Saturday, June 19, 2010

Down 2.6!!!

Holy Guacamole, I surprised myself (Tuesday was the 18pts of Ben&Jerry's incident)  but I did work hard this week (despite the B&J incident) and the results showed on the scale. This puts me 1.2lb from 25lbs down. That's the goal for next week. This was the week before TOM which is usually difficult for me but I think my focus on activity negated the water gain.

I have two weigh ins left in this booklet and I'd love to hit 168 (my lowest weight on my WW journey since the very beginning) by then.

The week in review:

Ate: 203.5pts
Base pts: 189 (22x7+35)
Earned 25 activity pts this week. I didn't eat 10.5 of them.

Workout wise:

The day - The plan - Actuality
Sat - Cardio - Cardio (Run/Walk)
Sun - Strength/flex- Yoga/Lawn
Mon - Cardio - Cardio (Run/Walk)
Tue - Flex - Did nothing
Wed - Cardio - Cardio (Run/Walk)
Thur - Strength/Flex - Taebo
Fri - Cardio- Cardio (walking)

I didn't exaclty follow the activity plan this week but in the end I'm not worried about it.

This week is going to be a bit different.

Sat: Strength
Sun: Cardio
Mon: Strength
Tue: Flex
Wed: Cardio
Thur: Strength/ Flex
Fri: Cardio

I'm pretty good at getting cardio in so I need to focus on the strength and that means free weights.

Today I walked to weigh in and back with groceries which burned 231 calories. I then came home put the groceries away had lunch plus a wee rest and then went to Spa Lady which is across the street from my WW meeting.
I started my heart rate monitor at my door as walking to Spa Lady was the warm up and walking home was the cool down (2K each way).
It's been ages since I've been to SL as I do have a habit of treating gym memberships like charitable donations i.e. pay the money and don't go. The good thing about SL and the corporate gym is that combined they're still ridiculously cheaper than any of the other gyms around town.

The workout:
5 sets of:
15 sit ups
15 push ups
15 dumbell squats (with 2 - 10lb weights)
15 dumbell swings - 15lbs

My legs felt a little like jello when I finished that and it was tough. It's amazing how fast you lose the strength when you don't use it.

In total it was 1:14:17/ 511 calories burned/ heart rate 172-133. I have a feeling I'm going to be uber sore tomorrow so cardio might be a mega walk as opposed to a run/walk.

I might still do some Namaste yoga to stretch the muscles today, I probably will and then have 3 flex/ 3 strength and 3 cardio this week.

I hope you have a spectacular Saturday. Hugs!!!


Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today. Congrats on your weight loss. I started in January too, and February and March and . . . I finally got serious Memorial Day.
Less of Me

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

Hey there,

I just found your blog. Congrats on the success. You're doing great!