Quick Look Weeks of April 23-April 29:
# of Workouts: 7
# of miles ran/walked/hiked/climbed: 13.8
Starting Weight: 220.8
Current Weight: 174.6 (Up 0.6 lbs from previous week)
Total Lost to date: 46.2 lbs!
Chest: 40" (No change)
Hips: 45" (No change!)
|Monday: Weighted TM walk (28lbs, 10% incline), 1.7 miles; ST with Adam|
Tuesday: Ran 3.1 miles
Wednesday: ST with Adam
Thursday: Ran 3 miles, Avery in Bjorn for Costco trip
Friday: MOPS Yoga
Saturday: Ran 6 miles
Sunday: Bonus rest day
I think I was feeling the residual effects of racing the Scioto Miles 15K last Sunday. I intentionally did not run on Monday to allow those muscles more recovery, but I think the weighted walk on an incline did as much damage.
All week, my body was giving me little signals that it was tired. I listened. Taking it easier for one week will be much less detrimental to my Rainier training than pushing too hard and getting hurt.
|Try cat wrestling Mom, it's low impact|
All week long, my scale-checks were high, so I fully expected to gain a couple pounds this week. 0.6 lbs gain? I can live with that. That's within statistical probability of being water weight and/or scale error. I was really expecting to have a mental stumble when I finally had a week with a +sign in front of the weight difference rather than a minus. The fact that I had not had one since I started weekly weigh-ins is probably a statistical anomaly. (had not had one - how's that for great grammar?)
With another light week ahead of me, with lots of carbs, because it's race week, I decided to play with excel and make a graph to keep me feeling good about me.
Yes, this means that I am a bit of a nerd. Yes, I still have a way to go before I'm where I want to be. I like the overall trend for the past 7 months though!
A couple of people have asked how I'm doing it - so I am planning out a post that covers it. Fair warning though - I'm not a fan of fad diets or 1200 calorie plans or anything that involves drastic unsustainable change. Mostly, I've added up a lot of small changes and a lot of exercise.
|Mommy wants to exercise again. Looks like it's just you and me Cassie.|
This week brings another change. It's time for me to pay more attention to diet and actually hydrating properly. What better time to TRACK my water intake than when I have a race on Saturday where the weather is expected to be 30 degrees warmer than my last month of training. I downloaded a free iPhone app to try out that has a calorie tracker and a water tracker. I'll let you know what I think after I've played with it for a few days.
Just now, the UPS gal delivered one of the baby gates I ordered to contain Avery. She commented on how much weight I'd lost. When I said I still had 30 lbs to go, she asked "What are you aiming for a toothpick?" LOL. No, I'm just aiming for a more healthy weight than I was at before I got pregnant. For my own self image...and because every pound I lose puts an estimated four pounds less strain on my knee when I run! This makes me faster.
|Blah, blah, blah, Faster..... Do it!|
How was your training week?
Do you use any iPhone apps in your training?
Anyone race this past weekend?