Welcome to the Friday Fitness Check In! I am using this as a bit of a fitness diary to keep my goals in check while sharing exactly what I am doing with you (since I get so many questions about it! Feel free to link up and do your own Friday Fitness Check In where you can keep track of the following:
- Fitness: Workouts for the week, how did I feel?
- Food: Did I eat well? Let’s be honest shall we?
- Strength Training: Did I lift weights this week? How many reps and what exercises?
- Mind and Motivation: Where am I mentally? What motivated me this week?
- Weight: Have I lost weight this week? gained?
Thursday: Hot yoga
Friday: Total body
- Crunches on exercise ball
- Pectoral flys on exercise ball
- Chest press on exercise ball
- Squats on the bosu ball
- Bicep curls on the bosu ball
- Squats with 45lb (first time ever!)
- Bicep curl w 45 lb
- Abdominal machine
- Crossfit sit-ups
- Hamstring curls
- Leg press
- Abdominal machine
I haven’t been tracking everything as I should but I’ve been making better decisions food wise. I’ve had a couple protein shakes for lunch which is one of my trouble spots eating wise. Everything in Times Square is remarkably expensive so the cheap route is the most traveled route except its not the healthiest route.
I’ve also been having so hard hard hard days at work and I comforted myself twice with my favorite meal (oxtail and rice and peas) but I only went over my points by 6-7 points each day not including activity.
I am still not eating my activity points and I am wondering if that is the cuprit for my slow weight loss? Any weight watchers users out there? Obviously I workout alot so I end up with 40-50 activity points tracked–but I never eat them–as a matter of fact I’ve never eaten them. I suppose I am a bit afraid of eating so much, if that makes any sense. I’m STILL trying to figure out the 5 small meals a day thing, but with my schedule, its a difficult task.
I love January and I hate January.
Why I love January: everyone is SO focused on fitness. The news, magazines everything is smacking you in the face with fitness related information–and I love it. As a fitness junkie I simply can get enough. I soak up all of this extra fitness attention like a sponge because I know by April flowers and spring trends will have overshadowed fitness. I plan on riding this train till the wheels fall off!
Why I hate January: I want my gym back to myself (horribly selfish I know) but seriously. I want it BACK. I actually had someone attempt to treat me like a newbie in my own gym. I mean…is it April yet?
I’ve been really motivated to workout this week as more of my pants are fitting looser and better. I love that but there are some days when I just FEEL ginormous but I think AF might have a little to do with that.
How is your fitness going this week? Are you doing any sticking to your January goals?