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!