Thursday, June 7, 2012

Three Things Thursday -

Food, Food and More Food - After I posted yesterday about my RMR, pretty much everyone asked me how I was going to eat 3000-4000 QUALITY calories per day. And the answer is ...

I don't know.

It would be super easy to head to Shyndigz and have a jumbo sized piece of cake everyday. Easy, but wrong. Plus, we put a self-imposed ban on that place until Labor Day.

But, in all seriousness, I don't really know what I am going to eat. Yesterday, I only made it to 2511 calories and could not have eaten another bite. Unfortunately, my 80 minute bike and 90 minute yoga session (not to mention my normal daily activity) boosted my caloric needs by about 1300. Yeah, so day one might have been a fail.

I'm sure your heart is breaking for the girl who can eat whatever the f#ck she wants.

Anyway, I'm know that avocados will become a daily staple and that I'll eat a full serving (or two) of nuts compared to the half serving I usually have. But after that, I am kind of stumped. The nutritionist recommended some interesting options for balancing my nutrients, but they are kind of counter-intuitive to endurance training, so I am not sure how I feel about them. I'm going to give them a go and will "review" them after a few weeks along with a "log" of what I am eating.

In the meantime, if you have any helpful hints, feel free to email me with them.

P90X - Ever since Ironman 70.3 Texas, I have been trying to incorporate more strength training into my routine. I have been doing a free weights circuit at home two to three times per week and I can definitely tell the difference that it is making. My shoulders, especially the reconstructed one, are much stronger and my swim times are evident of that.

Since things were going well, I had no intention of changing anything. But last week, my sister, Beans, mentioned that a co-worker of hers wanted to try P90X and that she was also kind of interested in learning about it.

I took that to mean that she wanted to start it IMMEDIATELY.

And that's what we did. On Monday, Beans, J and I started P90X. And it's beating the heck out of us. When I tried to get out of bed this morning to run, I could barely move. My hips and butt were on fire. So, I took an unscheduled rest day. Oops.

Nuun Winners - It occurred to me this morning that I never posted my Nuun Giveaway winners. So without further adieu, here they are. There were 75 entries and thanks to, the lucky numbers were ...

#23 - Hot Mama @ Hot Confidence


#37 Christine Ashby @ Swimmer Turned Triathlete

Congrats ladies! Please email me at racingwithbabes (at) yahoo (dot) com with your shipping address to claim your prize.


MCM Mama said...

When I was nursing Shoo and couldn't eat dairy, nuts or soy, I ate avocados until I thought I was going to pop. I'd eat a half of avocado with a spoonful of salsa at least once a day. Bananas, sweet potatoes, and beans (are you eating meat these days?) are all fairly calorie dense.

Of course, I'm such a cheese lover, I'm pretty sure I could hit that many calories in a day now, no problem. LOL

Running Ricig said...

I meant to ask yesterday, but did you just go to your regular doc to check your RMR? I'm really interested now.

P90X is insane! Good luck!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

You'll get your calories figured out and make them count. I think most of us could hit the calories easily but would find it hard to keep them healthy ones.

After Laurel Highlands I need to start back to P90x too. It will be a good time to change things up. That is after I can walk again.

Anonymous said...

While I know I would never be able to eat that many calories, if I was given the calorie information you were, I would increase the healthy fats. Full-fat dairy (greek yogurt), nuts, olive oil or grass-fed butter on veges, nut butter or coconut butter and cinnamon on a sweet potato.
Of course, I'm not a nutritionist so what do I know!! I have been making changes to my diet and I know that the increase in healthy fats is helping me tremendously!

Unknown said...

Quality not quantity girl. You are an amazing athlete! I hope you aren't over training! as for supplementing your diet, how about almond butter and bacon/!

Jason said...

I hope you put them out. I would hate for you to have anything on fire especially with kids in the house.

I sent you my email on what my day of eating consists of to get all those calories in.

We can eat a lot but we cannot eat what we want......otherwise we'd be all M&Ms and no quinoa.

XLMIC said...

Ooooo...have fun with Tony...he's my fave ;-)

I love the P90X Plyo workout. I should do it more often.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have some answers! I've never tried P90X but I have heard a lot about it. Curious to see how it goes for you.

Unknown said...

I'll be anxious to hear if you have hard fitting SBR and P90X all into a day. That's what has been holding me back from attempting it. That and not being able to get out of bed.

Eh... have the cake. :)

Anonymous said...

I read a blog by a Vegan (not that I'm Vegan) who looks so thin she is accused of being anorexic all the time, so she is ALWAYS looking for ways to add calories. Maybe you've heard of her - Chocolate Covered Katie. Anyway, she has a lot of drink recipes for which she offers all sorts of nutritional alternatives - like it will just say "milk" by which she means almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, etc. But she uses COCONUT milk - have you checked out the calories in a can of that stuff???? So there's my recommendation - add it to any shakes/smoothies - not full fat yogurt or other milks, but coconut milk. The stuff is calorific. She also makes her things thicker sometimes by adding coconut butter as well. I would check out her blog - it's full of healthy dessert and drink alternatives, but still calorie-dense if you'd like, only they're good calories with real food.