Saturday, December 15, 2007
Well, the only thing I didn't eat that was on my plan was a 25-calorie diet hot chocolate so overall I ate about 1,900 calories yesterday and today I was up to 143.8 even though I did a full gym workout. Lately, by the way, I have been doing 45 minutes of cardio - usually stairmaster fit test, slowish running on treadmill, and elliptical...once in a while gauntlet stairclimber too. (The last 5 minutes of my cardio workouts lately have involved 2 minutes of sprinting, then 3 minutes of cooling down.) Then I do about 30 minutes of strength training, alternating between three routines: chest and back, legs, and shoulders/biceps/triceps. Finally, at the end I stretch for a little bit so overall my workouts are just about 75 minutes long. I also do an 8-minute ab video on the computer a few times a week at Jess'.
Anyway, I am not discouraged at all by the extra food and 0.8 pound weight gain. I think that having a 1,900 calorie day every once in a while is a very good thing. It should be part of the plan to occasionally have a bit extra so I never hit starvation mode.
I'm also not particularly discouraged by the fact that my last two workouts have not been the greatest. I scored "low" on the stairmaster fit test today and for the past two days have had to slow my running way down. I'm just kind of tired...in fact, I was taking a nap today when Jess made me get up to go to the gym.
I am a little concerned that I might be developing a major caffeine addiction. I think I might be experiencing that icky drowsy feeling people who are addicted to caffeine get in the morning before they have their first cup of coffee. Today I've had one mug of coffee and am still sleepy. Though...I could just be tired. I have had a long week. Wednesday I was at school until past 9 p.m. - 13.5 hours - to get progress reports done, and Thursday I had a horrible disaster in the snow with my car battery dying and only slept 5 hours. Maybe I should just go cuddle up in bed for now and watch TV or read or something til I fall asleep and save my grocery shopping for tomorrow.
By the way, it's 9 weeks til Jamaica. I'd have to lose a pound a week to be at 135 for then. But it's not really about that. It's about being fit and healthy for life.