Here is the breakdown on New Plan Week #1:
Overall, this week was alright, but I am new to working a specific plan so I figure it will take me a minute to get it going. I did manage to see a new low on Saturday morning 185.8. That is only 1.8 away from my goal of losing 100lbs by my 2nd Bandiversary in March.
On the whole, I really think that tracking IS improving my food choices (which is one of the main reasons I am doing it.) Although, I did fall into weekend junk food trap. I think it is helping me see patterns/habits that I can work on as I go.
Speaking of patterns- I need to work on getting the bulk of my Carbs earlier in the day, preferably pre-workout. This is tough because I don't like having lots on my tummy when I work out because it can lead to me feeling icky during my workout. However, I have had to resist the post- workout carb crave which is really bad when I get home from working out at 8pm.
I only did 3 days this week for a total of 260 mins of Cardio. This definitely needs improvement. I will say, though, that the workouts I did were definitely intense. I am working on my running stamina and that is getting better. I have also realized another valuable aspect of exercise. I eat better on days I work out. Case closed end of story.
I have realized this week that my water intake plays a much larger role for me than even I realized. I don't know if it is tied to sweating my face off when I work out or what. But if I don't drink my 100+ oz. of water a day the scale will go up. Then if I do drink all my water the water the scale will go down. So turns out, water is kind of a BFD.
I definitely have plenty to work on this week so here's to getting just a little bit better.