So I can run and chew at the same time

Yup, just realized that this morning.  I couldn’t seem to focus on my running and chew at the same time.  is it just me or do I have some type of deficiency :/

That’s all really had nothing much to post about today. oh and it started raining while I was out raining and you would think it would make move faster but nope… kept on slowly moving along.

There is something about running after it rains.

 

So first of, Happy birthday to me. And I celebrated this morning by running a 5 Miler. I think being older has made me wiser. Look at all the great decisions I have made. I woke up at 5:30 am today and it was raining. First thought was YAY! great excuse not to go run. So I rolled over and back to sleep I went. woke up 20 minutes later and the rain had stopped and here is were the older and wiser comes in. I put on my clothes and went out for 5 miles. Yay! to being older.

It was such a great run. there is something about running after it rains that makes you feel like mother nature is on your side. there is a nice cool breeze that seems to push you faster and cool you down at the same time. everything seems greener and the smell of the wet earth rejuvenates.

on a different note I need more Nike friends to compete with. So if you use Nike running to track your runs please let me know. we can be buddies 🙂

I made a food plan for the week. I’ll post that later after I food prep and take pics.

Plans, plans and More plans……..

SOrry for the absence. AGAIN. I had made a pledge to blog daily in may but i failed on the first day. To make a long story short, I had been moving apartments, just got my internet set up and finally settling in. As a result, I have neglected everything. Running, exercise or any remote type on being on track.
my internet is still choppy but I shall attempt to try posting on a regular basis. I have made plans, plans and more plans………

I can’t seem to cure myself of making grand plans at the beginning of the week, month or year. The only problem is that so far, I haven’t seen any of them through.
So today begins a new month and yet more plans. So by following the same old script, the plan includes a food plan( mostly the low carb or more correctly reduced carb plan). The second is a pledge to try an go to the gym( I got my gym membership back because I have no self discipline to do workouts at home (the result being an almost 10lb gain over the past 6 months I have been without a gym membership.) and finally my ever ending quest to finish 30 consecutive days of the 30 day shred. This month i has no excuse to finish as I have no plans of any out of town plans or disruptions to my schedule.
The food plan is done and the workouts scheduled. Will this be the month I stick to plan?…..

Before I forget I weighed in at 179.8 yesterday. So that is my start point for may. I am back to my weekly weigh-ins. Not weighing in proved to be disastrous for me.

That’s it for now. I Plan on doing some major grocery shopping this weekend, have a major food prep and plan a whole weeks menu. Look out for that soon and lots of pics too.

Confessions

It has been 21 days since I last posted and there is no valid excuse.

There are many things that have led to my absence. Indifference in my part is I think the major culprit.

The first blow was that I was too late to register for my first marathon and as a result just stopped running. I was bummed out and just could not find the motivation to get out there with nothing to run for. My second marathon is in October, which is 6 months away. Unfortunately that is not enough to motivate me into a regular running schedule. I have a bet with my brother coz he thinks that I cant do a run longer than 10Km this year. I took him up on the challenge and I one- upped him by pledging to do it by the end of this month. I have until April 30th to get a run longer than 10Km.  Money is on the line here and if that doesn’t get me back out there I don’t know what will.

 

Confession number two and a lesson learned is that only weighing in once a month was the worst idea I ever come up with. As a result of not having a regular weigh-in to keep me in check I gained a 5Kgs. Yes, you read that right. It seems instead of losing a KG a month I was gaining one.
So to start a fresh, I changed my weight loss ticker at the side of my blog to zero and I have a goal of losing 40lbs by the end of this year.  That would give me a goal of 5lbs a month. My brain tells me this would be no sweat but I have learned the hard way that I can gain 5kg in a month but losing it is another story.

 

As much as I am tempted to make grand goals of all the things that I will be doing but I shall resist and just stick with the basics.

Eat less (which is no problem at all) and move more (the bane of my existence).

 

I am taking baby steps. I am sticking to 1200 calories a day and at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. My hope is to slowly get back to running and by the end of the month, run a 10K. I should probably get one of those couch to 10K podcasts and try follow that like a beginner. Once I get my grove back on I will probably be upping my calories in relation to my exercise. my plan is to restart the 30 day shred and work on from there.

 

Sorry for neglecting this blog. I hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule.

 

 

 

 

Day192: Marathon Monday- Week 3/18

As week 3 starts, I don’t really think I have hit my stride and I am yet into the marathon Training. My running time is shite, I have to literally force myself out of bed in the morning to go run and I haven’t been really doing much on my cross training. Case in point, today was my cross training day and I do not have the time to do it. I could make time, but it’s really not a priority in my head.  Which it needs to be.

My eating has also been shite. Since I decided that I wont be on the scale until the end of the month, I have taken it as an excuse to pretty much not watch what I eat. Since I have no accountability, every thing goes. I know for a fact that I will pay for it dearly if I don’t change.

So my plan this week is to try and get back on plan and really focus on my eating and running. Going grocery shopping tonight and I will be prepping my meals for the whole week till late into the night. Not having time is not going to be an excuse. This will be my first time trying to prep 6 small meals a day for an entire week.

Now that I am in week 3, I am getting into my longer runs. Most of my weekend runs will be over the 10 mile mark. I haven’t run this long a distance in months and I am not so sure how it will go. My plan is to make sure that I have enough juice to move me through the miles. I am not really a gel gal. I tried some and I just couldn’t take the texture and taste and so I think I will stick to energy bars. maybe once I get halfway through my training I will be able to stomach them.

So here is to a great week to all. lets make it count 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 186: marathon training Day 9, week 2

I really had planned on cataloguing my daily marathon plan but the days seem to have run away from me. However, fret not because I have been running and have kept up quite well with my runs. I even managed to finish my 8-mile run (Just barely) on Sunday, which I was thoroughly dreading.

This week is quite similar to last week except my Sunday Run goes up from 8miles to 9-miles. Sweet baby Jesus help me. But all I can do is take it one mile at a time.

 

My eating hasn’t been as great as I had hopped. I really want to break my meals down to 6-300 calorie meals but I keep forgetting to eat at the appointed times and once I get hungry, I go over my calories. What is it about prepping for a marathon and suddenly you turn into the cookie monster.

My plan this week is to actually prep all my meals the previous day. have everything packed and set up my timer for when i am to take the meal. I just need to fit it in with all my work and school stuff.

Happy running.