According to my grandmother, my mother once lamented to me when I was a little girl that I had too much going on. Dance lessons. Cheerleading lessons (short lived, that one). Brownies (also short lived). I was five years old and running around more than most adults already. She said, “Your schedule is way too busy!” To which I allegedly replied, “What’s a shed drool?”
You’re welcome for that little explanation of the title.
Now that I’ve gone through the “break-in” period of rebandwagoning, it’s time to settle into a real routine. Which will be thus for the foreseeable future:
Cardio 5x/week – bike, elliptical, jump rope, Jillian (damn her), walk/jog, or sub one non-weight training day with yoga, plus daily walks at work (doesn’t count toward daily cardio)
Weight training 3x/week – upper and lower body, core, 3×10 minimum, free weights instead of universal machine whenever possible (work on my form, dammit!), balance ball incorporated where possible
Sundays – 45-60 minutes cardio
Mondays – 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights
Tuesdays – break
Wednesdays – 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights
Thursdays – 45-60 minutes cardio
Fridays – break
Saturdays – 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights
I’m finding that the best way to work weights in is to do 15 minutes of cardio, do my weight sets, then finish off the remaining cardio. Helps to break things up, my muscles are warmed up by the time I start lifting, and my heart rate remains more elevated throughout.
I went clothes shopping yesterday. My jeans size is a more comfortable 6 (as opposed to the UNcomfortable 6 it was not too long ago). Dressing room light would be unflattering to a size 2. Thank you, that is all. Carry on.
Eating cleaner (more clean?). Today:
Breakfast – nonfat yogurt, toast, peanut butter
Lunch – sliced chicken breast on 1 slice double fiber bread (no condiments, and it wasn’t bad even lacking mayo or mustard), carrots/snap peas/grape tomatoes dipped in ranch (only had the full-fat version at home, OH WOE), chocolate Silk soy milk (which is teh NOMS).
Dinner – broiled pork loin, spinach w/light margarine
1360 calories (goal is below 1400)
62 grams of fat (goal is below 56)
138 grams of carbs (goal is around 170)
68 grams of protein (goal is around 80)