|Time for some changes|
A few weeks ago, I realized I want to lose the weight, and become a muscular runner. Have you noticed how squishy (yet thin) many runners are? Cardio alone doesn't build muscle tone, obviously.
2. Due to the changes in our insurance rates, my work buddies have gone Paleo. Doing my own research, I slowly jumped on the bandwagon. It sure is easier to make changes when your lunch buddies are eating the same way.
I didn't go too crazy before my half marathon double this past weekend. You know I took my sugary, carb filled Gu during the race. And I had a few vodka tonics at the Bleacher Bar at Fenway Park Saturday night.
3. During my 12 hours on an airplane I finished The New Metabolic Effect Diet book (recommended by Mom vs. Marathon). The concepts in the book make so much sense to me. There's a lot of science involved in eating right. Certain foods release hormones that cause us to store fat. Other foods do the opposite. The diet is very similar to Paleo.
The book does not advocate running or much cardio at all. But, it requires 3 HIIT type weight workouts each week (for 20 minutes each). Now that my double weekend is over, I'm going to add these workouts in and cut back on my mileage.
S told me, I "don't know how to workout to muscle failure", as required. Just because I don't do it as a runner, doesn't mean I am incapable of it. Starting this morning, I am going to prove him wrong, oh so very wrong.
4. What? You want to know what I ate on Tuesday?
Breakfast: Sausage, hard boiled egg, grapefruit
Snack: Celery spread with Nuttzo
Lunch: Leftover steak and mixed veggies (with Cajun Seasoning on top)
Snack: Chocolate covered pistachio/date truffles. Recipe here.
Dinner: Paleo spaghetti squash with meat sauce. Recipe here.
I've lost 5 lbs. in two weeks eating like this (with a brief hiatus last weekend). It's a total overhaul for my bread, cheese and tortilla chip loving self. Let's kick it in to gear with some added weights workouts.
5. My buddy had a Wildtree freezer cooking party a month ago. With the help of their "good for me" spices and oils, I turned this:
|Organic proteins and some veggies...|
|On the left, (10) 4 serving or (20) two serving dinners.|
Having these freezer meals, plus a handful of new Paleo recipes, helped me get started. I'm planning my meals and snacks everyday, and writing them down in my old fashioned paper planner. Serious changes are going on around here, and I can't wait to see the results!