Week 5 - Biggest Loser Challenge
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Its already week 5! If I was on the show, I would have so gone home by now. =)
I've had consistent weight loss for the last two weeks, 1 week in which I was on it cardio wise and one week, well, not so much. Its interesting to me how I can predict which weeks I will definitely gain weight but I have no concept of what I will lose in the weeks I think I will lose. 2 lbs (well, 1.9) was surprising. I didn't expect that but then I stopped eating out for every meal and that had to help. Eating out for every meal was fun, but, interestingly, I stopped because of my budget, not my diet.
This week, I have a system. I printed off a pocketmod for the week and full size pages for each day in that week of what I want to accomplish fitness-wise. Then I made a second pocketmod with a schedule and that schedule, if I follow it, will get everything done without a "running out of time" problem that I love to have. I would write more but I am 20mins past my scheduled time to be doing something else =) I'll be back with goals later.
*edited 04/08 15:09*
I'm off to a great start! The only real let down yesterday was I couldn't finish the cardio set I had planned but 2xdays are tough and I am not going to let it get me down.
Today, I also fell short on my am cardio. I pushed out my best mile time yet at 15:30 but burned up a lot of fuel doing it and had to break up my elliptical time in to 2 15min sets with another 30min set left to go that I didn't finish. I am going to do it when I go back tonight for my second workout. My AM workout felt good, though. I put in an extra 10min on the treadmill in warmup/cooldown time. And Tamara gave me a bit of a beating with a whole new workout routine in personal training. I talked to her about going to 1hr x 1 day/week instead of 30min x 2 because its cheaper to buy 1 hour than 2 1/2 hours. I don't know why.
Nutrition has been pretty spot on the last two days minus a trip to Coldstone after the movies last night. Since I went to Coldstone then directly to the gym after, it doesn't count, right? I'm actually concerned I'm not eating enough and that's what's burning me out but I have to admit, it scares me a little to eat at the level sparkpeople wants me to for my goals this week. If I don't make my burn goals, I will just have those extra calories. I'm going to have to see how another day goes.
Pushing myself instead of lowering my expectations is the theme this week and right now, I'm tired, I'm pretty sore, and I have another long workout left today and I'm tempted to throw in the towel already and say "Its too much." But I know I CAN do it, I just need like a playlist of Jillian yelling at me to push myself on repeat. You know, that's not the worst idea I've ever had...