Monday, January 21, 2013
I had a body composition, cardiovascular and flexibility test this weekend. It was awesome. It says that to be the most optimal me, I could lose a MAX of 34.8 and gain 3.3lbs of muscle mass. I calculated that and that would put me at 125. I use to think 115 lbs was ideal, but this tells me differently. Put some things into perspective, because again, THIS IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS for me. Its about living a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. I want LEAN MUSCLE. Less FAT. I also was told that I have good cardiovascular endurance. I'M SO PROUD!!!!
I pre-made my very first meal for the week yesterday! I did breakfast burritos, they were great!!! I scrambled eggs, used a low carb/high fiber tortilla, turkey sausage, orange bell pepper, diced onion, cumin, spinach and 2 oz shredded cheese, for 240 calories!! They are DELICIOUS and super filling. The guys have already been scarfing them down...I used approximately 8 eggs for 9 burritos. You could also use egg whites to cut the calorie and fat content if you wish. Trouble is, at this rate, 9 burritos isn't going to be enough! lol
I also got enough food to make other meals this week (hopefully this will work out). I will make more meals next weekend in advance.
So I did 90 minutes of cardio again - cardio dancing and cardio kickboxing (the kickboxing really did me in today!!!) I felt so proud of myself in kickboxing - I really EARNED my sweat today.
I ate 1500 calories today. Trying not to worry about that. I worked out a lot more than an "average" day so I had to increase what I ate. I was shaky after the workouts and felt hungry. Had to fuel my body. I wanted to make sure i had enough in my body to have a quality work out and recover from it.
Being told that I had good cardio endurance.
Being in the "normal" range for muscles. I really thought I might be in under. All this hard work has paid off. Now just to work to get it to be in the "above normal" range. :)
Things I'm thankful for:
Alive community center. Its making working out so much fun for me.
Randy for being supportive of my new work out schedule.
Great sparkfriends, you make me feel awesome!