Tuesday (7/20): Bonnie...
Hi Bonnie! Welcome back. I've been reading your journal too. You look awesome! As for the sodium...I know, chips are a bad idea. But It gets my blood pressure high faster. I eat a few things with sodium, but I guess either I'm not eating enough or not drinking enough water. Working on that. My Dr. will be doing a few more blood tests on me tomorrow. Today, very hot as usual. Worked on my upper body. Doing something new w/ ankle weights. I wrapped them around my wrist (they have velcro). I did 3 sets of 15: alternating Cross punches, upper cut, jab & hook. Then, I lay on the floor & did: 3 sets of 15 w/ wrist weights: triceps(from waist to over head both at same time), scissors (alternating arms)& pyramid (both at same time but wrist touching when overhead). Sorry, don't have a video to show. I also did: arm raise (w/ squats)...had to get a little butt action
. Since I felt good, I did 2 x 35 seconds plank & 3 x 25 speed mountain climbers. Finally, 3 min. plyometrics? (to me it's hiit). My son's coach gave it to me. It's 30 seconds knees up, 30 sec. jog, 15 sec. butt kicks, 15 sec. running side to side, 15 sec. run front & back (touching floor), 15 sec. jumps (skipping), 15 sec. walking lunges, 15 sec. squats, 15 sec. pushups (ouch) & 15 sec. fast run & 15 sec. walk to cool down. Yeesh! I was out of breath. I've done Hiit jumping, running, etc. But I could tell my body hasn't been the same
. After dinner, I went for a 2mile walk around the park. It felt very good. I wish I did my "after lunch" workout, but i didn't want to push it. Tomorrow: lower body. Will be using my ankle weights & will be oing something new too.
Pre-workout: 1/2 protein shake w/ water & 1/2 banana
Workout: upper body, little core & plyometrics & drank 1 bottle of water
Breakfast: 1 cup of cream of wheat & 2 eggwhites scrambled (w/ ham, 1/2 cheese & toamatoes) & 1/2 cup d. pepsi w/ lemon & 1 cup of water
Snack: 1/2 orange w/ cheddar chesse & 1 bottle of water w/ lemon
Lunch: Subway oven roasted chicken on honey oat bread w/ lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, olives & l. mayo & 1 bottle of water
snack: 1 apple w/ 1 bottle of water
Dinner: 6 large grilled shrimp w/ stir fry veggies, 1/2 cup brown rice & small salad (lettuce & tomatoes) & 1 bottle of water
Workout: 2 mile walk (intervals) & drank 1 bottle of water
snack: 1/2 protein shake w/ skim milk
Ok, as I mentioned, I want to get leaner. I'm planning to start the new "phase" of my journey on Monday. I'm very nervous but excited. I know I will have to make a few changes in my meals, but I'm willing. Please wish me luck...I'm going to need ALL the luck I can get.