March 26, 2017
Last night, I was fucking exhausted. It's nobody's fault but my own. I seriously procrastinated the hell out of doing this workout, as I really woke up knowing that I had changed up my rest days. Having only 35 days to clean up your regimen and food habits for a murderous adventure makes you nervous as fuck.
So, here's the plan:
Running - 4 to 5 days a week with 2 easy runs under 5 miles, 1 tempo and/or speed drills and 1 long run over 10 miles
Calisthenics/Strength Training - 4 to 5 days a week, minimum of 1 hour. It is a healthy mixture of intermediate to advanced workouts.
Other Workouts: 30 minutes - 1 hour on the stair climber, 3 times a week.
Food - Intake around 2400 - 3000 calories on workout days; 1600 on off days; drastic reduction on junk food, no alcohol except two light beers or maybe a glass of wine a week. Increase vegetables intake. Make better carbohydrate choices. High intake of protein and I'll be using MyFitnessPal to keep track of my food.
- Incorporate more yoga and try to do more dynamic stretching.
- Keeping my mental in check. Yes, avoiding to catch a murder charge is ACTUALLY on my list.
Click and weep. You can see my workout of the day, a visual of my solid lumps and my food. I can type a LOT but I rather not end your precious existence with my ramble. Plus, I have to do this daily so...hopefully I can keep these posts under an autobiography of O.J. Simpson long.
If I didn't procrastinate so long on doing my workouts, I think I wouldn't have been so damn exhausted. I could stand to improve on my water intake heavily, as adding in the dreaded ass stair climber to my already ridiculous regimen means that I could use a bit of hydration. It's too soon to tell you about progress because errr...it's day one.
Everything in me wanted to eat the damn chips and a Kit Kat bar. I have never been a fan of "diets", as they are like a setup for failure. I know some folks will say it's just wording but a "lifestyle adjustment" or "lifestyle change" is more or less the way I like looking at it. Don't be a jerk and argue with me about it. All I do know is that I will be taking a multivitamin, Vitamin B complex and acidophilus tablet daily. These types of things can burn you out severely. Since I do have a few ailments to be concerned about, I'd rather practice a preventative technique than trying to cure some shit along the way.
My goal is to have enough energy to make it through this tumultuous day of heaven and hell in April. If someone in that magical sky is nice, they will make sure it doesn't rain and I don't see a bear until after my race is over. I'd gratefully appreciate it.
Latoya Shauntay Snell
A blog about a freelance photographer and culinarian who's life depended on a lifestyle adjustment. She is a runner, yogi, cyclist, obstacle course racer newbie and pole dancing enthusiast. Latoya Shauntay is a mother to one, friend and family member to many and loves to talk about life. She has been featured on several platforms including Buzzfeed & Self Magazine for her inspiring fitness endeavors.