Week 6: I've Been Shredded, and I Need Help!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ok, this is the post when I admit that I am stupid. Really, really stupid.

I decided to try out the 30 Day Shred on Sunday. I loved the program, but midway through the first routine, I started to feel a pull in my leg. Thinking it was a normal workout cramp, I just pushed through the pain. (That Jillian Michaels is such a motivating bitch!) Come Monday, I couldn't move my legs correctly. My knee was way out of alignment and my thighs were extremely tense. Walking up the stairs to my apartment was incrediably painful, well, walking in general was a challenge.

This pain lasted until Thursday. That means, I did little to no cardio and no lower body strength training this week. Anything I did do was the 10 minute bootcamp videos, low impact cardio snipets, and 100 push up challenges. On Tuesday, I tried to do D2 of W5 of C25K, but had to quit about half way through.

And of course, my schedule hasn't helped the situation. I thought I would be able to be back in business on Thursday, but my car broke down and I wasn't able to get back to school in time to hit the gym. Yesterday, I was so exhausted from the week, I crashed during my scheduled gym time. And today, the gym was unexplainably closed. Let's just say I will be up at 11am tomorrow to get into the gym as soon as it is apparently supposed to be open. If it's still closed, I am going to just cave in and buy a day pass. I need to finish week 5 off.

As for eating, I didn't do so hot. I would really like to begin some sort of diet so I can have some stability, but I cant find any that fit my lifestyle. Eating smaller meals more frequently while student teaching is IMPOSSIBLE. And my 4am wakeup makes it incrediably hard to prepare nutritious lunches and dinners.

I have decided to include some personal challenges for next week. For one, I am going to attempt to go 2 weeks with no fast food or resturant food. Next Friday will be my breaking day as I didn't touch fast food this week. I am also going to attempt to eat a veggie or fruit with each meal starting Monday.

But this is where I need help. I am great with portion control and I generally eat under my calorie limits (in fact, I find it really hard to eat over 1200 calories). I need recommendations for diets that are easy to understand, allow me some wiggle room, and can be modified for a lifestyle without an available oven and little money! Show me what you've got ladies...!

Ok, so here is where the recap comes in:
*Pounds lost: 0
*Pounds lost so far: 14
*Current weight: 169
(Valentine's Day Goal met of losing 12lbs or more!!!)

And as you can see, I didn't gain a pound with my week off. It's slightly encouraging because it means that keeping off this weight might be easier than I think, even when I cant get to the gym or eat healthy.

*Lessons Learned:
-DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE A FITNESS PROGRAM WHEN YOU ARE IN PAIN. Even when the instructor is a motivating bitch, you cannot expect your body to keep up when it is in legitimate pain. And you will pay for it in the end. Oh, you will pay.
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