Another week is in the books, and despite the fact that the scale didn’t move, I’m still feeling really good about last week.
To get a jump start on the Mama Guns Buff’N’Tuff challenge I added circuit training at the gym on Friday to get used to/ comfortable with the machines… a little more about that HERE. Oh my I could feel that on Saturday!!! not in a bad way – more like I had muscles waking up after a LONG sleep saying “What’s going on here?”
Speaking of the challenge, Congrats to our sista of the week
I strive to have guns like this and know that the hard work now WILL pay off!
Fitting exercise in to my schedule has always been an issue. I go to school 2 nights a week which puts me home around 11pm. For the same reason, I have always had a hard time getting up early in the morning. After much review, I’ve determined that I can fit exercise into my schedule Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Instead of circuit training, I’m going to switch to alternating muscle groups – upper body Friday/Sunday and Lower Body Saturday/Monday. This way the muscles take a break but I don’t lose my momentum. I’ll still be fitting in cardio as well.
As for last week’s goals, Like I said above, I’m pretty proud of myself. It was a good week for me.
Goal 1:> Watch what I eat and make conscious decisions – Again I passed on the sweet treats at work and made my lunch and dinner each day this week so I didn’t need any fast food. This week will continue to make breakfast and lunch the night before as that seemed to work best last week. Prevents the temptation of grabbing something quick and easy which translates into fattening and empty…
Goal 2:> 3x cardio & 1 strength training – I did my cardio on Monday, Friday, Sunday and did Strength training on Friday as well so YAY ME! – This week, I’ll be upping the strength training as I indicated above
Goal 3: >Increased Water intake – HOLY COW did I ever?!?! And you know what? I didn’t float away 🙂 I started my mornings off with a 32 or 44 oz water on the way to work and by the time I got there i didn’t even want my normal Coke Zero. In fact, one night on my way home from class, I stopped and got a coke zero because I *thought* I needed the caffeine…got back on the road, took a sip and had to stop again because I realized I was CRAVING water! I haven’t given the diet drinks up completely, but for the most part, I’ve been sticking with Water or Water with Lime.- this week continued focus on choosing water J
Goal 4:> New goal for this week – I’ve started to realize how poor my posture is. So this week I’m working on sitting up straight in my car and at my desk at work. Holding my core strong when standing, and holding my shoulders back like mamma always said.
That’s all for now. I Hope all of you have an AWESOME week!!!
Starting Out – 260 lbs
End of Week 1- 253.5 lbs
End of Week 3 – 254.0 lbs
Goal- 180 lbs
- Motivation Monday: September 13, 2010 (momontherun.net)