Started HIIT Today

I started my HIIT today-High Intensity Interval Training. I’m aiming to do this twice a week for 5 weeks to burn more calories/fat and “maybe” improve my running pace. IT KICKED MY BEHIND!!! πŸ™‚

I got the plan from a SELF magazine or you can go to this website: SELF

Today I was “supposed” to sprint 8 seconds/jog 12 seconds and keep this up for 15 minutes. 8 minutes later after LOTS of pauses and thinking I was going to DIE, I decided I would try it again tomorrow. IF I wake up tomorrow. Or Β IF I can move tomorrow. πŸ™‚

High intensity are not the two words that should be used to describe these kind of intervals. Here are some replacement choices:

1. Hell arrived

2. Help me

3. Just died

πŸ™‚

I did learn something valuable. Always run your distance run BEFORE you try the intervals. I’m glad I did this which helped me make it through 8 minutes instead of just 8 seconds. Surely the fat and pounds will just melt away if I can keep this up. πŸ™‚

After I finished killing myself running, I my daughter and I went to eat at Niffers on the Lake with my mom. We played bingo, too. I was only 4 spaces away from winning. πŸ™‚

I ate grilled chicken, a plain baked potato, and steamed carrots and broccoli. YUM-YUM!

Then I had this for a late night snack.

Β That new diet pepsi is S.W.E.E.T. πŸ™‚

I’m going to end this long post at almost 11 pm by saying-Goodnight! πŸ™‚

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4.5 miles, Oh yeah!

Today I had my longest run ever-4.5 miles! Hooray! Now it was a S L O W pace, but who cares???? I think my time was around 55 or 56 minutes. But 4.5 miles! I am so psyched! πŸ™‚

I feel like I did good with my eating today, too.

Breakfast: Yogurt that had 12 grams of protein!/100 calorie chex mix snack

Lunch: Turkey sandwich with spinach leaves/Cup of grapes

Supper: Baked Lemon pepper chicken/Broccoli/Carrots/ 1/2 of baked potato (plain)

Drank 1 water and 2 diet green teas and 1 diet coke

How about that? πŸ™‚ I need to eat 1 more fruit to meet my goal of 2veggies and 2 fruits each day, but I am NOT hungry. So I’ll just not. πŸ™‚

By the way, did I mention that I ran 4.5 miles today??? πŸ™‚ I am really happy about this! My 10k training (remember-I’m just working on being able to run 6 miles-NOT run a 10k) this week is supposed to look like this:

3.75, 2, 4.5, 2, 4.5

And I have already knocked out one of the 4.5 days!!!!!!!! I thought about going further today, but I do NOT want an injury! So I’ll try to stick with the plan as much as I can.

Since I’m a pinterest fool here’s some motivation for everyone.

YEP

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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