Monday, October 29, 2012

10k Training Log: Week One

Here it is Monday, and as promised, I am going to re-cap my first week of training.  First, let me start off by what I have learned.

1. Planning out meal and exercise plans don't do any good unless you actually follow those plans. This would seem like a no-brainer. You would think, right?

2. You shouldn't beat yourself up if you worked really hard all week just to blow it all on one day. You need to enjoy life along the way. So, if your girlfriend invites you to Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival, and you spend 8 solid hours eating and drinking yourself around the world, then enjoy it. But you do have to remember to get back on track right away.  Or, you could try moderation. I don't know how. But you could try.

3. Half the battle is just getting on your sneakers.

Now that we have that covered, let's get into the nitty gritty:

Monday:  Attitude is positive. Feeling confident about goals

Breakfast - Fruit Smoothie with a mini whole wheat bagel. Coffee with milk

AM Snack - Apple with peanut butter

Workout- 30 minute Spin Class

Lunch - Hummus and Lettuce Wrapped in Large Flour Tortilla. Water

PM Snack - Yogurt covered Raisins

Dinner - Brown Rice, Grilled Chicken, Broccoli

Bedtime Snack - 2 Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Tuesday:  Ready to take on the day. Resolve is strong.

Breakfast - Egg Beater Omelet with Ham and Veggies  + Coffee with milk

AM Snack - Almonds + Grapes

Workout- 2.5 mile Run

Lunch - Taco Salad

PM Snack - Chocolate Yogurt Covered Raisins

Dinner - Lasagna

Bedtime Snack - Small Cookie

Wednesday:  Over confident...accidentally bought naughty cereal.

Breakfast - Yogurt with a bowl of fruit + Coffee with milk

AM Snack - Apple + Cheese Stick

Workout- 30 minute spin class

Lunch - Ham Sandwich, Cheeze It's, Grapes

PM Snack - Hard to say - but I'm guessing it was covered in chocolate

Dinner - Chicken over pasta with a little bit of marinara

Bedtime Snack -  Dry cup of Naughty Cereal

Thursday:  This day is a little sketchy.

Breakfast - Chex cereal with cut up strawberries and bananas + Coffee with milk

AM Snack - Carmel Mini Rice Cakes

Workout-  Chasing Maggie. Didn't break a sweat.

Lunch -  Ham Sandwich

PM Snack - More of that delicious naughty cereal

Dinner - Frozen Pizza

Bedtime Snack -  I'm guessing it wasn't good.

Friday:  Attitude = What goals?

I started at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival "Around the World" in Mexico with an empanada and ended up in France with creme bruele. What happened in between wasn't pretty. There was fondue and German Beer and ginormous pretzels and sushi rolls and champagne and chocolates. There were Swedish meatballs and fancy coffee.  There was also a Beetles tribute band. Not that that has anything to do with anything. But it was fun, for the record. If you count walking very slowly from food booth to food booth as "exercise", then I got about 6 hours on the books.

Saturday: Resolve, determination and focus are out the window. Hard to believe I was thinking about donuts after all the junk I put in my face the day before.

Breakfast - French Toast with bananas + Coffee with milk

AM Snack - none

Workout-  does going to the grocery store count?

Lunch - Chocolate Protein Bar

PM Snack - Caramel Mini Rice Cakes

Dinner -  Fish, Asparagus, Mushroom Risotto

Bedtime Snack - Hard to say if I stayed awake for one.

Sunday:  Gaining some resolve back, but still thinking about donuts.

Breakfast - Yogurt with a side of cut up strawberries and bananas + Coffee with milk

AM Snack - Donut holes

Workout- 4 mile run

Lunch - Salad and Small soup

PM Snack - raisins

Dinner - Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Cooked Carrots

Bedtime Snack - pound cake.

So, what does all that add up to as far as the scale is concerned? A one pound loss.  I'll take it. This isn't The Biggest Loser.  This is "slow and steady wins the race."  

The goal for next week is to run 3 times and to stay away from Epcot, and naughty cereal, and chocolate covered things.

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