Here's what I wore yesterday, for running errands & hanging out around the house. I know, so glamorous, but keep in mind that I can't wear pants these days, so I'm trying to be flexible with my around the house looks. Normally it's yoga pants. :-) Note that I did not style my hair after swimming.
- Black tank top - Ann Taylor Loft (new, bought it last weekend in Las Vegas)
- Denim skirt - Jcrew
I made a super yummy breakfast yesterday - oatmeal & protein pancakes:
I've been doing well with eating, avoiding snacks & junky carbs, focusing on lots of protein & fruit/vegetables. In general, I aim for 1500 calories/day. I find that as long as I'm active, that's a good calorie range for me to lose a slow but steady one pound/week.
- Breakfast - coffee & fruit, protein pancakes + Greek yogurt
- Snack - protein shake
- Lunch - cottage cheese + handful of peanuts + 1 piece of pizza
- Snack - handful of almonds
- Dinner - corn + 1 glass of wine + 2 mini burgers wrapped in lettuce with tomatoes & mustard
- Snack - grapes
I lifted weights yesterday & swam laps. I'll say this for swimming - laps are a killer workout! I don't know how you swimmers do it. I was ready to collapse after 10 laps. I need to find a training plan or something that shows me how to build on my laps.
Outfit, part deux:
Here's my look for today.
- Black top with slight ruffle detailing at the top - Ann Taylor Loft
- Bean necklace - Tiffany & Co
- Brown skirt - Ann Taylor Loft. (New, purchased over Memorial Day weekend)
- Solo black sandal - Chinese Laundry - Ross. (New, purchased a few weeks ago on my infamous girls beach trip which resulted in the awesome boot)
I'm concerned about my weight, but not for the normal reasons. My weight is actually down from before I left for Las Vegas. And trust me, I ate well in Sin City. Champagne, wine, cookies, ice cream, steak, etc. I didn't go crazy or anything, but I certainly wasn't on a diet. Which makes me suspect that the change in weight is a result of losing muscle tone. :-( I am consistently doing strength training, fueling myself well, & doing what I can to keep myself in shape, but I already feel flabbier than I did several weeks ago. It's mostly in my head, but I don't feel as good about myself when I'm not running. I think this may be the first time in my life that I'm concerned about weight loss. ;-)
Does anyone have any experience with losing weight after you stop running for a period of time?