Word heavy post
- I don’t partake in sodas that often,
- stay away from fried food most of the times, and
- include fruits and veggies like they are free stuff available on earth.The idea of saying no to veg does not apply to me [unless it is pumpkin and beets…gag!].
This weekend when I fired up the pan to heat some oil to make the onion pakodas aka fritters, I knew this may not end well, and right I was!
As a team, I think the husband and I must have managed to down over 10K calories over the weekend. Don’t get me wrong I am not at all into calorie counting and all about listening to your body and all the signals it gives you. But all this I am telling you right now is a result of the signal my body gave me during my last nights run.
I decided to up my speed a bit, i.e. 5 mph rather than my usual 4.5 mph with 0% incline however this run was, in one word, BRUTAL. Not that I could not handle the speed, but I felt so freakin lethargic during the run, that it upset me. The husband was running right besides me and he said that he felt the same. The only thing to be blamed, the super OILY, nutrient depleted food consumed over the weekend. I am not saying that eating oily food is the problem, but eating for every meal over the next two days, there my friends, I have crossed the line. It may not even apply to anyone else, but for me its the beginning of a downward spiral. I am doing really well at the moment fitness wise and I don’t want to go south with my goals again.
So our philosophy this month (I hope I am not late to make goals for the month of April)
-eat uber clean
-workout 6x a week,
-improve core fitness
-One outdoor activity on weekends.
-sleep at least 6 hours.
To improve my core fitness, I am restarting my 200 sit ups challenge. I did this in January last time and managed to do 120 at a stretch, but then the India trip happened. Now that things are much better, its time I revisit the challenge again.
Rough 2.25 mile run (5 mph) with two walking breaks (3.9 mph)
10 minutes on the stair master
Some happy news:
I am a slightly eccentric number driven person..love numbers, I can remember random numbers thrown at me and give it back to you in the same order. I digress…why all this number based ranting you ask…I am on the path of complying with my third resolution for 2011. It was my intent to lose some extra pounds this year to reach to my goal weight of 130 pounds. I have managed to lose 5 pounds with healthy eating and good exercising. I am currently at 141 pounds and have 11 more to go!