Sunday, March 10, 2013
I still don't know exactly what I plan to do, but I am still thinking of limiting my carbs to 40-60 grams a day. I don't want to eliminate, but I know the fewer the better for faster results. It's only for 33 days. Surely I can manage. I say that now...
My sister is up visiting. I love when she visits. Since I have an extra set of hands to help, I am thinking that I will run to the store tomorrow and get some things I will need to make this happen. Before I can do that though, I need a list so we will see.
Today I didn't let my bad attitude get the better of my workout. I used it to push harder. I have heard of HIIT workouts before and while I don't know a lot about it, I know it is made up of intervals where you really push it for a designated amount of time followed by a rest interval. I have read that this is a great way to lose weight as opposed to jogs at a constant speed. I figured it can't hurt to try. It was tough. I ran as fast as I could during the "workout" phase and walked as quick as I could during the "rest". I have an interval app on my phone that helped time me. It was pretty handy. It hurt. I am sore. So that is a good sign. I didn't burn a ton more calories according to my heart rate monitor. I usually burn at least 275 during a jog, and I did 305 today. A little more. I think it will help me with my pace though. Even with the walking intervals, my pace per mile was a good minute faster.
I think I am going to rotate between the intervals and a steady jog and see what happens. The intervals aren't as relaxing or stress-relieving as the steady jog. I have to really think to make my legs keep running through the intervals otherwise my body just wants to give up.
On a side note, my son has been running fever for more than 24 hours now, so I am hoping this passes quickly so I don't go into too tired mode. That is never a good place to be. So far, tonight looks to be a repeat of last night. Scary. Lord, hear my prayer. Grant me the strength to comfort throughout another long sleepless night. Or even better, grant us all sleep ;) You know I have to try! It's just a suggestion!