I was very tired yesterday after Friday's bike ride. Not sure why this one was so tiring as all the long rides last week didn't feel that tiring. No exercise yesterday. A bit of cheating but ended at just over 1500 calories.
I didn't do my upper body muscle workout yesterday as we decided to look at doing a self-catering for a week so it would be easier to do lots of long bike rides. So I was researching that and found one in a great location. So I have to do my entire muscle workouts today.
Workout at home (upper):
11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
push ups - 3 x 12
triceps dips - 3 x 12
Workout at home (lower):
side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
planks - 3
abs-4 routines x 3
bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Progress as of today: 28.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!
Started snacking last night and couldn't seem to stop. Probably hit about 1700 calories. No junk though. I tried on a pair of trousers that were too tight when I tried them on a week ago and now they fit! So I can't believe what the scale says. Fluid, muscle weight?
B: porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
L: sliced chicken breast sandwich, yogurt, strawberries, clementine
Got on the scale and I'm up nearly 2 pounds from last Monday. Looks like Inever changed it here but I did on my log. Had too many treats on our bike trips. Really went overboard one of the days, so I need to watch it and keep the treats down on the next trip.
Back home! We had a brilliant 4 days of riding our bikes in stunning scenery and lovely weather. Had quite a few well-deserved treats but I did go overboard on Thursday with cookies, beer, chips/fries. Came home at dinner time last night. Will get on the scale tomorrow as fluid fluctuations won't give an accurate reading.
In total we rode our bikes 175 miles over 4 days. So I think I can skip the lower body muscle work and I'll just do upper body weights.
Hi all! Haven't posted the last two days as we've been on long bike rides. 45 miles yesterday and 42 miles today. To be fair though the bikes are pedal-assisted electric so not as much work as a regular bike. We are going on another long ride tomorrow and are spending the night in a B& B and riding again on Friday.
So I haven't been counting calories and I've been having a few treats and some beer - guilt free because I'm sure I'm burning it off and then some!
We've had almost nonstop cold and rainy weather and finally are having a spell of gorgeous weather so we are taking advantage.
Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!