Monday, February 25, 2013
Progress Check - Happy Monday!
Boot camp was on Sunday. Avin worked his buns off. I could have worked out harder. I was feeling a little slow to start. I still worked out pretty hard, but not as hard as I could have. Last week was a battle. I worked out 5 days (even though my goal was 6 days) but I didn’t eat as well as I could have. Sunday’s weigh in was a testament to that. I didn’t lose any weight. I maintained. No one is to blame but me, as I could have eaten cleaner than I did. I did lose 1% body fat though and gained 2% muscle mass. That’s great news!
So instead of being down on myself, I’m focusing my efforts on this week. My goal is to lose 2-3 lbs this week. I am going to give my workout routine extra effort this week – pledging to keep up the cardio (trying to stick to 6 days a week of 60 mins cardio) PLUS 4 days of toning, interchanging between toning exercises at home and toning at the gym. I have to always remind myself that I have to work around my son and husband’s schedule. So some days, I will be doing my toning exercises at home and some days at the gym. I bought a yoga mat over the weekend (I have no idea where my old one is, but since I haven’t used it in years, it could very well be in some garbage dump somewhere). I’m excited to use it. I am going to take PiYo at 24 hour fitness on Wednesday nights. It is a Pilates and Yoga class mixed into one. That’ll be new for me! I used to do Pilates a long time ago and noticed great results with that. I realized a month or so ago that I needed to incorporate some yoga into my life also. So I figured why not try PiYo! I’m also going back to Bodypump (a weight lifting class) which I haven’t taken in over a month. Instead of taking it on Sunday mornings like I used to, I will be taking it Saturday mornings – Sunday mornings have been replaced with weekly boot camp.
I’m feeling great this morning after a hard core calorie burning session! I burned 840 calories doing cardio for 60 minutes on my treadmill. I tried to stick to a 3.2 speed and a 10.0 incline. This works best for me! I also made a delish post-workout breakfast shake (recipe below).
No matter what your goals are this week – get up, get moving, and make things happen!
Hubby and I at boot camp on Sunday, February 24th. Tire Flips!
Here is my workout schedule for the week!
Monday: A.M. = 60 minutes cardio (treadmill). P.M. = toning (abs and arms)
Tuesday: A.M. = 60 minutes cardio (treadmill). P.M. = toning (legs)
Wednesday: A.M. = 60 minutes cardio (treadmill). P.M. = toning - PiYo (Pilates/Yoga)
Thursday: A.M. = Rest Day
Friday: A.M. = 60 minutes cardio (treadmill). P.M. = toning (abs and arms)
Saturday: A.M. = 60 minutes cardio (treadmill). A.M. = toning – Bodypump (weight lifting)
Sunday: A.M. = Boot Camp
Post-Workout Breakfast Shake
I tweaked my recipe this morning. This time I included the following:
· 1 cup almond milk
· 1 scoop protein powder (this one is Max Muscle in Chocolate)
· 2 tsps. organic powdered peanut butter
· ½ banana
· 5-10 blueberries
· 1 tsp. NF Greek Yogurt
Blend and enjoy! YUM!