Sunday, January 15, 2012

Warm Weather and IF

Great Sunday!

Any January day in Nebraska that is 50 degrees with full sun, is a friend of mine!

I headed out for an easy five right after church.  I didn't WANT to.  I tried to reason out of it due to my cough. I figured I would just do some running on my "No readout, barely electric" basement treadmill.  That didn't sound appealing in the LEAST - so I changed my clothes, again, and decided to brave a tiny bit of wind.

So very glad that I did.  My run proved that I definitely need to be running some of my speed training at a faster pace.  My average pace was faster than I've been running my tempo miles at.  :D  Slower on the treadmill, I guess.  It's so durn hot in the gym!!

I decided to try a gentle version of Intermittent Fasting.  I will be using the 8 hour window approach and eating during only 8 hours of each day.  For me,     I have chosen to eat from 9am to 5pm.  This will allow me to have a nice recovery meal after my morning workout, eat normally through the day, and have dinner with my family at our usual time about 5:30.  As you can see, I am going to remain flexible, but ultimately, will attempt to fast for 16 hours of each day.

I plan to eat like I normally do - lots of plants and protein, limited sweets and snacks.  I'm hoping that the fast will teach me a little about listening to my hunger cues and not eating when I'm really not hungry.  I plan to fast like this on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this coming week.  If that works out - I may take on a 5 day week.  I need to loose body fat, people...and calorie counting isn't cutting it.

Will keep ya posted.  I see lots of tea being consumed in the evenings and many trips to the bathroom in the night!


  1. I found eating only 3 meals per day and only a healthy snack right after I got home from work (or on my drive home for the low-blood sugar grumpies) helped me lose some poundage even while very little exercising (ok... None!) and sitting at a desk most of the day. I like this idea and will be implementing it again starting tomorrow. (oh dear....)

  2. Good luck with your IF'ing! I hope it goes well for you :)

  3. Interesting approach. I look forward to hearing how it works for you!

    Gotta love 50 in January! I think we get that tomorrow.