here we go! i've taken my much needed rest, and pigged out as much as i can now i am ready to get my ass in shape and start dropping the pounds to reach my goal for the half marathon. i currently weigh in at 112.2! not too bad since i ate a lot of crap this week, and i didn't lift as much. so i'm wondering if the weigh in is because i lost some muscle. we shall see.
the current plan is to run 3 short runs during the week(outside or on the treadmill), and one long run during the weekend. i purchased my first electronic gear for the run…a new IPOD SHUFFLE! hahaha. now i won't have to carry the darn thing for 13 miles. next, im getting the garmin forerunner. this will help me keep track of my time while training, and it'll help me pace myself. i don't want those nasty cramps during the 5 or 6 mile.
and now the diet. i'm not going to go super crazy or anything, just continue with the diet that i've been doing. i have to continue to eat healthy grains, small portions, 6 meals a day, lots of fruit, and drink tons of water.
the things i should focus on changing are:
-pigging out on the weekends: gotta control what i eat when i go out
-eat more protein: i even got the whey protein powder that my nutritionist recommended
-add more sea vegetables to the diet: gotta love me some seaweed!
-cut back on refined sugar: NO MORE TAMARIND! my last bag is chillin' right now, and i can't buy anymore. maybe a small dessert during the weekend, but VERY SMALL.
-eat the healthy fatty oils: gotta love me some OMEGA 3s
the one thing i don't know if i can give up is coffee. i'm slowly trying to take the vanilla syrup out of the equation. i'm now requesting only 1 pump of vanilla in my espresso coffee. since i only drink 1 cup a day(not even a cup), i don't really think it's that detrimental to my diet…is it?
6:20 – 1 scramble egg and half of my skinny vanilla latte
10:30 – watermelon and strawberries
11:30 – worked on shoulders for 25 minutes. i WANTED to run on the treadmill, and i was suppose to do uphill intervals. my freakin' pants would not stay on and i kept on folding them so that it would stay up, but no luck. it was very annoying, so i decided to walk the uphill intervals instead. stayed on for 30 minutes. WOO HOO. the workout felt good!!
1:15 – shrimp louie salad from trader joe's
2:30 – i had some soy crackers
5:00 – went to hot yoga!
8:00 – salad with cranberries, and one bite of tran's spaghetti. i also had some pineapple, cantelope, and watermelon.
I didn't have tamarind!!! BUT I WAS CLOSE…but i stopped myself