Before Picture: See Below
Focus on eating clean (No eating out, sticking to planned meals and calories) for first 2 weeks to get back into the swing of things
Weight training 3x/week (30 total), Cardio
2x/week (22 total)
Weight workouts: 2/30
Cardio workouts: 2/22
Weight Goal: (185/185/140)
Health/Wellness goal: First goal is to get all of these holiday toxins out of my body! I give that about 2 weeks of eating clean. Then, onto the next goal.
1/1 - Recovered from NYE party
/ Decided to focus on my diet
for the next 5 days. I won't get anywhere if I don't start with what I'm feeding my body.
1/2 - Back onto eating clean
! Also, went swimming for 40 minutes
tonight. Weighed myself and lost 1/2 a pound from my starting weight. I'm now 184.5 While it's a small victory, I'm still so glad I did not gain
over the holidays!
1/3 - Stuck to healthy eating
. There were still some holiday treats in the coffee room this morning at work, but I ate all my snacks instead. Didn't get a lot of sleep last night, so I will get some rest. Planning to do a weight lifting routine tomorrow.
1/4 - Did well on healthy eating
. I've been really tired from the holidays, so I think I'm still going to rest. Still sticking to my first goal of eating clean.
1/5 - So proud of myself.
Did my first round of weight lifting tonight
. It lasted about 40 minutes - a little shaky at first, but I got into the swing of things - and overall, it felt good. Glad I got over my weight-lifting hump, as I've been dreading this last piece of the weight loss puzzle. Again, proud of myself.
1/6 - Did well on healthy eating
! Ok, I had a peanut butter cookie, but I'm ok with it because I also did 40 minutes of swimming
and a 40 minute total trainer work out
today. Also, prepped my meals for the week, so I'm all set on healthy food for work.
1/7 - Swam my 20 laps (35-40 mins).
I'm trying to figure out my proper caloric intake with my exercise routine. Today I added in some more calories and ended up at 2045. I added cals in at lunch, and had enough energy for my swim at 8pm. Still have to modify a bit though. Really feel good from the swim.
1/8 - Rest day/cheat day. Tried so hard to work out tonight, but I am exhausted. I've barely slept this week, as i'm adjusting from the holidays, and I'm not used to being this active. So, fine - I'll listen to my body. I also had a half-slice of cheesecake.
1/9 -Another rest day. Ok, I get it, I'm tired. I need to reassess my workout schedule. Swimming two days in a row, and at the beginning of the week wears me out, especially since I'm not getting a lot of sleep anyway. And the lack of sleep is causing me to want to eat more. Rest, relax, calm down
1/10 - resting
1/11 - resting
1/12 - resting - planned calories for next week - between 1600-1700 cals
1/13 - resting
1/14 - calories = 1660
1/15 - calories = 1700, walked 30 minutes
1/16 - calories = 1788, walked 30 minutes
1/17 - calories = estimated 2100, getting tired of PMS and feeling like crud, just want to sleep
1/18 - calories = not sure probably 2100ish, getting discouraged, need to buy a scale
1/19 - bought a scale - weight is back up to 185.6
1/22 - no night eating (yay) - walking for 25 minutes