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Friday, July 17, 2015

Lifting Weights and Macronutrients

My wife recently decided that she wanted to start hitting the gym and dieting.

So of course I followed suit.

We started dieting based off Macronutrients this past Monday, so 5 days ago, and we're already seeing some good results.

Our daily levels are similar, but on different scales.

Im shooting for 2,000 calories a day, over 200 grams of protein, under a certain amount of carbs, and over a certain amount of fats.

Its crazy, but Im actually having to eat MORE than normal to hit my caloric goal for the day.

Unfortunately, I've have to dial it WAY back on the fruits to stay under my carb limit. But we're still eating great food!

We have both started loosing weight already. My wife has lost a little more than me, but since we have been hitting the gym, I'm already seeing musculature gains. Thanks to good muscle memory, my physique is coming back pretty quick! And although I dont want to get back to big 225 pound guy I once was, adding back some lost muscle has been very nice!

I've also discovered planking, and it's AWESOME!!!

My running hasn't been very... Well it just hasn't really been anything because it just hasn't even been.

I want to start training soon for the Spring half marathon season. There's always a good handfull of half marathons that are fun around that time period.

My goal is to be able to go out and smash my curent PRs in everything from the half marathon down (1:48 half, 20:19 5K... Wow, I don't have a lot of real PRs) and post some good, respectable times.

So distance specific training will need to begin soon. I've always just kind of ran with the goal of running longer and longer and longer, but I haven't ran with the goal of running FASTER in a long, long time.

Well, gotta go. Time for another snack!