Saturday, May 9, 2009
Today was suppose to be Kenpo but decided to do some HIIT (high intensity interval training) instead. I plan on doing Kenpo tomorrow morning and then Stretch X in the afternoon/evening to make up for it (unless I decide to go for a run instead; the weather here has been GORGEOUS!). Back when I first started losing weight, I would do HIIT at least 2 or 3 times a week and I really think it helped a ton in my initial weight-loss. I haven't done it since last December so thought it would be a perfect time to bring it back since I've been stuck at the same weight since January. It felt so good to get the heart going and sweating that much and I'm amazing at how much harder I can push myself on my elliptical.
Since starting CLX back in February and even up until today, I've cut a lot of cardio out of my workout schedules because I wanted to focus on the weight-training side of exercise. Sure, I would still jump on the elliptical or go for a short run about once or twice a week, but other than that and the scheduled cardio days in CLX and P90X, I wouldn't be doing any other cardio. And that's a huge difference from doing only cardio 6 days a week before CLX.
So I feel if I add in HIIT on my double-days, I can break through this plateau... FINALLY!
And diet-wise, I was on track pretty much all day, but I did stop by McDonald's and had a vanilla cone... first time in 4 months and totally worth it! Other than that, ate clean, clean, clean! I'm still giving myself a "N" for diet today for going into McDonald's.