Here's a snapshot from yesterday's journal. I've decided to track again in Fitbit, eat well and keep the calories around 1500. I won't bore you with the details of my meals, but they were ALL healthy, and aside from the cream I put in my coffee, I'm happy with how it went.
Now I need to string a bunch of these days together and see what happens.
Today I am home with the girls for their last day of summer. We have a haircut on tap and that's about it. Maybe I can talk them into going to the pool? Tomorrow I'm running with my sisters. It has been a while - months - since I've run and my knees are so angry from squats, I hope they'll hold up. The Body Pump made such a difference in my cycling, I'm curious to see how well I run...
This morning I am making meals for the freezer! I am not going to let the produce I bought rot in the fridge!
Lastly, my Thursday Body Pump instructor was chatting before class yesterday. She teaches 12 classes a week, not all BP - but still pretty high intensity. I'm thinking there's NO WAY I would be able to even do 12 classes, let alone teach them... She went on to talk about how she's been gaining weight, and that it always happens when she increases her schedule... So I'm thinking about what I've read lately here - http://chriskresser.com/why-you-may-need-to-exercise-less/ that intense/frequent exercise increases stress on the body producing cortisol promoting weight gain. It's making me think that my current schedule of 2 BP sessions, one Spin and typically one workout with my sisters is good. I would also like to add a yoga session which is shown to decrease stress, lowering cortisol levels.
So here I go - not much fanfare and yesterday as I looked at my totals I was actually kind of surprised. I wasn't hungry at all, and although I might have had a snack... I opted to go to bed and read - a far better option.