Back at home.

Had a great weekend and a healthy weekend.  My aunt made great food and we made great choices when we went out.  One thing we kinda had no control over is when friends took us out to Costco for a cheap pizza which was great for the kids.  I still had 2 pieces because I had to eat something but was really aware of what I was eating.  But great news.  I weighed myself this morning and I’m a pound less than when I weighed myself on Saturday, justifying that number for another scale.  Love it.  

New goals.  Before the laptop was going to be purchased when I reach 50lbs but I’m re-thinking that I want that to be 80lbs.  It’s a long ways away but I think it’s within reach and gets me below the 200lb mark.  It gives that 200lb real signifigance in a reward for me and for my body.  The 50lb mark will still be celebrated with a trip to the clothing store for some new clothes.  

Trying something new.  High Intensity Interval Training.   I got an article from my aunt and we talked about it.  The thing is to do the highest intensity you can handle for a short time, rest for a short time, and then do it again.  Right now I can’t find out if it should be a part of every work out or 2-3 times a week which is what I’m going to shoot for until I know more.  Today it was this

1 minute @ 2MPH (warm up)

2 minute @ 3 MPH (warm up)

20 Secs @ 8MPH

1 min @ 3MPH

Repeat 6 times

It wasn’t too bad at all.  The article has about 12 steps to go through to increase the intensity so I might step up to number 2 on Wednesday.  It’s supposed to be a boost to the metabolism.  I’m aware that there is a plateau out there and I want to keep doing all the different things I can to challenge my body and myself.  Just want to keep on going.  Thankfully I feel that my body is getting stronger and stronger and able to keep going with the more intense workouts.  Maybe someday I’ll even try to tackle my wife’s DVD workout which I hear is a burner.

Breakfast

Protein bar, Oatmeal

Early lunch

Tuna sandwich, 1/8 cup of trail mix

Snack

Carrots, celery, an apple

Late Lunch

Tuna sandwich, 1/8 cup of trail mix, 100 cal cheerios

Dinner

Tuna salad (TUNA DAY!!!), 1/8 cup of ice cream, 8 multi-grain chips

Later 

Yogurt with granola

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