Weight: 177 pounds (up 1.8 pounds this week, down 28.2 pounds total)
Waist: 32.25 inches (down 4.75 inches total)
Hips: 38.5 inches (down 6.5 inches total)
On diet: I actually only gained 0.4 pounds this week, but I gained last week too. A small amount of it may be a muscle gain (my shoulders are ridiculous), but I’ve also been eating like crap. I’m hungry ALL the time and lose control by 4 PM. I don’t eat junk food necessarily, but I start eating everything. I need to find vegetables I like and then stock up on them so I can eat large quantities without going way over on calories.
Thursday–Cardio kickboxing + 10 minute BYNGO ab challenge
Saturday–Jakestrong 5K (recap coming Friday)
Monday–Boot camp + 2.75 mile walk
Tuesday–Cycle 30 (30 minutes of spin with 30 minutes of lifting) class + 0.5 mi walk
I was going to combine a BYNGO recap into this section, but I’m realizing that would make this post absurdly long. Instead, let’s talk about the thing that is going to cause my death:
My Cycle 30 instructor decided we should do our entire weight workout with the BOSU. I know that I have bad balance, but I didn’t move to the wall like I should have. She had us put the flat black side up and climb on with weights. I promptly fell off and slammed a dumbbell into the kneecap of my good knee. It stung, but it wasn’t that painful, so I kind of shook it off and moved my ball against the wall. It was all fine and dandy until we did modified push-ups a few minutes later. The second my knee hit the ground, I yelped. I rolled up my pant leg to discover a marble size welt. Fun times. The instructor, also had me do unspeakable things to my triceps. I’m not sure if yoga was that much harder today or if I was that sore from yesterday. Ouch. Tomorrow will be a run only day because I want to do the rock climbing wall on Friday.
The good news is ice and a large dose of Aleeve took care of the swelling and now it’s just a bruise. Yoga felt fine today, except for a few knee down positions. I need to live in a plastic bubble until Detroit, though. Clearly my knees are in danger.
On running: I did my first official training run for Detroit (I combined Hal Higdon with the long runs for MIT, so I started Tuesday). 5K in under 35 mins! It’s getting really sweaty, so I was shocked that I needed layers and tights. The MIT kick-off is Saturday with a 2 miler, which doesn’t feel worth getting out of bed. I’ll go, but I’ll whine about it, especially with the cost of gas all the sudden.
I also did a 5K on Saturday (we decided to do it the day before). I’ll recap on Friday, but SPOILER ALERT:
So friends, can you link me to some healthy easy snacks? What do you eat when you are starving all the time? And yes, I eat more than enough protein, so I’m pretty confident that isn’t the problem.