solutions week 11February 5, 2008 at 3:20 am | Posted in Diet and Exercise, solutions | 8 Comments
Tags: Diet and Exercise
Back into the swing of things this week. I won’t be weighing my self for another couple of weeks.
Why? Because it’s not about the number, it’s about my lifestyle. I think one of the reasons why diets didn’t work in the past was because I was so focused on the scale, and I lost sight of the big picture.
Also, according to Dr. Oz, but cutting out just 100 calories a day, you could loose up to a pound a month. That’s the equivalent of 12 pounds in a year!
So far I’ve lost 7 pounds in 10 weeks. Not much, I know. But for me, it means I’m on the right track.
Thanks to blogs like Kath Eats, I’ve been slowly changing my eating. For example, I eat oatmeal just about every morning. Also, I’m lost in my kitchen without baby spinach and Ezekiel bread. Good lifestyle changes.
Again, here my solutions for this week:
- Get to the gym 4 times
- No eating after 7pm (except Tuesday night for Dinner Club)
- Avoid hydrogenated fats
- Drink lots off water
- Walk after evening meals
Monday– Gym Day! I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. Then into the weight room and for shoulder presses, triceps, squats, incline push-ups, decline abs and abs on the bench.
A couple of years ago I worked with a trainer for a couple of months. It was so worth the investment. She called the weight room, “the gold mine”. Today, I love it that I can walk in their confidently knowing what to do and how to do it.
Dinner and eating was finished at 6:30pm. After that I spent 35 minutes on the treadmill. First I ran one mile, then walked, ran a second mile and walked again.
Tuesday– Gym Day! I walked at an incline on the treadmill for 33 minutes. I was feeling pretty sore/stiff so I finished with some yoga stretches/poses…love downward dog!
Wednesday– Missed my Gym Day because of a rescheduled appointment. Still got in 30 minutes of a brisk walk on the treadmill at home. More later…Okay, finished dinner at 6:15pm and then went on a 30 minute walk.
Thursday– Gym Day! 33 minutes on the elliptical and then squats, abs and shoulders.
Saturday– 2.5 mile run! Then I followed with some yoga stretches. Finished eating dinner at 6:15pm, did the dishes and then walked for 40 minutes.
Announcement!!! For the month of February I am joining run swim bike cook hosted by Chou of Balance, Julius of Occasional Baker and Lauren of Genki Tummy. I decided to do the running and some of the cooking.