Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day 2 8/26/24

Keeping it real.

I planned to get up and do cardio on Tu/Thur/Sat but yesterday I did not get up.  After a full day of PD, I went and worked my second job until 8:30.  I am beat.
On a positive note, I have been making great food choices and really feel less bloating and healthier already!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Day 1 8/25/14

Making it work!
Day 1 workout:
Upper body circuit
Incline DB Press: 20 x 10 x 5
Shoulder Press: 10 x 10 x 5
Bent DB Lat Row 20 x 10 x 5
Bicep curls 10 x 10 x 5
Overhead triceps ext 20 x 10 x 5

All in all a good workout.  Been a while since I lifted plus in the early morning, so in addition to watching for body re-composition I will also look for strength gains to celebrate progress.

The workout scheme above is pounds x reps x sets.  I do all 5 exercises then take 2 minute rest and go through it again.

So, I'm not out in my garage throwing around heavy iron like I like to do, but I have to be realistic and get this done anyway that I can and for now this seems to be the way to go!

Food for the day was a little interesting.  I definitely got the gallon of water in, and I totally resisted all the pastries and bagels and eggs and bacon and hashbrowns my school provided for our first day back!  But since I worked from 7:45 to 4 at school and then had to be at my tutoring job at 5 until 8, when I got home I just made a huge salad and then had a scoop of peanut butter.  Not great, but I don't think I'm going to be so detailed on my nutrition yet.  As long as I'm making mostly good choices.

I am exhausted, and I hope that I can get up tomorrow to do cardio!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Plan

This is it. The very last year that I gain 10-15 pounds of fat, neglect my workouts and nutrition and finally get back to the healthy lifestyle that I embraced for the 5 or so years before I started teaching.  I was on such a great path and then boom totally off track.
Here is a comparison of my fittest and my worst which is about where I am right now.
#87 2008 1st Place Novice Female Bodybuilding Champ! And my gorgeous friend Theresa who has kept up her fit lifestyle and is now a pro!

That's me in the green shirt...I feel so ROUND but more importantly I feel so sluggish.
So my plan starting tomorrow A.M.  Weights on M-W-F, cardio T-TH-S. For nutrition I am shooting for at least 5 balanced meals, (balanced meaning approx 30 grams protein, 30 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams fat) and 1 gallon of water.

Pretty easy yet-hell if it was easy why haven't I been doing it all along!  I plan to post each day how I've done sticking with the plan.  My scale is broke right now and I may weigh myself in the nurse's office or I might say fuck it and just go by how I feel!