Monday, July 21, 2008
... or close enough. :)
This morning - 165.8.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I weighed a few times to make sure and each time it was the same EXACTLY.
I'm not going to officially change my intake to maintainance mode until next week, just to see if I can drop that .8lbs this week, but if I don't... I'm going to change it anyway.
CLOSE ENOUGH, RIGHT??? :D
This weekend I cut myself some slack and only did my long run on Saturday and that's it. 5.15miles. WOOHOO!!!! Gotta get that number even higher one of these days, but for know, I'm really happy. I only got up to 3.5 the week before that, so I wasn't sure I would still have it in me to go that far, but lo and behold. I DID. I really think I could have gone 6 miles maybe... MAYBE... I'm remembering how that last part was such a struggle now that I think about it... but it's mostly mental, anyway.
I took a cheat meal on Saturday. IHOP wasn't really a cheat meal, more like a momentary lapse in portion control since I had planned on eating there. :P And it wasn't that bad anyway.
Saturday's calorie total ended up at around 2100 calories, which is not too bad considering my BMR before excercise was 1940 -- so 160 cal over? And on a day I burned 719 calories?
Here's some deficit tracking for last week:
7/14: (1940+450) - 1873 = 517
7/15: (1940+583) - 1679 = 844
7/16: (1940+306) - 1850 = 396
7/17: (1940+0) - 1941 = -41 (:P)
7/18: (1940+0) - 1571 = 369
7/19: (1940+719) - 2100 = 559
7/20: (1940+0) - 1914 = 26
Total Deficit: 2670, Average/Day: 381.4
Still a nice sized deficit, and I came pretty close to my calories burned through excercise goal (2058/2300), especially considering 3 days off.
Today I attempted Project Mayhem's challenge, and subbing turkish get-ups w/ my kettlebell I think made it WAY more challenging than it's supposed to be. I got through 20 of the 30 reps the first part is supposed to consist of, even though I broke it into a circuit of 10 reps and not 3 sets of 10 - next excercise 3 sets of 10 and so on. So I did 2 circuits of 10 reps per excercise, and then 50 of the 100 curl ups. :P
Gonna try it as written on Wednesday to see what a difference it makes.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Yeah, so I definitely slept until I had to get up and go to work.
We DID go to IHOP last night after the movie...
Which started at midnight and was 2.5hrs long...
And then we watched the results show for So You Think You Can Dance...
And then I went to bed. at 5AM.
And got up at 10.... so I'm sleeeepy. I usually stay up till 1 or 2 so you'd think this wouldn't be quite so weird, but I usually don't have to be at work till 1 either, except Friday's I have to be here at 11. :P
I didn't eat enough before I left/pack enough for the day.... but there was pizza.
I ate ONE SLICE of PapaJohn's CHEESE pizza and it put me right about where I like to be with breakfast+lunch completed. SO YAY. :)
I did not go crazy. hahaha.
But I have also not worked out today -- tooo tired!!!!!!! So this weekend will be full of working out. :D And seeing The Dark Knight again. It was SOOOOOOO AMAZING. Heath Ledger gave me goosebumps multiple times as the Joker -- he was sooooo chillingly creepy/terrifying... but also humorous at times. Aaron Eckhart gave a really great performance as well. Unfortunately I did doze out a couple of times (DANGIT) -- but we're seeing it again! :D YAY!!!!!!!
7/17: (1940+0) - 1981 = -41
Well -- I ate .5 a pancake more than I planned... but I did manage to give the last 1.5 pancakes to my hubby and not throw all resolve out the window. So although it was a tiny weakness, I'm actually pretty happy with how I did last night even though I took a small amount of calories away from my deficit.
I may not reach my deficit goal this week, but I'm not going to kill myself trying. Just do what I feel capable of and work out with good form and strength and not push myself too hard just to see that number. It's not CRITICAL. I'll be ok. ;)
7/14-7/17 = 1716, Average/Day = 429
Today's deficit will be low-nonexistant depending on dinner... so that will bring my average at worst down to 343.2 per day and leave an average deficit requirement for Sat-Sun of 892. YEAH. I really do not foresee that happening. But I'm not throwing in the towel -- just trying to make sure I don't set unreasonable expectations of myself.
I joined a new team that I think will help me kick my butt a little harder -- it's called Project Mayhem! and is Fight Club based, but basically there is a weekly KILLER challenge.
This week's challenge for example:
"Misery loves Company!
Start with 10 minutes BRISK cardio to warm up
3 sets of 10
3 sets of 9
3 sets of 8
continuing in descent to 3 sets of 1 (if you are tough enough)
Get ups *mynote* (They explained these as laying down and standing up as you normally would... but I might try to do some turkish get ups with my kettlebell.. although probably not as much as in the challenge)
Mountain Climbers -Start on your hands and knees and get into in a sprinterís start position. Keep your hands on the ground and push off with your feet so you alternate foot placement (run in place) as long as you can. Be sure to keep your back straight, not arched.
lunges (each leg)
Finish up with 100 curl ups (not three sets.. just 100) this is like a sit up. Lay down, knees bent and arms fully extended on the floor above your head and you are going to slowly curl up to an upright position keeping hands above your head then reach for your toes and slowly curl back down.
10 minutes of good stretching - you will need it after this one.
Mr. D. Sends his best to you and says he will be back soon! Be good monkeys... or you will pay for it later.
Don't ya just love him?"
Looks like a good bunch of insanity, yes??? :D But I think it will be fun to have a new challenge each week -- give me someone else throwing stuff at me to do other than myself for some variety.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
So I've opted to take today as an off day.
I got my DH to rub my calf last night and I did some this morning, and it's feeling much better. :D So YAY on that. Yesterday's deficit wasn't GREAT, I let myself get carried away with some dark chocolate blueberry candies there at the end... but so far this week my average is still above 500. Depending on today, it'll probably dip below 500, but I'm ok with it. I still intend to get a bare minimum of two more workouts this week -- swim+bike and a long run.
7/16: (1940+306) - 1850 = 396
7/14-7/16 = 1757, Average/Day = 585.667
I decided my body probably needed a break today, plus I slept in extra due to us going to see THE DARK KNIGHT tonight at midnight! WOOHOO. ;) I'm VERY excited. I'm not sure what our dinner plans will be, though -- possibly IHOP after the movie, or if we come home definitely sandwiches - EASY and FAST. ;)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
... WOOHOO! :D
I'm not down to 167.2 again, BUT I was down to 168.2 this morning and I'll TAKE IT. What a relief to know that that 172 was more of a fluke than reality, because I definitely don'e think I dropped 3+ lbs of fat in a couple days -- definitely water weight. Here's hoping for 167- next week! :D
Yesterday's calorie deficit was really good --
7/15: (1940+583) - 1679 = 844
YAY! :D Today's excercise was a bit lower though.
My calf doesn't hurt, I was paying a lot of attention to it today and what it feels like is a ROCK. Like there's a massive KNOT inside. I think I mostly need to stretch and massage it and try to get it to loosen up to feel better. Although it didn't hurt at all today, I didn't run as much as I wanted to, either. But I did try to fartlek my little heart out and ran around the circle in the park quickly, and down all the hills. :) HAHAHA. Mapmyrun.com was acting insane, but I hope soon it's better and I can map what I did and really see what kind of a burn I got today.
Tonight's dinner will be quite light, which is good for what I ate earlier today... my plan for tonight is tilapia, couscous, and Green Giant Frozen Veggies. I looooooove their little 2 serving microwaveable packages. There's like... Healthy Weight, Healthy Vision, Immunity Boost.....something else? I don't remember if the one tonight has a special name but it's potatos and some other green veggies and some red peppers of some kind. I think maybe snap peas are the green ones... I can't remembmer. But it's got seasonings on it and they're delicious. So - fish=fast, couscous = fast, microwave veggies = fast. Which is awesome because tonight is So You Think You Can Dance night. :D I love TiVo!
And I dunno if any of you will remember, but ages ago I spun the sparkwheel and won a workout DVD? Well! I got it very quickly and haven't even looked at it till today. It's actually a SparkPeople workout DVD! It has videos (I guess from the workout videos online) compiled into a DVD. :D I didn't do any of them, but there's a Jumpstart Cardio, Jumprope workout, Abs, Pilates Abs, Lower Body Blast, Lower Body Stretch, Upper Body Stretch... and I think one or two more that I'm forgetting. I'm pretty excited to use that sometimes for a quick something extra at home.
My wrist still feels tender and I'm wondering if it's not from doing yoga with lots of downward/upward dog and half pigeon poses.... I looked online and saw a suggestion for placing your fingers differently to avoid wrist strain from these poses, but I think for now I'm going to just avoid using it too much and skip the yoga for a while till it feels better.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
So let's start with yesterday's deficit -
7/14: (1940+450) - 1873 = 517
And maybe a little more if we consider I weighed 172 that morning and not 167 - but I'm not adjusting for that yet. I gotta get those wicked vacation lbs GONE ASAP. :P
This morning I SWAM and it went REALLY WELL, which I am happy about. Spent 30 minutes doing drills and some crawl worked inbetween. I feel like I could tell an improvement today which is exciting. I also did some HIIT on the stationary bike, and some yoga. So I've got a pretty good calorie burn for today as well.
Tomorrow is supposed to be speed/hills for my running program and I'm just hoping my calf continues to feel better and better. It's feeling ok today -- it was kinda hurting yesterday, today it just feels weird... so fingers crossed.
And tomorrow is my moment of truth day. :) hahaha. Well that's about it for now.
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