Monday, January 5, 2009

Let the Training Begin!

Okay, here it is... tell all training from ugly start to beautiful training!

Stats: Jan 5th, 8am
Scales Says: 147.5 lbs (not bad, but fla-B!)
Breakfast: Oat & Fruit Smoothie (Good start!)
Lunch: Grilled Cheese w/bacon & tomato soup (What the!...okay just wait I will get better!)
Dinner: Whole grain pasta w/red sauce, brussel sprouts & H2O (brussels totally erases the bacon...right!)

Stationary Bike: 14 miles
Tread Mill: 1.36 miles (5.0-6.0)
Total Calories Burned: 493.3

How'd it Go?: I know I can do better than that on the stationary bike! When picking your equipment it's really important to get a well functioning, stable machine... not one that starts bucking around the minute you hit 90rpm! Next brick I'll start with a better bike, that's for sure!
Although the ride was rough, I still go a really good burn, and I started to worry I wouldn't be about to run afterwards. To be pleasure, I felt great on the treadmill and was disappointed to stop my run at 1.36 miles... but I'd tapped out my 'play room' time which only allows for 90 minutes.
Post workout went great too, I still had 1/2 a smoothie left in the truck so I got some protein back in my system PDQ, that helped a lot. It's now 8 hours post workout and I'm hardly sore at all, but still very hungry, even after dinner!

My goal here is to compete in an Ironman someday, however, I'm now blogging my short term goal of running the Salem Spring Triathlon, which is a 'sprint' 800 meter open water swim, 14 mile bike ride, & 3.5 mile run to finish up.
Also, I want a nice, lean body with lots of energy, and not just being a skinny-fat-chick, being truly fit, with a healthy ticker and the whole package.

I love food, and not just any food...the stuff that will stop your heart, if not suddenly...over time. Brie cheese, or any cheese for that matter tops the list, not to mention sweets, and the biggest heart-breaker Dr. Pepper! I've been clean now since the first and plan to stay that way, but man do I love a cold DP. Baked goods with also hold me back, I LOVE breads of all sorts, and prefer the kind that will slowly fill my arteries with something other than blood...but like a smoker, who knows it will her, but refuses to stop... I just can't help myself.
Injures are also a big challenge, for those of you who know me, you know the list, but for those of you who don't here's a short summary:
Broken Back
Dislocation Pelvis
Several Broken Toes
Cracked Collar Bone
Strained Right Ankle
ACL Replacement
Knee Strains
Tennis Elbow
Broken Nose
Arthritis in my knees, back and hands
I've also had a 3 surgery's over the past 3 years, one of which was an emergency... very painful, I'll spare the details. As you can gather, injury finds me, my last attempt at training flopped due to over-training and subsequent muscle injuries. Needless to say this is a big factor and a fear I face this time around.

I do have some huge plus' in my corner this go around! I am now a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, & a yoga specialist. Add that to many years as a massage therapist and I have an arsenal of education & resources at my disposal. I also have to very important people with me this time, my husband, Jared who keeps exercise fun, and my bestest good sister, Jenn. Jenn and I have traded training experiences and tips for the past few years, but now we live close enough to really lean on each other. We've registered for the Salem Triathlon, and we're going to drag each other across that finish line if we have to! Hopefully, we'll sell across with great ease and to the astonishment of our family and friends... but this is supposed to be a completely honest blog, I just hope we're able to walk across!

My intention is to record my training experience as completely and honestly as possible, to further myself and perhaps your exercise experience too! Enjoy it, for the pain, enjoy for the progress, enjoy it from your cushy computer chair! For whatever your reason I hope you get as much out of it as I hope to.


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