Working out changes a lot of things!!! I'd take less cramps!! Looks like you and me are both on vacay next week. I'm going to try to get my exercising in. I think my mother has a stationary bike or an elliptical, and I should have no excuses for not getting on that thing whenever I can.
Great job on getting your workouts over with early!
The tennis ball massages really work, I used to use them on my lower back, and I hope you figure out how to get them right on your shoulder! Nothing worse than a nagging injury. DH is finally feeling better and starting to peel; it looks awful, but he isn't having the "ant bite" pain anymore, which is good. Thanks for asking! This plateau is quite annoying and it's making me nervous because I travel home next week and I know food and exercise are going to be difficult. I was hoping to see a lower number today for some psychological motivation, but no such luck.
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Glad to see you back!!! Just get back on that saddle and we'll try to help you steer the horse.
So glad to hear from you and know you're feeling better and back at it. You just take care of yourself!
For what it's worth, I agree with Debbie. Carbs before a workout and protein after is usually the way to go, or at least something with carbs in it. I find protein shakes before a workout make me feel heavy and blergh. Carbs will give you some quick energy. Quick tip for the ab workouts -- when I was doing Jillian Michaels workouts, they always gave the tip that the hands should be a very very light touch on the back of the head (fingertips) and you shouldn't be using them to pull up. Also, keep your head straight and stare at a poiint on the ceiling when you lift (don't curl your neck or shoulders). This will help you use your abdominals and not your neck/shoulders/back. You might not get up very high at first, but the abdominal strength will come.
As for me:
After having a great Thursday, I'm still right around 180. This is some official "stuck" right here!!!!! Yikes. I'm going to try and persevere, though, and just do my workout as I have been doing. I keep telling myself that I'm doing the right things. I'm going to be re-thinking my dinner (it's hard to cook things that both me and DH like) because I think that might be a key in getting the scale to move. I portion control myself well, but they're usually not the best in terms of my macros. Too many starches - couscous, rice, or things of that nature.
This weekend we have a quiet saturday planned and will probably do some packing, and Sunday we're helping a friend move. I solemnly swear that I will not have any alcohol during the process, since I determined earlier this week that the alcohol on the weekends might be part of the problem, too. It's gotta be food and not activity.
1) Calorie deficit of 4,000+ M: -1,281 T: -926 W: -616 Th: -1,431Total: -4,254
2) Protein > 20% of intake every day M: 23% T: 23% W: 19% Th: 27%
3) Water 64 oz. or more daily M: yes T: yes W: yes Th: yes
4) Exercise 6x this week: Turbo schedule M: yes (40 mins cardio) T: yes (40 mins conditioning, 20 mins abs) W: yes (20 mins cardio) Th: yes (40 mins cardio)
5) Eat veggies with lunch and dinner M: lunch yes
, dinner no T: lunch yes
, dinner does tomato sauce count? W: lunch yes dinner no Th: yes
6) Weigh in and report on Friday M-Th: N/A F: 180.3. Still stuck.
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 9/8/14 = 178.8 (net: -36.4)
Last mini-goal: 180 lbs. REACHED! Reward - new sports bra
Current min-goal: 175 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
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