Friday, April 16, 2010

Skinny Pants Struggle: Wk 2

I am typing this as I eat Smokehouse BBQ potato chips...so the quest for clean eating is still a quest. I have to make a trip to the supermarket for more fruit, cottage cheese and other necessities this weekend. Hmmm, maybe I will treat myself and go to Whole Foods or Central Market :)

Measurements - still none.  But I weighed this morning and I'm up 1 lb.  161.0. That's ok because I know it's just water.  I tend to really fret when it fluctuates 3-5 lbs.

Workouts: I did one thing right. I added a strength class.  It's only 30 mins, but it's a start. I am hoping we don't have to do those damn walking planks tomorrow since my traps hurt like a small monkey is stratteling my shoulders from that odd tortoure machince that is the recumbent ellipitcal. This is probably the easiest part for me because I love my workouts and finally have a schedule that works for me.

Game plan for this coming week:
1. add a second day of strength training
2. start (restart) a food journal
3. less junk, more good food in my diet - damn those chips!!!!

If you're thinking of getting in the game, check out Erin's progress. She's also linked the others who have manned up! Good luck Ladies!

4 comments:

Work With What You've Got said...

Food Journel = SO BRAVE. I am not ready for that yet, but I am behind you 100%~

Lisa said...

Food journal is a good idea! I always forget to actually write stuff down though.

I love strength training, I prefer it over cardio. I'm intrigued by the recumbent elliptical, I've never heard of that before. What does it look like/do?

LaShaune said...

@WWWYG: I've tried the journal (paper and online), but I'm just so lazy. I even neglect my sparkpeople account. But through this challenge, I will give it a try. Just not today since we're going to shoot pool - that means beer!

@Lisa: It's not fun. I have a bruise on my leg from getting smacked with the arm attachments. But it looks like a recumbent bike with movable arms. So you can pedal like a bike and use the handles to work your upper body. The machine will also function for leg and chest presses.

I'm such a glutton for punishment, I will probably do it again next week.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I'd like to hear more about your strength training class. Do you move from one exercise to the next without breaks? If so, 30 minutes is probably a pretty good workout. Taking that class twice a week would be great for you-especially since swimsuit season is approaching!