I apologize for the LONGGGG OVERDOOO blog post! Much has happen since my last posting. The one BIG thing, and main topic of this post is that I EARNED MY SPARTAN RACE TRIFECTA!
At the beginning of this summer, I had a goal in mind of conquering this feat. Well, I finally can say I did! Completing the Sprint in Amesbury on August 11th, Super in New Jersey on September 8th, and finally the Beast in Vermont on September 21st. I am so happy to finally hold the title of a Spartan Trifecta member!
These races certainly were not easy, ESPECIALLY the Beast. This past weekend at the Beast, Spartan brought it’s A game on Killington Mtn, hauling runners through more then 13 miles of RUGGED terrain. Up hill, down hill, crushing obstacles, I was sore for days after this race! Spartan Race, you never cease to amaze me and I love all your races! I cannot wait to compete for the Trifecta again next year!!
What have I gotten myself into now! Just more dieting solutions! Let’s Go!!
So eating has been going well. I have been following my flexible dieting pattern and keeping my food choices unlimited. I’m still sitting at roughly 2400 Calories with macros of 215G protein/271 G Carbs/ and 54 G Fats. So whats changed? Let me tell you!!
I have started this concept referred to as “Intermittent Fasting.” Basically what this means is you go a long period without eating. When I first heard of this idea I thought it was crazy. I didn’t think I could ever do it. Oddly enough though, upon trying it once, I was hooked. This is how things go…. I normally get up and eat breakfast at 6 AM. I then will normally grab a small meal at 11 AM after my strength workout. I then begin my fast. At 6PM, after 7 hours of not eating, I will have 1 protein shake (roughly 120 calories) followed by my night class/WOD. After that, at about 8-8:30 PM, I will break my fast with a HUGE dinner! This dinner is normally 800-1100 calories worth of food to complete my macros. I have been loving this schedule!
Intermittent fasting has allowed my to negate the hassle of meal prep. I don’t have to worry or be concerned with looking at the clock and scheduling my next meal. All I need to do is get up and GO! I love it. Not only that, but that meal late at night is GLORIOUS! In my normal dieting world, I would perform the normal 4-6 meals a day routine. This always left me with tiny meals and hungry even upon finishing my dish. Now, I get to stuff down a huge dish and wash my plate after 100% satisfied. It has been awesome.
Getting use to IF is tough because you do experience hunger at the start. While your body is adjusting to this routine of eating, it will tell you your hungry and make you want to eat. 1 key to this, make sure you consume an adequate amount of water to fight off this temptation. Once your body adapts to this routine, you will have very little desire to eat till later in the day. Give it a shot!! 🙂
Little home made pizza I cooked up one night!
Any questions? Ask me 🙂
CHASING THE TOP!