Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Take a step back and look at the picture.

To say that its been busy around here would not begin to describe it so with that lets just say that things not of the weight loss and health world have reigned supreme for a bit. This week has started off good with a 1900 calorie day and a trip to the gym on Monday, 1 gallon of green tea and about a gallon of H2O went down as well. I thought that I would post up the menu from Monday for you to gander at, its nothing special and slightly higher than I like it to be but well within reasonable.

7:45 AM
1/2 cup steel cut oats 300
splash of milk 40

11:30 AM
1 Zone perfect bar 190

2:30 PM
2 80 cal rolls 160
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T apricot preserves 50

6:00 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 can tuna 150
1 T light mayo 35
onion/jalapeno 10
2oz doritos 280
1oz cheese 110

6:30 PM
1 orange 80

7:30 PM
1 orange 80

9:15 PM
banana 105
peanut butter 95

That's a grand total of 1920 calories for the day and my trip to the gym was a 20 minute bike ride followed by 25 minutes on the treadmill at 3.4mph with varying inclines as high as 13% and as low as 3.5%. I have started running on the treadmill in intervals, I walk a quarter of a mile followed by a 6mph run for a quarter mile alternating back and forth for 20 minutes and I am going to do this each Friday until I don't feel it in my shins any more and hopefully this will keep me running because I don't want to over do it and have it effect my other workouts because of fatigue, running seems to take a lot out of me.

The last week has been full of non weight related stress thus the lack of blog posts but the clouds are moving away so I figured I would post up a quick update. Heading to the gym later today the plan is the same, 20 minutes on the bike, 20-30 minutes on the treadmill and it is a weight lifting day and I Think I am going to meander on over to the free weights and give them a go as I have been using machines up until now.

That's all I got, Keep on keepin on and don't forget that H2O, Thanks for following along.

As Ever


  1. I'm always amazed at the amount of liquid you consume in one day. You must be using the facilities all the time!

  2. hey .. i haven't read a ton of your blog ..just found u threw sparkpeople .. however i have just started training for my first half .. and wanted to say that i got new shoes through a running company that had me run on a treadmill to test how i run. shin-splints be gone ... maybe it might work for you??? amazing journey .. im sure i will be an avid reader of yours :)

  3. Try taking the pace on your running down just a little bit. Instead of running at 6.0, do it at 5.5 and work your way up to a faster pace while running slightly longer distances. Instead of 1/4 of a mile at 6.0 try 1/2 mile at 5.5, and up your distances gradually until you're hitting a mile for your run. From there slowly up the pace and in no time you'll be able to run a 9 minute mile. Also, if you're planning on running outside ever, do the running portion at a 1% grade. This will be more like running outside than if you run on a o% incline.

    You'll get a nice feeling of accomplishment at the end, and the slightly slower pace may help some with the pain and keep you from getting an injury.