Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22

7:00: Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown (YES! i actually woke up and did it! yay me!!)

9:30: 1 hardboiled egg, small banana

10:30: coffee with cream, 16 oz water

12:00: clementine

1:00: 3 miles elliptical, 25 pushups, 16 oz water, OEP

2:30: boneless, skinless chicken thigh (baked) with 1 cup green veggies, clementine, 16 oz water

5:30: 1 hardboiled egg, medium pear, 8 oz water

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21

9:30 - 1 hardboiled egg, small banana, 16 oz water

10:30 - coffee with cream

1:00 - 2 miles elliptical, 100 bicycles, 25 pushups, 16 oz water

2:00 - 2 baked chicken thighs, 1 cup green veggies, fun size baby ruth, 16 oz water

5:30 - 1 hardboiled egg, medium apple, 8 oz water

I've been meaning to begin two-a-day workouts. So i had every intention of coming home and popping in a Jillian Michaels video. But since i didnt get around to it, i skipped dinner. Healthy, right?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8

weight: 247

8:30: OEP, 8 ounces water

9:30: meal replacement shake, 16 ounces water

10:30 coffee with cream, 8 ounces water

1:00 - 3 miles elliptical, 24 ounces water

2:30 - meal replacement shake, spring roll (charity from my cubicle neighbor lol), 8 ounces water

1st week of Jillian Michaels Challenge

Day 1: cardio (weight 249.4)
Day 2: No More Trouble Zones
Day 3: ---
Day 4: Yoga Meltdown
Day 5: ---
Day 6: 6-Week 6-Pack (level 1), 3 miles elliptical
Day 7: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism

weighed in today at 247.

Got in 4 JM workouts and lost 2 pounds in my first 7 days. Not too shabby! Between now and Valentine's Day, I'd like to get in 5 or 6 JM workouts, in addition to my gym workouts at work. It'd also be nice to knock off another 4 pounds or so....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7

weight: 247.1

(doesn't it always happen like that? after a night of horrible eating you're down 2 pounds, but then when you're virtuous all day and can't wait to step on the scale, you've gained. Weight loss is retarded.)

9:30: meal replacement shake, 16 ounces water

10:30 coffee with cream

1:00 Fiber one bar

3:00 meal replacement shake, 16 ounces water

(skipped my lunchtime workout :(....didnt want to, but my weave install somehow had morphed into a dead rodent on my head. I stood in the shower for my entire lunch break, detangling with a comb and an entire bottle of conditioner)

4:00 vending machine crap....small bag of chips and 3 cookies (270 calories worth of damage), 16 ounces water

6:00 16 ounces water

8:00 - Jillian Michaels "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" (1 hour): LAWDDD have mercy this video was hard! It is chock FULL of explosive jumping and plyometric moves like mountain climbers, jumping jacks, jumping squats, and burpees. Man oh MAN was i sweating. i hated every minute of it, which means it should DEFINITELY be a part of my regular rotation. If I did this video regularly, there's no way i could NOT lose fat. It was so intense and heart-pumping. i was expecting more strength moves, but it was primarily cardio, wich woul make it a good rotation with NMTZ, which is more strength-and-toning focused.

9:00 - jerk chicken (1/2 breast and a drumstick), white rice, black beans and string beans. small glass of red wine

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6

weight: 249.1 (ummm wtf??)

7:00 Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack, 16 ounces water

 9:00: meal replacement shake, 16 ounces water

11:00: 16 ounces water

12:00: OEP

1:00 3 miles elliptical, stretching, 32 ounces water

2:00 meal replacement shake

3:00 16 ounces water

5:30 - meal replacement shake

6:00 - 16 ounces water

8:00 - Moe's Burrito (no tortilla): ground beef, black beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, corn pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, guacamole....and chips and queso. Washed down with fruit punch. LOL!

Jillian Michaels Challenge....thoughts so far

Day 1: cardio
Day 2: No More Trouble Zones
Day 3: ---
Day 4: Yoga Meltdown
Day 5: ---
Day 6: 6-Week 6-Pack (level 1)

I'm trying out all the videos i purchased before i make a decision on what videos I want in heavy rotation. So far, NMTZ is hands down my favorite. It's tough, long, and sweaty, just how i like my workouts! I was sore EVERYWHERE, but particularly in the places I really want to tone: thighs, arms, and core! love love love it

Yoga Meltdown-Level 1
Saturday morning i did Yoga Meltdown, and was pleasantly surprised! I don't know why i was expecting a more mellow workout (this is Jillian Michaels for gosh sake)....It ended with me sweaty, breathless and shaky. i loooooved the more athletic take on traditional yoga moves. I'm not into "real" yoga, I find it boring and tedious. So Jillian's version is right up my alley, i get the strength of the poses and the benefits of the deep breathing and stretching, without all the new age-y music and language. I think this would be awesome on days between traditional strength and cardio workouts.

6-Week 6-Pack
I did this video this morning. In true Jillian fashion, she intersperses cardio spurts between the toning moves. Everything was core-focused, and I definitely broke a serious sweat, but by the end, when she says "Your abs should be on fire right now", they weren't ...I didn't really feel a huge burn in my core, I just felt tired and worn out. I actually felt more of a burn during the abs and core circuit on NMTZ. I still may do 6W6P sometimes for variety, but its not a favorite. Maybe i'll try level 2