Your fitness challenge(s) for the week: Gym 5 time a week and pushing for a 6th day. Incorporate a total body weight routine (3xs a week) to increase metabolism and pull all the loose junk together. Mission=condense the flab!
Your food challenge for the week: Switch to all all vegetarian menu for the week? Possibly the month? We'll see. Drink 8 glasses of water a day and reduce the diet coke to 3 a week.
How well did it go: Was able to be at the gym 5 days this week for good, hard, sweat-tastic workouts! Hit my goal of being at or below 145 by the end of the week. (Although, I'm not sure where the weight came from because I'm pretty sure I look exactly the same...boo. I can tell a slight difference in my back fat...gross.) Thinking of switching to a 30 day vegetarian menu....we'll see. I'll decide by Sunday evening.
Failures and slip-ups: None. Seriously. I did everything I said I would this week. I think I may need to up the ante a little and challenge myself some more this week. I'm going to shoot for only drinking 3 sodas this week...if you know how much I love my diet Coke...you understand how impossible this will be. Bring on the caffeine headaches.
Weekly challenge wisdom: Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers (found this on the web...it applies to so many things.)
Advice to fellow GET FIT members: Your weight loss is going to be 80% what you eat. You've heard it before...journal your food! You might be surprised to find that you are going way over or under your daily calorie needs. Mark and I were easily eating over 3000 calories a day before...I have no idea how we don't way 400 pounds. I use sparkpeople.com to log my food. I know each and everyday how many calories I consume. I also get a rough estimate of how many calories I burn so that I know my weekly calorie deficit.
**For a fantastic explanation on calorie deficit and changing your diet go to The Art of Making a Baby. She goes into a lot more detail about it.
Self Portrait, Capturing your Inner Child:
|excuse my terrible photo taking skills|
I was just impressed that my 28 year old ass could do this!