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.
Sorry I didn't regularly include the treadmill in my gym workouts. The fronts of my calves and my hip flexors (upper front thigh) are a bit sore from 4 miles of very fast walking yesterday. Guess those muscles don't get used much on bike, rower and elliptical or normal walking. I'll be sure to do a power walk any time we have dry weather that isn't windy.
12 routines usings dumbbells - 4 x 12
45 mins Tae Bo (aerobic) & jump rope (did 25 x 8 this time) - going to cut this to 40 mins
Menu: husband wants to make me a homemade veggie pizza - he won't use a lot of cheese but is using mozzarella and cheddar
Did the entire Tae Bo 45 min workout yesterday and it's tough. It's fun but hard work. I doubt I could do this workout 6 times a week as well as 4 sets of each of my muscle routines every day but Sunday. I think I'll do Tae Bo 3 times a week and do something else the other 3 days. I'll still do 4 sets each of muscle work every day but Sunday - lower body one day, upper body the next.
Hubby comes home tonight. He's not a fan of pasta but that's what he's getting for dinner because I can't make a curry.
Power walked for 4 miles (stopped to take a few photos - below)
30 mins on exercise bike
jump rope - 4 x 25
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