So last week was my 3rd week of working out with Karen Voight’s Burn and Firm. I didn’t quite make the whole week last week since I was sick toward the end, but I did get 4 days in a row in. I pretty much just did the Cardio and upper body sections the first 2 days and then Wednesday I did Cardio and Lower Body/Abdominals, and Thursday I just did Cardio. All last week I drank a Slim Right shake in the morning (Fred Meyer brand similar to Slim Fast.) and other than that, I didn’t change my diet much more.
So Friday was payday and the cupboards were getting bare anyway, so I went grocery shopping and decided to buy what I need for my green shake that I will use for lunch this week, and lots of fruit, and just the bare minimals for what I’ll need to make meals for all of us mostly from scratch so we won’t be eating much processed foods (which I really don’t think we did that much anyway) and less fat and sugar.
You’re probably wondering what my progress has been. Well, as I said in my first post, I didn’t measure myself until Jan. 4th, so I’ve only had a week of working out since I’ve actually took measurements. Also, I know that I was at 170lbs before starting to work out 3 weeks ago, but I don’t have a scale yet, so I can’t weigh myself at the moment.
As for progress in my measurements? I checked on Saturday and everything was still the same. :( But, like I said, I didn’t change my diet too much last week and I didn’t workout as many days as I had hoped. Plus it will probably take some time to see those inches come off. The other drawback is that it is about “that time of the month” and I always get bloated at this time, so it’s really hard to say lol.
Plan for This Week…..
But this week the plan is to do my Slim Right shake in the morning, make my Green Shake with Whey Protein Powder at lunch. Maybe have some fruit for snacks and then do a salad for dinner with a small portion of whatever I’m making for everyone else (spaghetti, burritos, etc…..). Also, I am going to try and do the full circuit every day this week. That’s 45 min. of doing Cardio, Upper Body, Lower Body/Abdominals.
I’ve already started this today and got through the day pretty well, even though I’m still not quite over my sickness, but I am feeling quite a bit better. I stuck to my menu today even though I really, really wanted to eat more of the biscuits and gravy that I made for dinner tonight! lol And I got my workout in today.
Also, I ordered some Now Foods Eve, Women’s Multi vitamins that sound really good from Amazon (I ordered the men’s for my hubby also), and I also have another of Karen’s workout dvd’s coming called Streamline Fitness (A.M./P.M. Workout). So I may start with adding the morning workout this week too to kind of get me going for the day and then maybe add the PM workout next week right before bed.
So I’m very optimistic about seeing some progress by the end of the week. I have to keep reminding myself not to think too far ahead, but to just focus on each day and doing what I need to do for that day. Trying to focus on the whole week just gets too overwhelming. It really goes for anything you’re trying to accomplish. Sure you need to have short and long term goals, but then you have to keep your focus on the daily things that need to be done in order to accomplish those goals eventually.
Well, that’s it for this progress report! I’ll be posting again next Monday with another update :)
What are your fitness goals this year?