Increased training + late night hours =nothing good number-wise.
Friday, February 03, 2012
We all get frustrated and we all have the same problem, so I am sure I am not alone when I have noticed that working late makes my weight go up. Correction- eating while working late makes my weight go up.
For 3 weeks now I have been running hard on a treadmill during lunch hours to fit in my marathon training plan, despite the -30C temperatures and total darkness at 5am outside. I tried running outside at 5am before work. It was a one time only shot which was further pushed out of my mind by temperatures dropping an me picking up some freelance work which requires spending almost every night sitting at a computer until midnight after the family is asleep. The running is definitely helping in some aspects- I swear I see some more dramatic cheekbones and my body is not quite as lumpy, but the scale is inching up because sitting at the computer always gives me the munchies. Somehow I reason with myself that more awake hours mean more calories burned and its ok to have a snack. Reasonable, but that snack should not be chocolate, cheese and crackers or one of my other sinful snacks. I need to hold out another 7 days or so and then I am guessing a) the temperature will break and b) my freelance assignment will be done. So my current personal goal is to keep up the training, but eliminate unhealthy snacks at night. If only it were so easy...