musicartlife7's Journal, 26 January 2017

This morning I didn't realize I was snoozing my alarm until it was 4:36 and I still needed to change and walk my dogs before making it to the gym by 5. I was going to be late; it takes 10 minutes for me to get ready in the mornings, 20 minutes to walk my dogs and feed them, and another 10-15 minutes to drive to the gym. My first thought was, "I can just shower real quick and then go back to bed until 6:30 instead of working out today."

I'm glad to say that my immediate next thought was, "Oh no you will not. Get yourself up. NOW." And I did.

Because I was late, I did 30 minutes of really intense, painful cardio. I usually do about 45-60 minutes of moderate to intense cardio, jumping around from machine to machine, and then 30-60 minutes of weight and strength training.

My gym has Precor machines, which allow you to sign in and set goals for yourself. I have my profile set to burn 350 calories, 4 workouts per week, or 1400 calories per week. This is just in cardio and does not include weight training. Today was my third workout this week, and I hit the 1700 calorie mark! I exceeded my weekly goal in 3 days, and I still plan on hitting day 4 tomorrow. I am pretty excited to see what my number this week will get to. I have been pushing really hard to try and get to where I was 3.5 years ago, and then exceed it. I've made huge changes to my diet, completely eliminated beverages that aren't water, and have cut out a lot of carbs and sugar, and once the food that I have is gone, will change my diet again to reduce them even more.

I'm sure a plateau or even a muscle gain is coming any time, but I won't let it get me down. I can feel the change and that is what is important. I'm going to stay the course and turn this into a habit. 6 weeks to form a habit right? Well I'm halfway there on Sunday, and I'm already meal-prepped through that day.

Decided to change weigh-ins to Sundays, hoping I get lucky and my progress is reflected on the scale Sunday morning, but I'll be okay if I stay the same or gain back a pound or so. We will see. I have been avoiding weighing myself every day so I don't get discouraged with diet changes and muscle gain. Only time will tell. Yay for progress and determination!

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 January 2017:
1704 kcal Fat: 115.05g | Prot: 134.96g | Carb: 36.38g.   Breakfast: Laura Scudder's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Nutty, Nature's Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure Whey Protein Isolate - Creamy Vanilla, So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened Vanilla. Lunch: Marketside Premium Romaine Salad, Clover Honey, Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, Vlasic Mild Stackers Banana Pepper Rings, Kraft Fat Free Zesty Italian Dressing, Garlic, Frank's Red Hot Sauce, Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard, Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocados, Loin Pork Roast (Lean and Fat Eaten), Trader Giotto's Imported Olive Oil. Dinner: Mama Cozzi Sliced Pepperoni, Priano Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Kirkland Signature Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Specialty Selected Roasted Garlic with Tomato & Basil Cheese, Classico Traditional Pizza Sauce, Great Value Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. more...
4909 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (Bodybuilding) - 30 minutes, AMT - 25 minutes, Bike - 5 minutes, Sitting - 1 hour, Driving - 1 hour, Desk Work - 8 hours and 30 minutes, Cleaning - 30 minutes, Standing - 2 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 1 hour and 30 minutes. more...

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