Instead of doing my workout, I am blogging about doing my workout.
Week 9 was stronger than week 8. YAY. Sunday and Tuesday's runs were 30 minute intervals on the treadmill with 1% and 2% incline. Yesterday, I ran out of the house and hoofed around the neighborhood for 30 minutes at a 9.20 pace. Today, my legs are sore.
I've been trying to stick to 1750 calories a day and it feels good to eat enough and not be starving but I'm also gaining. Right now I will be honest. It has always been a challenge to not want to loosen up on the weekends. "Whoohoo it's Friday/Saturday! let's go out to dinner/for a beer/get take out/have cake/have a latte". So I tend to overeat on the weekends. When I was sticking to 1300-1500 calories on the weekdays, it balanced out. And, I have a tendency to go over my calorie goals here and there with a handful of almonds or some piece of chocolate at work. So having my calorie goals too high is a detriment. Or it is a learning process? 'Hey self, we are not starving. You don't have sneak handfuls of almonds to curb your hunger. You are full and satisfied. Stop eating.'
The husband is in the zone. He's doing p90x, adding in double workouts, eating leaner than ever. We got free burritos at work and I brought home a clean veggie one and he turned his nose at it. He was wary until he peeled off the tortilla and added lean protein. I feel a little left behind because I am still craving nights out and I know that's not on his agenda, but at the same time maybe it's the boost I need to clean up my act.
Today is: chest (50 lbs press), back (rows 30 - 35lbs, still struggling with pull ups), shoulders (15 - 17 lb press), biceps (12 - 15 lbs but focusing on good form), triceps (15lb each floor extension), TMT abs, plus 10 minutes of yoga
I would like to squeeze in a bike ride b/c it's 57 degrees and sunny today, but I would also like to visit the Gap.
I still fit into my skinny jeans, they are just feeling a little snug.