Remember my goal of walk/jogging a 5K in 45 minutes? Today I really, really, really, REALLY thought I was going to do it. I was so close, and at 43 minutes was just on the brink of 3.1 miles. at 44:30 I was at 3 miles and realized I was in trouble. I sped the treadmill up to 6.4 mph and booked it. I ran as fast as my feet could take me and got....so.....darn....close. I hit 3.1 miles at 45:05. Five seconds away! I was super excited to get so close. I think I have a bit of a runners high. How cool is that??
Also, do you remember how I decided to up my calories? I've had a hard time reaching 2400 calories. It just felt like too much. When I came home from the gym today, my Shape magazine had arrived and on the cover it said, "How many calories do you really need?" Of course I flipped right to the article and here is a synopsis of what it said:
1. Multiply your goal weight by 100. For me, 144 pounds x 100=1440 calories. (I remember one of you mentioned this in a comment, see how smart you are!)
2. If you have an active job, or are on your feet a lot add another 3 calories per pound of your ideal body weight. I think being a mom means I stay pretty active. No desk job here. :) +432 calories
3. On the days you work out, add half the calories you burn to your allotted intake. I usually burn around 500 calories on the treadmill +250 calories
So my total recommended intake is 2122 ish.
That being said, I'm wayyyyy low today. I just didn't feel hungry very much and I'm at 1515 calories right now. I've got to do better at this, and snack on good things during the day. I'm going to try and be more like Mindy and plan out my snacks and meals in the morning. Will you help me? What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Here are my results for the day.
Treadmill-60 minutes (573 calories, 3.83 miles, 15:35/mph, 132 calories, 5K at 45:05!) Weight lifting arms 30 minutes.