Happy August

Welcome to week 3 of working out with super corehore Nancy.  Here’s the good stuff – after months and months (years?) of trying to find the right training, trying to figure out what works, trying to get it all in, I think I’ve found what works for me.

First, I never thought I’d say this.  I have no idea how it happened (well I kind of do).  I started working out in the morning.  And sometimes at night too.  I don’t make excuses in the morning.  I don’t know how I do it.  Part of it’s because I’m accountable to Nancy.  But I’m also accountable to myself.  I do not miss workouts. I just wake up and get it done.  So at night I don’t go out.  Partially because I’m tired and partially because I don’t want to ruin the next day.

Second, I started keeping a food log.  Ya, I’ve done it before on the computer.  But what really works is writing it on paper.  I get to be creative.  I can easily look back the last few days.  I like my notebook.  It’s working.

Third, I’m eating every two hours.  Yes, every two.  This is like a dream for me, I love to eat!  Since I write everything down I don’t eat crappy food.  The hard part is thinking of what to eat.  Do people really eat vegetables every day?  I honestly wonder that.

That’s about it.  I was sort of losing motivation, the runs have been hard.  But tomorrow I’m doing a treadmill workout (trainer’s suggestion), which I’m actually looking forward to – softer surface, cooler air, and a steady pace.  As I blog this I’m watching a 300 pound woman train for a half marathon on TV.  (sigh)  I know I can finish the 13 miles, piece of cake.  I just want to be able to run it, not walk it.  I don’t want to have to worry about the 4 hour cut off.  I’d like to finish under 3.  OK – real time update – I looked up reality TV girl.  She finished in 4:45.  I’ve gotta do under 3.  I’m slightly remotivated.


About vegastrigirl

I'm a tri baby who's just started to participate in this crazy circus of triathlons.
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