This weekend was not all bad as far as my weight loss goes. I did not really eat too well, but I didn't go over my daily calorie count either. The main reason for this was we ate out pretty much all weekend and it ended with a birthday party on Sunday evening that let to a bit of over eating. I did however workout Sunday morning in anticipation of the party that night. I have also been logging all of my food this past week so I can keep it at the top of my mind at all times. I am hoping this gets me into a habit of watching my portion control and eating a bit better as well.
Today the gym was OK as well. I finally completed a full workout of C25k. I'm wont be totally happy though until I can complete a full week and finally get off week 1. My legs still feel like lead when I run, I am thinking this might be a weight issue but I am not sure. Any other overweight runners have this problem or am I the only idiot who can't make it off of week 1 on this C25k thing? I can be patient with this but I want to see some progress, who knows maybe this is the week I see some. After the 65 minutes on the treadmill I did my usual Monday weight routine of chest, triceps, shoulders and abs. The good thing about all this is that it's taking me more and more to get my heart rate up to where I need it to be during workouts. When I first started this I could hit my target heart rate just tying my shoes. Now I have to actually start running to hit my THR.
Another thing I am finding out about this weight loss stuff is that it's really hard to decipher all the information out there. Everyone has a "great way" of losing weight and there is always someone pushing a new diet plan or supplement to help. I take in new info everyday while researching this stuff and everyday I come out of it with a sense that I am doing something wrong or that I should be eating certain things or taking a certain supplement. Today is no different. I came across a site that said I should be taking whey protein shakes within 30 minutes after working out, so I started to research whey protein and why I should be taking it. Now I found out some helpful info, but it led me to believe that I NEED to be taking this stuff after all my workouts. So now I am taking this to you...my fellow bloggers. Do I need this stuff? Will it help me in my weight loss? Have any of you had any success with whey protein powders and drinks? I could use some answers because I walked away from today's workout feeling that I wasn't doing my body any good by not fueling it after my workout.
That's all for today. Live long and prosper.