Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I haven't been as active on SP since I was in San Antonio a few weeks ago. I have still been tracking my fitness minutes and nutrition, but not as active in the spark community (sorry! working on it!)
1/2 marathon training is going well. I haven't had nearly as many "mental hurdle" runs as I thought I would (the ones where you have to force yourself to keep going). We're also planning ahead for weekends where we will not be home to make sure we reschedule the long runs without missing any shorter runs.
I have also started doing yoga videos off of youtube. I love it! It is so relaxing and has helped me not be sore from running more miles each week. Whenever we move from here (pending new jobs...), I'd like to join a gym that offers classes so I can do yoga and get back into spinning.
I've been doing well on most days ( a lot more days recently where I'm not pushing my max calories, which is a good change). I also had my worst day on record this past weekend. 3,729 calories. In one day. And only 20g of fiber and 61g of protein. It was mostly candy, cupcakes and alcohol. The weight I gained is definitely not all water weight- I ate over 1 entire pound's worth of calories! I also felt like a big blob all day Sunday (and still kind of feel that way today!).
I need to find a better way to deal with food and alcohol. I think deprivation is leading to binges. With alcohol, I don't really drink unless there is a special occasion, which is fine because I don't crave it. With sweets, I actually have been craving them, and allowing myself to have something a few times per week (mini candy bar etc). I feel like I've tried each of the methods- abstain, moderation and eat whatever you want with no success.
I haven't made a meal plan worthy of posting since before I was in TX. I didn't have one that week because I wasn't home and didn't have one the week afterward because J worked every night except Monday. We made a one dish meal last night with chicken, green beans and potatoes with an italian dressing mix packet.
I'll be making a plan for next week and next weekend and will post them when I finish. We are going camping next weekend, and will probably do the joint meals again, as it was easier to pack and coordinate.
Monday, January 28, 2013
This week, I want to work on eating mindfully. I want to eat slowly and taste each bite instead of shoveling it in. Major problem of mine that I want to work on this week. I usually eat breakfast and lunch in front of my computer at work and dinner in front of the tv (yes, I just admitted that in "public"...) Definitely room for improvement!
In other news, today marks the beginning of week 2 of half marathon training.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will do 3 mile runs (Tuesday at pace) and on Saturday we will do a 5 mile run. 3 weeks until I get to the furthest distance I've ever run before!
I have stuck with my 10 minutes of daily exercise streak since December 30th! I'm definitely invested in it now, so I want to see how long I can keep the streak alive.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Last week, I was in San Antonio for work. I did at least 10 minutes of exercise while there and got 2 runs in (outside in shorts and a tank top!). I did eat Texas-sized portions for lunch and dinner. Lots of Tex-Mex and a few more drinks than I would have liked. This was my first time meeting the rest of the noise analysis community, so I did give in to peer-pressure and go out for lunch/dinner/drinks with people from other companies and the government side. All in all, not too bad (unless you check my tracker...). I'm up 1 pounds, so no major damage and I'm already back on track.
Also of note, I decided that I sometimes like raw tomatoes and sometime like mushrooms! I don't want just a piece of tomato, but will eat it on a forkful of lettuce. I also had some baked mushrooms in San Antonio that I liked if I had them with something else in the same bite. Progress nonetheless!
J and I decided on a half marathon training program to follow:
This one is simpler than other training programs I've seen and is most in line with our fitness level. We started today with our first long run (end of week 1). Yep, 11 weeks until the big day!
Meal Plan for the week:
Saturday: Honey Balsamic Chicken and Asiago Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli
*We've made the chicken before (it's awesome) and are using parmesan and montery jack in place of the asiago because I don't want to go the grocery store)
Sunday: Minestrone soup with a salad and tofu (J is working)
Monday: Chicken pesto bake with crispy baked mushrooms
Tuesday: Salads topped with grilled chicken or baked tofu
Wednesday: Honey mustard roasted chicken with carrots and potatoes
Thursday: baked potato, lima beans and tofu (J is working)
Friday: leftovers (J is working)
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