Each week, the two teachers that do the work-outs alternate the circuits. Last night, there were six circuits: standing lunges, cross-over run with high knee return (do the cross over run half the length of the gym and then high knee run back), jump rope, tic-tocs (run on the spot but throw your legs out to the side), walking lunges, and then knee to elbow standing lifts. We did each circuit for a minute, and repeated all six circuits three times. After I was done, I felt G-R-E-A-T!! I was able to do all of the circuits for the full time each and every time. I'm not going to say that it was too easy, I was still sweating my butt off by the time it was all over. It was just a great feeling knowing that I was able to keep up, and I haven't lost all of the strength that boot camp gave me. Not only was it a great work-out, but it was also really fun. I will DEFINITELY be going back on Monday!!
I did not run this morning - not because I didn't want to, but because I slept later than I had planned. Not to worry, I am going to go this evening....come hell or high water!!
So, on Thursday, I said I was going to share my Biggest Loser game plan. I feel like I'm in a situation where I could really win this competition. Even though I don't know everyone that is doing the competition, as I look around the faculty and staff at the school - I believe it's a good chance that I have the most weight to lose. That can be an advantage - but also a disadvantage. For the small competitors that only have a few pounds to lose - their percentage of weight loss will be much higher. For a 150lb woman to lose 10lbs would give them a 6.7% weight loss. For me to lose 10lbs, it would only give me a 4.8% loss. That means I have to lose double the weight to get the a good lead on the competition....which means I HAVE to lose at least 20lbs in the next 10 weeks. What am I going to do? Well, here's the plan for now....it may have to be altered, but I'm going to see how it goes.
- Continue eating the way I have been. I'm going to stick to eating 4-5 meals a day. I'm going to continue NOT counting calories, but focusing on what I've been focusing on for months - my protein and carbs. I really don't have to do that anymore, because I'm so used to it now... but just watch my portions and make sure that I'm getting enough food in.
- Start drinking water again. I still drink water, but not to the levels I did while in boot camp. I maybe drink 20 or 30ozs a day now, when I was drinking close to 100ozs every day. I am now going back to the 100ozs a day.
- Cardio Circuits on Mondays and Fridays. The circuits gave my whole body a good work-out, so I'm definitely going to stick with doing them. They are fun, "doable", and I think they are going to help burn a lot of calories.
- Long walk/run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I am going to start out by doing 3 miles combined walk/run. I will walk 1 mile, run 1 mile, and then alternate run/walking on the last mile. Each week, I will make myself run more on the last mile, to eventually running the full 2nd mile. Then I will do the walk/run mix on the first run...to hopefully, eventually, running the full 3 miles.
- Sunday will be weight day. A 30 - 45 minute session using weights. I will use my home gym, my free weights, and just mix it up each week to get some strength training in.
Till next time. ;)
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