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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Where did April go?!

  1. Weight-train 5-6x/week
    • Continue LiveFit (which I LOVE by the way).  6-day splits used to be tough to schedule but with only one PT session a week, I've switched my quad day to be my PT day.  Why?  Because PT works my quads hard with heavy squats... plus I'm very quad-dominate so need to focus on my hammies and glutes to catch them up.  That puts me on perfect track to get in my other 5 workouts for the week.
  2.  Short-duration (20 - 30 minutes), low intensity cardio 2-3x/week
    • Phase III of LiveFit adds in HIIT and plyometric moves to the routine so I'm cutting back my cardio days to 2-3x a week.
  3. Keep food calories between 1200 - 1500 on average/week
    • Phase III of LiveFit is all about fat burning so they suggest a lower calorie range.  Their aim is 1400 - 1700 cals a day but I'm lowing it to 1200 - 1500 because that calorie range does NOT count my supplements (multi-vit, BCAA's, creatine, fish oil, etc.).  So with those added in, I'm looking at an extra 150 - 200 calories, bringing my true daily cals up to the recommended total of 1500 - 1700.
  4. Drink a gallon of water a day!
    • With fat burning comes increased water intake.
    • 1 gallon = 16 cups = 128 fl. ounces
    • I normally drink anywhere from 9 - 14 cups of water a day, so hitting 16 shouldn't be that hard, right?
  5. Plan my meals for the week on Sunday
    • If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail!  'Nuff said!  Nutrition is the hardest part of the weight-loss journey for me, so I gotta make it as simple as possible to keep on track.  Making a weekly meal plan helps with that.
  6. Reach the 50 lbs. mark and stay below it
    • Yup, I've been after that milestone for a couple of weeks now but it's thisclose, I know I can do it this month!
April Recap
When I look at my calendar, I see lots and lots of red.  Red = not good.

I only lost a pound this month, but that's better than none, right?  Measurements get taken tomorrow with Trainer L so we'll get to see a better picture of what went on with my body.


Miles In Murray said...

Sweet Sweet Annie! You look to be doing really well. I am so proud of you. You will get to the goal you want. I love how driven you are!

Caron said...

April sure did rush by quickly! I'm a little late making the rounds but wanted to with you luck with week seven. :)

Ivy Jane said...

Work it girl!! You are doing amazing and I bet you'll reach your goal really soon! I've been following you for a while, and you are an inspiration to me!!!