Monday, Feb 13 2012
View SAXONHARP's food & exercise for this day
Down 1.5 pounds this week. 222.5. I am happy with that. I followed the nutritionist suggestions of increasing my calories. I kept the 1600 base calories CK suggests but I ate back most of my exercise calories (I wear a heart rate monitor, so it is as accurate as you can get). So I intentionally ate many more calories than I would normally plan to eat. I tried to keep the calories, good calories but did have a treat each day.
After a couple of days doing this I noticed that I did not graze in the kitchen as much as I normally would. Typically I would I often find myself opening up the pantry and getting a handful of cereal or something like that (more than once in an evening). And would I log that handful of cereal???? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. BUT this wee toward the end of the week I found myself grazing less. I will email her my logs tomorrow and get some feedback.
I also meet my running coach in person on Friday to talk about the last half of my training plan. From all my stats he still thinks I can do the half marathon in April in 2:20 without a problem (I am sure I mentioned this but my best half time was 2:29, so this would be a 9 minute improvement). I don’t know why but I am just having a hard time believing that I can do that, but, I have to trust him. My husband said “of course you can do that” I love that he believes in me. I just have to believe in myself a little more. I guess I just don’t want to jinx myself.
Oh, this is hard for me to believe too. Running coach says that I can run the 4 mile race this Saturday at a 10:00 pace!!! Wow. I know I have been doing all the tempo runs and speed work but wow I would have never thought it would be possible for me to run at 10:00 pace for 4 miles. I know I am doing all the work and I should be able to do it BUT for some reason I am like “really, me, I can do this?”
So this week I need to work on truly believing I can do this. I am just not sure how to do that……