Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yesterday was my last workout of the first month of the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. I completed all of the workouts, and on some days added in extra workouts, like running, walking or going to the gym. After 3 weeks in I didn't work out all week because I got sick. So, this past week I did week 4 where I left off.
I have to say that I am feeling a lot stronger. My muscles are getting more defined. For the first week I did the kickstart and lost a lot of weight. The rest of the time I have just been staying within my calories and eating some of the meals on the meal plan. I am sure that if I ate only 1200 calories a day and only that food I would lose more weight. However, I don't want to do that, so I'm not. I think being on a strict diet would make me want to binge. I can do it for a few days here and there to refocus, but I don't want my daily life to have so many restrictions on everything I can eat.
There were those couple bad days before I got sick where I went over my calories. Then I got sick, and didn't track or work out and although the rest of that week I didn't binge, I am sure my food choices and calories would have been better had I tracked. So, that week I gained 2 pounds.
As of today I am 177. That is a total of 5 pounds lost for the month. Seems like it should be more, but that's ok. I was down to 175 before I got sick. I think by next week I'll be back there. It's very hard to eat perfectly all the time, and it's like any time I don't, my body automatically holds onto weight. It's very frustrating. I am not very upset by it though because that's life. You get sick, you have bad days, and no one is perfect. I know I am eating healthy most of the time and doing my workouts, so I'll be ok.
Today I ran a 5k, which I plan on posting about soon, probably tomorrow. I decided that this week I am going to run and do other exercise. I haven't been running as much since I started the Jillian workouts, and I don't want to get out of the habit of doing it. Mentally, it will give me a break from her workouts and I'll start out month 2 stronger the next week.
I am getting some very strong arms.