Every since my half marathon, a month ago, I haven't been working out like I was the 6 months beforehand. I have been working out probably 3 days a week, 4 if I'm, lucky. Which is fine, but when you let yourself eat halloween candy and have large portions, it's not so good!
Part of my workout rut is that my YMCA hired a consultant and she suggested we offer more things/shift practices around. Before, my schedule looked like this:
Monday: Swim w/Tri Group
Tuesday: Yoga at Work
Wednesday: Bike w/Tri Group
Thursday: Misc or Run for God
Saturday: Pilates + misc exercise OR Race
Sunday: Work at the church/Rest
Look at that! So nice and neat. One thing a day except on the weekends when I choose to do more. Well, here lately they've added more running.
Monday: Running at the local track
Thursday: Group Run
So, a lot of those are outside. And this is the midwest so it's pretty cold! The last time I biked was definitely a month ago! I wore a long sleeve shirt and bike shorts and by the end of the night, I had to leave early because I was nearly frozen! I don't have cold weather gear, and let's be honest, I only have enough $ for either a bike trainer or cold weather clothes. Having lost 70 pounds, I can definitely say that I have less insulation and am cold a lot more. I also wanted to start adding some strength training back into my life. Oh, and Pilates - I hadn't gone in at least 8 weeks. I was either out of town/had races, etc. I did not like that i was paying and not able to go, so I am quitting for the foreseeable future because I will be out of town for holidays/weddings, etc. I definitely need to keep doing a lot of the exercises though...I was soooo sore after side planks in yoga the other week! Here is what I want my schedule to look like, although it is still in a state of limbo:
Monday: 1/2 hr run, lifting @ YMCA
Tuesday: Yoga at work/Swim w/Tri Group
Wednesday: Bike - trainer OR Lifting
Thursday: Run for God small group
Saturday: Hot yoga/trail run/other adventure
Sunday: Bike on trainer w/Tri Group
Ugh, I need another rest day in there!
Something that has not been fun is gaining about 2-3 pounds! I was at 218 for a week or two, but I've been at 220-221 for about 2 weeks. I'm cool w/maintaining, but gaining = yuck!
I do have to say, I have been eating out more and when I "cook" it is always large portions
I was supposed to work out at the ymca today, but I had a tour of the new hospital in town tonight, so I was all "nah, i'll exercise later". Wow, didn't know I was such an excuse maker but apparently I am.
This week I'm also trying to work on getting enough sleep + being more productive at work. Oh, and needing less caffeine! That being said...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!