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.