I want to go over my goals for this contest at least weekly to make sure I am achieving them. I don't want to post them once, and then forget about them. So here they are again, with a summary of how I did this week:
1. I will make every workout count
I did fairly well this week. It was my first week on TT 2K5, so I kept my weights a little lower so I wouldn't be so sore that I couldn't move. I plan to raise the weights on just about everything next week.
2. I will drink less diet soda
Not so good. Still drinking too much. I need to make this goal more specific. I going to try and cut it to 2 diet sodas per day.
3. I will weigh myself ONLY once per week
Well, I didn't weigh myself everyday (hurray!) but did weigh myself more than once (boo!)
4. I will eat 2200-2500 calories per day while building muscle (to be reassessed as needed)
So far, on 2 days I was just under 2200, on 3 days I was right around 2000, and on 1 day I was over (2887).
5. I will eat cleanly, but will allow treat meals
Pretty good. Only one binge-type night (the 2887 calories) where I ate 2 servings of trail mix, 2 servings of no sugar added fat free vanilla ice cream, 2 "smore's", each made with 1 graham cracker, 1/2T marshmallow creme (left over from DD's birthday), and 1/4t lite chocolate syrup, 2/3 of a mini lite vanilla ice cream sandwich, 1 serving diet sugar free hot cocoa, and 1 plain graham cracker. This all stemmed from going off my plan earlier in the day. Need to work on this.
6. I will eat 5-7 fruits/vegetables per day
Tuesday I had only 4, and Thursday is a stretch because I shared a fruit with my son, but otherwise good!
7. I will not worry about gaining extra weight while building muscle
Did well on this. Even though weighed myself more than once, I was never worried about it.
8. I will not be neurotic with my diet
Did OK, for the most part. See goal #5 above for my one night of trouble. It all began when I tried to be fun, flexible, not neurotic Abby, and I got all off kilter from changing my plan on the spot earlier in the day, and my calories got all messed up, and I went a little out of control. When I deviate from my plan, I get in big trouble. It's something I really want to work on this 12 weeks.
9. I will not be grumpy at my family
Did pretty well, even with ttom. LOL But sometimes I am still a little more short with people then I intend to be.
10. I will enjoy the contest and will not allow it to stress me out
So far so good!
And biiiiggggggg drum roll please! I got to the gym a little later than I intended this morning and I was afraid it was going to be busy (January rush), but it was actually pretty empty. I took the opportunity to attempt 1-legged squats using the cable system for counterweight. I put the pin in at 80lbs, thinking that was more than 1/2 my body weight and I might need the extra help. I was actually able to squat down, and get back up easily, so I lowered the weight to 70lbs. That was pretty easy as well so I just decided to try them with no help at all, and I discovered I could do them with no problems. Why the heck did I wait so long to try them with no help?? Next time I do Workout A I am going to try with no help, although I probably will need a little boost from the cable system. I don't know if I can do a full set of 8 on each side. My legs are killing me now! Between the workout this morning and going sledding with the kids this afternoon (my cold is much better), I think I am going to be quite sore tomorrow. Carrying 30lbs of toddler up that sledding hill is a great workout!