Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Yup. As I had feared, life is creeping in. I'm in the 3rd week of the 28 day fitness bootcamp. I was doing great with completing the 7-10 minute videos, and keeping up with the 30 minutes of cardio every day; either running with the 5K Your Way challenge, or going to Curves and doing a workout there. But I'm sad to say that getting everything ready for my 7 year old to go to school has edged out those measly 7-10 minute videos. I feel only slightly like I've failed, as those were the least of my workout efforts. I am, however, planning to regroup starting week 3 over today. I WILL GET THAT 10 MINUTE WORKOUT IN BEFORE I GO TO BED TONIGHT! I'm also finding the Curves nutrition plan not really to my liking. The lady there is trying to tell me that it's okay to start out eating 1200 calories a day for the 1st week, when I'm burning 2700 amidst all these things I'm doing. And, it's heavy on the protein/dairy and veggies, light on the whole grains and fruit. The second week, I get 1500 calories a day - which is the minimum that the nutrition plan here on Spark gives me, with all of the exercise I'm doing. I feel like I'm back doing Adkins, and (sorry to be graphic), but I'm really going to miss pooping if I actually decide to follow this weird, sense-defying eating plan. I'm more inclined to lie and tell them I'm following it but stick more closely to the Sparkpeople recommendations. I'm thinking that this Curves eating plan is designed for ladies who start out and are not moving much in their daily lives. I'm also supposed to count my steps with a pedometer. Okay...so, let's see....when I go for my 3 mile runs 3 days a week, I'll have my MP3 player, heart rate monitor, and a pedometer. I want a crazy person emoticon to put here, but couldn't find it.
I'll figure all this out yet.