I’ve been talking recently about my goal to have lost 100 pounds by May 11. I need to get more activity in each day, so I’m doing about 45 minutes of cardio on top of my regular workouts. I’ve been burning over 1000 calories per workout, which is a lot! I usually get between 500 and 700 in a regular workout. Those extra calories are just enough to be helpful, but they are leaving me extra, extra hungry.
When Janelle told Zach that I was averaging that amount in 1 workout he told her that I was going to have more calories after my workout. I was so happy when I heard the news that I nearly cried. I’ve been really hungry lately. I have to get another Bod Pod next week so Zach can come up with a different meal plan to help me on the days I do a 1000 calorie workout.
Some other things I’ve been doing to help me lose these last pounds to get to 100 pounds lost is eating more protein and fiber, drinking a huge glass of super cold water as soon as I get out of bed, and taking as many extra walks as I can.
I will not be able to keep up all the extra workouts for very long. I have the time to go to the gym everyday, but I don’t always have the time to stay and extra half hour or hour. I’ve been really happy with the pace that I’m losing weight and building muscle. It’s been slow, but it’s been very natural. I feel like I have a really good chance to keeping the weight off forever. My goal has never been to loose excessive amounts of weight in a small period of time. I could have picked a plan like that, but I think I would have become frustrated and given up.
I really wouldn’t be doing all of these extra workouts if I hadn’t set this goal for myself and I am the one who set this goal. It’s kind of nice to know that I’m not giving up on myself and that when it really counts I can get my butt in gear and work hard.