Sweat it Out:
Elliptical 1 Hour
Thursday is normally rest day because it is weigh in day. But this week the Kid’s Club will be closed for cleaning on Saturday and so in order to get in 5 times to the gym, I needed to get a cardio session in today. I AM BEAT. Apparently, I really need a rest day in the middle of the week. My muscles are sore, and I felt like I had no get up and go. I’m trying to write this post as fast as possible so I can catch a little nap while Hanna’s asleep.
On to the weigh in. This mornings weigh in was………. 265.4! That is a 5.8 pound loss people! Now before everyone gets all “more than 2 pounds a week is unhealthy”, let me tell you a few of the things that contributed to this last week:
- Last weeks number was a fluke and just an unlucky day all around.
- I worked out 5 times since last weigh in and my body is finally releasing some of the water weight it was holding on to help my muscles heal from lifting.
- Increased my cardio to 45 minutes on lift days and 1 hour on non-lift days.
- Cut out bread & pasta carbs. My body seemed to let go of excess waste and anything else it was holding onto.
- I ate a lot more of these:
- I also ate 30% of my calories from protein, which has helped rebuild my muscles after some heavy lifting.
- Stayed focused!
One of the things I have found with the Weight Watchers program is that just because you can eat anything (as long as you stay in your points) you really can’t eat just anything. My body has a hard time processing bread and pasta. I am still researching some information on the benefits of a Gluten free/Wheat free diet, but what I do know is that I feel better when I don’t eat them.
This morning when I got home I defrosted some of the Julian’s Pancakes
that I froze from about a week ago. I put them in the toaster to defrost, added peanut butter, banana’s, and maple syrup. If you read any runners blog this is a similar meal that they would eat about 2 hours before doing a workout (minus the syrup). This Is what I think contributed to me feeling sluggish and beat up this morning. If I would have had my normal eggs and fruit, I probably would have been ok.
I am going to try and continue to replace breads and pastas with things I can eat, and after my body gets use to it, it will probably go back to losing 1-2 pounds per week. Anytime you confuse yourself you’re going to see some results. Possibly good, or possibly bad. In this case it was good.
So now I ask of you: if you are following along and think that I had a good week, give me some more inspiration for this next week and leave me a comment! Help a sister out! Show me some love! And other cliché phrases out there (show me the money?). It doesn’t have to be life changing just a simple “hi” would totally tide me over until next weigh in! Thanks for reading!
Posted by Shrinking Carrie on August 11, 2011