Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Set Backs and Steps forward

Staying fit doesn't always go how you have it all planned out. It's all about making small changes and re-directing your steps to push you forward. When I started working out, I wanted to keep off the 50 pounds that I had lost. I didn't want to gain back the weight that I worked so hard to lose. I thought all I had to do was exercise. I took a bunch of steps forward only to go back a few. I went back to poor eating habits, but kept up exercise. I knew I was gaining weight, and for me its easier to workout for an hour or more then to be mindful eating all day long. I am back on track with my healthy eating. I'm on Day 7.  I made it one full week of eating 1500 calories or less. 
I have no idea if I lost any weight. I'm not going to weight myself. What worked for me while I was losing 50 pounds was to never think I need to lose 50 pounds. I just said, I want to lose weight. I never stepped on a scale because I didn't want it to be about a number. I just wanted to look and feel better. 
This was my week.. 
Day 1 of dieting 
Ate 1500 calories
1 hour yoga in the early morning, 1 hour night yoga
Daily 7 exercise with increased planks of 10 minutes total
I concentrated on my diet and didn't do cardio. Saying off my injured leg. 

Day 2
1140 calories
1 hour yoga
Daily 7 exercises with planks 10 minutes total
4 miles trail running

Day 3
1500 calories
1 hour yoga
Daily 7 exercises with planks 10 minutes total
30 minutes weight lifting
1 mile stationary bike
Work burned 600+ calories

Day 4
1300 calories
1 hour yoga
Daily 7 exercises with planks 10 minutes total
10 miles bike dirt roads
30 min Weight lifting
2 miles stationary bike
Work burned 400+ calories

Day 5
1640 calories
1 hour yoga
Daily 7 exercises with planks 10 minutes total
5 miles stationary bike
30 minutes weight lifting

Day 6
1100 calories
2 hours yoga
Daily 7 exercises with planks 10 minutes total
6 miles trail run = 1 hour 
30 minutes Weight lifting 
4 miles stationary bike

Day 7
______ Calories
1 hour yoga
Daily 7 exercises with planks 10 minutes total
Run ____ miles
____ Minutes Weight lifting
____Stationary bike

This Sunday, I'll be running trails.. looking forward to running 6 miles around the lakes. 

I might have had some running set backs, some dieting fails and some weight lifting muscle loss but I'm ready to get it back and take some steps forward..