Saturday, August 16, 2014
I've heard that you get fit in the gym ad get thin in the kitchen. That is so true! And I need to focus on the latter.
Fitness wise, while I haven't met all my goals in terms of consistency, I have been doing pretty well. Including completing a sprint length triathlon a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty much a badass! Although the run part was really a walk. It was so much fun and I'm feeling motivated to really work on my running and do some more.
Unfortunately I've been a bit lazy since then. I'm also having a lot of time trying to figure out how to fit in training, especially with the school year looming and all the kids' activities and everything. Hubby and I discussed it, I cashed out some vacation time at work, and today we purchased a used treadmill--but a super nice one that usually retails for $3k and is a commercial grade so it'll take a pounding. We just have to get it moved into the basement so we're trying to round up some help for that.
So, I'm hoping then I can do that several mornings a week before we get started for the day. That way I can do my work outs in the a.m., Hubby can still do his workouts at the gyms in the a.m. so we're not goofing his schedule, and then I'm not pushing off my workouts until the evening which often conflicts with other things or ends up so late that then I stay up late and can't get my body to go to sleep at a decent hour and I can hopefully also use that time to stay on top of things.
We're also looking at a couple second hand bike trainers so we can both stay in shape cor cycling. Have to do more research on those but the used sports store had a couple very affordable options to at least get us through the winter. Woo hoo!! And we still have about $200 left over from the treadmill funds to fund that.
So, now that my major race is over I need to focus on the eating. I didn't want to cut calories too much before the race, although maybe just a convienent excuse? The couple 5ks I have this fall don't require as much glycogen stores. I'd been struggling with how to handle this. I HATE journaling calories. hate hate hate. When I lost weight succesfully before I used ediets and was able to do a good meal plan and then check off what I ate in the appropriate amounts in a notebook. Ediets sucks now so can't do that again. Turns out cooking light has something similiar. It's not quite as flexible with the choices, and my life is much more crazy now than it was ten years ago! But I want to lose the 20# of baby weight and another #10 so I'm hoping that if I can just follow the plan for about 15 weeks--so basically through the end of the year--then I should be good. I hope I hope I hope. I really need to get snacking under control. Snacking is a huge downfall. And impulse control--while I can control what is in (or not in) the house my work is full of treats and junk and so that is a HUGE temptation which I am not good at resisting. I'm hoping that if I can just do really good for a relatively short period of time then it'll be ok. I'm relatively good at maintaining weight--most of my weight is directly attributable to my first pregnant--I'm just really bad at losing.
So that's the plan. I have a new notebook and the first week's meals all planned. I know what needs to be done. The goal is attainable. I can do this. I need to remain focused on the goal.