Thursday, November 08, 2012
To say I have lost my mojo w/ food and exercise might be a bit of a stretch, but it sure feels that way. Stress, mother nature, and an injury have all gotten in the way of me eating and moving the way I need to. So here I am, posting this in hopes that it will help me really, truly, and honestly stick to this new plan.
I left CrossFit (ostensibly because I hurt my shoulder and need it to heal, but also because I feel like I felt better about myself and looked better before I started, and the olympic lifts make me nervous about injury), and there was a livingsocial coupon for a nearby bootcamp program, which my friend Liza who used to spin with me swears by. She lost lots of bodyfat and looked amazing when she was doing it. So I want to at least try it out. Maybe it will have the parts of CrossFit that I loved (the group aspect, close work w/ a coach, etc) so I won't miss CF. Plus, I am hoping it's the kick-start I need right now. I may be able to start Monday, depending on what I hear from the owner about availability.
Monday: Bootcamp 5p, Teach Spin 6:45p
Tuesday: Run 3 miles (morning or lunch break), Bootcamp 5p
Wednesday: Abs and Teach Spin 5:30
Thursday: Run 4-5 miles (pre-breakfast fasted run), Bootcamp 5p
Friday: Run 5-7 miles
Saturday: Step class 8:30 am, then lift 45 mins
Daily: 4L water (or at least 80oz)
Monday through Friday: 1200-1500 calories a day, following Zone diet as closely as possible, with 1 or 2 SMALL non-Zone indulgences (ie, Skinny Cow dessert, one serving of chips, etc)
Saturday and Sunday: One non-tracked, non-Zone splurge meal over entire weekend. Track the rest of the weekend, staying under 1900 calories for the day, preferably closer to 1500-1600.
I have to start tracking on weekends again. I have learned over and over again that if I throw a blindfold on and act like I haven't made the lifestyle change that I made years ago just because it's the weekend, I gain or at the very least maintain. I have 10+ lbs to lose to get back to where I want to be. That WILL NOT happen until I get weekends back into 'reasonable eating' territory. I have gone nuts w/ this and it stops now.
I plan on also attending WW meetings at 7:15 Saturday mornings before Eileen's step class (love it!). I am not following WW anymore but as a lifetime member I can still attend meetings for free. I think I need the accountability of a weekly weigh-in and the time shared with people w/ similar goals and struggles. It's like AA for food, and with all my issues, I definitely need it.