Chapter 2: In which I wonder if I should change everything...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Well, I'm down 10 pounds since I started back with Spark in May. I think that's pretty good, and I'd really like that pound a week streak to continue. I recently started Couch to 5K training, and also training walking for the half marathon in October. I'm doing 10 minutes a day of strength training, and I'm maintaining a 500 calorie per day deficit in what I eat versus what I burn.
And I can't keep up that pace.
I asked on SparkCoach, and basically they caution that I might be doing too much and risking injury. I don't think I can keep up the intensity of the cardio every day, but it's what I need to burn the calories. And I'm unusually hungry these days -- all the time -- so I think I'm probably not eating enough calories, or not enough protein or something.
I have been reading The New Rules of Lifting for Women, which has been recommended by about 100 people, and I am wondering about incorporating some of that into my routine. I'm not sure about adding in calories -- I probably need to, but I'm also afraid to mess with the rather delicate balance that I have maintained.
Lots to consider and think about ...