So I’m cutting this week before the beach, and I know I have enough cals in my plan to see me through the day and my workout. That said, I’m snacky! I’ve tried drinking tons of water and eating fresh veggies. I’m in a meeting and trying to concentrate on that instead but all I can think about is eating some carbs. lol
Can’t wait for my workout tonight!
I worked very hard the last 2-3 weeks with a tough nutrition plan for me (1400+ some cals a day and a weekly cheat meal) and training with fresh full body workouts. Took a break from the heavier weights and dedicated muscles to just having fun outside while shocking my body and keeping the times short since was so busy. Intensity is key!
Was really hoping to lose another lb. in a week, and this morning I officially weighed in at TWO less! Granted one of those may be some muscle mass, but that was the reason I built the muscle in the first place - to burn fat. I love the physique I have with muscle but ultimately I want to lean down more and really dig into some of those stubborn fat cells. I only have 1 more lb. to get to my latest goal for the beach in 3 weeks!
The last couple of weeks I lost weight a bit slower but kept focusing on the work. That’s a must sometimes especially when you know what works for you.
a 126 lb (21 lost) Danelle.
Yesterday I ate more than I should, ate a cheat meal on a non cheat meal day and worked like 17 hours.
Moving on… Super busy again today but going to try to get in a workout over lunch as well as after work to make up. Really need some HIIT and a full body sculpt DVD.
Haven’t weighed myself in a week or two but now that I set up my own workouts for the week instead of a program from a magazine I don’t feel as structured and I think it’s really effecting my motivation to not miss a workout.
My revisit my M&F Hers mags this weekend and revisit the idea. Wanted to use my dvd’s this week to mix it up and do some full body workouts but it just isn’t working for me the way weight training and hardcore cardio seem to. I think I’m learning that my dvds may just be for the weekend.
Trying this. Love the taste and how easily it mixes so far! Still enjoying my BeHot vitamin packs as well.
Finally lost the 10th lb since I finally committed 100% in November. Definitely losing body fat and gaining some muscle definition. 7 more lbs of fat to lose until my goal (130), but at that point I’ll be gauging how I look and will continue to weight train.
When I laid out my training goals for the year, I set up Jan-Feb to keep leaning, and March to build some muscle and then get back to leaning out mid-April. Looks like that’s working out perfectly with my progress as I should only have a couple of lbs to lose in March which the muscle will help with. It took 2 months to lose 10 lbs safely, so I will definitely hit my goal by May as long as I can avoid/conquer any potential plateaus.
So I’ve decided to go on a more planned out approach to the next month for my lean & fit goal before my muscle building March-April. Going to do a workout from M&F Hers week plan for the next 6 weeks which also includes a nutrition plan I’ll follow with my own substitutes where necessary.
Stoked to have zero guessing for the busy work week ahead! Two big deadlines for web development I’m working on with lots of designing for the biggest project I’ve done at my company yet. No big deal.
Monday: Upper Body Machines, HIIT 20 mins (or 10-20 mins steady)
Tuesday: Lower Body Plyometrics, 35-45 mins Steady State Cardio
Thursday: Upper Body Dumbbell, HIIT 25 mins (or 10-20 mins steady)
Friday: Lower Body Traditional, 35-45 mins Steady State Cardio
Saturday: HIIT 25 mins (or 10-20 mins steady)
Sunday: 35-45 mins steady Cardio
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Low rep, high weight day. My fave! This is actually an “extra” workout today since I’ve been doing high reps all week to lean down.
Took yesterday off because my heel was bothering me again and I’m terrified of it getting worse… it was really thumping last night.
Today I’ll be doing the body sculpt DVD again over lunch and hitting the bike at the gym tonight. I need to do steady state cardio and then HIIT tomorrow to catch up.
3 full body/lean type workouts a week, 2 steady state cardio days and 2-3 HIIT days until the end of January. Partially because I can do the body workouts at home and the gym’s annoying right now. Also I need to focus on leaning down yet, but next month I have a more rigorous weight training plan (granted I don’t find another by then:)