As many of you already know I am pretty much out of the running “game” or just about any activity that has any jumping or pounding in it for the next 6 weeks. I have chosen to use this opportunity to focus on other areas of fitness like weight training and nutrition, I have slacked in these areas lately and it is showing…..not in a good way.
I have chosen to follow a 4 week “diet” plan courtesy of Oxygen magazine, I was even able to print out a shopping list from their website for everything I will need each week…so convenient!!! I spent a solid 3 hours shopping and prepping for the whole week so I will have no excuse to grab anything unhealthy. I prepped all the veggies I will need for every dinner recipe so when I get home from work all I need to do is cook. I also prepped whatever else I could in advance for the rest of my meals to make my life a little easier during the busy work week.
The workout plan I have chosen to use is Cindy Whitmarsh’s UltraFit. This book has 3 stages, each one consisting of 6 weeks for a total of 18 weeks. I am committing to this program for the full 18 weeks but for the first 6 weeks until my stress fracture heals I will not be doing any high impact exercises. This program focuses on all aspects of fitness by incorporating cardio, strength, stretching and core training. I am looking forward to seeing my body change for the better!!!
Here are my starting stats:
Here are my starting pics:
So here I go!!! The past few weeks I have been so depressed about my running injury and not being able to complete the NYC 1/2 that I just didn’t take care of myself properly. I plan to lose those
10 lbs 15lbs I have packed on since starting work full time in August by eating healthy and exercising, nothing too drastic. I will post weekly updates with my training recap and weight. Every 6 weeks I will post my new and improved measurements and pics!!!! I also plan to take a pic of everything I am eating for the next 18 weeks and posting them in an album on my Facebook page….feel free to check it out and comment!!
My goals for the next 6 weeks are:
- Lose 8 lbs.
- Complete every workout.
- Take a pic of everything I eat and post it to Facebook.
- Lose 1 inch from my hips and 2 inches from my waist.