Ok, so I’m a week away from Iron Girl Grimsby. I’ve been training so hard this summer. I ran in my first half marathon in June and next week will mark my first triathlon. You’d think with all that training I’d be beach body ready right? Not when you give yourself the licence to eat.
Well, I have a confession to make. Despite all my training, I’ve been gaining weights! I’m very disappointed with myself, and it really is my own undoing. My appetite has increased significantly and I’ve taken this a licence to eat anything and everything.
I imagined chiseled abs, lifted butt and chiseled legs (kinda like the image above). WRONG! I’ve gained a few pounds. Now I know why my 5 km runs have been slower. Grrr, it’s frustrating. Although, gaining weight when training for long distances is a known issue, I’ve never experienced it myself before, and I’m totally blaming it on turning 40 soon. 🙂
I’ve never struggled with weight issues my whole life, but I’m also moving into my 40’s shortly and I know my body will change. I need to reign in my eating habits for sure. So, after my Iron Girl training is over, it’s time to change things up. What will I change?
Type of Exercises:
I’ll be reducing all my cardio training; swim, bike, run, and I’ll be re-introducing some weight training. Since I’ve completed most of my scheduled races (and a few unscheduled ones too) I think my body will welcome the change of pace.
I’ll also be doing more yoga. My body is very tight and I need to loosen up and to relax.
I’ll start food journaling again, using MyFitnessPal so I know I’m eating enough protein, and not too much fat. Hopefully my appetite will slow down and I’ll have less mid-morning cravings for chips and chocolate (yes, together). I’m going to try to dedicate more time to meal planning. That really helps me stay on track.
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This week I’m hoping to do the following:
- Monday: Tri Clinic, swim/bike/run
- Tuesday: 1000 m swim
- Wednesday: light run
- Thursday: 10 km bike
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: rest
- Sunday: IRON GIRL (finally)
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