I still have a few pounds to lose, but I am SO happy with where I’m at right now.
It was SO hot outside, but I did it! I knew I wouldn’t be able to run tomorrow because I have my son’s hockey class at night and it’s my long day. I’ll be able to work out some, but not a 6 mile run, so I had to make the most out of today.
Today’s Weight: 121.3lbs.
Total Lost: 16.3 lbs.
Last month on the 3rd day before my period, I gained 1.9 lbs. This time I only gained .6 lbs. I’m perfectly ok with that! Sorry for TMI, but that’s what this week is for me and I’ve been stressing out since the very beginning because I didn’t know how much my weight was going to go up. I’m definitely running today!
Ran this morning because I knew I wouldn’t be exercising any other time today because I’ll be at the beach (although I might try and run or play sports while I’m at the party). My left calf was cramping, so I didn’t run as hard, but I still ran for 48 minutes and almost went 4 miles. I’m glad I did it, I almost turned around as soon as my leg started hurting.
Today’s Weight: 120.7 lbs.
Total Lost: 16.9 lbs.
120!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only that, but I’m wearing my goal bikini to a beach house party today!!!!!! GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
The app cut me off 2 big blocks away from home! I think I went 5.8 miles in 58 minutes. I felt great too! I had so much energy and was able to sprint at the very end and a few times in the middle which I normally struggle to do. I’m getting my stamina back and I’m going to win this next Friday!!!
So a week from tomorrow is my last day to give it my all. I need to cut out all water weight (which won’t be easy because next Wednesday is my “water weight week”). I’m determined. Here is my goal…
- Run every morning for at least 30 minutes starting on Saturday *6 days
- Run every night for at least 30 minutes starting tonight (except Saturday because I won’t be home) *8 days
- Three sets every other night starting tomorrow *4 days
- - 15 push ups
- - 20 bicep curls with 5 lb. weights
- - 20 tricep kick-backs with 5 lb. weights
- - 20 front and side shoulder raises
- - 20 rear deltoid lifts with 3 lb. weights
- Three sets every other night starting Friday *4 days
- - 20 squats
- - 20 step ups on each leg
- - 15 calf raises
- - 40 bicycles
- - 20 lifting crunches
As for food, I plan on eating egg whites for breakfast (making them before work) and eating them at 9:00am or earlier. Taking lunch between 1-2 and eating chicken that doesn’t have much seasoning/sodium. Small portions for dinner and not eating after 8:30 maximum (I’ll try and aim for 7:30 or earlier though). I might have a few veggies here and there, but they’ll mainly be snacks and small sides. I won’t be having full on salads because lettuce retains water and there’s sugar in the dressing.
I’m really bummed because today was the first time I ran around the field 3 times (instead of 2) before heading back home and my app force closed while I was doing it! My guess would be that I went 4 miles today in 42 minutes. Today was the first day that I felt amazing while running. I started out sluggish because I was tired, but when I got back to my complex, I ended up running around it twice. So I’ll play it safe and say I ran 4 miles in 40 minutes. With that, MyFitnessPal told me I burned 369 calories. You can add me on there under: JulieAnnBrody. :)
Today’s Weight: 122.7 lbs.
Total Lost: 14.9 lbs.
Driving me crazy….but I’m doing everything I can. 9 more days until the competition is DONE. Then onto the Consolidation Phase of the Dukan Diet!