RCR W4D5: Weekend Workout Strategy

I weighed in at 141.6 this morning, so I’m down a bit over half a pound from yesterday. This was not unexpected since I did a solid hour of cardio (30 minutes RCR interval run and 30 minutes of moderate elliptical and bike) after work AND was relatively low in carbs when making my meal choices from Val’s meal template yesterday following the SGX/Precision Nutrition/Paleo recommendation to keep the starches lower on non-training days. Anyway, with the numbers heading down again after almost two weeks at 143-144, I am confident that my 143 pound set point has been broken. Next stop, 138 (my next set point)!

No workout this morning due to another late wake up. I really need to reset my body’s clock this weekend. I’ve got a busy day at work and live band karaoke at Universal City Walk’s Rising Star club tonight (Woohoo! LOVE rocking on stage!), so I will be taking today as my rest/yoga day and scooting my workout schedule down by one day to Saturday (RCR circuits) and Sunday (RCR interval run + cardio).

It’s just as well…I think I want to head to the October company turkey fry potluck on Sunday with a 30 minute HIIT run and 30 more minutes of SS cardio already pumping up my metabolism. The turkey and one other item at the potluck will be my cheat items this week. I will be sticking to clean foods and staying out of the desserts otherwise.

All I can say is: Thank goodness I’m taking Week 4 pics and stats BEFORE the potluck.

Otherwise, I just plan to keep plugging away at my list of things to do around the garden (must plant fall/winter seeds this weekend and check on the growth of my sweet potatoes), kitchen (more bulk cooking!), and sewing room (need more cute workout clothes for motivation!).

Oh, and of course I’ll have to come up with a printable t-shirt transfer design for the 1st Annual Pink Dumbbells Charity 5k run on November 9, aka World Run Day. Most of the PDB members participating in the Lean, Mean Halloween 2008 challenge are going to run 5k on our own on Sunday, November 9, wearing homemade race shirts and numbers. Instead of paying a $20 fee to run in someone else’s 5k, we are going to donate $20 each directly to a local charity of our choice as our “fee.”

============================
TODAY’S EATS
============================
0. 1/2 green smoothie
1. 3 egg white omelette with 1/4 c. mashed cauliflower and 1/2 c. French cut green beans, 60g oats and raisins
2. 3 oz. eye of round steak, 1/2 c. spinach, 1 c. green beans, 1/2 c. brown rice, 1 t. ketchup
3. 2 slices sauteed tofu, 1 t. Szechuan chili paste, 1/2 c. sauteed mushrooms and spinach, 1/2 c. natural apple sauce
4. 15g walnuts, 20g raisins
5. 1 c. cooked shrimp, 1.5 c. green beans and brussels sprouts
6. 1/2 green smoothie

============================
TODAY’S WORKOUT
============================
* Walk (15 min)