This week was a great week. I was on vacation all week (except Thursday when I had to come into the office for a meeting) and I had a great time. I did very little other than catch up on reading and tv and workout. It was bliss.
As a result, I lost another 2.5 lbs. It’s insane really. This is after a weekend of having a beer, a basket of sweet potato fries and a lot of chocolate. I told my trainer last night that I don’t want to be losing any more weight. I want to focus on toning up but my weight is a little low for my liking. The thing is that I’m used to this eating healthy racket and it’s tough to get out of it. I’m still eating chocolate (almost everyday) so it’s not as though I’m depriving myself. I’m eating 3 full meals and usually 2 snacks as well. I don’t know how many calories I’m taking in everyday (never been a calorie counter really) but I’m very rarely hungry. I’m wondering whether upping my carbs a little would stop the weight loss. I know I’m complaining about something most people crave but seriously, any more weight lost and I’ll be forever known as stick insect and that’s not my goal.
So now onto the whole maintenance thing – anyone got any tips for me? I want to do this right. I worry that as soon as I start eating more etc I’m going to pile the weight back on.
I managed to do 54 pushups in training yesterday. I admit that I drifted away from the 100 pushup challenge because of time and training being 3 times a week. The last few weeks I’ve been sore for a while after trainign and the last thing I’ve felt like doing is pushups. But I was pretty stoked at the 54 last night. True, they’re modified pushups (on the knees) but I’m not disappointed at all.
I bought some new jeans yesterday and I’m down a size. My shape is still the same (hello hips!) but I’m more in proportion. Honestly though, the number of jeans I own that don’t fit anymore is ridiculous. I really need to cull before I move.
So that’s the update for this week.
- Maintain weight!
- Keep drinking 2-3 litres of water
- Get to the gym 4 times (I only made it there 3 times last week even though I had plenty of time!)
- Get to 5 minutes with the skipping rope.
Have a great week all!