Monday, February 11, 2013
Once again, I had a flat-weigh-in week. I'm not too bothered by it, because I know that I didn't work super hard last week. I only made it to the gym twice, and one of them was a cardio-only day. I had a day (Saturday) when I really didn't push myself to get tons of steps and exercise. I still ate well, but I didn't track as accurately as I could have. I guess what I'm saying is that it could have been worse - I could have slipped back up in weight, but I didn't. Instead, I stayed flat.
I'm ok with having some off weeks, because I am seeing wonderful positive change in my body. My husband is seeing it too, which is exciting! (He even brought up a Groupon that he saw for boudoir photos that I might have to sneak and buy even though I feel like I have a couple more months before I want to take them.)
So, how am I going to step it up this week? I want to give myself not only tough love, but the right vehicle to pump up my workout and get back onto the losing track. (It is so fun to be a LOSER!) I think it is going to take waking up earlier and doing some cardio before getting ready for work. I can do it at home with Dance Dance Revolution, maybe just 20 minutes' worth, and it will not only get me jump-started with calorie burn, but it will also get me geared up for the day.
Ok, so DDR 2 days this week - Tuesday and Friday.
I'll also make sure that I'm showing the gym some love. I'm going to make it there 3 times this week. Let's set that for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Saturday cannot be a rest day, but I have a lot scheduled. I will need to get up and walk the dog in the early morning, get to the Community Garden in late morning, and be sure that I don't over-eat at the baby shower Saturday afternoon. Then Matt and I will put the finishing touches on cleaning the house in preparation for his birthday party on Sunday.
Finally, I am going to move in the direction of 2 shakes per day. I know, how very "Slim Fast" of me, right? Nonetheless, having 2 meals at 160 calories is great for the diet, and it means my burn deficit will be that much greater. It also opens me up to enjoy more snacks, and that helps me stay focused on my overall goals because then snacks don't feel like a step backwards.
You ready for this, body? Phase 2 of my great transformation begins today!