Thursday, May 09, 2013
So yesterday I definitely went outside of my calorie goal, and not in a good way. I have struggled with this for many years. I have tried many different programs to find what works and well what really doesn't. I have realized many times (for some reason I seem to forget) that tracking what I eat makes all the difference in the world. I have tried different ways of tracking and have found the one that works best for me is not really the tracker on spark people, so my food diary on here will not show anything. However, I will make sure to log in here every day to keep things up to date as well as keep a log of my fitness and to track my goals. I will set up a goal on here to say stayed within calorie goal every day and put that on my goal page to keep me accountable.
As for exercise goes, haven't done much since my 1/2 marathon last weekend. I have however signed up for some Groupon deals in order to start getting back to some good old strength training. I signed up for 5 crossfit classes, 10 strength training classes and 8 boot camp classes. I plan to do two classes per week. I will get back to running on Monday, giving my poor legs a rest. Then it's time to start training for my first full marathon (which will be first weekend of October). I am so excited and nervous about that. However, I think it should go quite well.
And now the final thing I have realized or re-realized is that I need to/have to start planning things better. Going to plan my meals better and eat clean and sometimes vegan and gluten free. I am going to spend Sunday evenings cleaning and prepping my food for the week. I am going to plan out my workout schedules for the month based on my work schedule.
I am also going to start getting up at 5:00 am. I am so not a morning person, but alas I know that I need to become one. I always feel so much better if I can get my workout in first thing in the morning. I am ready for the day then and have so much more energy to get everything done that I need to each day.
Maybe these are lofty goals, and maybe not. But I look forward to keeping you all updated on how it is going. :) Happy planning and training!