About two weeks ago, I stopped doing Jamie Eason LiveFit weight training and started marathon training. I thought it would be an easy transition since I was already moving and I always refer back to the law of inertia (things in motion...). However, it is now clear that I lost focus and some determination. I went from protein, protein, lift , lift to carbs and cardio with no recovery interval. I woke up the last two mornings and did not get out of bed. This is a sure sign that I need to light a fire and fast. The marathon is quickly approaching and time waits for no man (or woman.)
The last two times that I trained for a marathon I paid little attention to my diet. I also finished both marathons in over 5 hours. So, yea, this one is different and I know better. If hubby only lets me put premium gas in my car, why should I be shovelling the cheap stuff into my body. I want to continue (truth: go back to) the clean eating that I was doing with the weight training. I just need to change my portions of carbs, proteins, and fats. And I need to stay away from the snacks before bed, which is my tragic downfall. I see my body getting softer after all the work I put in and it does not make me happy.
So, what is my plan? Monday is a new week for me. And a clean slate.
- Eat clean with only one cheat day. - I will need to research a good list of clean carbs and work on a meal plan so that I do not find myself shovelling raisins in my mouth at 10 p.m. while watching Big Brother.
- Find some weight training exercises specifically for marathon training.- I know that heavy weights are out, but I still need to be strong if I am going to stomp through 26.2 miles of NYC.
- Schedule my workouts.- I need to write all my workouts into my calendar. Even if I have to change the times/days, if they exist on paper I cannot forget about them.
- Commit to at least two 5 a.m. workouts. - I am already short on time and I am wasting good light hours. In October I'll have to run in pitch black 5 a.m. so I should enjoy it now while I can.
- STUDY STUDY STUDY! - This is not for my marathon training but for my overall goals and plans. I need to commit at least 6-8 hours a week to studying for the ACE Certified Personal Training certification. I know that's less than I previously stated, but sometimes you just have to manage your expectations and limitations. I also need to add this time into my calendar.
- Sleep more. - If I am not working out, studying or spending time with my family, there is no reason that I should be up until 11 p.m. watching reality television or checking Facebook.
- Make dentist appointments. - This has nothing to do with this post, but I desperately need to make dental appointments for my whole family and maybe, if I tell the world about it, I'll finally get it done.
|Isn't this the coolest dollhouse ever? |
Time is well spent playing with the little one.
|The princess hopes you all have a great weekend. |
(Can't have another post without any pictures).
**Sharing is caring. - Please let me know if you have any good resources for marathon training nutrition or any tips on getting it all done.