Hey Paeo friends,
Just wanted to check in and let everyone know what is going on in my world.
This morning I weighed in (again) at 191.5 and to tell you the truth I am very disappointed with that number. My trainer this week said I "wear my weight well" but that is not the most flattering compliment. At least I am getting back into some of the clothes I was wearing last year at 180. But pants are a sore point for me because my thighs and butt have bulked up so much that I can only wear 2 of my current pants.
My reason for my frustration is I have literally been working on my food intake for the past 3 weeks and changed my exercise routine for the month of Jan and Feb. But I am still at the same starting weight. I was hoping to be losing at least 1-2 pounds a week. Nothing earth shattering. (a very reasonable expectation given my new plan) For the past 3 weeks, I have been reducing my bread and processed food intake and increasing my protein amt. I have been trying to limit my diet coke intake to 1 a day and have increased my water to around 90oz and day. To keep me honest, I have been writing all of my calories down and tracking my water and diet coke intake.
The goal is eventually to get closer to the Paleo diet (no grains or breads- except protein bars after my workouts) I am hoping this eating plan will help me lean out and strip the fat deposits (currently overshadowing my muscle definitions) I even met with a nutritionist on MLK day (Jan. 16th) to go over a new eating plan and discuss how much weight I should be shooting for and what body fat % I want to get down to.
Below is my current workout schedule: which hopefully fits nicely with the Paeo lifestyle.
Monday lunch: stability ball class (low intensity)
Monday evening: Boxing class (high intensity)
Tuesday lunch: TRX class (strength training/ high intensity)
Wednesday Lunch: stability ball class (low intensity)
Wednesday evening: currently free (fill in with pilates at home or aerobics)
Thursday: Free (back to kick boxing in March) (high intensity)
Friday: Free (fill with swimming) (low intensity)
Saturday: Sparring Class (gym) (high intensity)
Sunday: Free (fill with stretching and roller exercises) (low intensity)
I definitely have room to increase my aerobics sessions since I am taking a break from kickboxing for the month of Feb. Or work on my pilates exercises on the reformer to help elongate my muscles. Right now I feel very tight, compact and bulky. Three things that make me feel sore all the time.
Wish me luck on this new journey. I am hoping that I can see a huge change by the end of 12 weeks.
If anyone has any helpful hints on how I can get better results with my goals I would love to know. Also I am looking for new spark friends to check in with on a weekly basis if anyone is interested. Please post on my page.
Edited by: ZEN_WOMAN at: 2/9/2012 (15:24)
Fight like a girl but play like a woman!
| current weight: 203.5