Sunday, May 31, 2015

Triathlon Training - 6 weeks to go!

I'm only a mere 6 weeks away from my first triathlon of the season!!!! Yikes! Time to get super serious about my biking and swimming - those are the two I think I can improve the most.

Here is my training for this coming week:

Monday - Run intervals (blah). Total of around 6-7 miles.
                 Bike 60-70 minutes.
                 Lift weights.

Tuesday - Swim 300 Warm up, 10x200's pull @ :20, 300 Cool down = 2500 yards
                 Turbo Kick - 1 hour
                 Bike 50 minutes
                 Weights

Wed -    Run 6 miles around 9:20 pace
              Bike 70 minutes
              weights

Thurs -  Swim 200 Warm, 2x50 drill, 4x50 build, 6x300's hard @ :30, 200 Cool = 2500 yards
              Turbo Kick - 1 hour
              Bike 50 minutes
              weights

Friday -  Run 8 miles at 9:10-9:25 pace
                weights

Saturday - Bike 40 miles

I am going to be completely dead if I don't get some serious sleep this week!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

IIFYM Challenge, Last full day

Friday morning weight - 128.0

That's a little better! I'm pretty sure I'll be in the 127's tomorrow which is a nice starting point for the next 2 weeks to shed down to a good racing weight.

Breakfast - Quaker Protein oatmeal

Lunch - Tilapia, green beans, golden grahams with milk

Snack - cottage cheese and grapes

Dinner - Tilapia, green beans, magnum ice cream bar, and some fudge. :)

Not doing any workouts today to rest my muscles for tomorrow's relay. I'm running a total of around 10 miles in two different legs. I'm hoping to hold somewhere in the 8's for the entire thing.

Then to rest up for my massive week of training next week! I'm planning on going really heavy on the bike and weights next week. Schedule coming up.

Friday, May 29, 2015

IIFYM, 2 days to go.

Thursday morning weight - 129.2

Surprised that it was so high, but then again I'm not surprised because I can binge like no one else! I know a lot of it is bloat and water weight so I'm not too stressed about it right now.

Swam a short 25 minutes this morning, trying to keep it easy because I have a race in 2 days.

Breakfast
2 eggs, 2 slices toast with PB2 (peanut butter powder)

Lunch
Massive salad with a touch of bacon, avocado, cucumber, spinach and bolthouse farms dressing. Tilapia, green beans.

I'm SO stuffed after this lunch. Really, really full.

Snack
Cottage cheese with 2 cups red grapes.

Dinner
Egg, ham, and cheese sandwich with spinach. Chobani simply 100 yogurt.

Totals for the day -  1633 calories, 179 carbs, 62 fat, 113 protein
Hit my goals perfectly!


Night workout - Turbo kick. My love. My precious.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

IIFYM Day 6-11

Friday morning weight - 127.0

:)

And then the Memorial Day weekend with family came and disaster came.

I haven't weighed myself or tracked my food at all the whole time until today. Oops. We can't be perfect all the time, right?

Well, I have a couple days to get rid of some bloat and hopefully be around 126-127 for my race on Saturday.

Then my next goal is on June 13th I have my first half marathon this summer. I would LOVE to be around 123 or so for that race. Hopefully I'll be better at tracking for the next 2.5 weeks until then.

So, today's food (Wednesday)

Pre-run - 1/2 honey stinger waffle and some Mio energy
breakfast - Kashi goLean crunch with milk
Lunch - Tilapia with grain salad, cucumbers, tomato, and lots of water
Snack - strawberries with Chobani Simply 100 yogurt
Dinner - Tilapia with green beans, 2 slices toast with peanut butter
Snack - chocolate protein powder with milk!

Wednesday totals - 1405 calories, 190 carbs, 22 fat (low!), 121 protein

I'll weigh in tomorrow. Promise.

Friday, May 22, 2015

IIFYM Challenge, Day 5

Thursday Morning - 128.4 pounds

I know I'm still holding water because of the chili and sugar I had before bed last night, but that's okay! Weight loss is not linear, especially when you eat candy 4 days in a row! Goal of 127 tomorrow!

Breakfast (497 cal)
2 eggs, 2 pieces of toast with apple butter, 2 cups strawberries, and a slice of bacon. (the real stuff)


Lunch (193 cal)
big salad (why does that salad look so small? That's a serving bowl) Spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and bacon. Not feeling super hungry since I didn't do cardio this morning and had a big breakfast.


Snack
Bowl of Chili with brown rice and cheese. I ate this around 3:30pm because I was so hungry I knew a small snack wouldn't cut it.

Dinner 7pm
Green smoothie! Spinach, pineapple, peaches, and vanilla protein powder. This was the most delicious thing I have had in a while. I am making this exact recipe again!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

IIFYM Challenge, Day 4

My pop-tart binge had some serious effects on the scale and my belly. I came in at 129.4 this morning and my tummy was SUPER bloated. however, I have eaten really well today so I am excited about tomorrow's weigh-in.

Breakfast
I started eating before I took the picture - oops. 2 scrambled eggs, one toast with apple butter and watermelon!


Lunch
I made a great salad and forgot to take a picture until I had already eaten it. It was in a serving size bowl and I ate the whole thing. Just lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Also had some pork loin and brussels sprouts.


Snack
STRAWBERRIES are on sale. I love it when strawberries are on sale! Topped with a greek yogurt. So good.


Dinner
Homemade chili with some brown rice topped with some cheese.


Aaaannnnndddd, here's the problem with having kids - birthdays. Tyler turned 6 yesterday and we had some chocolate cake with candy on it. The kids had some with dinner and I smelled the chocolate. And lost all control.

Kit Kat, 1 Pop Tart, and an ice cream bar. Dang it.


Totals for the day? - Best to not keep track. Kidding, I was actually still under 2000 for the day. :)



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

IIFYM Challenge, Day 3

Tuesday morning

Weigh in at 128.8 again - exactly the same as yesterday. I knew that would happen because of all the salt and processed food I had. If I can keep it together today, I'm hoping to be in the 127's tomorrow.

Workouts for today
Swim 2500 yards - 48 minutes
lift legs - 40 minutes
Turbo kick - 60 minutes
Total exercise burn of around 1200 calories.

Breakfast (410 cal) (sorry for crappy pics - phone camera got water in it)
2 eggs, kashi golean crunch with dannon greek yogurt

Lunch (502 cal)
Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado. I got a new dressing that is awesome! It's bolthouse farms ranch, it's made with yogurt and SO good. Bye bye Walden farms dressing!
Pork loin and brussels sprouts. (leftovers)

Mid afternoon tired slump and binge. 4 poptarts. Yeah. You know what's scary about tracking your calories? The calorie bomb that some foods are that you didn't realize. Like poptarts. ONE is 200 calories. You know there are two in the package, right? If you eat one package, that's 400 calories.
My flavors totaled 760 calories. For a snack. O.M.G.

Dinner
Not super hungry and the day kind of feels like a bust. Grilled ham and cheese sandwich (A tiny one) and a piece of chocolate cake for Tyler's 6th birthday.

Probably broke even on the calories when adding in exercise and once again way over on my salt and sugar. Probably won't be less weight tomorrow. I have got to get a handle on this! Tomorrow might be a fruit, veggie, and fish day.

Day 2 Challenge

Monday morning I woke up with this one the scale:



Not too shabby of a starting point.

Breakfast - 2 eggs cooked with zuchinni, 2 slices turkey bacon, and two slices 45 calorie bread with apple butter. 325 calories


Lunch - Broccoli, same grain salad with cucumbers and red bells as yesterday, and a chobani flip yogurt. 200 calories in that yogurt alone - yikes. Total of 524 cal.


I don't have pictures of the rest because...I forgot. 

I totally binged at snack time. I was working on my computer and was really tired. I ate a protein bar at 220 calories and then ate chocolate covered pretzels to the tone of 530 calories. 

Dinner was pork loin, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and a skinny cow ice cream bar.

Total for the day - 2242 calories, 309 carb, 78 fat, and 108 protein.
(way too much salt! I'm going to be holding water again.)

Workouts today were run 7 miles, cycle 45 minutes, and lift arms and shoulders.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

2 Week IIFYM Challenge - Day 1

I have a mere 14 days until my first "big" race of the summer season. I am running in a 4 man relay with my two legs totaling about 9.8 miles. Our team name is Crazy Legs which means those patterned running capris from before must be worn! I had a pretty bad week this last week on the eating and I'm super bloated and hanging on to a lot of water weight right now. I didn't even weigh myself this morning because I didn't want to face the music!

One week ago I weighed in at 123.6 but I'm sure with the salt and stuff I'm back around 130-ish. I think my real weight is probably around 126-127. Anyway, I will be doing a 2 week IIFYM challenge and keeping track here to see if I can get back down to my 123 and maintain it.

Breakfast today was 2 eggs, 1 piece of toast with apple butter, watermelon, and pineapple. Lots of water to flush the salt out of my system!


Lunch is tons of veggies! Broccoli, cucumber, tomato, and red bell pepper mixed in a suddenly salad mix. Even more water!


Snack. Two pieces of 45 calorie bread with peanut butter and protein powder mixed together.


Not really hungry at dinner but I'm low on calories for the day. Hot dog, no bun. Greek yogurt with granola, and you guessed it - water.


Dessert.


Let's see what the scale says tomorrow.