that I would start to exercise I would gain weight, so I'd quit. So then, in March I decided to start exericising, which led to running, which led to me quitting smoking and now I have been working my BUTT off these days, working out 6 days a week, which is AWESOME! I feel great, I am looking much better. BUT.... Since I started working out in March I have GAINED almost 20 lbs!!! How is that freaking possible???
I haven't really been eating any differently, except that I've been consuming a larger portion of my daily calories in the morning (about half). I'm thinking that this may be part of the problem.... I have gone from hardly exercising at all to burning approximately 2500 calories a week.... So I'm thinking that I need to adjust my calorie intake, but how much???? I've updated my SparkPeople profile, and it hasn't changed anything... I think I need to go see a doctor, but I don't have insurance right now.
I am SO FRUSTRATED!!! I have made all these "positive lifestyle changes", yet the results on the scale are making me want to stop. Yet I don't want to stop, because I'm really enjoying the exercise, but I'm NOT enjoying the results on the scale....
Friday, June 27, 2008
So I did my fist hill workout yesterday.... it was pretty brutal, i took a picture of the hill, this is from the top. It was a 528 ft ascent. (I don't know if the pics do the hill justice, but oh, well).
The run was a total of 2.4 miles and took me 30:13
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I did my 5k today. It was at Sugarhouse Park wich is at the base of 2 different canyons, so there were lots of hills.... I knew there would be, yet for some reason I was surprised when they appeared!!!
I did not reach my goal for this week.... I walked during my 5k... so that kind of sucked.
My time was 39:03
On a couple of good notes.... Check out the definition of the calf on my back leg!!! AND still no smoking.... One whole month!!!
I am going to start training for a half marathon this week. I'm thinking I was do the one in Vegas at the beginning of December. I haven't look at my training schedule yet, so I don't know what all of my goals are for the week.
****Goals for the week**** (so far)
Run at least 3 miles 4 days this week
At least one of my runs needs to have hills
Track my food EVERY DAY this week!!!
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