Welcome to Week 6 of the Sprint to the Finish! Can you believe we’re half-way there? Oh, I wish I could say that I’m half-way there as far as pounds lost go. *sigh* I actually thought I was doing pretty good until I realized that we’re at the half-way mark on the calendar, but I’m not quite there on the scale.
When we started, I had 21 pounds to go, so I should be at 10.5 pounds lost to be on pace. I’m not too far off, though. I’ve lost 7 lbs. with a weigh-in tomorrow. Overall, I’m still pleased with how I’m doing.
What about you? Are you where you wanted to be at this point? If you are, way to go! If now, what are you going to do to get there?
I’ll have to be honest, I’m not far enough off my goal to be stressing over getting back on track. I plan to keep doing what I’ve been doing – burning 350+ calories a day through cardio, watching my food intake, and lifting weights.
On the weight-lifting front, I do plan to step that up a bit. On the recommendation of a reader, I ordered a copy of The New Rules of Lifting for Women. It arrived last Wednesday and I’ve been reading it. I’m really enjoying it and I feel like I’m learning a lot of the physiology of weight-lifting for women. I’m hoping to finish the majority of it this weekend and get started on the workouts next week.
Also, a friend loaned me her copy of Get Fit for Free & Ditch the Gym. I’m probably going to have to get my own copy. It’s really cool – it shows you how to modify exercises that use the fitness machines at the gym so that you can do them at home with just some basic equipment like dumbbells, a step, and a resistant band, all of which I already have.
So, that’s my plan for the week – continue to log my food using My Fitness Pal, continue to follow my half-marathon training plan for my runs, and step up the weight-lifting using the techniques I’m picking up from these two books.
What about you? How will you challenge yourself this week?
If you’re interested in my food log this week, here you go:
Breakfast: Fruit salad w/vanilla yogurt and granola
Lunch: Wendy’s Berry Almond salad (my homemade version), sweet tea
Dinner: Tacos w/black beans, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, sweet corn cake, sweet tea
Breakfast: Flax cereal w/granola and strawberries
Lunch: Grilled chicken w/black beans, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, sweet tea
Dinner: Hamburgers (grass-fed beef) w/pita chips and hummus, sweet tea
Breakfast: Fruit salad
Lunch: Turkey burger w/guacamole, onions, and red peppers, black beans and sweet tea
Dinner: Grilled chicken w/fettuccini Alfredo, roasted broccoli, and sweet tea
Breakfast: Flax cereal w/strawberries
Lunch: Pizza (2 slices), sweet tea
Snack: Fiber Plus bar
Dinner: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, salad
Snack: pineapple angel food cake
Breakfast: Flax cereal w/blueberries
Lunch: Turkey and Swiss sandwich on Ezekiel bread, pita chips and hummus (Then, some left-over roasted broccoli after I went to help my sister jumpstart her car and I came back to find that the dog had eaten the rest of my sandwich and pita chips. Stupid dog!)
Dinner: Chick-Fil-A Chargrilled sandwich w/side salad (with 1/2 packet sunflower kernels, 1/2 packet tortilla strips, and 1/2 packet Ranch dressing), sweet tea
Brunch: Scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage biscuit, sweet tea
Dinner: Chicken fajitas (w/o tortilla) w/Pico de Gallo, guacamole, light sour cream, Spanish rice (made w/brown rice), black beans, sweet corn cake, sweet tea
Breakfast: 1/2 cinnamon crunch bagel w/hazelnut spread
Lunch: Turkey on Ezekiel bread, pita chips and hummus, sweet tea
Dinner: 2 fried chicken tenders (breading removed), quinoa w/carrots, three-bean salad, salad w/oil and vinegar, sweet tea.
What about you? How did you do last week? What are your goals for this week?
Do or do not. There is no try.