Sunday, January 8, 2012

Git 'er Done

I cannot believe I just made that the title of my post. Ugh.

Anywhoozle, this is a big week for me. After a horrendous week or period cravings and other debauchery, tomorrow I start training for the American Lung Association climb. I also have decided to detox my diet and go paleo/primal. At least for this week (you know I'm fickle like that). I cooked up some sausage patties, baked some omelet cups (froze some too), cooked a pork roast (delish) and brussel sprouts, and made sure we had lots of fresh veggies and salad fixin's on hand. I'm ready. Tomorrow's food should look like this:
Pre-workout: 1 scoop Syntrax Nectar (not paleo, but nobody's perfect.)
Breakfast: 1 omelet cup, 1 sausage patty
Snack: another omelet cup, should I need it
Lunch: salad with red pepper, cucumber, sunflower seeds, turkey
Afternoon snack: cucumber slices, almonds, maybe a babybel cheese
Dinner: leftover pork roast and brussel sprouts

My training schedule for the next four week looks like this:
Mon/Thursday - strength training
Tues/Friday - stairs
Wed/Sat - off
Sun - random other cardio

The best thing? My hubs is on board. He's put on a few pounds over the holidays, so he's ready to buckle down too. No more crap in the house, no more beer, only good stuff.

I also took measurements today. I was pleasantly surprised to find that since July the only place I've increased is my hips. I totally knew this would be the case because my jeans have been tighter lately. Poo. Some of it has got to be bloat too. As soon as I get the processed food out of my life, I know it'll get better.

This is going to be an interesting experiment. The last time I trained for an event like this was back in 2001 - walked the Country Music 1/2 Marathon for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. To make a long story short, I was about 230 at the time, thinking all that walking would be sure to slim me down. Ha. Do you know how hungry you get after a 10 mile training walk? In the dead of winter? Really, really hungry. I would have a bagel at the park after the walk, then I would come home and cook myself a giant omelet and then eat a giant spaghetti dinner (carb-loading, ya know). It was a disaster. Yes, I finished it. Yes, I was probably in better cardiovascular shape than when I started. But, I did not lose one single motherf-ing pound. Not one.

This time will be different. I have my band. I have my plan. I have you guys to cheer me on. I'm gonna kick this thing's ass! Let's do it!


Lucy said...

Ive never heard of the paleo/primal ill haveto research it. Good lucky with your hard work

Lap Band Gal said...

Way to plan the work and work the plan! :)

MandaPanda said...

Hubby and I are going back to paleo probably next week but we're already starting to cut some of the processed stuff in preparation. I felt the same way when I did the 3 Day...thought you can't possibly walk 60 miles in 3 days and not lose weight, right? Wrong. My doc says exercise doesn't make you lose weight, eating less does. He may have a point. LOL. Good luck with your training!

Banded Mommy (Angie) said...

Way to go lady! Great plans and great way to start the year!
I am thinking about doing as many 5k's as possible. One of them is in Feb. Watch there be like 30 inches of snow LOL!!

Miss you!!!

Beth Ann said...

You might be a redneck...if you name your blog post "Get er Done"! :)

You are my Paleo Princess, girlie!!

Ronnie said...

You're doin' the damn thing! :)

Stephanie said...

I never knew you were a closet Redneck...Here's you sign!