Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Let's start with the good news. In the past three days I've run 10+ kms in three short runs. On Monday, I started with a trip out with the "Freshmen" AKA the Learn to Run group. These are the ones that have NEVER run before or have but haven't in a very long time. When we got back to the Running Room, I noticed that the "Sophmores", AKA the Learn to Run 10km group, was heading out for their first night's run. So I went with them, too. Tonight, I ran with my half marathon group, the "Juniors". I feel so good right now. Aside from a pain in my shin/calf that has now gone "poof" mentally and physically, tonight's run ROCKED!
Next goal, 5 servings of fruits & veggies - Done & Done
Third goal , 3 bottles of water (1950 mL of water) - Done & Done
Finally, I wanted to keep my percentages at 50% carbs, 20% protein and 30 % fat. On Monday, I consumed 2,814 calories. (52.5/16.6/30.9) Did NOT meet the goal. Today, Tuesday, I consumed 1,846. Better intake for sure but the percentages were 55.7/20.3/24). My big concern is the amount of sodium. That will be added to tomorrow's goals.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Ok, first a confession, I totally dropped the two challenges that I joined yesterday. For a few reasons. Mostly because, even though they're only asking me to commit 10 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes is hard to find in the day and I don't want to feel guilty about failing. I have to many other things to think about.
Alright, now that that's out of the way. I still am not sure how many calories I'm meant to consume. I'm pretty sure the ice cream cake & chocolate covered pretzels should not have been. Consumed, that is. Yesterday, my total was 2033 (58.4% carbs, 10.7% protein, 30% fat) Today, I'm working towards the recommended of 50% carbs, 20% protein. If I keep the fat intake to 30%, I'm doing okay.
I fell short of my "3 bottles" of water goal by one bottle. This means that I consumed 1300 mL. Not bad, just not ideal.
Exercise did not happen. I have a list as long as my arm as to why... it all boils down to "I don't wanna". Today will be a better day. I need to go get bus passes for the boys so I will walk to the 7-11 for that. I'll also be crashing/pacing the LTR clinic tonight so that'll get me a few calories burned, too. Tomorrow, I was thinking of hitting the gym. Maybe. We'll see. It's also weigh-in day. Hopefully, the gods are good to me as I did little to earn it.
ETA: I *did* have five servings of freggies
Sunday, January 01, 2012
"Today you have a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities. " - Tommy Europe
I joined TWO January challenge groups and set my own running mileage goal for 2012.
So far today, I'm eating well and staying hydrated. Baby steps!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I will train with my Half Marathon group three times a week
I will finish the Scotiabank Half in 2:15 or less.
This will be my return to HM running and will, hopefully, bring back my confidence as a runner and instructor.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Why do you want to lose weight?
Answer: I want to look and feel better. Right now, I'm a fluffy version of my fitter self. I want Emily to have the energetic mom that Colin & Logan had.
Next, take each of those reasons and reflect upon how your life will improve if you address these reasons.
Answer: Looking better will bring back my self-confidence. Feeling better will make me a happier person. Increasing my energy will make playing with my children easier and more enjoyable.
Finally, set some weekly, doable goals for yourself to help you move forward in a positive manner.
What can I do this week to improve my appearance?
Answer: STOP dressing so "fat". Wearing baggy clothes just makes me look fluffier.
What can I do this week that will increase my energy?
Answer: Eat healthier. Walk/run or SOMETHING that will rev my metabolism.
What sports, exercise, or other physical activity can I do this week to improve my fitness?
Answer: see above
When and how often will I do it?
I've already run twice. I have plans to run once or twice more. I will do my best to do two more workouts that aren't running or walking.
What can I do this week to boost my self-confidence?
Positive self talk. Also, accept compliments as they are given.
What actions will I take this week to improve my health?
Make better food choices. Move more.
I got this list of question in an email from the Biggest Loser. I decided to use it help me with my blog for today. Gave me a lot to think about. Hopefully, I can follow through with the "eat better" part. I've got so many baked goods in my house right now it's insane. Thanks Mom but YIKES.
Oh and here's the latest new picture -
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