Ok, I have thought long and hard about this, have read other member's journals and have decided to bore you guys with the details of my diet, exercise and whatever else comes along. As yiu may know from my other thread I am really struggling with my last 6 or so pounds which shows itself as a not so cute little belly pooch. The ideal weight calculator has my ideal weight (5' and small frame) as 96-105 lbs which seems about right since I looked great at about 105 before. At present I am 112 lb. I am trying to lower my body fat % to the low 20s or so. At last measurement was 33%!
Soooo, here is my history if you don't already know. I have always been a very tiny girl and in my younger days never struggled with weight. Before the birth of my daughter (16 yrs ago) I was steady at 93 lbs. After baby I stayed at 106 lbs for a very long time then creeping up to about 118 lbs or so in my 30s. Two years ago I was working-out and got down to 107 lb but then stopped and gained 25 lbs!!!!!! That put me to 133 lbs! I started working out last May and have lost a lot of it but still a bit holds on. This is very frustrationg!! I know I sound like a whining baby but UUUGH! Anyways, here I am. Please bear with me as I am not the best writer in the world. I really love reading the amusing posts of some of my friends here such as Lynne and Newmami. They always make me laugh!
Ok, so I will start with today.....
4:45 a.m. pre-workout- protein shake w/ff milk and powder.
5:00 a.m.-workout full body 40 mins with trainer.
HIIT treadmill 15 mins.
6:15-post workout-protein shake w/ff milk and powder
7:30 a.m.-oatmeal with 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites.
8:30 a.m.-back to the gym after getting kids to school for elliptical 75 mins 30 & 35 resistance (machine goes 15-100 resist).
ok, I messed up a bit here because I was off work and really tired so took a nap and skipped a meal.
1:30 p.m.-woke up hungry and groggy so stumbled into the kitchen and made a protein shake w/powder, water, milk and nat pb. I know I should've had real food here but
I was really lazy and starving!
6:30 p.m.-made turkey tacos for the kids so I had some ground turkey and lettuce with taco sauce and one serving of refried beans. Diet coke.
Sooo, today was a very off day for me as I usually eat more food more frequently. I know I did not get anywhere near enough cals for today. It is 11:00 p.m. and I will go in the kitchen and grab maybe some celery and nat pb before bed. No protein shake!!! LOL
My hubby is coming home for an overnight visit tomorrow from school in Fla. It has been a whole month that he is gone and I have been here with the kids single-handedly. Three boys 11, 13 & 16. They are my stepsons (although their Mom passed away so they are pretty much my kids!). Also my 16 yr old daughter so needless to say I am pretty busy. I cut my work hours down some to accomadate this so that is a big plus especially since now I have more days off to go to the gym while they are in school!!
I am planning on some serious training and diet in the next 3 months to come. I can do this, right? I am soo excited to be starting a journal. Thx for reading and posting!
Tomorrow is another day!!!