- 7th March
- 14th January
- 31st December
- 28th December
- 14th November
- 8th November
- 21st August
Ok, so today I kind of decided to ignore my diet. Regardless I’ll still record it. Just move on and continue with the program.
Breakfast: Plain Oatmeal
Workout: Rest Day
Snack: None =( a big no no… I had forgotten my protein bar and was hungry on my way to the beach.
Lunch: Taco’s ! ( 2 small flour tortillas, shredded steak, fat free sour cream, shredded cheese, a bunch of lettuce and tomatoes ) Not bad… they weren’t greasy nasty Taco’s that you’d get at fast food places. Oh yes and a bottle of water.
Calorie burners: Since it was my dog Maggie’s first time at the beach I wanted her to run around and have fun. I also wanted to make sure I do something with Maggie to burn some calories, so I decided to run back and forward on the beach. She loved it.
We also had a family beach volleyball game. That was lots of fun!
Snack: Chocolate cake *Gasp* I know….. Guacamole (healthy fats!) with chips ( i know… haha) AND Ambrosia (i know, bad Syndizzle….)
Dinner: Spinach stuffed Ravioli with broccoli and grilled chicken. ( Carb and Protein it up for tomorrow morning’s run)
All in all today was a rest/cheat day I guess. I at least got out was physically moving to burn calories. It’s OK to stop and smell the flowers every once and a while… Just don’t lose track of your overall goal.
- 20th August
So I decided to go ahead a record a fitness and food diary for my half marathon training. I was going to start last Monday but I’ve always been so tired because of work. I’d just get home, shower, eat, watch Lost (did I mention I’m a Lost fanatic via Netflix haha) and pass out. Yet again I did the same thing last night and passed out haha. Why not do it the next morning =)
Aug. 19th 2011
Breakfast- 2 cups of water, Plain Oatmeal with Blueberries.
Workout- First attempt: 6 Mile run on flat and hills with windy weather at an 11 min/mile pace. *two months to go before half marathon!*
Snack 1: Greek Yogurt with pineapples, blueberries, and a granola/flax seed mix (no added sugar in the granola, found at Trader Joes- AMAZING!) 4 cups of water.
Calorie Burner: Went with my dog Maggie to the dog park and ran/threw the ball with her.
Lunch: Amy Lu Grilled Carmelized Onion Chicken Patty (7.5 g of Fat but 20 g of Protein) with Double Fiber Wheat Bread, 1/3 of a handful of shredded cheese (three cheese mix). 1 cup of water (Meal to go).
Snack 2: Protein Bar
Calorie Burner: My new job as a Veterinary Assistant allows me to stand/walk/run around 24/7…. I LOVE it =)
Snack 3: Apple
Dinner: Fiber 1 Cereal with whole milk and carrots with hummus.
-> Watch Lost then go to sleep haha. Have I mentioned I freaking LOVE Lost…
So, something I didn’t mention above… WHY a food and fitness diary?? Basically because my butt gets super lazy and then I stop following my diet and workout plan. There’s so much going on in my everyday life that I’m barely keeping up, but I definitely want to keep up with this training program because when it comes to October 2nd (half marathon day) I want to be at least semi ready haha…>
- 3rd August
- 26th May
I’ve reached a plateau with my dieting. No matter what I do, I can’t get past it. One day I ran across a body building site which had an article about Carb Cycling. I’ve heard of this before but never really tried lookng into it since I was working with a different diet at the time. Now that I’ve reached a plateau, I figured why not try out something different.
Carb Cycling is the manipulation of carbs within your diet to help you speed up your metabolism to lose fat and still progress with gaining muscle mass. Now of course I’m not really training to become a body builder but this is a great way to lose fat and tone up. You do 3-4 days of low carbs and then you spike it on the 4th-5th day.
I’ve started this last Friday and I’ve gone through my first cycle. So far no real changes but then again, it has only been less than a week. I have also not been very adamant with my workouts. My ideal work out plan is to run 3 miles every other day and to do strength training the other days with one day of rest out of the week. However, with my crazy schedule and my 8-5 (really it’s like 7-6 since I work about 45 minutes away from home), it’s so hard to find time to do all of this without being so tired and spending time with the bf and the doggy. Also, I know that I shouldn’t sacrifice sleep to work out and I wouldn’t because there’s nothing I love more than to sleep and eat… haha. That’s the life my little pup Maggie has: Eat, Sleep, Play. I’m so jealous of her. I’ll continue to update my followers as I continue this diet and workout plan.
On another note:
My bf told me the funniest story yesterday. He works from home and our pup Maggie always sleeps on the back of his chair while he works. So, yesterday Maggie just started crying for what look liked no apparent reason. My bf looked to see if there was anything wrong with Maggie or if maybe she just had a nightmare (or daymare haha). Little Maggie was holding out her arm like it was injured. So my bf tried to touch it but Maggie wouldn’t let him. A minute later, Maggie was running around and playing like it was nothing. The only logical explanation to that was that Maggie was sleeping funny and her arm fell asleep for the first time and she was freaking out because of it. Funny little Maggie.
Little Maggie’s always sleeping funny =)