It took a while but my weight is down by a little more than a pound, and I seem to have the daily calorie tracking process (on a 'per meal' basis) going again. 1800 calories are actually quite a lot, even spread out over 24 hours - provided you don't count the lemondrop martini. Clearly I still have a problem confining the adult beverages to 'weekends only'... It is all about motivation, I am led to believe. What is my motivation? Duh, to lose weight. Or maybe to run faster. By losing some weight. Can't the process be the motivation? I suppose not. You have to have a goal. Ok then, mine is to weigh 155 lbs or less by the end of October this year. So that I can run fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon. There's motivation for you!!
Anyway I have resumed working out with a personal trainer two to three times per week, Monday, Wednesday & Friday - the third session being dependent on my schedule which can sometimes get a bit hectic on a Friday. My trainer Amy is superb: very encouraging with lots of positive reinforcement, a method which was sorely lacking in my younger years. We learned and progressed mostly out of fear or necessity: do this - or else. Let's face it, it is much nicer having someone praise you for doing 20 push-ups than fearing a negative outcome if you fail.
Took a rest day yesterday (it is all part of Sally Edwards' program not to get injured or over-trained) and did a good 40 minute run this morning, including 2 miles in Zone 4 (140 to 158bpm). Will be joining Kathleen tonight at Rice University for a parents function from 6:00 to 7:30 - we will probably get a bite at Jenni's Noodle House afterward. Better yet, I should prepare the Pesto Soup with Gnocchi from Post Punk Kitchen so that we can come straight home and have something that's good and good for you...
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