Fall Fitness Plan is Created!

I have gained a few pounds.  I know that 5 pounds isn’t a terribly huge deal, but it is to me because they’ve hung around for quite a few weeks now – they would like to be here to stay.  This means I’ve been above my threshold weight most of the summer, which is sort of depressing.  This is expected when I train for distance runs because I’m hungry all of the time, but the truth is I’ve been eating like I don’t have to worry about what I’m eating, and I’m just not built that way.

So, in the interest of getting things back on track, I’m starting tomorrow.  The plan is in place and I will measure in and post starting stats before the day ends tomorrow.  It’s a longer plan than I’m usually up for (I like an 8-10 week plan), but it goes through 11/2 (12 weeks) to finish up my current race schedule.  After that, I’ll kick off something else for the new year!

Here is the plan for now, but I may tweak it tonight.

Fall Plan

 

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7 thoughts on “Fall Fitness Plan is Created!

  1. Do you mind if I ask you, what kind of calorie burn are you looking for to lose weight? I’m trying to lose 12ish pounds and just started working out. I’m a looooooong way from running any 5k’s lol. But I can spend about 1.5 hours on the treadmill and elliptical 4-5 times a week with some crunches etc thrown in at home. That’s about all I can do for now since I don’t have equipment at home – yet! 😉

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    1. Hi! So to lose a pound a week, you need to burn about 3000 calories. The best way to figure out what to do is to setup a myfitnesspal account and then just tell it your stats (height, weight, sex, age) and weight loss goal (1, 1.5, 2 pounds a week) and it will tell you how many NET calories to eat each day. That means the total calories consumed MINUS your workout calories. Great tool!

      Good luck! Doing 1.5 hours on the treadmill at one time is a lot – I bet you could do a 5K 😉

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