Monday, April 11, 2011
3 Pounds Lost and 20 more to Go!
I am 1 week in to my work out regimen and reduced calorie nutrition plan. My work out regimen consists of walking at least 4 miles in the morning for at least 1 hour. I have been tracking my nutrition with www.myfitnesspal.com which provides based on height, age, weight what your daily caloric intake should be to reach your goal weight.
I have been getting up to walk in the mornings at 545am because there are traces of daylight that can be seen. I will continue to move that time earlier and earlier so that I can get to my 1.5 hours of walking and 6-6.5 miles goal. Once my weight is down at least 12 pounds I will begin some interval brisk jogging of the straights on the track and walk the curves to get more miles in on the track and get to a final 8 miles. I plan on walking 8 miles on the weekend mornings because I can get more in than I can before work.
My job will be moving to the campus of UMBC by the 2nd week of May and we will have access to the fitness facilities and I am looking forward to that. By then I am hoping to incorporate some weight training for toning and strength. " I used to be Quite an Athlete", boasting Division I NCAA full athletic scholarship for Women's Basketball. After 2 knee surgeries the BBall had to be put away for life. My lateral movement is not as good as it used to be and I even had to put up my Tennis racket as well. (Sad Face). I used to have a 6% body fat in college and now I am sure I am in the teens ( wishful thinking, LMAO).
I have bought a Wok and I am thinking of buying a George Foreman Evolve Grill-Bake Machine so that I can eliminate alot of unnecessary Calories and heating my house up this summer. Right now I am very motivated to continue with a goal of successfully accomplishing my goal weight by May 25th. Losing 2 pounds a week and eating a healthy nutritious diet will get me there along with my Exercise routine.
Please if anyone have great recipes for the Wok or low calorie good tasting meals please send them my way. If anyone decides to join on Myfitnesspal.com please let me know so we can keep track of each others success. Jazzwife, I know you loss quite a few pounds over the past year or so , so please give me some advice and motivation to lose and keep it off. I have done it before , and know I can do it again and maintain.
Oh Yeah and the hair has been in twists, WNG's and Twist-Outs. Natural is the best when getting your Workout on!
Have a great week and please give me a bit of feedback. Thanks!