Thoughts: It’s interim week for me, so my workouts and nutrition are going to be a bit more relaxed than in previous weeks. I’m going to stick to my usual nutrition plan of high and low zigzag days, but I’m not going to be a complete stickler about everything. I’m taking a complete break from weight training and HIIT cardio this week, but I am going to keep up with the 50 minutes of daily steady-state cardio. Instead of HIIT and weightlifting, I am going to take a stab at doing tai chi, yoga, and (argh!) even pilates for 45-60 minutes a day on top of cardio. I’d much rather lift weights than do pilates (bleah), but I do want to be fully recovered when I start up again next week.
I went a bit overboard with free day this past Saturday with my sister in town and wasn’t particularly careful yesterday either (Can we say Bennigan’s burgers/fries, loaded plates at a Chinese buffet, and half a mega-bucket of movie theater popcorn?) , so I expect that it will take 2 or 3 days for my scale weight to come down to it’s real value. I have never been so glad to be eating on plan again as I am today! I don’t feel guilty or sick from the food excesses of this weekend. I’m just annoyed that I’m retaining water from it.
I still haven’t had a chance to download the photos from this Saturday to my computer since I was out of the apartment for most of the weekend, but I will get them up soon. 🙂
Nutrition (1200-1400 calorie low zigzag day)
1: 1 BFL mini-cheesecake, 3×1 veggie omelette, spinach, and orange
2: Oatmeal tuna spinach salad with apple
3: 3 BFL mini-cheesecakes with SF chocolate syrup
4: Cottage cheese and apples
5: Healthy take out option at work
6: Cottage cheese and strawberries
Multivitamin with iron
Calcium 500 + D
1 T. flax seed oil
Calories eaten and deficit for yesterday = 1713 / -409 (target -700)
Water: 16 cups
Ratios: 56% carb / 29% protein / 15% fat
8:20 am steady-state cardio – treadmill (6 mph / 30 mins)
8:50 am steady-state cardio – recumbent bike (level 2 / 20 mins)
9:30 pm Mat pilates level 4 DVD
The Awful Truth:
1. Whew…didn’t track meals yesterday.
2. Ate movie theater popcorn.
3. Meals were spaced too far apart.
1. 100% workout attendance since May 31, 2004!
2. Got my cardio done this morning.
3. Made some BFL cheesecakes for snack meals.
1. Do laundry.
2. Stay on plan with meals this week.
3. Prep some more lunch meals.