Injury, Vacation, and Plateau Destruction Plan.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
I was hoping to lose weight on my vacation, but instead I came home at the exact same weight. a 4 week vacation without gaining any weight is a success on its own even if it wasn't the success I was hoping for.
Last Wednesday I decided to attempt a diving front roll after class, Epic Fail!!! My left toes were bent all the way forward - PAIN! Fortunately it wasn't broken, but there is severe bone bruising, and perhaps a hairline fracture (which they can't see on an x-ray until it has had 2-3 weeks to heal) So I had to miss class until yesterday, which I had to modify, and workout with a tightly wrapped foot. So frustrating.
A month off and then an injury. Plus I have been at this weight for almost 2 months now, and I just want to to bust through to the 110's. I haven't seen them for 6 years. :( I'm So close!!!!!
Round 1 of boot camp was an intense immersion in Physical Fitness - I got strong and shed some fat.
Round 2 - I dropped down to working out 3 days a week instead of 5, but committed to healthy clean eating. - dropped the same amount of weight and inches as round 1.
Round 3 - Plan - Add weights into my cardio, and healthy eating Plan
~ Enter My 12 week Plateau Destruction Plan~
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
MMA Boot-camp - which included cross-fit and circuit training as well as boxing drills, and Jujitsu
Additional AB Workout if we didn't work Abs in class
Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
ChaLean Extreme - Push, Burn, and Lean Circuits
I will continue to drink lots of water, and continue a grain, starch, legume, and refined sugar free 80/20 Diet. I probably do it more than 80% of the time, but the 20% makes room for real life.
After getting my Body Fat Testing Done, and having an accurate Body fat reading of 30.1% ( The Bod Pod is accurate withing 1%) My scale and measuring tape are now tools to help me be successful instead of objects that have o power to discourage, enrage, or measure my self worth.
At first I was devastated ( I ate potatoes and sugar right after the test) Because I had worked so hard, and my body fat was way higher than I thought it was, and so was my weight. I was was freaking out, and totally discouraged. My sweet Husband was trying to do damage control as fast as each new emotion was drowning me - Bless HIM!!!! He kept reminding me how far I had come, and the numbers they gave me didn't change my success it just meant I had more weight and more body fat when I started than I thought. My success was the same. He kept telling me how proud he is of me, and how far I have come, and that the next time I got my testing done I would know exactly how much I have changed my body regardless of what the tape measure says, or whether the scale at all.
Thank the Lord for Phil!
So Here I am weeks later, and while I still want to see that scale move, and my numbers get smaller - My real goal is to see my Body Fat decrease significantly. My goal by the end of the year is to be below 25% body fat. I don't know if that is a realistic number, but by working towards it I will certainly be closer in 5 months than I am right now...Progress is moving forward one meal at a time, one workout at a time, and sometimes from one moment to the next.