I usually begin my Monday posts with the previous weeks stats regarding calories in vs calories out and what I accomplished at the gym, however this past week I traded my Puma's for my drinking shoes. I did something 4 of the 7 days this past week that involved food and/or booze which included 2 Cardinal's games, dinner with a girl friend and a concert. I went to the gym ONE day last week, and that day was Saturday. I ran 2 miles which was the hardest 2 miles I've ran in a long time. I couldnt even finish my 3rd. Then followed that with 35 minutes of arms/back/shoulders. I burned 650 calories in an hour and it was a tough work out. I dont like that feeling. I love feeling strong and refreshed after a work out, but seeing as though I took almost 2 weeks off from the gym, I felt light headed and gross afterwards.
Last week I weighed 215 which was up 4 lbs from the previous week due to my Girls Weekend at the Lake. This week I'm down to 2 lbs to 213. Good news is that all 4 lbs was not "real weight", bad news is that 2 of those 4 lbs is actual weight. ::sigh::
So... that brings me to the realization that I need to re-analyze some things. This has happened in the past.. fluctuations and what not, so I already know what I need to do to get it together.
I've mentioned in a previous blog about my friend Kerry's "40 by 40" challenge. Her 40th birthday is in November and the goal is to lose 40 by that. Well - since the challenge began I think I've lost 5 lbs. I keep going up and down. I think my issue is that the goal (November) is so far away that I keep telling myself I have more time. I can't do that anymore. I can't look at the big picture. I know that I have to make smaller goals for myself. In addition to the "40 by 40" challenge, I'm challenging myself to lose 14 lbs, to bring me to 199 by September 1. I had to re-evaluate some things, and while I believe in Moderation NOT Deprivation, sometimes my "moderation" gets the best of me, and one "snack" turns to two, then two to three, then before you know it I'm not making dinner and instead ordering pizza.
You get the point..
That brings me to this weeks goals for myself...
- 5 days at the gym, OR 300 minutes
- NO MORE than 1400 calories each day
- 80+ grams of protein each day
- Less than 120 grams of carbs each day
As always, thanks for reading and have a good week friends!!