Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tracking and Goals

Just wanted to share how I'm tracking my progress in the real world 💁🏼 Doing everything on my smartphone is handy, but I like having something physical too! I made a couple tracking pages in my bulletjournal and I'm loving getting to colour in the boxes as I get closer to completing my goal! 

For the weight tracker my goal isn't necessarily 140lbs, I just went till I ran out of boxes, and I'm relatively confident that with my build and height, 140 is my lowest weight that I could be without looking sick. My actual goal right now is between 145 and 155. I won't really know until I get there! 
As I lose, I wait till I'm below a weight for 3 consecutive weigh-ins before colouring that box. So for example, Saturday morning I weighed in at 171.1lbs (:D). However I won't colour in the boxes until I'm there for 2 more weigh-ins. If I climb on the scale tomorrow and it says 172.8, then that will be my third below 173 and I will colour in that box, but I won't get to colour any more. That way I don't colour one in and backtrack a couple days later. 

For Turbofire, I colour them in when I do them. Or sometimes I end up colouring a few days at a time if I forget to do it on the day. But when my schedule is done, I will go back and re-do any that I missed! As you can see, I have a lot left! 
I'm repeating weeks 1-4 at the end, because weeks 1-3 I really wasn't being consistent, and then I just kept writing to the end of the page! Though now I wish I had left those boxes blank for my missed workouts! Hopefully I don't end up with too many! 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Putting in the work!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to check in!

I've been consistent with logging my food and following my Turbofire schedule for 3 weeks now! I'm quite proud of myself, getting the little notifications on MyFitnessPal about my login streak is great!

I'm on day 35 of my Turbofire schedule. Since I started keeping track in my bullet journal, I have only missed one workout in the last 3 weeks! My plan is once I finish the actual schedule, I'm going to go through and do the workouts that I missed. Hopefully I won't have too many to do haha!

I weighed in this morning at 174.6lbs.  Progress is sweet!

I'm trying to stick to my MFP calorie goal, eating back SOME of the exercise calories I get from my Fitbit calorie adjustment. Generally speaking, I try to eat between 1500 and 2000 calories a day.  Lower obviously for rest and recovery days, higher on days with a higher burn.

I'm feeling good, and seeing progress is definitely it's own reward!

I haven't seen a big difference in my measurements yet, but 1 month and only 3.5lbs isn't going to show much in inches, YET!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Something off my chest

So I know this girl. And she's a seller of those wrap products. And she keeps on posting 'before and after' pictures and I KNOW that they are not accurate representations of the effects of the wraps. 6 days postpartum, vs 3 weeks postpartum. No shit there's a big difference, her internal organs are shifting back into place! 
And then there's this one 
These results are not because of 5 magical wraps! Hard work and consistency are what gets those results! 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Getting Back to It

Hi everyone!
 I have something to admit.
I've been insanely sick for the last week or so.  An awesome sinus cold.
So I'm just back to it tonight.  I missed the final week of my burn phase.  I'm not going to go back and re-do it, I'm just going to push forward into the PUSH phase!
Needless to say though, my month one "after" picture isn't going to be anything worth writing home about.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sweaty Mess

Well, a monthly visitor hit hard this past weekend, so I didn't do my Sunday workout (Burn Circuit 2).  So tonight I chose to switch out Burn Intervals (alternating 90 seconds of intense cardio and 90 seconds of muscular endurance which is just lots of reps with 5 lbs) for Turbofire Fire 45EZ, which in the newer packages has been relabeled Fire 40.  Which is better because the EZ is SO misleading!!
And then I did Burn Circuit 2 afterwards!
90 minutes of exercise, and 1036 calories burned!
I'm exhausted! Haha.
I'm really proud of myself for sticking with it! The biggest test will be when I switch to the next phase! Only 12 days left in the Burn Phase! And 72 left in the program total!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weigh in...Tuesday?

I know that weigh in Wednesday is a thing but I don't feel like waiting until tomorrow to post this because I feel like I need to just get it off my chest and get it out there. I weighed myself this morning right after getting up and I was 178.7 pounds. That's only about 5 pounds less than my highest weight ever of 183 pounds. I am kind of disgusted with myself that I let myself backslide this much. My lowest weight ever since I've been an adult was 155 pounds but that was at the ends of a week long bout of the flu so that doesn't really count. So will just say 159 pounds was my lowest weight. Before the wedding I was hovering between 168 and 171.
To only see 5 pounds lost on my slider scale on my fitness pal kind of makes me want to cry. 
So today we kick the food intake reform into high gear. 
Devin is probably going away for a week for work so that is going to help because I can get myself revamped and then that will help me to revamp him without him complaining quite as much as he normally would. 
My plan is to follow the container system from the 21 day fix as best I can while staying in the 1500 cal range. 
At my current weight I think I would be a container system up from where I usually am but I'm not really comfortable doing that because when I was using the lower container range I would put in my food into my fitness pal and I would usually end up in the 1500 range already. 
So I will just stick with that and add maybe an extra fruit or an extra vegetable container. 
So that means that my eating plan for a single day will be: 
Four servings of protein
Four servings of vegetables
Two servings of fruit
Two servings of healthy carbohydrates
One serving of healthy fats
One serving of seeds, nuts or dressings and
2 'teaspoons' which will be probably the oil that I use for cooking or something like that. 
So all that said this is kind of a sample day that I have just come up with because I am currently bored at work. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

If you're tired of starting over...

...Stop giving up.

That is what they say, isn't it?

Goodness, it's been a hot minute since I last blogged about my fitness journey on my other blog.

And this isn't the first time that I have started a 'fitness blog' to try to chronicle my journey.

But I really want to try again.  So here I am.

I am one week into ChaLean Extreme from Beachbody.

I was a fool and didn't take any official "BEFORE" shots, or measurements, or even a starting weight yet, because I'm scared to get on a scale after our pasta and pizza heavy honeymoon.

I'm hoping that now that the wedding has passed, I will get back into an enjoying exercise mindset, because I don't have a set weight goal or timeline.

My only goal this time around is to complete CLX in it's entirety!

I'm not doing too well, I missed Friday's workout, but I'm just about to go bust out todays, and if I'm feeling good, maybe I'll add a few of the exercises from Burn 1.

Also on today's schedule is going to be printing out a workout calendar for myself.