“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Training Update: A New Me!

Week of January 14-20, 2013:
Current Weight: 157.0 (Up 1.0 lbs from previous reported week of Nov 5-11)
Total Lost to date (since September 2011): 63.8 lbs
Waist: 32"
Hips: 42"

I'm bringing back the Monday training updates to keep me accountable on the weight loss goals again.  Of course, I restarted by failing to post it until Tuesday, does that mean that I need a time out or a slap on the wrist? 
Behind the couch is a good place for time out Mommy.
I stopped reporting weight, etc. back at the beginning of November to focus fully on Goofy.  Well, that excuse stopped flying once I completed it, right?  Technically, since that last reported weight, I've gained a lb.  However, I weighed myself the Tuesday after I got back from Florida and my weight was 161.0, so I'm okay with 157.0 I weighed yesterday morning.

I never hit my 150.0 by the end of the year from 2012.  New goal is to hit 150.0 by my Colorado ski/climb trip tat the end of February.  I'm actually finally making some dietary changes as well, as much as it pains me to admit it.  LOL.  A good friend pointed out the benefits of making a change at a time, rather than trying to do everything at once.  So, my primary goal for the next month and half is to up my protein content.  I do have two secondary goals: drink more water, eat less candy.  For now, that is all I'm focusing on from a diet stand point.   When I first started working with my current trainer and discussed how I was hungry all the time he told me that I was not eating even close to the amount of protein I should be with the amount of working out I do.  We didn't want to make any diet changes so close to Goofy, so the time is now.
But, Mommy, tortillas are delicious.  They're still allowed, right?
This is where companies benefit from donating to races. There were Clif Builder's Bars in the post-race food pack at Disney.  Loved them!  First protein bar I've ever tried that didn't taste like cardboard.  My trainer isn't a fan of the amount of sugar they have though, so they'll be a more limited use item.  I've also ordered a protein powder he recommended.

But, the new me title actually comes from my new hair cut last night.  First haircut in about a year or so.  LOL.  I told the hairdresser I wanted a lot cut off, but it had to be able to still be pulled into a ponytail.  I think I told her the ponytail requirement at least 15x, but I wasn't counting.  
It'll never look this nice again.
My workouts last week were pretty light, and I'm actually proud of that fact.  I managed to take 3 whole rest days post-race!  HAHAHA!   I did a light strength training (30 minutes) and a 3 mile easy run on Thursday.  I took Friday off.  Then, cough, I ran 9 miles on Saturday.   I'd intended to run with a slower pace group and run less than the scheduled 9 miles for Pig, and somehow I did neither.  Oops.  I felt fatigue settle onto my shoulders after the first 6 miles, and knew I should have stuck to the six mile plan.  It was an out and back, so I still had to go back.  Luckily, it was LSD pace and only a few miles, so I didn't pay a huge price for that mistake.  I took Sunday as an extra rest day as compensation.  (I actually kept Monday as a rest day as originally scheduled as well.)   Look at me all nailing the rest day!

Other changes in my workout schedules in the future?  My trainer and I are moving to 60 minute training sessions (as opposed to 30 minute) twice a week.   I also ordered a bike trainer to give me a cross train option at home.
You mean these don't do anything special Mommy?

How was your training last week?

What do you do to change things up in your workout routine?

Do you find it easier to make drastic changes or one thing at at time?


  1. Whenever I get my hair cut (very rarely) I have to tell the hairdresser a million times to make sure I can pull it back:) Runner problems:)

  2. Sweet!!! I love the new haircut! And good luck on less candy... ugh, that is a hard one.

    1. Yeah. I sort of failed miserably on that one yesterday. Oh well, reset button!

  3. I like the haircut! I am having issues with candy right now too - conversation hearts ended up in my hand the other day at the store and I have a sweet tooth! You better save room for one of Steve's buckeyes on Sunday though!

    1. There will always be room for Steve's buckeyes. Always.

  4. Your hair looks fantastic!

    I say "amen" to the whole protein issue. A while back I started incorporating protein into every single snack and meal I eat and I can't even begin to tell you how much it has helped in keeping me satisfied and full for longer. I stay away from bars, though, and try to keep it as natural as possible.

  5. I have to eat a ton of protein currently and I've never eaten so much chicken before in my life. I hate protein powder (and most of it is dairy based) so I eat chicken and burgers instead.

    There was a point to this when I started.

    Uh...eat chicken. Yeah.

  6. The hair cut looks great!
    I'm trying to up my protein at the moment too... I am more of a carb-lovin' girl so I'm finding it tough but I approaching it in a similar way... Small, 'baby step' changes, one day at a time :) That's usually the way I roll... Until it comes to spring cleaning... Then I am all about drastic, sweeping changes LOL

  7. I'm getting a haircut tomorrow. It's so refreshing!

    I find it easier to change one thing at a time in my training, but I'm also capable of getting into a rut, so constant low-grade change is good for me. I think you're going to love the 60-min strength sessions. I've been doing longer strength sessions, too, and I feel MUCH stronger.

  8. The haircut looks great! Too bad I didn't get to see it today!


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