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This week's HIGHS:
I had my training session on Friday with my wonderful trainer from 24 In 24 Out. Although I was a complete bum this week, I kicked butt in my session. Reggie had me truly lifting heavy for the first time. I really didn't think that I would be able to do it. But I did. The secret was to not really ask him how heavy he was putting the weight. If I didn't know, I would lift it until I at least got to 6-8reps. I normally aim for 15reps, but the weight had me tapped out early by the 3rd set. I was able to burn over 500 calories in a 1 hour workout with weight training and only 5 minutes of super-light cardio.
This weeks LOWS:I don't know what my problem was this week. I did not do anything as planned. As usual, I didn't eat terribly. No cheesy nachos and Chinese food everyday, but I couldn't get my chunky behind into the gym until my training session. I know my schedule is hectic because of finals, so I allowed myself to not completely beat myself up. After reading all of Chris Powell's "Choose to Lose: The 7 Day Carb Cycle Solution", I have decided that I am not going to go through with it just yet. I keep saying that I want to change my lifestyle, not just go onto a plan. I don't do well on plans. I feel overwhelmed and super constricted and end up sabotaging myself.
The number on the scale basically stayed the same. I ate a whole bunch of salt last night before I weighed in this morning so I know the +1lb is not accurate.
What I plan to do this week is really concur my eating. Reggie, my trainer, always tells me that eating is my problem, because when I go to the gym, I kill myself. I have some possible tricks up my sleeve to get my behind to see some results and stay motivated BUT I cannot share them just yet. I am beginning to feel like a big-time loser for motivating others and sharing my story when I haven't really had much success... yet. But I will.