Now the big question? What next?
I wore my medal all day yesterday and got a free coffee, I also was STARVING the entire day, it was nuts!
I have a few half marathons on the calender for New Years and the Rock and Roll on March 22. I debated the CowTown Ultra, but I just don't think I can commit the amount of hours needed on the weekends to run. The full on March 1st is a maybe, but the Spring training groups meet at 7am on Saturday and that's just really late in the day for me LOL <<<< I know, I know.
One thing that HAD to be done was lowering my macros. Bye bye all you wonderful carbs, may we meet again soon. I'm still working with Paige and we worked out a game plan that I'm excited to try! I still want to keep my running up, for some reason cardio can get a bad rap, but I think it's beneficial if it's done correctly. Plus those happy endorphins keep me from killing all the stupid people.
I rested yesterday, but decided to meet up with the girls for our 5am run this morning, 6 flat easy miles and I felt pretty dang good! My back is really what is the most sore, the blisters on my feet a close second. I need new shoes, my Newtons are trashed, but it's Christmas and they are crazy expensive so I just ran in a old pair of Brooks.
Paige wants me to try carb cycling - so higher carbs on the 2 days I run - and lower on the days I lift. Whew, keeping track of two different numbers is going to be a challenge for me, but I feel like I have a good handle on tracking my food right now so I'm willing to give it a chance. Never hurts to try!
I'm also starting the PHAT: Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training 5 days a week. This is all pushing me out of my comfort zone and that's why I need Paige, she's awesome!
Now while I share what I'm doing that is probably not the right program for a lot of you, so please don't take what I'm doing as the only route to go. Paige is offering $5 off a consultation or 10% off long-term coaching until the end of the year with the code SKINNYMEG5 - here is her email firstname.lastname@example.org if a personalized plan is something you want OR even if you are curious about flexible dieting. I will be sharing some easy tips on getting started for you super newbies tomorrow, so stay tuned.
I'm not one to let drama affect my blog, I have enough of it in real life to keep me busy. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at ignoring what some people say about me because honestly - it doesn't matter. Everyone has their personal opinion on what is ok to say about someone based on what they share online, that's fine, but I also don't have to answer to anyone except myself. The reason I ignore what is being said about me is because I don't want to feel like I need to come on here and defend myself - who wants to read that?
I opened up MFP diary after I had a ton of requests and I was happy to share the good and bad with most of you. Did I get anything out of that? No. I purely did it to be transparent. After a comment was left questioning my vegetable intake, I thought, this is ridiculous. I'm worried about hitting my protein numbers and these people are counting how many plates of vegetables I'm eating a day. I can pretty much guarantee that comment was a recap of many other things being said.
If I share a dessert then all I'm doing is using IIFYM to eat junk.
If I share a bowl of broccoli then I'm fooling everyone because that's the only vegetable I ate that day.
You see - this is the beauty of flexible dieting - I can have both if I want. Does it work for everyone, no, but I personally wished I had tried this diet years ago. I could have saved myself many a nights of going to bed hungry.
Would I lose weight faster if I was on a clean whole foods diet? I dunno, maybe or maybe not, but I really don't care because when it comes down to it I am VERY happy with my progress and VERY happy with my diet. I don't feel deprived or like it's unmanageable. I just fueled my body enough to run 26.2 miles so I'm ecstatic.
But - when it comes down to it I don't want comments on my food so I am keeping my diary private and I'm sorry for those that like to see what I ate. I will still be sharing daily food 'days' or even a weeks worth on here.
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