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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!


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