I wouldn’t say it was a bad week, but not the greatest week I’ve had either. I went on a little road trip – love road trips. I spent most of the week out of town or on the road. I’m surprised I didn’t gain any weight this past week. While I met my calorie-burning goal this week, I still missed two gym days because I was out of town. I could’ve gone to my old gym, but it just never happened. There was just too much shopping to do and not enough time. But the week wasn’t a total flunk. I found some awesome fitting jeans at Old Navy… and they were a size smaller! Whaaaaa?! Yep. In fact, everything I bought was a size smaller than my normal size. This is a very, very good thing. Yayee!!
I am officially addicted to the elliptical machine. A machine I used to dread getting on, but had to because my personal trainer (when I had one) made me. A machine I later came to appreciate and hate at the same time. This machine – I love it now.
I have really been slacking in the whole supplement department. I am awful at remembering to take pills.
I’m sad to say I didn’t lose any weight this past week, but I checked out some of my measurements. I’ve lost 1/2 inch on both my upper thighs, gained about 1/2 inch on my calves, 3/4 of an inch on my waist, and everything else pretty much stayed the same. I can handle that. Actually, I took a sneak-peak on the scale before my weigh-in day, and I had lost another two pounds, but that went back up. 😦
I’m still not eating right and by eating right I mean I don’t frickin’ eat enough or consistently. I really need to work on that.
I barely met my calorie-burn goal last week. But get this… I’ve increased my time from 50 minutes each workout to 60 minutes and I’m still doing the cardio setting at a level 6. I’ll go in sometime during normal working hours to the gym so I can have someone show me the other machines again. That’s a whole frickin’ hour – you’d think that would be 600 calories burned, but no. It’s more like 550, which sucks because it means I have to work longer and harder than I used to.
Speaking of working out longer and harder. I am going to change my calorie-burn goal from 1550 a week to 2200. That works out to 440 calories burned each workout session and 5 sessions a week or 550 calories burned in 4 sessions. I’m supposed to start the C25k program again this week, but I haven’t decided if I will or not. I may just stick with the elliptical for a little bit longer.
This Weeks Goals
– Take my supplements… every day!!
– Be more consistent with my eating… and eat more.
– Continue to put in 60 minutes on the elliptical – maybe even bump it up a notch to level 7 [gasps]
– Get over my fear of looking like an idiot and get my ass on those machines again – actually go in and have one of the employees walk through them with me.
– Bump up calorie-burn goal from 1550 to 2200
No weight loss to report this week. So far, a total of eight pounds lost. That’s it for week 11. I’m moving forward. Thanks for keeping up with me.
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- 25 Fat Loss Tips to Get You in Top Shape (dietriffic.com)
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