Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Training Plan

Yes, after two months of using the beginner triathlete website, I have been working through a new and different training plan.  Maybe I should've gone to something more strenuous originally because I found it pretty easy.  I also have to say that, even though I made it through the holidays unscathed for like the first time in forever, I didn't lose much weight doing those particular workouts.  But it served its purpose and the price was right (FREE!!).  Since I probably can't afford my coach for more than a month or so, I'll probably head back to that site and maybe even join.  There are hundreds of workouts that I could compare to my current training and hopefully go on from there.

Speaking of current training, here's what I've done so far this week:

Monday: Swim 30 minutes and full body strength training - total time 1:15
Tuesday: 20 min bike / 20 min treadmill - total time 40 min
Wednesday:  Was supposed to swim 30 minutes, but I didn't make it to the gym
Thursday: 45 min treadmill and full body strength training - total time 1:30

Tomorrow is 30 swim and 30 min bike
Saturday will be 45 min bike and 15 min treadmill

With these workouts, I'm feeling a lot stronger.  I'm not sure about what the scale is doing, but I'll let you know.  Short term goal is to get under 200.

In the meantime, countdown to the June 28 TriBella Sprint has begun.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Frustrated - When the Scale Doesn't Move

Alas, for yet another week, my weight remains the same.  While this is great practice for the day when I reach my goal weight, it's not so motivating right now.  Six weeks and nothing?  Uh-uh.  Nope.  Not acceptable.

Guess I've got to do some dissecting...

I know that with the effort I put in this week, I built some serious muscle and did some serious cardio.  Here's a peek at my log:

Mon:  AMA Test
Tues:  20 min bike / 20 min tmill
Wed:  30 min swim / 30 min bike
Thur:  Full body strength training
Sat:  40 min bike / 20 min tmill

I tried to keep my HR in Zone 2 (about 120bpm).  That was difficult on the bike, but if I ride at like 90 rpm, then I can usually get it up there.  Problem is that 90 is hard to maintain.  Overall, a great week of exercise.

In the food department, I controlled portions and calories quite well.  Far too many processed foods though and definitely not enough veggies.  I started back on a multi-vitamin, so hopefully that'll help a bit.  But of course, I know nothing is a substitute for the real deal.

I also tried to focus on drinking a lot more water than I usually do.  I succeeded, but there's still room for improvement.  I had at least 70 oz per day and I'd like to see 100.  I typically get maybe 50oz?  Anyway, I know this is a weak area for me but very necessary for weight loss.

This coming week, I have an additional goal:  Bed before 9pm.  Last week, I don't think I was even in bed before 10:30 or 11.  My butt was draggin' all week long.

Ummmm yeah, I think there could be a few factors here as to why the scale and I are at a stalemate.  That's ok, I plan to kick the scale's butt this next time 'round!!

So... how was your week?

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