Total Lost: -40.8
Emotion: It’s deserved
Goal for next Week: Stay completely on plan 80% of the time
Yeah I veered a little this week. I knew after the half marathon my hunger levels would be insane, and they were. I know what I did wrong, so I know how to fix it. Now time to put it into action!
Plan of the Day
- Breakfast: English Muffin w/ PB, Coffee
- Snack: Apple
- Lunch: Turkey Wrap with spinach and hummus, Apple with PB, Yogurt
- Snack: Pria Bar
- Dinner: Out with the hubs – most likely a salad or fish dish
Activity: I am going to repeat the workout I did yesterday but only do 3 rounds and then I am going to run 1.5 miles on the treadmill.
- 10 Plank row to burpees
- 10 Woodchops (Each Side)
- 10 thrusters
- 10 Crazy Russian Twists (each side)
- 10 Sumo Squat with Row
- 15 Dumb Bell Swings
- (All from Blondeponytail.com)
I am going to attempt to use the 25 pound dumb bell for some of the exercises (Swings, Russian Twists, Squat rows) and then the 10 pounder for the rest. I need to work on lifting heavy, and this is my starting point. I am thinking that I will do 3 days running and 3 days strength circuits from now on, because I really enjoy it. The time goes by so quickly and I really am aiming at toning at this point. The muscle will help burn the fat and I will get smaller.
The number on the scale has defined me for too long, and while I don’t want it to go up anymore, I want to see it drop significantly, really, I am at a point where cardio alone has stopped helping as much as it used to.
My goal from today – December 7 – till I start classes on January 22, 2013 is to get more toned. If I sit here and say I want to lose the last 20.2 pounds by then, yes it is humanly possible, but I know I will just set myself up for failure. So instead, I am aiming on getting more toned. I want to have definition in my arms. I want the idea of a beach vacation with my husband to sound alluring, and not frantic of how I am going to find a bathing suit that covers me enough. I’d like to go into my 29th birthday with hope and happiness. I’d like to be able to say “Look, I finally did it.”
I am looking into supplements – not diet pills – but vitamin packs that provide recovery and boosters for my workouts. I have protein shakes, but frankly after a workout, sometimes they are a bit hard to stomach. Is there a favorite brand or type that anyone uses? I’ve looked at GenetixHD, Shakeology (Too expensive and kind of like a diet), and others, but I am still kind of at a loss. I know that I could just compound my workouts with more food, but that gets me into dangerous territory.
So in other news….
My dad and uncle are at my house right now painting, hanging things, and cleaning out gutters. It’s nice when your Dad’s first job was being a contractor, because when their business (Yup MBM Painting and Decorating) is slow before the holidays, tasks that I have been meaning to do all year, get done and done right the first time. Plus my Dogs love them, and this means they aren’t alone all day like usual.
I sound horrible. They aren’t alone. They have each other to snuggle with. Brother Love!
I wish I had a coffee maker in my office. Like on my desk. It would make things easier. That and a minifridge under my desk so I can keep fresh cut fruit and creamer and milk and yogurt handy. Oh how lovely life would be. We have fridges at work, but it’s communal and apparently there is a food thief. So I am hesitant to put anything other than my lunch bag in their. I would think that if someone went through my lunch bag I wouldn’t want to eat what was left anyways. But that’s just gross. Seriously if you can’t afford lunch I’ll buy it for you. Don’t steal.
Did you know Target has partnered with Neiman Marcus for some designer items? A lot of them are just “Eh” but there are a few choice things – Oscar de la Renta Tote, Marc Jacobs Scarf – that are worth a second glance. Well played Target. Well Played.