I just booked the rental car for our return to Thailand this winter and also a taxi to pick us up at the airport. Leaving 8 weeks from tomorrow! I think I'll get my bikinis out and start trying them on to keep me motivated! As usual I'll start packing 2 weeks before we go. LOL.
Workout upper body:
12 routines usings dumbbells - 4 x 12
45 mins Tae Bo (aerobic) & jump rope routine
B: porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
L: fried egg in a wrap, grapes, clementine, yogurt
I like this alternating calories routine. Having only 1200 calories 4 days a week is easier to do when I know I can look forward to a higher calorie day.
I am very bad about my weight fluctuating so much - travel - gain, home - lose, yo yo. Bad for health and also results in loose skin that can't be tightened any more no matter how much muscle I build. My goal should always be to stay under 140 as I feel best in the 130's.
Not a weigh in day but I wanted to take a peek at the scale. Now in the 140's, although barely! Changing my goal weight to 137 as it's more realistic. I do feel I'm building muscle as well, especially since making all routines 4 sets instead of 3.
squats w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 10 - 5 routines
planks - 4
abs-4 routines x 4
bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
Change of plans today. Should have worked out this morning. But since I'm in the UK I couldn't watch the debate last night so watched this morning. I'm sure I burned quite a lot of calories just watching that!!
Then had to go grocery shopping. So instead of Sunday being my rest day, I will work out then.
Dinner last night at friends' house was not their usual. Starter was garlic bread, main was casserole with potatotes/ham/onions in a white sauce with skimmed milk (they didn't do a cheese sauce knowing I was dieting), homemade banana bread for dessert. I did not drink any wine.
Alternating calories: planning as close to 1200 calories as I can get on Mon and Tues, 1400 on Weds, 1200 on Thurs and Fri, 1700 on Sat, 1300 on Sunday. Of course if we eat out or go to friends I'll recalculate.
Happy with my workouts. Feel like I'm doing the max.