So mini update for January: I ate well and worked out and lost 7.4 lbs total. Which is crazy pants but I was totally satisfied. Unfortunately the following week I ate like crap and didn’t work out and I ended up gaining 2 lbs back. That’s still a net loss of 5.4 lbs and I’ll take it. Sucks when life gets in the way and you start going in the wrong direction but I caught myself pretty quickly and am at it again with total dedication and motivation. The past week and the beginning of this week have been so crazy and I’m glad I’m back to normal.
I’m a little late with my February goals but better late than never.
1. Alternate working out between 5-6 days a week in February.
So basically this week I’m working out 5 x a week, then next week I will do 6x a week and so on. I’ve figured out that working out 6 days a week every week burns me out and only doing 5 makes the weight loss too slow and less motivating.
Monday: 30 minutes on the elliptical during lunch at work and 30 minutes of Cardio Dance DVD at home after work.
Tuesday: Jillian Ripped in 30 DVD at home after work.
Wednesday: 1 hour of yoga after work
Thursday: 30 minutes on the elliptical during lunch at work and 30 minutes of cardio dance after work. (On alternating weeks this will be my day off).
Friday: 30 minutes on the elliptical
Saturday: Jillian Ripped in 30 at home.
2. Drink at least at the bare minimum 6 glasses of water a day.
My plan is to fill up my water bottle at work twice which holds 2.5 cups. This also means no diet soda. I’ve been drinking too much and substituting it for water, which is sooo not ok.
I think last week I drank 8 glasses of water for the entire week. Not good. I felt parched, my skin and lips were dry and I think I mistook thirst for hunger and ended up munching too much.
3. On Sunday sit down and plan what I’m eating for the rest of the week.
For me, the more I plan the more I succeed. When I don’t have any idea what I’m eating or making it’s so tempting to go through a drive thru or eat bad things at work. It’s also easy to be way off my calories when I’m eyeballing something or just guesstimating.
Well there you have it, my three small steps to get me to my next goal. Right now my weight loss goal is to get back down to 208 by the end of February which would be a 4.5 lbs loss. Totally doable and attainable and I can’t wait to crush this goal!