Friday, May 18, 2012
So I had set new goals for the summer
First goal was to do more strength training.
This week was my first week and I say it was totally successful. I did Cathe arms last Friday, Jillian NMTZ Sunday, Cathe arms Tuesday, Jillian abs Wednesday and Cathe legs Thursday. Its a start and I might increase it to full body on Tuesday, Thursday and once on the weekend.
Second goal was to cut back on the cardio. Beginning of the week was not too successful at it but I got better. Did a bike ride last Thursday, hike on Saturday, mowing on Sunday, bike ride Monday, then my body was screaming at me TOO MUCH, so I stopped for the rest of the week until this morning. I went for a 3 mile jog/walk at 5 am.
Third goal was to keep up eating the calories. This was not too bad. I did catch myself a couple of times of not wanting to eat cause I did not do a ton of cardio. I have to get over this and trust what I have learned and read that you need to eat to lose weight and diet is 80% of weight loss. I have been undereating and it so has not been working for me.
Fourth goal was to go back to lower carb and this was very successful. I just feel a bit better about it. I am missing my gluten free toast in the morning but Ill get over it.
The plans for next week.
Lawn work on Saturday and Sunday, including planting more of my garden.
Jillian NMTZ on Saturday or Sunday.
Bike ride on Monday with new bike seat.
Cathe arms on Tuesday morning, Jillian abs on Wednesday, Cathe legs on Thursday.
Bike ride with hubby and youngest DD of Wednesday after work (Wike bike trailer is arriving today so she can come out with us now, will post pics).
Walk/jog outside Friday.
I have not really looked at the scale in about 3 months. I am seeing how the pants fit to judge on how I am doing. This was been a bit freeing. I might get on the scale next weekend to just see where I am at and then stay off for a month. My water weight fluctuates so bad during the summer that I just need to stay away from the scale (as should a bunch of my sparkfriends, just saying).
I also got my new bike seat and it does feel a bit better on the girly parts but not sure if it is still wide enough for the sit bones. We will see on Monday and I have another one in mind if this one does not work out the best. Hope it does though.
One thing I did learn from this morning run is my foot is NOT healed. It is pretty sore again. So basically no real running for a while.