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Monday, January 03, 2011

So in 2010 I decided to train and run a marathon. This I accomplished, but I gained about 20 pounds in the process (cardio makes me really hungry).

So for 2011 I am changing focus. I want to build muscle and become more fit. So instead of focusing on cardio I am putting strength training to the front of my priority list. Right now the plan is to ST three times a week and and do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 2-3 times per week.

I also need to get my eating under control. I need to increase my protein, decrease my carbs, and avoid the junk foods.

I know I can do this. I plan on getting into the 170s this year. I also want to reach a size 10-12 in pants. Right now I am about 215 and ~14-16 pant size.

Slow and steady!

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  • no profile photo CD8935969
    I can relate. I gained over 20 during and after the marathon from indiscriminately stuffing myself with "fuel" to get me through training and the eventual race. I wasn't thinking about where all those extra calories were going or the importance of pre and post run diet. It's one thing to make it to the finish slowly and steadily, but it's another to become a stronger, more efficient machine. Here's to a healthy, successful and strong 2011!
    3470 days ago
    Yes girl - you CAN do it!!!

    Look at what you set your mind to in the past and achieved...you will do this too! No doubt! emoticon

    I found I put on weight with cardio too...dangit...wonder if I should turn to ST as my main focus now?? That's why I loved 30Day Shred - it combined both...

    We'll get there girl - and let's not forget we ARE tall!

    Happy New Year and let's kick some a$$ in 2011!

    3471 days ago
  • GHK1962
    I believe you can do it too! Anyone that can train and run a FULL marathon on their 1st try, finish it, AND have fun doing it can do just about anything!

    Here's to a great 2011!
    3471 days ago
    Well, I absolutely have faith in you; you can do whatever you choose!

    Happy new year!
    3472 days ago
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