(from the critically-acclaimed Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Cinematic genius, I tell you!)
You know, it's actually been a good week. I was all RWWWWAR with the exercise. A total of 20 miles on the bike, an hour of Zumba, and about an hour of strength training. I was pretty on spot with nutrition too, though I was always on the upper end of my calories. I, however, did NOT expect a 2.6 pound loss for the week.
And I know it's a good loss too. My pants legs started feeling looser and it's also a little loose around the bum area. Which I'm super stoked about. I don't know if it's because of the biking, but I feel like I'm losing some inches in different spots this time. My thighs have been the most stubborn of the bunch, so anything that works for that area makes me happy!
I think I am done with the major cardio though for the week. Not gonna lie...Zumba was rough last night. I was pretty miserable. But there were only 2 sessions left before it moves to 6:30 and I have to nix it in favor of ST. It helped for me to eat a banana 15 minutes before class. Actually, that's what I did for each of my workouts this week and I feel like it made a huge difference. Will definitely do this again next week!
So today...rest day. Tomorrow, I might get on a bike and do a gentle 20-30 minute ride, but focus mostly on ST for the entire body. Sunday will hopefully be my next major bike workout.
Next week I start drills in the pool. I'm a bit nervous about adding these to my bike workouts, but it's necessary if I want to be able to do some decent lap swimming starting the 1st week of March. Plus I'll lose a night of cardio with Zumba moving, so I need to find somewhere to add that in.
In other news:
- For the first time in Zumba, I did not feel like Lurch. I wasn't channeling J-Lo, and my core isn't quite strong enough, but at least I didn't look like a shuffling zombie for once (braaaaaaaains....).
- Sleep. 8+ hours of sleep has helped my mood a LOT this week. I feel great in the mornings, but I'm still struggling with a midafternoon slump even though I'm spacing out my meals. Whomp whomp.
- Had someone in my office try to convince me to do liver flushes. He blamed my insulin resistance and (former) gallbladder issues on my evil non-flushed liver. He even sent me an ebook about it. The flush involves days of apple juice, then some concotion of olive oil and lemon juice, followed by epsom salt. Um, yuck? Anyone ever heard of this? I tried to be polite, but feeling dubious is a mild way of putting how I feel about this. Hornswaggle, I suspect, but I will practice what I preach and research it.
Have a great weekend everyone!