Sunday, December 9, 2012

PIMP my nutrition!

Happy Sunday My Dears!

I have increased my weekly mileage for a few weeks now and I feel it's working for me. I am running 7 days with 3 doubles. Also, strength training 5x a week with major stretching. I have never done so much so I'm a tad nervous. So, as a preemptive effort to keep my body in good shape I decided to attack from another side: Nutrition.

I haven't had refined sugar since September. I have felt really good. It was a good decision. I don't miss sugar at all. Other than that I eat very well. Grilled chicken, pasta, veggies, fruits, nuts and cheeses.

But, circling back to the increased activity and my desire to stay fit and uninjured I am going to try prepping my midday meals to get in more protein and veggies along with carbs and calories. This way I won't be scrambling for protein or just eating empty calories.

Very healthy but also my favorite food.

So I cooked up some grilled chicken on the George Foreman, organic frozen peas and brown rice. Goat cheese on the side. Brilliant!! The peas have 4grams of protein and that is a good portion of chicken. So I'll try this out for a few days and see how I feel. Can't really go wrong. It's NOT for portion control or weight lose. In fact, I need to keep an eye on weight. I'm at my racing weight about 4 months too soon. lol So, let's keep that junk in the trunk for a little longer and build some muscle!!

Here was my week:

Monday: am 8 miles pm 3 miles
Tuesday: am 8 miles
Wednesday: am 8 miles pm 3 miles
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: am 8 miles pm 3 miles
Saturday 9 miles
Sunday 15 miles
Total 73
And 5 hours of strength/stretching

My morning miles are very low 7 pace and the 3 milers are super easy. 7:40 or so. The long run is 7:20 pace. This is still base phase for me so there isn't much structure aside from mileage.

I hope your running is going well. Does anyone do this meal prep stuff? Is is bliss? Or just nasty leftovers after 2 days? 

Thanks for reading!!
PS...the ab sitch....believe it or not they are getting stronger, just looking blah...


  1. I can believe I missed this one!

    I do make meals ahead. I eat four meals a day at work and dinner at home. I do have to vary my meals so I don't get bored. Remember, our goals are different: I've lost 40 pounds and want to lose another 25.

    I have a grilled chicken and spinach salad for lunch (chicken is already cooked for this week). I make a banana smoothie for breakfast and Greek yogurt for meal two. My last at work meal depends on what workout I'm doing. Some kind of protein if its a weight day, more carb/energy if its a run.

    Do you track your calories using something like my fitness pal or chronometer? Just curious. My fitness pal has really helped me.



    1. Hey Tom, sorry for the delay! My iphone was giving me grief. That's pretty awesome. I don't track calories. I did a few times to see what I actually ate. It's quite the eye opener! You are on a roll!! Good job!! I finally said, the hell with the bagel in the morning and started eating my prepped chx meal late morning. I love it! Keep me posted!