I have been working so hard…staying away from sugar, saying no to dessert and chips and Coke and sweet tea. Eating tuna (i don’t even like tuna), lots of chicken, eggs and repeat. I have been running faithfully every week and have worked up to three miles.
I am proud of that goal because I went nice and slow increasing mileage carefully each week.
However, I cannot see much of anything in the way of weight loss. I mean maybe a little bit. This is very disheartening but i have to keep going. Keep in mind my runs just got to 30 mins once I worked up to 3 miles. So technically I haven’t been exercising for a long time until recently.
In order to push for the six pack, it’s time to start going to the gym. Here’s the new plan:
DIET: My diet is still high protein, low carb, good fats. I’m logging my calories and staying under 1200 per day. I have added in 1 cheat day per week where I can have whatever I want.
EXERCISE: I am still running 3 times per week at least 3 miles per run. I work on speed for one run where I do intervals of sprinting and jogging. On another run I will go for distance. And my third run will be for the fun of it, no speed goals, no pushing, just a nice leisurely jog. Also, I am going to the gym twice a week to lift weights. Here’s what my schedule looks like now.
Monday: Run in AM slow jog 3 miles; Weights PM full body
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: Run in PM speed training
Thursday: Weights PM full body
Friday: rest day
Saturday: Run in AM for distance (increase by 1 mile each week).
Sunday: rest day
We will see how this turns out.