September Plans and Goals and New Gym
Sunday, August 31, 2014
So I've joined a new gym. It's called Life Time Fitness and it is truly amazing. It's like belonging to a country club/spa/elite gym, and with everything it offers, it really isn't any more expensive. It has 3 indoor pools and 4 outdoor pools. 400 pieces of cardio/ST equipment plus oodles of free weights. A dedicated yoga room, 2 exercise rooms, a gym, a rock wall, and 2 racketball courts. Fully outfitted locker rooms, hot tubs, saunas, and eucalyptis steam rooms. Awesome!
Two of the things that Life Time offers is your Health Score and metabolic testing. I've done both. My Health Score is 84/100, which is pretty good considering the amount of weight I need to lose. The metabolic testing showed me the workout zones I need to target in order to lose fat, and not just burn carbs. It's a very different way of working out. I know I'll be pushing myself harder, and I've felt I needed to do that.
I read an amazing article here on SP about the different types of goals you should set for yourself. Here are mine, not necessarily only for the month of September.
1. Improve swim time
2. Use HR zones during cardio
Real Life Goals
1. No more airline seat belt extender
1. Lower fasting glucose level
2. Lower BP/get off BP meds
1. Minimum of 10 minutes of continuous movement EVERY day
2. Cardio 3 times a week-recumbant bike, swimming, and rowing
3. ST 4-5 times a week, rotating through different muscle groups
Feel Good Goals
1. Have more energy
2. Wake up better in the mornings
I'll be meeting with a nutritionist/dietician next Saturday so I hope to get a better idea of my nutritional needs with my new workout plan. Right now:
Calories between 1430-1740
Protein between 72-87
Carbs between 179 - 218
Fat between 48 - 58
It's already been recommended to me because of my thyroid condition to try to eat smaller meals more often through the day. That's hard because I'm a teacher, but it was suggested making a protein shake and just sip on it during the morning, which I can certainly do. Three meals and 2 snacks, trying to eat every 4 hours or so.
I'll be participating in BLC26 this round too!
I'm looking forward to seeing some changes!!