My SMART Quest for today is: I am really feeling better now. I have been meticulous in my eating habits and I think that I am seeing the results. I have been making an effort to not eat anything after 7:30 - 8:00 pm. I think I was racking up unnecessary calories so this seems to be working.
For more about my Mindset & Meal Plan (I am trying something new) scroll to the bottom of this entry.
I am feeling "thinner", the scale says so (yes, I know we are not supposed to weigh), but my measurements are about the same. I have lost in my hips and bust, but those darn thighs refuse to budge at all, ugh!
SLEEP: 6 hours - The usual, I went to bed just after 11:00 pm and got up just after 5:00 am.
AWOKE: 5:00 am
WARM UP: 5:25 am
Walking Lunge with Medicine Ball Rotation (I used an 8 lb med ball) x 20 total
Dips With Feet on Stability Ball, x 20
Jumping Lunges x 30 total (each lunge counts as 1)
BOSU Mountain Climber Push Ups x 20
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. Rest only as needed
I added 15 reps of the Ab Wheel - full extension as a finisher!
The Walking Lunge with Medicine Ball Rotation was actually very hard to do. I used an 8 lb medicine ball and did 20 reps. By the time I got to about the 12th rep each time, my arms, especially my deltoids were on fire, and I could really feel this in my obliques too.
Dips with feet on Stability Ball (I used an aerobic Step with extra risers and a Bosu) I need to find my Stability Ball and inflate it. I did 20 reps and because the step and the Bosu were about the same height it was a decent challenge. I am still afraid of these dips after what happened to me last time so I am very careful with my form, etc.
Jumping Lunges - I did 30 reps as fast as I could with keeping good form and doing a decent lunge before jumping to the next leg.
BOSU Mountain Climber Push Ups - I did 20 reps, oh my gosh! This was hard. I am also having trouble getting a comfortable grip on the edge of the BOSU. The pads of my palm get really sore. I have to keep stopping and rearranging my hands. This was a lot of reps to do, but glad to have the challenge.
The sweat was rolling off of my face onto the back of the BOSU again! Eww!
I have been losing weight and inches since I started doing this on Monday! I am going to keep at this until Saturday when I will have a reward meal (which scares me). (see yesterday's entry to see a good example of my meals since this day is still not finished.)
Meal #2: 10:00 am - egg white omelet with spinach & tomatoes
Meal #3: 1:30 pm - 3 1/2 ozs Fresh Tuna, 3 1/2 ozs steamed asparagus, 6 walnut halves
Meal #4: 5:00 pm - 2 slices toasted Ezekiel sprouted bread, 1 Tbs natural peanut butter
Meal #5: 8:00 pm - 3 ozs roasted turkey breast, roasted carrots