Alight Ladies, Iâ€™m officially in! I included my stats and you can see them in the attached. FYI, I added another column to track Body Fat % and I get this measured monthly. I care more about this %, than I do about weight in lbs. My hope is to reach my fitness goals by March even though my wedding date isnâ€™t until May 2013. My wedding dress is very form fitting and when I go for my first alterations appointment , I donâ€™t want my body composition to still be fluctuating when this process starts.
Quick recap on my diet and physical activity. I pretty much went through a 14 month stint were my physical activity was non-existent which is horrible considering that I use to workout 5-6 ways a week. Since the beginning of July, Iâ€™ve started the Insanity Workout Series, which I love even though the first week almost killed me. Also, my Fi and I go on hike every Sunday morning which are typically between 4-6 miles long and range between 800ft to 1500ft of elevation gain. I will start weight/strength training again in August. I strongly recommend incorporating weight training into your workouts. It is a great facilitator when it comes to weight loss and toning up and will have a far more sustaining impact on your metabolism than cardio alone.
So I donâ€™t really do diets, but I do believe in eating clean and having 5-6 meals a day and try to be conscience of portion sizes. I just got back on track with this and I consume 1800 to 2200 calories/day. I have no intention of lowering my calorie intake. Iâ€™m ramping up my workouts and need the energy. I am slowly increasing my protein intake to +/- 125 grams/day to accommodate my upcoming weight training and Iâ€™m trying to increase my water intake. I only drink alcohol on weekends usually in the form of a vodka press, no beer, wine, or super sweet drinks.
Iâ€™m off to a great start, and it sounds like many of you are too. Iâ€™m excited to see our progress over the next few months. Good luck and keep up the hard work!