30 July 2006

T minus 1

Okay. The fruit and veggies are purchased. The races are decided on. The training plan is laid out. I'm good to go.

Tomorrow I begin by focusing on weight loss. My plan is fairly simple; eat less, move more.
I belong to Weight Watchers and I plan to follow their Core plan. For those who don't know, it's basically eating whole foods. I'm going to stay away from processed foods. Lots of fruits and veggies; moderate amounts of meat; 3 servings of dairy a day; whole grains - probably 2 a day; water, water, water.

I'm counting my calories via FitDay (even though WW doesn't say I have to). I'm shooting for 1400-1600 calories a day or a deficit of 500-1000.

For the next 16 weeks I will be swimming, biking, running, but I will be focusing on aerobic/HR training. This will help with my weight loss. I will also be strength training 3x a week of 20 minutes.

One meal a week will be a "free" meal.

I think that covers it. I'm excited.

I'm pouring over the Triathlete's training bible and starting in November my Honu 70.3 training begins in earnest. By then I will have 3 more sprints under my belt and my aerobic conditioning should be way up there.

Next week or the week after I'm going to contact a masters group and see about swimming with them. If I do that I will free up 3 mornings a week since they meet at night. Then on Mondays and Weds I could get in 2 workouts a day plus an ocean swim on Sat. mornings. Definetly makes sense. But I want to see how the weight loss goes first.

Alright kids. There is nothing I love better than a lazy Sunday afternoon. Hubby is at work. Me and the dogs are just laying around cause it's hot. I'm off to stretch out on the couch and read the Sunday paper. We have a party to go to tonight, so I need to rest up for that :)

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