Fitness Update // 3lbs down!

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Monday: 35 mins cardio, 268 calories
Tuesday: 40 mins cardio and 30 mins weights, 477 calories
Wednesday: 25 mins cardio, 50 mins circuits with weights/cardio, 559 calories
Thursday: 30 mins weights and 50 mins cardio, 489 calories
Friday: 20 mins stair master, 20 mins treadmill, 30 mins leg workout.
Saturday: 30 min step class, 5 mins stair master, 40 mins weights and 20 mins treadmill intervals

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Another great week this week! So glad I’m still going strong with diet and exercise.

After not losing any weight over the past few weeks and trying to increase calories, exercise more etc, last week I took 200 calories off my daily totals – which is now set at 1000 in myfitness pal rather than 1200.

I know that seems low, but don’t worry – the way it works is if I exercise 600 calories, then I can log my workout and my allowance will go upย so I can have 1600 calories. Most day I’ve been coming in at around 1200-1300 calories consumed. So I could have eaten more, but as I wasn’t hungry I didn’t.

I’ve also been paying a bit more attention to macros, trying to keep my protein between 80-100g a day and keeping my fat intake low.

Another thing I’ve been tryingย is doing more HIIT at the gym. Rather than just doing 10 mins on the cross trainer at the same pace, I’ve been going hard for 15 seconds then going to normal pace to keep my heart rate up. I also did some intervals on the treadmill on Saturday which felt great. I did a minute running, then 30 seconds rest. I was quite nervous as I’ve seen people hop up and put their feet on the sides of the treadmill before to do this, and hop back on and I was scared I’d fall, but it worked out well and felt much better than when I manually change the speed up and down. I’ll be doing this again for sure.

My heart rate monitor ran out of battery so I’ve not been sure how much I’ve been burning, although my chest strap still gets picked up by the machines so I can see my heart rate during cardio which is great.

So yes, lower calories, better macro control and intervals seem to have done the trick as I’ve lost 3lbs this week!

Although I’m not sure if I’ve gained any back after I had a very boozy night on Saturday. I ended up getting a veggie burger and cheese chips and was so hungover the next day!

I didn’t get to the gym on Sunday, which is okay because I’ve been 20 days straight. But I did an extra long workout on Saturday and I hope to do a long one today, too, to make up for it.

When my hangover got a bit better and I managed to get out of bed, I met my friends in the park in Bradford and sat in the sun for a few hours, so it was worth not going to the gym because I haven’t seen Lilly since November as she’s been working on a cruise ship for the last few months and she got back last week.

So this 3lb loss means a total loss of 5lbs.

Just 6lbs to go to my goal. I hope I lose another 2lbs this week please!

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14 Comments

  1. May 9, 2016 / 8:02 am

    You are a machine! I’m back in the gym purely because of your updates! I don’t have any numbers in mind but I have noticed a few of my dresses and my gym clothes are feeling super snug at the minute, so having them sit comfortably again would be ideal! Plus, I need my energy back, I seem to be so lethargic lately and I hate it, I’m getting nothing done!

    Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. May 9, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Well done on the weight loss, I hate when you’re in that stage where you can’t lose weight and you just plateau, I lost 15 pounds and still got 12 to go but I’m stuck in a rut! Major fitness and diet overhaul needed I think haha!
    Tenz
    http://www.shesabouthatlife.com
    Xxx

  3. Mellissa Williams
    May 10, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Looks like you have done well this week. I exercise so I can eat more ๐Ÿ™‚ 20 days straight at the gym is a lot, be careful you don’t overdo it though

  4. May 10, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Very well done! I admire your resolve, especially with the calorie control. That is my downfall in my weightloss journey ๐Ÿ™

  5. May 10, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Good Job!! its good to have that motivation to go and work out I have been doing the same for a while and have seen some progress. Keep it up you’re doing good hun and we need to motivate each other so we can stay focus on out weight goal ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good Luck!! Keep us updated!!

    Leslie xoxo

  6. May 10, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Good Work! You’re doing an amazing job hun, I have been going to gym for a while now and I am starting to see progress. I love that you’re sharing your journey its good because it helps you stay motivated and it helps others stay motivated as well.

    Keep up the good work!! Keep us updated

    Leslie xoxo

  7. May 10, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Good Work! You’re doing an amazing job hun, I have been going to gym for a while now and I am starting to see progress. I love that you’re sharing your journey its good because it helps you stay motivated and it helps others stay motivated as well.

    Keep up the good work!! Keep us updated ๐Ÿ™‚ Leslie xoxo

  8. May 10, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Wow sounds like a very productive week. I had a week off last week and I hated it, I felt so sluggish by the weekend so that won’t be happening again x

  9. Ting
    May 10, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    YAASS! Well done you! It’s brilliant progress – keep it up.

  10. May 10, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Yay well done you! 3lbs is awesome, a great achievement! I really want to go to the gym but don’t want to pay for it and generally can’t escape my hordes of children haha! H x

  11. May 10, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Oh wow that is amazing – sounding like you are so on track for your target! GO YOU! x

  12. May 10, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    You are doing so well – that’s brilliant! I really need to exercise more. Kaz x

  13. May 11, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Wow go you! 5 LBS is amazing keep up the good work and I hope you achieve your goal of losing 2 more lbs.

  14. May 15, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Well done on the weight loss! You’re doing really well

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