Saturday, April 04, 2009

Weight Watchers and workout update

I have to say, it's going to take me a while to get back into the swing of things. It sounds dumb, but the switch from using the Activity Points first to using Weekly Allowance first makes it harder for me to feel like I know how many points I have left to use.

The main thing is that I haven't been eating like a Weight Watcher lately (not surprising, then, that I haven't been losing weight like one either) and so I've forgotten how to plan meals around the number of points I have. I get 22 points per day, which is not a lot. Yesterday, I had two slices of thin-crust cheese pizza at dinner -- that's almost 10 points right there. It's going to take some time to learn to adjust things again so that I can stay satisfied and still stay within my points. It helps that I've been getting more active and earning more points through activity.

I decided not to do the mini triathlon that I had been thinking about because my college is holding a 5K race the day before. If I did both, I'd have a hard time really enjoying either. I am going to do the 5K and wait and do a sprint triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run) in late June. Plus I'm planning to do a half marathon in October. Having the races on my calendar helps make me feel more motivated to get out there and workout, which is the whole point for me. I was telling my husband that the difference between us is that he trains so he can race, while I race so that I will train.

Speaking of training, here's my past week:

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Pilates Reformer class, 1 hour.
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Friday, April 3, 2009
Rebounder (30 minutes) and TRX (25 minutes) class this morning.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Did a 45-minute run today at the park. Felt a little tired all the way through but enjoyed the run otherwise. Now my toes are hurting in regular shoes... might have got more pounding than I thought during the run.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Nice, sweaty 45-minute Spinning class.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
AM Yoga with Rodney Yee (20 minutes) and did Diana's strength training routine (took about 40 minutes) this morning.
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Swam more than a mile in the morning, walked 40 minutes in the park in the afternoon.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Got up early to do a half-hour run in the park before going to Columbus. Felt great!
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1 comment:

  1. I have never done WW, but I think it would also take me a while to figure out the whole point system and adapt it to my daily eating. I do like to plan out what I will eat for the day now, but equating points would take awhile to figure out.

    I like to set up races to make myself commit too. We have a 10k in two weeks, a half marathon on May 2 and just signed up for the Disney Half Marathon on Jan 9. I am really excited about the last one - hoping it will let me stick with a training and healthy eating schedule this holiday season (FOR ONCE!!!).

    (Oh, about your Thurs run, have you ever heard to by running shoes one size larger? It sounds weird, but that is what the running store told us, and now our toes don't hurt anymore)


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07