MARCHING Toward my Goal Challenge
Beginning weight: 158
Goal for the month: 154
Week 1: 154.8 WOW! I didn't see that coming at all! Lost lots of water weight from Aunt Flo plus some. This is like way cool for me because I have not seen ANYTHING below 155 since having baby! HELLLLLLLLLLLO Clean eating!
I am thinking I may adjust my goal and say 152........?
Goals for the month:
loss of .5 in my waist, .25 in my thighs, .5 in my hips, and .5 for my abductors (I'll do my measurements at the end of the month)
NUTRITION (ongoing through the month)
Eat Clean --
2-3 Liters of H2O daily
Track food daily
Boost protein intake.
Start taking a Fish Oil supplement.
Calorie Cycling -
WORKOUTS (ongoing through the month)
Finish out the Lean Phase of ChaLEAN with rock star quality!
Star incorporating more cardio into my workouts.
Figure out what in the HECK I want to do post ChaLEAN.
WARDROBE (limited/once during the month)
buy new jeans and clothes as I drop sizes.
Clean up and organize my closet and shoes.
Buy myself a new workout outfit or two.
APPEARANCE (once during the month)
Get my hair cut
Toss my old makeup and purchase new.
TAke care of my tootsies and give myself a long, luxurious pedicure this month! Its long overdue!!!
I would say that my first week of the challenge was successful. I did stellar with my clean eating and the calorie cycling. My workouts for the week were good and I felt I met my goals with them as well. Here were my workouts (to date...)
Mon - Lean Circuit 1, HIIT 15
Tue - Yoga, Elliptical
Wed - Lean Circuit 2, Pilates
Thurs - Get Lean Intervals, Yoga
Fri - Lean Circuit 3, HIIT 20
Normally I work out on Saturday but I am planning a rest weekend. Going off another one of my goals, I have decided what I am going to do post ChaLEAN (I am making this week of CLX my last -- I have hit MONOTONY with it and I just need a break!!). I ordered The New Rules of LIfting for Women. I am going to make that my next fitness endeavor. I feel good about it as it can be taylored to at home workouts which is what I need. As much as I would love to rejoin the gym, it just isn't going to happen for a few months (maybe after the kids go back to school next fall). I have decided to take a few week hiatus on the heavy lifting while i put my plan together with the NRoL and I also ordered three Jackie Warner DVDs that I plan to use 3 times a week as it does weights different than ChaLEAN it is more based off of the higher reps/lower weight. I feel that I need that balance of working the Type I and Type II muscles. I fear that is what might have gotten me in trouble a couple of years ago when I jacked my shoulder up doing P90X -- back to back to back heavy lifting. So, while I formulate my next plan I am thinking anywhere between 2-4 weeks of the Jackie Warner DVDs (I got Workout, Xtreme Timesaver and Personal Training Power Circuit Training. I have never done one of her DVDs before but they were highly rated on Amazon so I figured what the heck? I will post my plan when I figure it out.
But mainly for the weekend, my main goals are to stick with my nutrition plan and drink lots of water!
I am feeling good. For the first time, I don't feel so defeated and deflated. I honestly do feel like my goals are within grasp, they're just going to take a whole hell of a lot of perseverance and stubbornness (ya'll know I have PLENTY of that, lol
). I truly appreciate everyone's comments and support! I love this community!!