Week 1 recap
Saturday, January 09, 2010
This morning, I woke up and faced the bathroom scale. I didn't expect big numbers, but was hoping for at least a pound or two. I kept my calories, carbs, fats, & proteins in check for the week. I did all the videos for the SYB Boot Camp. Not well, mind you, but I made the effort to do each video at least once. I did the cardio video and 30-minutes of my own choosing each day Monday through Friday. I was almost sad that it wasn't a requirement today. I suppose I could have done some cardio anyway, but I didnt want to overdo it. So, imagine my surprise when I read the scale's result: 176.4. Down 3.2 pounds since starting the SYB Boot Camp a week ago. I took my weekly measurements:
Waist- 36.75" down 1.25"
Hips- 44" down 1"
Neck- 14" no change
Upon further research, it seems that my B-12 intake is not up to par. Low B-12 impacts metabolism, fatigue, and anemia. So, I am now strengthening my resolve to take my multivitamin every day. Also, I'm finding it difficult to get in adequate protein as a lone vegetarian in a family of flexitarians. Our meals as a family are either completely vegetarian or vegetarian-based with meat served on the side. Iron affects thyroid levels; soy consumption affects iron absorption. I had wanted to switch completely to soy-based dairy products from cow's milk dairy products, but probably shouldn't if it will continue to affect my body's iron absorption. I am considering drinking a smoothie everyday and adding some protein powder to boost my protein intake.
Goals for this week:
1. Complete SYB Boot Camp workout videos at least once each day.
2. Vary 30-minute cardio workout type daily.
3. Take iron supplement once a day.
4. Take multivitamin once a day.
Here's hoping week 2 goes as well as week 1 did.