Wednesday, February 5, 2014

workout wednesday - week #4

I have good news and I have bad news. Bad news first. I didn’t make it until the end of the week to take my “rest” day. On top of that, I mixed up the days and did them out of order. That’s what I get for not looking at the schedule.

Good news. I made it through every. single. workout. without stopping! No breaks for me! Even on pure cardio! If that’s not proof I’m getting stronger, I don’t know what is.

But, back to the bad news. I felt like crap this week. I was really bloated and uncomfortable. I think I was dehydrated. After I typed that word, I walked into the kitchen and got a glass of water. I really need to drink more water.

the exercise
· I’m glad the next week is a “break” week. I’m not sure what “Core Cardio & Balance” means but it will be a nice change from all the pounding.
· I’ve never hated the word “basketball” more than when Shaun T yells it. Shaun T, that’s jumping up and down, that’s not basketball.
· I noticed that I was always taking a break during the plank exercises {the ones that mostly worked my arm muscles}. Since I didn’t take any breaks this week, I really have noticed a difference in the definition in my arm.

the diet
· What diet?
· Okay, I didn’t have pizza and ice cream this week. Just ice cream. And just once. And a skillet cookie that I shared with my husband.
· I really need to get this diet thing under control. I don’t want to count calories, but that might be helpful.

the mind
· It was another stressful week that started with me rushing home to clean my entire house for a last-minute showing. I think keeping my house perfectly clean 24/7 is going to be the death of me.
· Like I said before, I was really tired this week. Physically and mentally tired. And, I think that really took its toll on my body.
· Going up in weight didn't do anything for my motivation, but it's nice to see those inches are still going down.

the numbers
Weight – 128.6 127.8 128.4
Fat - 25.6% 25.1% 25.4%
Water – 51.7% 52% 51.8%
Waist – 30” 29” 28.5”
Hips – 38.5” 37.5” 37”
Thigh – 22.5” 22”
Arm – 11.5” 11”

the picture

Even my planner knew that I didn't want to write this post this week. Don't worry, I'm going to do progress photos next week. This week the hubs was studying for a huge anatomy test and there was no interrupting him.

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  1. Keeping your house perfectly cleaned ALL the time would be totally exhausting!! Good job for getting through all of the workouts--that's awesome that you can already see the results of getting stronger!

  2. You're doing awesome! Inches is where it's at!

  3. Way to go to burn through without a rest day! I may or may not have skipped my rest day on purpose because I was so antsy. Boom. Shin splints the next day.

  4. It definitely is - I had to get up earlier this morning because I knew i had to put my living room back together and wash dishes in the sink. :( But, on the bright side, I always have a clean home! And, I'm pretty psyched about the results, and ready for the next month.

  5. I'm trying. But definitely feeling sluggish after all that Super Bowl food. My diet needs a makeover! Thanks for the encouragement Beka.

  6. Thanks! And you're so right, but I still have to keep convincing myself of that.

  7. Sorry, I wasn't very clear. I basically meant that I took my rest day on the wrong day. Instead of waiting until Saturday, I took it on Wednesday - because it's hump day and that's way more exhausting than Saturday, haha. But, as someone who once REALLY struggled with shin splints and plantar fasciitis, I know what you're talking about.

  8. Congratulations! Making it through an entire workout without stopping is a HUGE accomplishment!!

  9. I think you're doing GREAT! You're making changes towards a healthier you. Not every day is going to be what you envision, but eventually it will all come together! :)

  10. Thanks, Amanda! The first time I did it, I think I just laid on my workout mat for a good hour afterward exhausted.

  11. Thanks for the encouragement, Amanda! It's easy to get discouraged - especially when I think I can try harder.

  12. I know you have been talking about the whole30 and I think you should just do it! I have a lot of post from when we did it ( and it was hard at first but has totally shaped the way we eat and live and we are so much healthier now. it is only 30 days but it changes how you live and eat and cook and shop. I highly recommend it!

    Also, keep up the good work!! i am proud of you for taking charge of your health!

  13. You have me convinced! However, I mentioned it to Daniel yesterday and he's not too excited about it. I'll have to come up with a plan of foods I know he will like that are acceptable and re-present the idea. I think this might be exactly what we need.

  14. It was a bit easier for me because it was Bruce's idea but at least it is a lot of meat :) which is pretty manly! We made guacamole bacon burgers and that was our fav meal! but check out some of my posts/ recipes! they might help!

  15. also, if you are soda drinkers, La Croix (you can find it in the soda isle) is a good replacement for soda! it fits the guidelines and satisfies the cravings :)

  16. Guacamole Bacon Burgers sound delicious! I've definitely been going through your posts and recipes to try to get a better idea. And, neither of us really drink soda, so that won't be a problem! Getting Daniel to do away with beer for a month might be the bigger struggle, haha.