I’m Starting To See Progress!

Guess what guys? I lost 5.8lbs in the past 2 weeks! I’m now 171.4 and I am SOOOOOO close to my first goal of being in the 160s!

Here’s my workout routine I usually do:

  • MW: 30 min cardio, abs, arms
  • TTH: 30 min cardio, leg press, bench press (3 sets of 5 at 90% of my max weight)
  • Saturday: Bike ride (if it’s not hot) 20+ miles

Lately I’ve been eating like this:

  • Breakfast: Cereal with wheat toast and jelly, or oatmeal with eggwhites
  • Lunch: Salad
  • Snacks: Almonds with dried cranberries
  • Dinner: Small portions of what I usually eat – chicken with pasta, brown rice with chilli, anything really.

I guess SOMETHING is working because for me to lose that much weight in 2 weeks is amazing for me! I’ve never seen progress like this before! And I haven’t been in the 160s for about 5 years so I will be SO excited when I get there!!

OH! I almost forgot. I’m benching 115lbs now and leg pressing 380lbs! I’m a freaking BEAST! Yeah I’m tooting my own horn (hahaha…. “tooting”) but I feel great about my accomplishments. And I’m just getting started! Go me!

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I Can Bench 110 lbs!

UPDATE! I am now benching 110 lbs!! BOOYAH!

So I stepped on the scale yesterday and I lost another pound. That brings me to 175.5. My first goal is to get below 170! I feel like it’s taking a freaking eternity to get through the 170s and I’m stuck in limbo, but I’ll get there eventually. It’s so frustrating to not see faster progress but I have to remember that it took 8 years for me to get this heavy so I’m not going to become a 130lb. goddess overnight!

I have come to the conclusion that the only way I’m going to lose weight faster is if I change the way I eat. I need to eat more fruits and veggies, eat healthy snacks throughout the day and eat healthy lunches and dinners. I think right now I eat okay if I was to maintain my weight. I don’t stuff my face with fatty goodness like burgers, fries, burritos, chips (all the yummy foods) but I do need to eat more healthy. I indulge every now and then. Maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks? But I definitely don’t go crazy with food. I literally can’t eat like that anymore!

Time to start cooking and pre-making meals! Yay… (can you feel my sarcasm?)

H.A.M Week

So my bf decided (for the both of us) that we should just go H.A.M (Hard As A Motherf***er) for one week in the gym. That week is this week. This consists of:

M/W: 30 minutes treadmill, 1 hour elliptical, abs

T/TH: 30 minutes treadmill, 1 hour elliptical, leg press, bench, curls

After 2 days of this I can say that I. AM. TIRED. More like exhausted really, and boooyyyy am I sore! I don’t even want to go to the gym today. And the bf pretty much made himself sick from working out so hard. This is pure torture people!

Anywhooo, I will be taking my weight and measurements this Saturday morning to see if I have lost anything this past week. *crosses fingers* I swear if that number goes up on the scale I am going to go straight loco on someone’s candy ass.

On a happier note, I can now do 3 sets of 5 on the bench press at 105lbs! ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE POUNDS. Rawr!!! I’m getting stronger and I’m loving it!

On a sadder note, I have on-again, off-again shin splints. Yesterday was on-again. I am definitely getting new running shoes this Saturday (I just had to wait for Mr. Paycheck) 🙂

 

 

 

Shin Splints!

As I was running on the treadmill on Tuesday I felt SHARP pain on the inside of my lower legs, between my calves and shins. The pain was intense and throbbing. I tried to walk it off and then try to do interval sprints but the pain was too much so I had to stop. FREAKING. SHIN SPLINTS. Because I have shin splints right now I haven’t been able to do my leg press workouts or run for the past 2 days. *sigh* This has set me back a little and it’s frustrating. I guess my body is telling me that I need to rest. I’ve also been icing it for the past 2 days.

What’s even more frustrating is that I haven’t officially lost any weight. Have I gained muscle? Aabsolutely. I’M BENCHING 100LBS NOW! My theory is that as of right now I’ve replaced fat with some muscle which is why my weight hasn’t gone down. Even though I haven’t lost weight, I am going to start taking measurements and see if I am losing inches.

Gotta keep moving and stay motivated!