Strength training (even on the boy side), eating better...Going to make July awesome
Friday, July 05, 2013
I just realized that I haven't blogged in forever. I feel I have made some very solid strides in June though, and I ready to move forward making this month a good one.
1) I have been pretty good about tracking. I may miss a day here and there, but I am keeping myself as honest as I can with everything that I eat.
2) I have really committed to Live Fit. I did 2 weeks semi-faithfully, and then committed to the routine totally 2 weeks ago. To pull this off well, I went to the boy side of the gym. I haven't done dead lifts, but I have been doing squats with a barbell, and using the machines where you up the weight plates onto the machine. I feel pretty hardcore when I am over there with the guys. But, truth be told, there are amazingly fit/strong girls over there as well. I haven't talk to any of them, but they are motivating me to keep lifting. I sort of want to ask them what they eat, but, that would be rude...but I just want so much to know how they maintain what they have as it might help me learn to get there. I'm making a lot of Jamie Eason's snacks and trying to do her meals, but I'm just not sure...
3) Protein. I am really working hard on this. I have long since learned carbs are my down fall. I love bread in all of its yummy varieties (like red lobster cheesy biscuits), but I know when I start that its a lot of calories, and just not as filling. I have been trying to keep my carbs lower (I use the pie graph on my fitness pal), and increasing my protein. This means egg whites for breakfast, 4-6 oz of chicken breast for lunch/dinner, and trying to do salads/veggies as sides with it being a treat for bread. I have not done so hot this week, but overall I feel like my hunger is in check, and I feel better. I may still do a sweet treat at night, but its Jamie's Almond honey crisp or hot chocolate with protein powder.
As for weight, I have not lost much. I have probably lost 4 lbs over the last month give or take, but I feel different. I am shimmying out of my 18's, which is awesome. Gold's had be down 4 lbs, and then up 2 lbs in muscle, and that I lost inches. My goal is still to lose 10 lbs by August, but mainly just to keep working on all of the changes that I have made to see where this will go. These small changes aren't too hard, it just takes a little more planning to stay on track. Alright, off for a healthier lunch and the gym :)