Monday, June 07, 2010
Saturday I had yet another 5k, the initial plan was to run the 5k and then do an 8 mile cool down (ie my long run for the week was 11 miles). The scale and the tape measure had other ideas for me, as they sent me into a total meltdown for about 7 hours. Stepped on the scale and my weight was up, so I thought oh well I will take my measurements and maybe those will be okay, not so much gains there too!!! I went to my 5k and ran well, ran the whole thing non stop improved my time by 10 seconds, happy about that but still down about the whole progress of the weight loss, especially since I had planned a grilling weekend with my friend, I no longer wanted to enjoy this grill out we had planned and apparently the weather didn't overly care either. We did go to the farmers market here in town, I was rather disappointed with the veggie selection I guess early season, but otherwise it was pretty much a mini carnival with no rides, fattening food stands and trinket stands so gonna check out the Iowa City one.
After stewing on my issue of the morning for about 7 hours I finally decided I know what I need to do to fix the issue so there was no sense moping if the scale and tape measure did not want to be good friends they weren't going to be friends. Meltdown over and I did enjoy some grilling, healthy stuff of course.
Sunday, OMG I forgot to log in to spark but I was doing all healthy things that prevented my log in. Woke up to a response to one of my friends facebook posts about going for an 11 mile run, I was going to do both (5k and long run) after Saturday's weigh in and measurement. Next thing I knew I was driving an hour to Davenport (to Army drill where I said I didn't want to be ever again got my official honorable papers on Friday Lol) to run 11 miles with SFC Iverson, who has been one of my best buddies in the military and who I talked into running the Sturgis Falls half marathon with me. We finally got set out on our run at about 11 am, Ivy kept me at a little higher pace than I normally run (very good for me though because I wanna be faster) we struggled through hot both of us tired from running the previous day (she had attempted her long run the day before but was too humid), we hit 10 miles and the heat and our runs from the previous day caught up with us we called it good at 10 miles. Turtle success!
When I got back home I mowed the lawn still wanted to grill my thai chicken pizza but my body was ready to call it quits after mowing too much for the day! but overall very satisfying weekend and after my meltdown I am back stronger, the last time I had this kind of meltdown I worked my butt off and lost 20lbs in a month!
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I would not be successful without you. I am an emotional eater, blogging helps me put my honest thoughts and feelings out there. For some people the nutrtition tracker is their success, or the fitness tracker, but for me it is blogging and the feedback I get. I post things and someone agrees, sympathizes, or tells me to get my chin up and that is what keeps me successful. So thanks to all of you that read and comment on just a few or all of my blogs. I love reading other's blogs as well because they almost always strike home and it makes me realize I am not alone in this journey. So thanks yet again sparkfriends!
Friday, June 04, 2010
After seeing a fellow sparker list how they were doing on their goals I decided to do the same and assess how I am going and how I can improve!
Goal Weight by October 7th 2010 180, adjusting to be more realistic, new goal weight is 194
Weekly running mileage 15-35 miles ( big variance due to easy weeks)
Get back into daily food journaling/ food logging (one or the other, I have been very slack in this)
60 per day of exercise, incorporate both strength and cardio. (been slack on strength but slowly adding this back in, sometimes think I need more hours in a day)
Exercise log ( have been putting that off until a couple days after leaving me trying to remember what I did so once again get back to daily logging)
Daily log ins for both Sparkpeople and Beachbody (accountability)
Remedy self sabotage (overeating after long runs, too many cold ones, boredom eating-I was doing really well at this during my peak loss time to get back to that)
Find ways to sneak in exercise (playing, yard and house work, extra walking steps- this has dwindled off for me)
Water consumption its one thing I have been doing well for a long time!
Complete half marathon and train for Chicago Marathon- first half marathon is done working on a second and then hitting the training for Chicago pretty hard!
Be a more positive person-this I have achieved I have my days where I can get a little down but overall I am positive and attempt to inspire others
So there is the assessment I know the actions I need to take! Oh and this caped dieter has survived the evils of Dr. Grease.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I'm not alone in this my fellow sparkfriend and I were talking yesterday how we really wanted about anything that was the opposite of healthy. I haven't had fast food in forever but so badly I wanted some for no real reason, it wasn't a specific craving just a greasy fatty bad for me craving, without any care of where it came from how much fat it had and all that grossness. I did the healthy thing and came home and made some egg whites and had them on corn tortillas with some salsa...crisis averted for now but...is this fatty craving going to pass or am I gonna end up face first in a large stuffed crust (which would almost kill me since I am allergic to dairy lol). Stay tuned as our caped dieter fights to the very end...ha ha!
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