Monday, July 18, 2011

Mamavation Monday

Well, I've been up and I've been down. I've been enjoying my food and I've been working out. At the end of several weeks, I am right where I started. I think that I have come to a new focus today (except I ate out lunch because I failed to pack).

I have been continuing to meet a friend at the track a few mornings a week. I have decided that my body is not responding to walking. I was walking 3 - 4 miles / day and having no impact, even when I was eating right. So, I started mixing in running. I am not a runner, never have been. I am currently running about 2/3 of a lap every other lap around the track. So, on my 4 mile walk today (1 mile back and forth to the track and 3 miles around the track), I netted about 1 mile of running. Not too bad. Doing it interval style is working for me. I'd like to get to the point where I run every other lap. On the other two days a week, I am simply walking and then doing Ab Ripper. I figure that if I mix it up, walking can be effective. I am also trying to fit in some strength training.

As far as eating, I have returned to starting my day with a protein shake. I started to wonder if I was fueling my body correctly after a work out. I certainly have more energy as a result. We will see if long term it fuels me and allows me to better lose weight.

I am back and I want to have a success story this time.

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Shelley said...

consistency is the key and it sounds like this is a plan you can stick with :) Good luck - I look forward to reading about all the successes :)

Annette said...

It has been proven that interval training works better and can give you better results than just one form of exercise. Have you looked into Couch to 5K? It mixes walking and running.

Good luck on continued weight loss.

Katie said...

It sounds as if you're facing the challenges head on and that's awesome! Keep it up and don't forget that we're all here on the Twitter stream if you need someone to run things by. :)

Anonymous said...

I love you you're introducing running - what a great way to build up the strength & endurance for it! Keep on going - you can do it!

Anonymous said...

Woooo to the Hooooo on mixing in running. I'm not a runner by any means, but I'm slowly working my way there. We'll get there eventually! :) Keep it up!