Monday, September 26, 2011
Alright....here is the plan for the next 8 weeks before my half marathon.
>Lose 10 lbs.
~Why? This will make me a faster and lighter runner. It will make the half marathon an easier task as well as making me feel better on race day!
>Get 4 runs in a week, as well as 2 days of ST and cross training . (total of 6 days exercise with one rest day)
~Why? To become a more in shape person and be able to conquor my half marathon faster and easier!
>Eat 1500 calories each day.
~Why? To maintain the calorie deficit needed in order to lose 10 lbs by the half marathon.
>Watch carbs/fat/protein balance during week with one carb load night before each long run.
~Why? Because I have been carb loading ALL week instead of just before my long run and it is making me gain weight.
The plan of food for this week is:
Bfast each day: Boiled egg on light whole grain bread
Lunch each day: left-overs from dinner night before.
Monday - Broiled fish with green beans, broccoli, brown rice
Tuesday - Grilled chicken, sweet potato, zucchini
Wednesday -Club sandwich with salad
Thursday - Pork tacos
Friday - Ribs, potato salad, squash casserole.
Saturday - Wedding/bridal shower foods
Sunday - Steak, artichokes, rice, green beans
So today is the grocery shopping for all of that! LOL. Hope it goes well with hubby.
I know this is post number two of today, but I'm really trying to get on board and keep motivated this time.