Day 31

AM workout: shoulder lifting routine

Food intake: around 1800 calories..lots of almonds and fruit today.

PM workout: short interval workout with squat jacks, bicycle crunches, crab kicks and ninja tuck jumps (my ninja jumps aren’t very pretty, but I will get there).  Also another interval workout with a mix of short exercises including cardio and strength.

Water intake: quite good.  🙂

Day 28

Good news is that I survived the 3rd day of the no refined sugar challenge.

Bad news is I STRUGGLED.  I ate way too much, although I am hoping it isn’t as bad as usual since it was not the carb/sugar binge I usually go on.

My workout today was P90X Kenpo.  I really enjoy that one.  I am not looking forward to returning the P90X series to my friend (they are just on loan)…I am enjoying them.  I did not do a lifting routine today.  We will see if I do one tomorrow.  Sundays I usually take off, but sometimes I will do a little lifting especially if I don’t on Saturday.

Water intake was good today.

And that’s all she wrote.  🙂

day 23 and 24

So we just returned home from a 10 day beach trip.  That is why my daily health posts had been a little spotty.  It is also why my eating was kind of poor…when you have played hard all day on the beach and come back to rest in the cool condo snacks are sooooo tempting.

Anyway, I ran and walked 4 miles yesterday before we headed home.  The first time I had run outside in quite awhile.  It is such a blessing to be able to run on the beach at sunrise!  Wow!  So many thanks to God.  I was once again reminded that outside running is quite different from treadmill and elliptical.  I am so out endurance cardio shape.  I will have to work on that.  And alas, my knee is not doing well after the outdoor run…a bit discouraging.

Anyway, today is weigh in day.  My goal was to be at a BMI of 20.3.  I am 20.5.  This is only a pound difference, but is no change from where I was a week and a half ago.  I have conflicting thoughts.  One is that after all that time vacationing, I am glad to not have gained weight.  On the other hand, I was hoping to lose…of course, my own choices dictated my not losing.  Full blame on me.

All through my “full grown” life I have been this weight…in high school, college, early marriage,etc.  Barring the times I was pregnant and the 2 years when I was 20 pounds less.  So part of me is ok with being here, and the other part of me wants to lose a little, just a little, weight.  I do know my weight is more muscle now, though, because my size is lower than it used to be.

Anyway, I could come on here and lie and tell you that my BMI is really 20.3, but it isn’t.  Hopefully, I will be able to eventually reach my goals and be able to say, “hey, you can also get to your goal…and even if you fail along the way, don’t give up.”

My workout plan today is to do P90X Kenpo and a leg weightlifting routine.

My calorie goal is to stay below 1700 and my water goal is to be around 40 oz, hopefully more.

I will report if anything changes…otherwise will be back tomorrow.  🙂

day 17, 18, 19

Tuesday was not a great day in terms of food…I ate a lot!  (grimace).  I did an ab routine and a shoulder lifting workout, which were good, but not surely not enough to equal out my feasting.  I was quite active in my daily life, so hopefully that helped a bit.  Water was also not good.

Wednesday was better with the food, but still not ideal.  My healthy mindset slipped a bit, but is back today.  Again I was busy all day, so hopefully that helped.  I also did much better with water and exercise.  My am workout was 4+ miles on the elliptical.  My pm workout was P90X shoulders and P90X ab ripper.

Today…water intake is good so far.  Calories are good so far.  I am on track for 1200 calories.  A significant decrease is much needed and still healthy!  My am workout was a lifting routine for the back.  This evening I will either do elliptical or Jillian thighs or another high interval leg workout…it is a leg day.  🙂   I am posting now to help me keep this day healthy.  Will only post again on today if I don’t keep hold of these goals.

Be back tomorrow!  🙂

day 14

AM workout: biceps and triceps lifting routine

Great…awesome…fabulous calories all day and then blew it at night…badly…blah.  My goal may not happen as quickly.  This is okay…I know that my main goal is to be healthier and that will take some adjustment time.

PM workout: P90X core … one day I will be able to plank an inch off the ground and not shake and move my legs like these people…one day is far away.  😉

day 12 and 13

The last two days I had a total of 3300ish calories, which puts me in the 1600-1700 calories for the last 3 days.  A far cry from my goal of 1200, but still improvement.  I am hoping my downward calorie trend continues.  Why does hunger have to be so persistent.  😉

Day 12 and 13 workouts included back and shoulder lifting routines, ab interval workouts and P90X Kenpo.

Be back later !

Day 9

Calories today ended up close to 2000.  P90X claims I should be able to lose weight and consume 1900, but I am not sure about that.

AM Workout was a leg workout that included, but wasn’t limited to, lateral step ups, lunges, extensions, dead lifts, squats, etc.

I am done eating for the day but am about to embark on P90X yoga as well as the Linda crossfit with light weights.  I assure you both will be done before sleepy time comes.

Be back tomorrow.