Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cooler 1

So I'm doing what Tosca Reno's book calls the Cooler 1 plan for two weeks. Basically it is very specific clean eating plan to assist you in jumpstarting your body to break through a plateau. I've been hovering within the same weight range since the beginning of the holidays. Hovering is good because that means I didn't pack on any holdiay pounds, but I'm ready it get it going again as I strive for my healthy weight.

I started Cooler 1 on Monday, but today ready for a little variation for myself so I created this version of 'spaghetti'.

It is actually made with an awesome vegetable called spaghetti squash. You bake it then you run a fork through to make it look like spaghetti. Then I made a sauce with plain tomato sauce, garlic, spinach, and 97% lean beef. Veggies and lean protein, keeping it clean. Yummy!

Seriously if you were eating with your eyes closed you really wouldn't know the difference.

Also, tonight was a gym night so I'm a calorie burning machine right now. We did our traditional weightlifting 5x5 routine, then I did my 2 miles on the treadmill. I'm currently running at 5.0mph with a 1% incline. Currently I'm runnning for 12 minutes, walking at 4.0 for 1 minute, then running for 12 minutes. The goal is to build up my mileage while keeping up this pace, if I can do it I hope to be able to finish the half-marathon just under 3 hours. If you're an experienced runner you probably can run the whole marathon in 3 hours, but I'm a beginner here. I'm really happy to be moving at the rate I am. So cheer me on!

Goodnight all!

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