Saturday, November 8, 2008
Saturday Morning....last posting day for me
Day one on the left and today after my workout on the right. I know you can't SEE much change, but I'm here to tell ya there is!
Since I do not have access to the internet tomorrow, this will be my final post in the 14 day Shredder Challenge.
1. I have learned that I need to get a grip on my "head". I need to kick Boredom's butt and stay focused, if I expect to make changes.
2. I have a plan that is working. SO...if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
3. I have dropped 2% body fat and about 5 lbs scale weight. My jeans fit now. They were pretty tight two weeks ago, in fact I felt very uncomfortable in them. I am wearing them today! Well...slap my grandma! Woohoo!
4. I have learned that I CAN be consistent. I have done my workout EVERYDAY as planned...I have alternated strength training with a cardio circuit. Sundays were/are my rest day. I have increased weights and reps. The cardio circuit is a LOT easier than it was two weeks ago.
Nutrition: I ate 1200-1300 calories every day. I felt full. Did not feel weak or tired or hungry. I ate whole grain--mostly brown rice, chicken, fish, fruit, and a few baked potatoes, cottage cheese, broccoli, salads. I ate 5 times per day. Small meals consisting of a protein, a carb, and a fat... Breakfast was oatmeal, berries, and protein powder just about every day. Lunch was mostly either chicken or cott. cheese, a SMALL baked potato and broccoli, Dinner mostly: chicken or fish and a salad or other veggies. I had one big cheat...my birthday. Was it worth it? Yes! :) Would I do it again in a "challenge"? Not sure...probably not.
Here's what I did for exercise the last two weeks.
October 28 thru 30 Did Pilates and Body Bootcamp vids
Oct. 31 to 11-8
Aerobic Circuit Per Carlos' instructions
Mon, Wed, Fri
Three circuits consisting of Squats, Pulldowns, Deadlifts, and Bench Presses.
I aimed for 25 reps of ea.
Strength Training Tue, Thur, Sat
As per Carlos' instructions. One set of 8-12 reps. Heaviest weight I can lift.
Squats, Bench Press, Bent over Row, Standing Shoulder Press, Bicep Curl, Triceps Ext., crunches (15 reps)
I would have loved to posted my Log, but I don't know how to make it work with this blogger program.
This was a great experience and I am happy that I did it. It has provided the momentum I need to get thru the last two months of 2008. I will make progress and that makes me happy :)