So, more or less made it through another “work week” and kept my exercise goals.
This week, I kept Leslie Sansone for my Cardio, and switched to 28 Day Boot Camp for strength/sculpting. I am really enjoying the SP DVDs. I feel good going at my level/ability, and not like I have failed because I can’t keep up or do the exercise as the instructor is. I think I am going to stay with Boot Camp as my cardio this week and switch to either resistance tubes or stability ball for strength/sculpting.
I got the “The number of calories you should eat to manage your weight depends on many factors, including how many calories you burn through exercise. It may seem counterintuitive, but eating too little while burning too much can actually hurt your weight-management goals and the outcome of your fitness program. If you are consistently burning more calories than recommended here, please update your fitness settings as soon as possible. This may adjust your calorie ranges (if necessary) so you can reach your goals in a timely and healthy manner.” message yesterday after I entered the calories I burned doing my after work workout, so I adjusted again. I was worried because I had a couple of days where I barely made my minimum calorie intake, but I wasn’t too short with the new range and to help balance it out, I had a mini binge with wheat thin crackers on Wednesday that took me about 500 calories over. Note to self: If you are tired, stop watching TV and just GO TO BED! I wasn’t even watching anything special, I just kind of sat there and the crackers where in reach, so…nom, nom, nom!
In general, I try to eat within the middle of my range. Since I have been switching my workouts around by swapping videos every week, I am never sure what my calorie burn is going to be, plus there have been a couple of times when I thought I had started my HRM, only to find out I didn’t at the end of my work out. When that happens, I try to estimate based on the last time I did that particular work out.
Last week saw me at 5lbs down, but I keep thinking of The Biggest Loser. In week 1, almost everyone has this huge weight loss amount, and they are all pumped. Then week 2 ends and there are these number that are so small, they are like, “I don’t understand, I worked so hard”, and you can see the disappointment and self doubt on their faces. I am kind of debating whether or not I should weigh myself this week. Since I am trying to not focus on the scale, maybe I’ll just skip this week. We’ll see.
1. Drink at least 8 cup of water a day: 13 days
2. Any type of exercise for at least 10 minutes a day: 13 days
3. Track all my food daily: 13 days