I did get to the gym after work last night (drove straight there before going home because I would NEVER have gotten around to it once my butt hit the couch at the house) and did 30 minutes of interval sprint/walk on the treadmill, my OARS for the day, 15 minutes of elliptical and 15 minutes of stationary bike. I hate long, steady-state cardio, so I find it helps to just keep switching machines every 10 to 15 minutes.
Add that to the 35 minutes of TT lifting I did in the morning and I had quite an active day on just 1550 calories.
Which is probably why I was SO bonked out this morning when I fired up my Xbox to do my Yourself Fitness workouts (15 minute Physical Challenge and 45 minute Cardio). I swear, I was ready to quit after the first 30 minutes, but I sucked it up and finished the full hour of workout and didn’t wuss out on any of the sequences, not even the $#$!# 10 minutes of jumping jack variations.
I could tell that the glycogen levels in my muscles were completely depleted from last night’s cardio, though; I was wide awake, but my arms and legs just felt like they weighed a ton and did not want to move. I have to remember to down a banana or other quick snack before I start even my cardio workouts as long as I am at such a significant deficit. If all of my workouts start to feel like this morning’s, I am going to be hating the next 45 days.
On the plus side, I finally broke through to the 137s this morning: 137.8 lbs. 5.8 lbs to go! Tightening up the nutrition always works wonders for me when it comes to fat loss. It doesn’t matter how good I am about hitting my workouts; if I don’t keep tabs on my food intake, I just don’t make progress.
My calories are lower today since it is cardio-only, so I am trying to have more bulky, solid foods and veggies to keep myself from feeling too hungry, sad, and deprived. I’m also bumping up healthy fat intake a bit to help with satiation.
– YF Physical Challenge (15 minutes)
– YF Cardio (45 minutes)
– YF Yoga (15 minutes – PM)
1) 2 egg whites/1 whole egg spinach omelette, 1 small orange
2) 2 egg whites/1 whole egg, 1 banana
3) 4 oz. beef round in Asian lime marinade, 1 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1 medium pear
4) 1 c. light soy milk, 1/2 scoop butter cream toffee protein powder
5) 4 oz. coconut chicken breast, 3 c. spinach/lettuce salad, 2 T. Kraft Free French dressing
6) 1 c. light soy milk, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/2 oz. almonds
(Optional: 1 c. mixed veggies or 2 c. salad if still hungry after meal 6)
Supps: 1 multivitamin, 1 calcium 600+D, 3 fish oil caps, 1 serving l-glutamine