Here's my typical weekday activity profile (w/ AM workout). Can you tell I have a desk job?
I did my first weigh-in today after 7 days of wearing the BodyMedia Fit, and came in at 108.4. Obviously there was water weight involved. And let’s face it, just a good trip to the bathroom can result in you a 1-2 pound fluctuation. In theory, about a pound of this 3.6 lb change is true weight loss since I averaged about a 500 calorie deficit everyday.
This week I’ll continue in the same calorie range, tinkering with my nutrient balance and timing with my workouts. Depending on how I feel, I may add more calories back in. A 500 calorie a day deficit may be a little too aggressive for someone my size. I’m wouldn’t be doing myself any favors if I start losing muscle too. Light and lean is what we’re going for here. Withering away is not my goal.
Week 1 totals (click to enlarge)
Nutritional breakdown from my online profile (click to enlarge)
Exported into Excel for another view (click to enlarge)
Getting more sleep will be another goal. I only averaged about 6 hours of sleep a night. I’m a gal who needs her 8 hours.
Now moving on to the workouts....Still low on the mileage, but things were better this week:
Thursday: 6 miles outside (@ 8:00/mi)
Saturday: 6 miles outside (@ 8:00/mi)
Sunday: 45 mins treadmill (4 mins @ 7.0, 1 @ 8.0, repeat 9x), 20 mins ellipitical
Monday AM: Yoga X
Monday PM: 30 mins treadmill @ 7.2, 15 mins elliptical in PM
Wednesday: 45 mins treadmill (4 mins @ 7.0, 1 @ 8.0, repeat), 20 mins ellipitical
Thursday: Yoga X
I foresee more Yoga X in my future. It looks deceptively easy. Don’t be fooled. I feel like a wet noodle when I’m done.
Yeah, I should be doing the other DVD's in the P90X series, but baby steps here. Can yoga be considered part strength training too, or just flexibility? Are there any good yoga DVD’s you’d recommend?