Thursday, April 16, 2009

Workout - Weight Loss Update

Well it's been about two weeks since my new workout regime started. I'm going to try and do weekly updates about my progress but things are starting to get really busy. Starting out wasn't easy because work was really busy so it was hard to keep track of my food and avoid temptation - My co-workers ordered pizza one day and we have had at least two days where the boss has brought in different cakes and pies for the office but I didn't give in.

Here are my results/takeaways from the past two weeks -

Miles Run/Walk - 22

Weight - 125 (2 lbs. lost) I forgot to weigh myself when I started so I'm just going with what I was weighing in at before I started (127) as my starting weight.

Food - In the beginning I wasn't getting enough water. You are supposed to drink 64 oz of water each day. I thought I drank a lot of water but I wasn't. I've gotten into more of a habitat and find myself drinking more and meeting my goal (sometimes even going over). Some days my food/drink intake is high in sugar (especially on the days when I have a non-fat chai latte) so I'm working on that as well.

Workouts - I can use 8 lb. weights all the time now (except for Jillian Michaels - start out w/ 8 lb. then go down to 5 lb.) I'm starting to see definition in my arms (thanks to the past two months) but still not enough. I've done a couple of "two a day" workouts and it feels so good to push myself. Since the weather is getting warmer hubby and I try and run at least twice a week in the morning before work. My runs have not been as good as I would have liked.

Clothing - One great motivator is my clothes fitting and this past week one shirt that was WAY too tight on me last year fits great now and I put on a pair of white pants that were really tight last year and they fit fabulous this year! Still a few pairs of jeans that really don't fit well so I just need to keep pushing myself.

Mood - I feel great. I finally feel like working out and watching what I eat is really paying off. A colleague told me yesterday that I'm looking skinny and that just made my day. :)

Need Help - I want to start drinking recovery drinks on my "two a day" days...any recommendations?


Dmbosstone said...

The shakes I make are kinda crazy and are probably the reason I haven't lost any weight:

Skim Milk
1-2 Scoops Whey Protein
1-2 Bananas
Oatmeal (totally gives it texture)
1 Spoonful of Peanut Butter (I use it in everything now- again probably why I'm not losing any weight)

What I would actually recommend is Whey, Ice,Skim Milk, and maybe some Frozen Berries and toss it in a blender. You can substitute Milk with Juice but I'm a fiend for protein.

tlm said...

I read that they should have a fruit, a good fat, liquid and protein. I do:

1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
1/2 c water
(or 1 cup coconut water and 1/4 avocado)
1 cup frozen fruit (I use a variety)
whey protein powder
1 scoop of greens powder
1 scoop ground flax seed
sometimes a squirt of agave nectar

Yummy way to start the day!

J said...

You're doing so great Christina! I really need to be better about my diet/workout routine - hearing about your progress is great motivation to lose those last 5 or 6 lbs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - that's amazing progress. I commend you a whole heck of a lot for your twoadays, those are intense!


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