So what I did do this week while laying in bed (other than spending money on half marathon registrations)? I am catching up all the blog reading, did some soul-searching/reflecting, and thought about different things.
Remember my post a few days ago when I said my pants were getting tight?
The truth is, my pants didn't just shrink. The dryer didn't shrink it either. I most definitely ate too much, thinking it's ok because I am running more. In a way, it is true. I am running more, but I also quit doing strength workouts on a regular basis. So, if I want to lose a few pounds and have my clothes fit better, I just have to watch what I eat and use up calories. Simple math!
GOAL: To be able to wear that same tight pants again and have it fit properly.
Solution #1: Portion! Portion! Portion!
a) Watch out eating out! I eat out a lot for lunch during the week. I enjoyed eating with a few of my colleagues and we always go out for Mexican. Love taco salad. But that shell. That shell needs to stay relatively intact. Or order from the a la carte menu and get 2 soft tacos or something like that.
b) I am going to avoid the fast-food restaurants this week. I usually get a kids' meal anyway so it's not like I can go any smaller on my meal. So, I am totally skipping fast-food this week.
c) Pack lunch and stash it in a small ice chest. We're looking at fruits and hard boiled eggs and PBJ sandwiches and turkey sandwiches.
Solution #3: Drink lots of water - at least 4 bottles.
Solution #4: Keep a log on the food/drinks I eat for this week so I can reassess and make adjustments for next week.
Training Goals for this week:1. 1 yoga session
2. 1 upper body weights
3. 1 lower body weights + abs
4. 5K run (incorporate some inclines)
5. 5-mile run
6. 8-miler long run
7. Stretch once a day
They say "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." This week of staying indoors really make me ready and eager to go out there and run and train. :)
What's your BIG GOAL for the upcoming week?