January 26, 2011 By christieo
And boy did I need it. The bad news is I am up. The badder news is I don’t remember what my weigh-in was last week, I think it was 136? Or 136.5? Either way, I am at 137.5 this week. GAH!!
I will account for the pound in this way: VACATION. Shoneys buffet, margaritas, mexican, Krystal burgers, chinese food, pizza.
Ya know what the funniest thing about that is? I actually SHUNNED so much more bad food than that. That is only HALF of the bad food I COULDVE eaten and didn’t. How sad is that? I am constantly under a reminder that I cannot eat with reckless abandon without suffering consequences for it. Each time I get bitter and then get over it. So I’m over it.
On the way home, I read a great article at Cool Running on Facebook about weight-loss while triathlon training and the point of the article was that it’s actually hard to lose weight during triathlon season because you are busy fueling your body for endurance for your optimal race and performance. No wonder I didn’t lose a whole lot of weight last season! It makes total sense! So I read further that it’s best to try to lose weight during the off-season (NOW) so I can optimize my performance during the season (my first race is in april.)
The article says you should eat clean for at least 4 weeks and use the time to work on strength training and intervals, both of which speed up your metabolism (in addition to regular cardio which for me has to be 5 or 6 days of at least 30 minutes. But I can do that.) Strength training will allow me to burn fat and tone muscle and intervals will rev my system (but that hits two goals too, the other of which is to make me faster which I also want.)
So. That’s what I am going to do. I’m going to try this. I have already 2 days of strength built in (one with a personal trainer at 5 a.m. on Thursdays.) The article is part of the book “Racing Weight, A 4 Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes“ by Matt Fitzgerald. And I just went out and BOUGHT IT.
So for the next four weeks, I’m following it. For longer if I have to. This is my immediate goal. I am working on the full picture goals post of mine, have you seen the January Projects? They’re really inspiring, go check em out, post and link em up! Writing goals and Be Your Own CEO. And I’m working on being my own CEO too!
I’ve started by writing out my meals and food shopping (I’ve got my pantry back!!!) and by scheduling my workouts in — and GOING. Go do the projects pretty please? They’re so much fun!
Hope you had a great weigh-in!! Can’t believe January’s almost over, I gotta get it into gear here!!!