Friday, April 30, 2010

Food Breakdown 04.29.10

Cals 1729
Fat 49 g
Cholesterol 92 mg
Sodium 1828 mg
Carbs 132 g
Sugars 44 g
Fiber 28 g
Protein 100 g

Carbs 38.57%
Protein 29.22%
Fat 32.31%

The Magic Vegetable?

I've been getting really frustrated lately. Outside of a few instances, no more than 3-4 in the last six weeks, have I been grossly over my 1200 calorie per day limit. I have not skipped a single P90x workout, and have been running twice per week, with no results. I'm starting to think there is something in my diet that is messing this simple formula up. I am continuing to see strides in my fitness, but not in my jeans, weight, or measurements.

The husband is convinced it's my lack of vegetables. Now I eat my veggies like anyone else, but apparently in smaller quantities than I should be. So I've agreed to drastically increase my fruit and vegetable intake for the rest of P90x (2 months) and see if that changes anything. If not, I'm going to have to do some serious evaluation. It's just not humanly possible for me to be doing all that I'm doing with no results.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Food Breakdown 04.28.10

Cals 1662
Fat 52 g
Cholesterol 168 mg
Sodium 2184 mg
Carbs 137 g
Sugars 10 g
Fiber 7 g
Protein 98 g

Carbs 38.92%
Protein 27.84%
Fat 33.24%

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Food Breakdown 04.27.10

Net Cals 1140 (cals consumed 1472 cals burned 332)
Fat 47 g
Cholesterol 288 mg
Sodium 2209 mg
Carbs 131 g
Sugars 33 g
Fiber 10 g
Protein 119 g

Carbs 36.82%
Protein 33.45%
Fat 29.73%

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Speed Intervals

Finally got out and focused on speed intervals today. Started with a 5 minute walking warmup, then booked it for 2 minutes, walked to recover for 2 minutes, and continued until it started pouring (in other words 2.15 miles and 24:11 minutes). The rain felt great, but the fact I had my iPhone with me made me nervous, so I tailed it inside. I'm having issues with asthma once I finish again..just a lot of wheezing, so a new RX is in the works. I'm still having that struggling feeling with running, which I haven't had in months. My coach thinks I'm overtraining between the P90x, work, school, and running and she may have a point. But I'm willing to let my running suffer to graduate P90x.

Details on the run here.

Food Breakdown 04.26.10

Cals 2092
Fat 54 g
Cholesterol 154 mg
Sodium 2763 mg
Carbs 244 g
Sugars 29 g
Fiber 17 g
Protein 93 g

Carbs 53.22%
Protein 20.28%
Fat 26.50%

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rest Week

So this has been a rest week for P90x, which includes nothing but yoga, stretching, and an odd (but good) collection of moves called Core Synergistics. I've also taken a few days off of running after the 10k, but did sign up for the Big Peach 5k that is this weekend. Goal is to finish in 33 minutes.

Went out for a hard, 1.5 mile tempo run at 10 minutes per mile. I wasn't feeling up to the run in the first place, and it was hard. Not sure which came first, my bad mood towards the run or how hard it was to do, but either way I wasn't happy with it. Of course I was happy with the pace and time, but still. Hoping to get out of that funk soon and hoping it's not an indication of over-training.

Keep tossing around the idea of showing up to a running group soon, but with school never-ending, there is always a lot of excuses. I'll have to see. I'm starting to feel I need to run more with a group to push myself and not just "phone it in" when I run by myself. Doing two interval sessions on Tuesday and Thursday today to help get my legs ready for the quicker 5k, and then heading into one interval session and one long session per week as P90x picks back up and the Peachtree gets closer.

Details of the run here.