Okay, so no excuses really other than frustrated about exercise and diet not working to push me over the mountainous plateau. BUT! Listen up people. I finally did it. This is what I changed so if you want to give it a try, please feel free. It worked for me so maybe it will for you as well.
I started counting macros instead of calories. This is really easy to do in MyFitnessPal so I just deleted the micros that MFP listed and kept/focused on the macros — carbs, fats, proteins. My breakdown was 100, 140, 50. I tried not to eat much sugar but, hey, a girl is gonna want to eat a treat now and then so I didn’t beat myself up if I popped a few Dove chocolates or had a bowl of ice cream. I just didn’t make those treats a normal part of my everyday nutrition.
I noticed a change in 2 weeks so I am finally down another 5 lbs.
I did have to let my trainer go because I just couldn’t afford it and life was taking control. There were other things that I wanted to do with that extra cash so I’m saving for a nice vacation to someplace fun and interesting. I’m not sure how I am doing on body fat/lean mass ratio so will check on that next month once I get my ass in gear and start going to back to the gym at least 4 days a week. Oh! Also, this is huge for me (maybe not for you). I started running and I am absolutely terrible at it — probably the slowest runner ever but I am keeping at it. I have noticed improvement but it has taken a very long time to notice. Cardio is just not my thing but this is a way for me to challenge myself and I love a good challenge so I’m going to continue as long as I don’t start to feel too many aches and pains.
Today I am going to sport a very interesting pair of leggins at the gym. They are black and white Nike brand and kinda psychadelic. I’m not a skinny minnie but I think these look pretty good considering I would never have worn them last year. Plus, today is leg day so what better way to rock a cool pair of leggins after your legs are screaming from pushing weights and doing squats and lunges. Can’t wait!
If any of you have facebook, go ahead and like Obarmuscle. Not only is he good looking but he knows his nutrition and gives some great advice. I owe the macro count to him. Shout out to Obar!
O.M.G. What a crappy week. I went to the gym only once. I was completely exhausted due to work so when I went home, all I wanted to do was go to sleep. Being stressed all day really does a number on me. And I know I did not post any good food pictures but really the only thing new that I prepared with all those veggies was a cucumber salad. It was okay and I probably will not make it again. I like cucumbers better by themselves or just in a regular salad mixture.
Last weekend I purchased Jaybird wireless earbuds so I could listen to music while working out at the gym without getting tangled up. These earbuds suck! They were $189 and they SUCK! Today they are going back to the store and I don’t want to hear shit about them not being returnable because they are used. They must be made for people with very large ear holes because they will not stay in even with the smallest plugs in the box. My ears are of a normal size. Maybe I will try the Beats brand but I was kinda looking for something that wouldn’t mess up my do.
NOW, the good news is that I lost lbs this week. I did eat a few more carbs than usual so maybe I need more carbs to burn during the day. Drumroll puleeze….147.5! 🙂 AND, I also got a fun new hairdo last night complete with a new color. It is not exactly what I asked the stylist for but I like it anyway. I asked for red and selected the swatch that I wanted. Nothing like a fire engine but more red than what I got. The color that I got is a darker red and there’s still a blond highlight or two in the front. I didn’t want the blond highlights either but I think it works. Honestly, I think the stylist was a little scared of making such a drastic change. Next time, we will do a little more red.
I went to the gym today and did my workout. They have a new machine that I tried out. So 10 minutes on that machine (Octane sideways machine), next some weights (only a few lower body weighted exercises since tomorrow is lower body day), and then 10 minutes of regular Octane. I wanted to try running but there were great runners on the treadmills today so I didn’t run. I like my space and find it hard to run next to someone. Maybe when/if I ever improve at running.
So tomorrow is food prep day. I have a pork roast that I may cook tonight and I also have some butternut squash. A lot of butternut squash. A couple chicken breasts and a salmon filet, spinach and some kale. Oh, and I have some pretty colorful peppers. Can’t wait!