Friday, April 19, 2013
Today's bootcamp video was KILLER! Holy cannoli. I am remembering already why I didn't finish the last bootcamp I tried -- some of these workouts are WAY harder than I can do, even with the modifications. I just need to accept that I may not be able to do every single move in these videos even if that frustrates the perfectionist in me! I am doing as much of the videos as I possibly can and really pushing myself .. and that's all any of us can do, right?
For cardio I got on the Wii Fit for the first time in apparently 36 days. I love how when you're not on for a long time, the little trainer guy pretends he can't remember your name. So cheesy! It says I am only 1.3lbs away from the overweight BMI category, which means my calculations were wrong somewhere. I thought I had to be under 174 but according to the Wii I only have to be under 175.5? Weird, I guess I need to recheck that. Maybe it's because on here I put my height as 5'4" when it's actually 5'4.25" .. hah that quarter of an inch is just soooo important!! :) I'm excited though because that means being overweight instead of obese is SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT!!!
I am trying to stay away from the scale these days and focusing instead on my fitbit calorie deficit. I am shooting for a 500cal deficit each day, to lose 1lb per week. That is a pretty easy deficit to reach on days when I get my cardio in. It means I can eat around 1800cal which means not feeling deprived AT ALL. I could eat less and lose faster, but whenever I have tried that I just end up crashing and burning. Slow and steady is what works for this girl!
I decided to make a printable calendar to record my bootcamp progress on. Some of my sparkfriends have mentioned that seeing things on paper is really helpful for them so I thought I'd try it to. Gonna stick it right up on the fridge and give myself a sticker every day that I complete my video and for every cardio workout. My husband has agreed that if -- I mean WHEN -- I complete bootcamp, he is going to take me out for a fancy date night!! We rarely go out, and if we do it's to a movie or to wander around target, so I'm pretty excited. It's good to have an awesome reward to look forward to. :) And I have a really pretty dress that I am fitting back into and need an excuse to wear!
Do you ever have one of those days where you sit down to write a quick update and end up typing your whole boring life story? Oops .. :)