>> Friday, November 11, 2011
Yesterday was the first day of calorie counting and it wasn't bad. I finished with 2000 calories, not bad for my first day. I am really trying to stay in the 1700-1800 range, just like anything else it is going to take practice. I am back at it today. Man, I never realized how calories can add up so quickly, especially in drinks. I am going out for coffee with a friend later and we are heading to Starbucks so I went to the Starbucks website and they had a section called "drinks under 200 calories". this is what they had to say;
|Hot Drinks (Tall)||Calories||Fat (g)|
|Brewed Tazo® Tea||0||0|
|Nonfat Tazo® Green Tea Latte||150||0|
|Nonfat Caffè Latte||100||0|
|Nonfat Caramel Machiato||140||1|
|Soy Tazo® Chai Tea Latte||170||2|
|Nonfat Caffè Mocha – hold the whip||170||2|
|Skinny Vanilla Latte||90||0|
|Steamed Apple Juice||170||0|
|Nonfat Vanilla Crème – hold the whip||150||0|
Good to know.
I have noticed that my stomach is feeling a little flatter since I have been doing hot yoga. But I still have the lower part of my stomach that I find sticks out a lot. I really have to find a way to reduce this part of my body, it is really starting to bother me. Since I have lost weight I find my lower stomach hangs. Does anyone else have this issue? How do you deal with it?
I was at the Running Room and there are two pairs of shoes that I have my eye on:
|Nike Lunar Eclipse 139.99|
|New Balance 860 109.99|
Haneefa, thanks for the tips on working up to an 8k race. Since your post, I've been running outside; however, it's soooo much more challenging to run outdoors than on a treadmill. I've realized that I can barely do 2 miles outdoors (with running up hills etc). When you train, do you train outdoors for races, or how do you transition from running on the treadmill to successfully running outdoors. I feel as if it would be so much easier to run the 8k on the treadmill, but outside it seems nearly impossible. Thanks!
I run 95% of the time outside. On occasion I will run on the treadmill. I like the treadmill to work on speed, because I can control the speed, so I will sprint for 30 secs -1 minute and then I will run at a normal pace for a minute or two. The only suggestion I have for you is that when you run outside try to pick a place that has minimal hills, (save the hill work for a separate day). Also try and go at a regular pace, you should be able to talk. Save the race pace for another day (NOT a hill day). Take you time. Slowly build up and I know that you can get to your 8k outside.