Well so much for my quick 3 pounds down. The last couple of days it has gone up again, but at least the body fat is staying down.
Last week 132.2 pounds, 29.5% body fat
This week 131.2 pounds, 28.5% body fat
So I only ended up being down 1 pound and 1% body fat. I guess its okay to be higher in weight and lower in body fat though! Not that I have really gained any muscle this week, lol. So I still have 6 pounds to get back to pre-Vegas weight.
I have still been eating really well. The only days I had some questionable things were Friday and Saturday. Friday I ended up eating a chicken sandwich from K’s store (7-11), that was not that good, but I ate it anyway. And because it wasn’t great I had a chicken wing after, which was also not great. Then later on we went to a school play and I was craving candy, so we bought some skittles and gummy stuff. I didn’t have a ton of it, probably a serving and a half overall. Yesterday I decided I wanted to have some beer, so I ended up having 3. And I had some more skittles.
The junky stuff I picked wasn’t good or satisfying. And I really don’t want to have candy and junk in the house, so I’m not going to buy extras anymore. There is only a little candy left, and I think I’ll just ‘hide’ it in the cupboard so I forget about it. Or just throw it away.
Workouts this week were great!!
Sunday I did a 40 minute spin workout, mostly short high intensity intervals, and then a 1.69 mile walk on the treadmill to finish out the movie I was watching.
Monday I did 3 miles on the treadmill at an 11:05 pace. I hate the treadmill for running, it always seems so much harder than getting outside. So this one was slow. But I’m going to try and do my shorter runs on the treadmill, hoping that it will be good for my joints. I also did a quick strength session afterwards. I did goblet squats, bench presses, step-ups, db rows, and jump squats. Those jump squats kill me!
Tuesday I ran 4 miles outside at a 9:20 pace. This one was hard on me too, I felt like I was going so slow, but it was a pretty good pace after all. I did a quick Zuzka workout after my run too.
Wednesday was a rest day!
Thursday I ran 3.13 miles with an 8:49 pace! I tried to go faster on the middle mile and it was hard to recover after that, so the the next mile was pretty quick too. It felt great in the end! I did strength after, deadlifts, bench press, split squats, and kb swings. I haven’t done deadlifts or swings in so long, I was beat after this workout!
Friday I did a 50 minute spin workout. For the first half I just alternated between gears 11-13, switching every minute. Then I did my high gear intervals. I just do gear 12 for a minute and then gear 20 for 30 seconds. It really gets my heart rate going and it feels like I’m getting a really good workout in. I was going to do another Zuzka workout but I didn’t want to trash my legs for my long run.
Saturday was my long run day. I did 8 miles on the parkway in an hour and 18 minutes for a 9:41 pace. This was great considering I was just running most of it ‘easy’. I felt like I could easily go another 5.1 miles, which is good because my half marathon is in just 7 weeks. The last 2 miles I did run a full minute faster. I did some drills in a parking lot by my house when I was done.
So this week I’ll just continue on. We went shopping yesterday so the fridge is full of good produce. I will do a bit of meal prep today and make sure I pack food every day for work. I’m just going to eat 3 meals a day when I’m hungry, and try not to eat too much. I’m going to keep up with the strength workouts, but not go too hard this week since I have a race on Saturday. The 2nd RUN SLC run is Saturday, and I’m definitely going since I missed the first one. I’m going to dial things down a bit this week so I will feel great on Saturday. And I’m not going to have any beers until Saturday after the race!