this is what beast mode looks like.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I reset my spark people goals a few days ago. Back in may I originally set it for a year long goal but I decided to change it to a short sub goal to give me a bit more focus and motivation. as much as I don't like using the scale for progress this somewhat forces me to, although I calculated the pound goal based on rough calculations of body fat percentages. Even with those changes, my intake is still pretty much at the same level, so nothing really changes as long as I keep doing the same amount of working out. in any case, regoaling always helps me find that extra bit of motivation.
I've been struggling lately with my intake range. It's not that I have issues controlling my eating habits or that I eat unhealthy by any means. Somedays though it really hits me that it's just not enough. I usually do ok and am able to stay on the lower end but it seems once in awhile my work outs kick my metabolism to the moon and back and I feel like a bottom less pit. I have no problem listening to my body and it's pretty obvious when you feel like your shutting down that you need to eat more, I get that I'm not dumb. But sometimes it's mentally hard because I feel like by eating that extra bit that I won't get anywhere, because in reality that's what seems to happen. It's frustrating. I hate feeling so dependent on food, but that's what happens with such crazy work outs and so much muscle...
My calf seems to be doing better, although it's not 100% yet. It's still tight and in pain but it's getting better. Since running and aerobics bother it I've been trying to stick more towards spinning but I've been running every few days. I ran with emily today and felt pretty good about it. It was tight but not in pain, I can't really avoid kick boxing today since I have to teach my class but as long as I keep an eye on it and keep foam rolling I think it'll continue healing.
Lifted back with my boss this morning, I graduated to the 45 pound plate on my back extensions. I was so excited my boss took a few pictures I figured I'd share with you =]
now this is how we bring sexy back!
don't mind that my head isn't in line with my spine, just being silly.