Saturday, November 03, 2012
[x] Run/Walk #1 (27-40 min and stretch) - Sunday, Outside
[x] Run/Walk #2 (27-40 min and stretch) - Tuesday, Gym
[x] Run/Walk #3 (27-40 min and stretch) - Saturday, Gym
[x] Strength Training #1 (any duration, just do it) - Tuesday
[x] Strength Training #2 (any duration, just do it) - Wednesday (unintentional.... setting up the new fish tank took a LOT of muscle, and I think I definitely overdid it for my shoulders and arms)
[x] Cross Train #1 (30-60 min and stretch) - Monday, Swimming!
[_] Cross Train #2 (30-60 min and stretch)
[x] Yoga - Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday
[x] Clean the Living Room - Monday
[x] Water Change for Fish Tank - Monday, set up new tank Wednesday
[x] Stay in Calorie & Protein Ranges Day #1 - Sunday
[x] Stay in Calorie & Protein Ranges Day #2 - Monday
[x] Stay in Calorie & Protein Ranges Day #3 - Tuesday
[x] Stay in Calorie & Protein Ranges Day #4 - Wednesday
[x] Stay in Calorie & Protein Ranges Day #5 - Saturday
[_] Stay in Calorie & Protein Ranges Day #6
Bedtime Routine Streak: 2 days
Week 5 lbs lost (Nov 4 - Nov 10): (Didn't weigh in this week because of a slip up on Thurs and Fri. I knew I was retaining a ton of fluid, so I didn't want to get an inaccurate reading).
Total lbs lost (Oct 8 - Dec 31): 5 lbs
I didn't do so great last week (not bad, but not great); I didn't check everything off of my list. I wasn't feeling well for a few days, and I ate too many calories on the weekend. Because of my behavior (and possibly from kicking up the strength training a notch), I did not lose a significant amount of weight last week. BUT I got all of my runs in! No matter! This is a fresh start, and I am ready to hit this week harder than ever. I'm SUPER excited because they have finally finished construction on the bridge near our house, which means my usual outdoor running trail has reopened. I am going running tonight to celebrate with my garmin!
This also happens to be the week of my birthday (Nov 7)... I have asked the BF to take me somewhere delicious and healthy (probably Korean!) so that I can enjoy my meal without taking in too many calories (I always get kimchi jigae, one of my fav dishes ever and so so healthy).
So far the new strength training routine is going well, but I think I need to scale it back a bit to start.... I will aim to get 2 sets of each exercise per week for now, eventually building up to 4 sets per week.
This week started out great, had a major slip-up midway through, but I pulled it back together on Saturday. I am more focused than ever on having a good week next week... I REALLY want to fill in ALL of my boxes and add to my running total of weight loss. I am still proud of myself for being consistent with my running, despite some nutritional slip ups. The sleep streak (see next blog) is helping me de-stress a lot, so I will keep that up for the rest of this personal challenge. I know I can have a good loss next week... I am going to make it happen!