Archive | December, 2011

Cheat Day Hangover

11 Dec

Yesterday was pretty fun in that we gave ourselves our weekly cheat day. I chose to grab bagels after our 5k and then Lane picked Dominos Pizza for lunch. It was a carb fest that ended in dinner at the famous Canter’s Deli on Fairfax.

The funniest part about our cheat day this week is that besides the bagel, which I really wanted earlier in the week…I wasn’t really craving a million different things. We made some kettle corn also, because I had wanted something sweet, but overall, my cravings were really better this week. (I like to tell Lane that last week, I could have killed him for some good chocolate. :0) )

We’re back on track today and it feels really good. It’s nice to want to be healthy again. This is week three now but I’ve decided that I’m really only keeping track to be able to see how much we lose in how much time. This is a lifestyle change and we really plan on making it just that.

I exciting news though, we decided that we’re going to train for a half marathon. We’re going to run one at the end of April and we’re both pretty excited about it. We’re going for length endurance instead of speed, so the training is going to take a lot of time. But it’ll be great.

Now, off to do some laundry because I’ve really been neglecting that whole commitment to being clean. Clean and healthy!! What a concept. ;0)


Run, Rabbi, Run

10 Dec

The hubby and I ran a 5k this morning and now I remember why I loved running so much! I feel so accomplished and healthy. After toying with the idea for a while, I’ve decided to officially find a half-marathon and start training for it.

We started running last July using an iPhone app and a plan called Couch to 5k, literally meant for people who have never run before. Well, it worked! I ran my first 5k last November and have run two since then. I changed my diet and that coupled with running and strength training, I’ve lot 20 pounds since last July and kept it off. It hasn’t always been easy but I feel so much better now than I did last year.

We’ve recommitted to running and eating healthy, so now we’re past the really exciting first two weeks of getting back into a healthy lifestyle and already on to the hard part…actually living it. The novelty has begun to wear off already but since we’re both doing so well, we’re definitely going to continue until we hit our goal weights. And it’s exciting.

So right now, this is what my plan is: run three times a week to prepare for a 10k and follow atom Ferriss’ Four Hour Body eating style (slow carb diet, no simple carbs during the week, one cheat day a week where you eat whatever you want). We may have to amp up our carb intake when we start running longer distances but we’ll see.

I’m really, really excited to have regained my motivation to run and lose weight. It feels awesome! Already, in the past two weeks, I’ve lost over 5 pounds (some of which I’m sure was water weight) and lost a few inches from my body overall. It feels awesome! My goal weight for right now is 145 and my current weight before our cheat day was 155.4.