I posted my measurements and weight on here in March. Here is a quick update on my progress.
Chest (under the bust): 32″
Waist ( I measured the actual & then where my pants sit below the belly button): Actual: 31″ Lower Waist: 34.5″
Biceps: L- 12″, R- 12″
Thighs: L- 23″, R- 23″
Calves: L- 14″, R- 14″
Weight: 156 lbs
That is a 2 lb weight loss! I also lost 1″ in the chest, .5″ in the waist (.5″ in lower waist), 0.5″ off the biceps, and .5″ off the left calf & .25″ off the right calf. Go me!
May 13, 2013
I haven’t been very devoted to my exercise this last week. I have had Mason and I have been taking care of other things. My mom is sick, so I’ve been busy taking the dogs out to the bathroom, plus Mason has had baseball games all week. Everything has just been a crazy rush. I will say that at least I didn’t sabotage my lake of working out with my diet! I had a mix of healthy and unhealthy foods, but I kept everything within proportion.
Workout Schedule 5/13/13 – 5/19/13
Monday 5/13 – Run 5 miles, 230 squats
Tuesday 5/14 – Cross-train (240 squats, Whole Body)
Wednesday 5/15 – 4 miles, 250 squats
Thursday 5/16 – 90 flights, Cross-Train (Upper & lower Body)
Friday 5/17 – 5 miles, whole body yoga
Saturday 5/18 – 3 miles, whole body yoga
Sunday 5/19 – Rest
I haven’t even thought about this week’s meals because I’ve been so busy and mostly we’ve been eating on the fly. I will have to update you later on this.
Saturday night’s dinner:
Roasted Garlic & Herb Chicken with Brussels Sprouts & Red Potatoes
3 lbs split chicken breast
McCormick’s Garlic & Herb seasoning
Frozen Brussels Sprouts (Family Size)
Frozen Red Potatoes with onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray the roasting pan with EVOO (or your choice spray)
Lay chicken in & spray with EVOO
Rub chicken down with seasoning
Place chicken in oven for 2 hours (or ½ hour per lb)
The frozen veggies were the steamer kind so I popped them in the microwave for the allotted amount of time and viola dinner was complete.
I have to say that the Brussels Sprouts were so tasty I almost ate all of them. I even managed to get Mason (6yr old) to eat 3! He didn’t like the potatoes though.
Speaking of meals, I still find all the information out there overwhelming. We have people eating low-fat, low carb, no-carb, gluten-free, paleo, etc, etc, etc. Then you have government, doctor, nutritionists, and other health expert recommendations. Which begs the question, what should you be eating and how much of it should you eat? I like the idea of the paleo diet because the recipes are so simple, but at the same time I don’t want to shock my appendix and I would miss bread, pasta, and dairy way too much. I have been on diets that restrict certain foods and I always end up binge eating on whatever food was missing from diet. Anyway, I do want to cut back on some things. I already have a few rules that include:
1. No eating after 7:30PM. – I wake up so hungry in the mornings.
2. Drink 16-24 ounces of water before eating. – This way I don’t over eat. (Odd, since I am always fussing at my son for filling up on drink before a meal.)
I am still formulating the rest. I did find out some very interesting facts about drinking water. The more you exercise the more water you should drink, but a great judge of the daily average is half your weight in ounces. Mine would, currently, be 77 ounces of water a day. I do very well with that because I fill up a large bottle of water every day and drink it.
I actually drink about 4 of these a day which means I am doing well on my on my water intake. Another cool fact I’ve learned about myself is that I need 24 ounces of water for every 4 miles that I run to stay hydrated during my run. I actually like to mix Gatorade & water during my long runs so that I’m staying hydrated and keeping my electrolytes up!
What do like on your long runs? Gel packs? Jelly Beans? Gatorade?
Are you a runner or a lifter or both?