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Marathon week is here!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

On Sunday, October 25, it will be exactly one week until the NYC Marathon.

Since I have really been lazy with my exercise, my eating, my sleeping patterns, etc for several months now, I am going to post a weekly schedule for me to follow. I am hoping this will give me that last big push to lose those extra pounds, feel good and have a great race.

This idea seems to be working. I have lost 5.2 lbs. over the last five weeks. Last week was bittersweet. I got in all my training runs and I felt great. I also had a weight loss again for the fifth straight week. With all of that, I still made some terrible food choices over the weekend. I was planning a cheat day on Thursday when I went to the Pumpkin show but I continued cheating Friday and Saturday. My start to this week is also going to be off as we are having a family get together.

I am trying not to be too hard on myself. I started these blogs up almost 8 lbs from where I was at the time of my spring marathon. I was concerned knowing that after the NYC marathon, I was leaving for a 2 week vacation where I was bound to put on some additional weight. Although I am not anticipating a loss again this week after all the bad choices I made over the last several days, I am happy about the weight I have taken off so far. I feel it gives me a little cushion going into vacation. I just have to remember that 'sparking" works. I MUST establish a plan to continue my weight loss for when I return.

These blogs aren't just about losing weight though. They are helping me to remember to take my vitamins, drink my water, limit my fast food and soda and keep up with my required training schedule. I really feel like I have hit my running stride in the last couple weeks so something must be working.

So here we go again. This is my plan for the week of October 25-31:

Sunday 25: No required exercise:
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 8 hours of sleep: 8 hours in bed.
Having family get together. Eat well during the day and minimize bad calories in the evening: DID OKAY. probably overate slightly at the get together but kept myself in check all day until then.
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: NO. had soda at the get together.

Monday 26: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 8 hours of sleep: 8 hours in bed.
Eat between 1500-1650 calories: 1586
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Tuesday 27: Run or cross train) 3 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 8 hours of sleep: 930 in bed.
Eat between 1500-1650 calories: 1698
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Wednesday 28: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: NO
Get 8 hours of sleep:
Eat between 1500-1650 calories: NO. ate horrible today. I am getting antsy and feeling pressure. have had a hard last couple days staying in range that today I just said "forget it." tomorrow's a new day!
No fast food: NO.
No soda pop: NO

Thursday 29: Run (or cross train) 2 miles:
Take vitamins:
Drink 8 glasses of water:
Get 8 hours of sleep:
Eat between 1500-1650 calories
No fast food:
No soda pop:
Check and record weight:

Friday 30: Run 1 mile:
Take vitamins:
Drink 8 glasses of water:
Get 8-9 hours of sleep:
Not worried about calories. Try to make healthy food choices. Carbohydrate loading day.
No fast food:

Saturday 31: No required exercise:
Take vitamins:
Drink 8 glasses of water:
Get 7-8 hours of sleep:
Not worried about calories. Try and make healthy food choices. Carbohydrate loading day.
No fast food:
No soda pop:

Sunday 1: RUN YOUR BEST MARATHON!

I will edit each day to help keep me accountable. Wish me luck!

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  • TRICIA0623
    You are doing a great job getting ready & will do amazing I'm sure.

    Where is your two week vacation after the marathon?
    3279 days ago
  • CHEMKATT
    I can't believe it's this week already! You have been doing such a great job through these past few weeks. I'm sure you are going to do awesome in this marathon! I can't wait to hear how it went. Good luck and keep up the great work!! I'll be watching in spirit!
    3279 days ago
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