The 2nd week of the 2 week challenge is over and the results are in and not what I expected at all. My weight didn’t move, there were two inches less on the waist, an inch added to the hips and half an inch added to my thighs. Some times results like these are frustrating because you know just how hard you worked and how much effort you gave.
When I look at the overall picture for the month of September my weight is down nine pounds! I was almost really sad until I saw that which makes me happy that I track my numbers even though it seems so tedious at times.
This past week I went to the chiropractor because my knee pain turned into back pain. I’m still not feeling 100% and have had to back off the work outs a little bit. While I was there I used their body composition scale to get a current report. In a year my composition is almost the same. Those pounds that I gained so quickly in that four month period really hurt my progress. According to the report my basal metabolic rate is 1447 and that’s higher than the last report. There is another report which says I need to take in somewhere between 800-1,000 calories a day for weight loss. Those numbers seem crazy to me with as much working out as I do but it’s possible that I really do need to cut more calories.
My water intake is fine and balance. My muscle mass only needs to be increased by .01lbs so that tells me I’m doing well in that area. One of the doctors told me I should cut out bananas because they are high on the glycemic index and go with apples instead. What? I eat bananas all the time!
He’s right because I found a useful index from the Harvard Medical Publication. Once again I need to make dietary changes to see results. I’m going to be in the market for heart rate monitor too. If I can reach my fat burning zone during my workouts that will help as well. Time to get motivated. WARNING: This weeks video might make you grab some tissue.
Stress Level – Knee pain was related to back pain.
The UP side– Fitcation is still coming!
Wednesday – TRX, swim, 2 week challenge work out
Thursday – chiropractor
Friday – rest
Saturday – 2 week challenge work out
Sunday – Ripped, 2 week challenge work out
A special reminder for us all…
- The long term goal 18 pounds by the end of the year. Goal weight 140.
- The short term goal lose 1 – 2 lbs. per month.
- January 158 – 159 = +1 pound gain
- February 159 – 158 = -1 pound loss
- March 158 – 162 = + 4 pounds
- April 162 – 162 = 0 progress
- May 160 – 165 = + 5 pound gain
- June 161 – 166 = + 5 pound gain
- July 166 – 172 = + 6 pound gain
- August 176 – 175 = -1 pound loss
- September 182 – 173 = 9 pound loss