23 December 2006

Just sitting around killing time.

Hubby had to work for a couple of hours this morning, so I'm waiting for him to come home and we are off to do some final Christmas stuff.

I have used this time alone to work out my training schedule and my "diet" for next month. Note: I'm starting the "diet" today but the training doesn't really begin till next Monday. I'll just be continuing my workouts this week. Note 2: the word "diet" is being used as in the way I will eat. I will not be dieting in the traditional definition of the word as I don't believe dieting works.

I've been focusing on eating whole foods for the past few months and I've got my daily diet into a state where there is very little processed foods at all. Basically only my cereal in the morning could be considered processed. Oh yeah, and the laughing cow cheese that I snack on (god, I love that stuff). Everything else is fruit, veggies, and lean animal products.

When I started this I initially dropped a couple of pounds and was real excited thinking I was on to something. Ummm, yeah, not so much. For the past 2 weeks my weight has been holding steady or inching up slightly. Bummer. But this morning I sat down and analyzed what I was eating and came to the sad realization that I'm just eating too much. Granted it's all good food, but too much is too much, whether it's twinkies or grapes. So I sat and tweaked my diet just a little to get the calories down and get the protein/fat/carb ratios where I want them. Luckily it wasn't hard, a little more of this a little less of that and boom, there it is!!!

As for my workouts, I'm working on a 4 week rotation plan so I've only planned out January. At the end of January I will reevaluate how my plan worked, change what needs to be changed and move on to February. As it stands I've got 3 swims a week, 3 weight training sessions a week, 2 runs, and 1 bike. Saturday and Sunday will be double workout days so during the week there is only 1 workout per day, none lasting longer than 1 hour.

I think in February I'll cut the swimming back to 2x a week and increase the running and biking. I think this will work out well and I'm looking forward to it. I'll post my weekly schedule on the sidebar as well as what I actually accomplish. I'm shooting for 90% compliance rate.

Note: I would start the training this week but my tattoo is still healing. You're not supposed to soak it in water for 10 days after you get it. The way my schedule is set up I'll be swimming 18 days after it was done. It should be all nice and healed by then.

I guess that's all I have to say for now. Hubby should be home soon and we'll be heading out. If I don't get back, I hope everyone has a safe, and happy Christmas...

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