|Law School graduation picture|
|Columbus Half Marathon 2010|
|The week Avery came home - August 2011|
|The gang, after one of our 5K training runs|
I was one of those people that weight loss and breast feeding just never went together. No matter what I did, until I quit breast feeding, my weight didn't budge.
I tried to focus on the portions of what I was eating and how much. Even though I was working out again, I couldn't eat all the time anymore. I did need to make sure that I was fueling properly for my workouts and for recovery though. Biggest dietary change? Not eating late at night. No more eating after 8pm. I still mostly follow that rule, with the exception of late night workouts. When I finish a strength training session I have chocolate milk to recover, no matter the time. The protein and carbs are necessary for my muscles to recover.
When I completed the 5K program, I jumped right back into my old running group, MIT. I began training for a half marathon again. I also added weighted walking workouts to prep for mountain climbing.
|After the Knoxville Half April 2012|
I do not deprive myself of sweets or any other favorites, but I eat them in moderation. Example: 1 snack size candy bar instead of 1 of each in the variety pack. I found that by not cutting things out completely, I didn't really binge to compensate for the deprivation.
If I wanted to do an unhealthy night out on occasion - I didn't stress about it. One night of eating out per week, will not blow my goals.
I did NOT focus on counting calories. Nor limited myself to a 1200 calorie diet. That's not healthy with the workouts I had planned.
|Try Puffs Mom. They're whole grain.|
Side note: The label organic is completely unregulated. Just because you are eating organic doesn't mean that the item is necessarily good for you or better than the other choices. It's a good idea to read MORE of the label to find out if it actually means anything on that product.
|Run DMC (Daily Mile Columbus) gang before our last Cap City long run|
So. That's how I've gotten to this point. I plan to continue my weekly training updates because I find them self-motivating. I don't want to tell anyone that reads them that I skipped a workout or gained 15 pounds. :)
Any questions or advice are always welcome!