So I’m definitely not blogging as much as I was when I was on maternity leave. If I get one a week, I’m happy. Let’s not forget, this mamma works more than full time, has a baby, 4 dogs and tries to workout 4-5 days a week. My husbands work has him gone about 14 hours a day so there is no “have your husband watch B while you do blah-blah-blah”. My days are slammed.
So this quiet (knock on wood) Sunday afternoon seemed like the perfect time to write.
So I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself. On top of everything, I have managed to take up jogging. On the days that I CrossFit in the morning, those are the days I jog and it works perfectly. After I drop B off at daycare at 8am there is no point going home before class at 9am so I head to the box early and run before class starts. Or if it’s raining too hard I’ll row. Quite honestly, it’s kicking my ass but man I feel good later! And incredibly hungry!
So hungry that THIS happens….
……4 block post running/WOD meal. A pile of sauteed green beans with red pepper flakes topped with over easy eggs and a piece of bread. The bread was a requirement to sop up all that yolk.
Since I have taken up running, I want to be able to take B with me so I am in the market for a Bob jogging stroller. Been looking on Craigslist because I have been told but several people that a Bob on Craigslist is better than buying a cheap one new. Sold. Found a few and just waiting for a response. Hopefully this time next week I’ll be jogging with B!
In the past few weeks I have started using the My Fitness Pal (MFP) more because I found out that you can change your macros to fit your diet. Before it was telling me to eat a ridiculously low amount of food a day. Just reading that number made me hungry! So I calculated my “estimated daily energy expenditure” on Eat To Perform (www.eattoperform.com) and then plugged those numbers into MFP. I’m at around 2600 a day. (Take THAT Weight Watchers!!).
I am still learning how to use it so I can’t provide much guidance at the moment. Zone and ETP have me eating different amounts of food at different percentages. Zone is 40/30/30 while EPT has me at 40/34/26. Basically this means 40% of my calories comes from carbs, 30% from fat and 30% from protein. Or in the case of ETP 40% from carbs, 34% from fat and 26% from protein. I’ll be meeting with my box’s nutritionist soon to discuss. I’ll admit it, I don’t have the answer for everything!
I am pretty much maintaining right now as far as weight goes but I’m getting stronger and all this running is making me a little faster. I can’t tell too much of a difference in my clothes….but I haven’t exactly gone through my closet yet. Again, breastfeeding lady here so I can’t wear much of anything right now.
So while I might not have the abs I had before, I still must say I’m making good progress. Getting back into my “skinny” jeans this fall isn’t really on the top of my list right now.
Until next time!