Monday, September 06, 2010
I don't know how it happened, but I managed to lose a pound and a half last week, putting me at 57 pounds lost altogether. The thing is, though, that I didn't do much this week to take care of myself and to keep up my healthy habits. In fact, I ate out more than four times last week and only ran once (on Tuesday), and didn't go to the gym any other days. I'd say that luck was on my side this time, and as such that means it's time to get back into a regular eating/exercising routine.
According to SP, being in maintenance mode means that I need to do cardio at least 3 times a week for 45 minutes at a time, strength train at least twice, and eat between 1700 and 2100 calories/day. Consuming enough calories will be what is most difficult for me. I'm so used to cutting calories here and there that eating more than I'm used to is proving a major challenge. Any ideas would be much appreciated!
1. Cardio for 45 minutes/4X this week.
Sunday: Run 8 miles (done)
Monday: Elliptical (20 minutes)
Tuesday: Run (50 minutes)
Thursday: Run (50 minutes)
Saturday: Elliptical (20 minutes)
2. Strength Train 30 minutes/3X this week.
3. Track calories and consume 1700-2100 calories/day.
My half-marathon is in two weeks! EEkkk! :)