15 February 2009

I'm really struggling

I can not seem to find my groove. I get a little routine going, then one little thing will get in the way and it all falls apart. How do I get back to it???

I started off really strong last week, working out, feeling great, it was awesome. Then I got overly tired (which I still believe is due to my lack of carbs) and that resulted in missing a workout. Then 2. Then 3. Ugh!! That lead to a lunch yesterday that should be illegal, it was mostly alcohol. Now I feel like crap. I weigh about 400 lbs and my bodyfat is up to about 300%. Okay, I may be exaggerating a little but not much. I have got to get a grip and get into a routine.

Okay, let's work this out. I do believe that part of the problem is my food. I have changed up my food and I think it may not be working for me. I've been having oatmeal with milk, honey, and almond butter for breakfast. That totals out to about 350 cals, 13 g protein, and 52 g of carbs. If I were to have an egg burrito with 1 egg and some egg substitute, lots of veggies and a healthy wrap, that would total out to about 300 cals, 21 g of protein and 30 g of carbs. And instead of most of the carbs being from sugar (honey) they would be from fiber. Then I could have a yogurt for a morning snack. The Greek yogurt that I love is about 120 cals and lots of protein. Lunch I like to have salads with some protein and a carb like flat bread. In the afternoon a snack like an apple with peanut butter - my favorite. Then for dinner I will forgo the carbs and just have protein and veggies. Maybe have rice or whole wheat pasta instead of flat bread for lunch. Something like that. But I have to get back to eating in a way that works for me. If I have to I will set an alarm to go off every 3 hours so I have something to eat. That's another thing I've been doing, not eating. I believe intermittent fasting works but going every day without eating for 5 or 6 hours is not good. Maybe I should go back to having my protein shake in the morning. I used to have one as soon as I got up before my workout. Then I would workout. Then eat breakfast. Then have a light snack. Then lunch. Then a snack. Then dinner and that was it. Maybe I need to do that to get my metabolism chugging along again. I think I'll try that.

Okay, sorry for the long rambling post but sometimes it's necessary to figure things out. So here's what I'm looking at.

4:30 get up, make shake
5:00 workout - cardio
7:30 breakfast burrito
10:30 yogurt and fruit
1:30 lunch
3:00 workout
4:30 apple and peanut butter
7:00 Dinner

That is 6 meals and 2 workouts. That should work. None of my meals are close enough to my workouts to cause a problem, but they are close enough to fuel the workout. Some days my 2nd workout will be at 11:30 but that will work too. On school nights I will just have to bring something to class to eat at around 7. I can't wait till I get home at 8:30, that won't work. Okay. I'm set. I think this will fuel my workouts and my life and I won't be so dang tired by Wednesday. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Jan from BetterSpines said...

Of course we wish you luck! And you are figuring out what works for you and what doesn't. Good for you.

Feel like I've fallen into a hole

For years I lived my life in the 'when'. When I start running again. When I start eating right.... When I do this.... or that......