Exercise: It was a little tougher this week. Things were complicated around here. I made do – had to change around my workout location a couple times and missed one day. Boo.
2 things I still struggle with: 7 step (can’t make my feet move fast enough!! and in Core 20 the elbow plank with hip drop – OMG I can only do 2!! But I have improved in other areas.
Favorite song: “I got your boyfriend” – heh 🙂
Diet: Still using Loseit! I checked out MyFitnessPal and a few others but I am just a sucker for the cute little food pictures I guess… it’s just really easy to use. Anyhoo- mostly doing well. Problem: eating too much at night! We eat “dinner” at 4:00pm here – ??? So I’m starving my 9:00 and have to eat something. I should be eating my protein bars but instead eat a bunch of fruit (I know- healthy but the calories add up when you eat a banana, 2 oranges, an apple and THEN need something salty – like chips or nuts or whatever..) I’ll eat a protein bar tonight instead- they keep me full and I’ll only eat 200-240 calories instead of around 500-600. Whoops.
Results: I think I lost 1 lb this week… it’s hard to tell w/o my scale. The BIG NEWS is my heart rate! This is a true ‘objective’ measure of fitness. I have an app on my iphone that measures it. When I first got it I was reading around 75 bpm. When I started exercising and all through last year it read around 65 bpm. I was truly excited about this – it really showed that my heart was becoming stronger and healthier! TODAY – 5 weeks after starting Turbo Fire – my HR is measuring 52 BPM!!!!! I have the HR of an ATHLETE!!! WHAT? I am so excited about this! My efforts – while the weight loss may be (somewhat) slow – are truly working! My body is becoming healthier and stronger!