Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

It's Monday ~ again. Are the weeks getting shorter? Anyhoo, I've posted that I wasn't that strict with calorie counting last week and even that I was aiming for slightly higher calorie consumption than normal. In addition to that, I did no cardio last week. I lifted weights three times and that was it.

So, it shouldn't surprise anyone that I gained 1.6 lbs this week. I weighed in at 216.2. I'm not concerned. Without counting and without working out, I think that's a pretty good number. I'm still not strictly counting ~ I'm eating when I'm hungry and I'm making good choices.

However, this week I do plan to add the cardio back in. I lifted today, tomorrow I plan to run, Wed lift, Thursday Zumba, Fri lift and rest Sat & Sun.

There have been some questions about what, exactly, I'm doing with this new program. So I'll give you a little run down of what I did last week:

  • Squats (15 reps x 2 sets) (Mon & Fri)

  • Rows (same as above)

  • pushups ( " ")

  • step ups ( " ")

  • prone jack knife (stability ball) (same as above)

On Wed of last week (and Mon/Fri of this week):

  • Deadlifts

  • Dumbell overhead press

  • lat pull downs (up to 80 lbs on those ~ Whoot!)

  • lunges

  • stability ball crunches

I seriously cannot say enough great things about this program. I can already tell I'm getting stronger, and I have to admit I peeked. I'm already losing inches :)

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I agree not to be concerned with the scale. Inches and how you FEEL are so importatnt. I recently added the gym back into my schedule and its amazing how different I feel. Your weight routine looks great! Isnt it a great feeling when you can feel yourself improving?

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