Monday, September 23, 2013

Back on the hamster wheel...

Two weeks ago, I had a GREAT and healthy week.  I ate healthy the whole week even through the weekend and had nine workouts.  I lost 2.6 pounds for my efforts and that was great!  But I think I pushed myself too hard and I got sick. 

Last week, I had zero workouts, ate healthy for the beginning of the week and then just stopped.  I saw a gain of 1.4 pounds.  Annoying results, but I made the choices that got me there.  It is a new week with a new plan.

Food:  the key is the weekend.  I always do well M-Th and then lose it on the weekend.  So, my plan will be to organize my meals for the weekend during the week.  I think I will make some soup on Saturday and I thought I would grill on Sunday, or vice versa.  That will keep me from eating out or picking up junk.  This is the key.  No matter how hard I work out or no matter how perfectly I eat during the week, if I do not stay focused on the weekend, it will all be for naught. 

If you have any healthy but hearty soup recipes, let me know!  I especially like ones in the crock pot.

Fitness:  Eight workouts planned.  But if I start feeling bad again, I will not push myself.  I will listen to my body.  Two weeks ago, I did not do that and I regret it.  But after 10 days of antibiotics, I'm practical the Bionic Woman, so I should be all good.

Monday - lunch workout (I'm going to make a stab at running today.  I haven't decided how long and how fast, but I'm going to try again.)  & Jazzercise
Tuesday - CrossFit
Wedneday - Lunch workout & Jazzercise
Thursday - CrossFit & lunch workout
Friday - CrossFit

The past weekend was a fun one.  Friday, BFF & I went out to dinner and just hung out together.  Saturday, we went to the Red Bull Flugtag which was crazy and kind of awesome and then caught up on some TV.  Sunday, we met Debi for dinner and then went to the Maroon 5 concert.  It took 2 hours and 20 minutes to get the 2 miles to the concert venue.  We missed Kelly Clarkson and it was crazy crowded, but we ended up having fun.  I had packed for CrossFit thinking that I might be home by 10pm.  Ha!  It was more like midnight.  I got about 5 hours of sleep last night so it will be an early one tonight.  I'm definitely going back to CF tomorrow even though it is going to hurt.  :-)



FitBy40 said...

I was thinking of you yesterday as I was running with my Ipod and Adam Levine was keeping me going! I can't believe you got to see him in concert! Awesome.
Now I have to google what a Flugtag is, since I've seen many people posting about this lately!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh- I would love to see Maroon Five in concert.

Sheila said...

Yep Maroon 5 in concert would be TOTALLY awesome...worth missing sleep for. lol

Your week ahead sounds like a great plan!

Cat said...

So glad you're feeling better Hero. I think Adam is handsome, but not a huge fan of M5. :)

Vanessa said...

I did the same thing ~ worked out too hard for two weeks then had no mojo this past week...fooey