Sunday, August 19, 2012

Challenge Week 2 Results

I'm not sure I can say how proud I am of myself this week. I failed miserably at eating healthy. Okay, I wasn't totally bad, but I did have a piece of cake more than once, and a bowl of popcorn. Now I'm left with deciding if the bad foods I love to eat, are with the guilt I feel afterward.

I'll get back to you on that one lol

I sat there, eating my cake and thinking with every bite I should stop eating it, but I couldn't! Forget word count goals, junk food is my new nemesis!

I did manage to do another 4 days at the gym this week, and I must say that I am ready to adjust my workout. Doing an hour of cardio each of those 4 days is turning me into a zombie. Starting tomorrow I'm going to half my cardio and throw in some weight lifting. I must say that I am praying they have the little diagrams on the machines, cause some of them look like torture devices and I haven't the slightest inkling on how to use them.

My next new "great weight loss" idea is yoga. Starting next week, I'm going to do one day of yoga on whatever day it is that I don't go to the gym. I'm thinking gym on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. That leaves Wednesday for yoga. I've never done yoga before, but I do know that's its no necessarily for losing weight. What I am hoping though is that it will help with muscle building, and maybe even help me relieve my shin splints.

On to my results. I can't say I'm very proud of this number. I was hoping for more, but deep down inside I knew that my cheating would come back to haunt me.

Weight loss this week = 1 lb.


  1. Don't get disheartened, even a small loss is still a loss overall, it all counts and helps. BE proud of yourself and keep up the good work!
    I've always wanted to try Yoga, looks great, supposed to be good for flexibility and core muscle strength. Don't rush into it though, can cause serious aches and pains if you don't take it slow. :D

  2. Working out five days in a row like that is actually sort of counter-productive. Your body doesn't have time to rest. You'd be better splitting it into 2 days on, 1 off, 3 on, 1 off and repeat, if you're set on five days of working out. You shouldn't do cardio on the days you lift. Don't ever worry that if you lift too much you'll get bulky - women are just not built that way. You'd need a lot of supplements and probably steroids to ever really bulk up. But on the days you lift, make sure you get protein within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. It can be a shake, or protein bar, or some other healthy option (but stay away from eating a full meal if possible, it sends the wrong signals to your brain.) After lifting, your body is in protein suck mode, vacuuming it all out of your bloodstream. If you don't provide it with enough protein, it will take longer for your muscles to heal (IE: more soreness, pain) and it could actually start taking protein from your marrow which isn't good for your bones. It's not something that starts immediately (so don't panic) but especially with a prolonged lifting regimine, you want to make sure you're caring properly for the after-effects.