Thursday, August 09, 2012
Today is August 9, and I'm a little late making this, but I read another blog yesterday from a lady who managed to lose 8 lbs last month, and is going for 7 lbs this month. My lowest weight so far this year is 137 lbs, but it's gone up a couple of pounds since then. So, I will be joining my virtual 5K buddy in the goal of losing 7 lbs this month!
Starting today, I will begin to log my food intake at least 5 days a week, continue in 2B's August mini-challenge, and pay more attention to portion sizes. I would like to keep calories between 1500-1600 daily - and NOT kid myself into thinking I can do 1200 cals, that just ain't happening!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
So I mentioned the Zombie run in Hinton on Oct. 6th. My hubby is signed up, and I should get signed up Friday. And I've started training for it as well. I've watched some YouTube videos, and besides zombies there are hills, a haystack to climb and some kind of rope netting to climb over. So, I've started running intervals, increasing the incline on my treadmill from 2.0 (what I usually run on) to 7.0. Of course I run slower at that incline, but that's okay. And I alternate that with fast sprinting at a 1.0 incline. I can run at about 5 mph for 20-25 minutes, so on the sprints I push it up as high as 5.8 mph. One of my New Year's resolutions is to increase running speed to 6 mph - that may be the ONLY resolution I keep!
So, that part of the training is going well, but I also need to work on upper-body strength. I have some 5lb dumbells, but probably need to push that up a bit. Also need to do pushups, and chin-ups would be great. Unfortunately I don't have a chinup bar at home. I've ruled out getting that bar that hangs over the door, as many people have told me it falls off during the chinup. In fact, one of my co-workers said her ex-boyfriend fell flat on his back once, and the bar hit him in the face! So I'm open for suggestions here!
I also need to clean up my diet (as usual). I've got this thing called the Runner's diet, mostly just common sense lists of acceptable fruits/veggies/grains and lean meats & dairy. Oh, if I could JUST stick with the lists and cut out all that extra CRAP I eat! I KNOW I need to fuel my body right if I want to build up strength and endurance (not to mention speed - there WILL be Fast Zombies on the run!), but it's easier said than done. I totally FAIL at "dieting" sometimes - like right now, enjoying that Starbucks Iced White Chocolate coffee drink. I'm so baaaaaad! Oh well, tonight I'll make SparkPeople Turkey Meatballs for dinner, which is in full compliance with the Runner's diet. We'll see how it goes....
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Well, my June fitness goal is to break 1500 fitness minutes. I've gone up from 500 to 1000 minutes for the past 2 months. May was pretty good, I lost about 5-6 lbs, but it seems a little harder now. It's because it's summer, when it gets hot and everything slows down. Work is REAL slow right now - not that I mind! We're on the summer schedule, which this year is 9 hrs Mon-Thurs with a 30 min. lunch, and 4 hrs on Friday. That means I don't really get to walk on my lunch break, so I REALLY need to make sure I get a workout in the evenings. I'd LUV to lose another 5-6 lbs in June! I really need to watch the diet as well, I tend to eat ALOT of ice cream in the summer, plus those yummy iced lattes from Starbucks. They have this new cookie crumble frappuchino, and I don't even want to know how may calories are in that thing! I will try to hold it down to once a week! This morning I told the 16-year-old SHE was making dinner - Salsa Chicken! All she has to do is throw everything into the slow cooker and turn it on. If I can eat early enough, I might be able to squeeze in a short run. Last night I did 30 minutes of Pilates - but apparently that doesn't burn as many calories as Coach Nicole's 30 minute Bootcamp DVD - now THAT makes me sweat!
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