Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ChaLean Extreme - Week 7 - Wednesday

Push Circuit 2 - 1 set of 8 (or at least 6) to failure of the following:

standard overhead press [15 lb dumbbells]
single-leg lunge [20 lb dumbbells]
standing reverse fly [10 lb dumbbells]
standing Arnold press (+1 set of 3, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells]
single-leg dead lift (+1 set of 3 standard dead lifts, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells, 20 lb for breakdown set] - I switched back to dumbbells because I couldn't get great form with a bar.
bent-over lateral raise (+1 set of 3, super slow) [10 lb dumbbells]
frontal should press (+1 set of 3, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells]
single-leg tap lunge (+1 set of 3 static lunges, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells]
lateral deltoid raise (+1 set of 3, super slow) [10 lb dumbbells]

I was reading Hayley's blog and she talks about how she's tired of measuring and logging her food. This crosses my mind a LOT. I'm feeling good about my portion control, for the most part. I am cooking less food at a meal, and not going back for seconds as often, and never thirds anymore. Eventually, I want to be able to live life without measuring my food. This is a huge goal of mine, but it's scary as hell. I feel like I have a great handle on the binge eating, but the "what if" scenarios are always in the back of my mind. I know it's about choices and as long as I keep making the right ones, I'll be okay.

OMG, I was reviewing the next cardio/intervals workout in ChaLean Extreme. She calls them plyometric jumps, but they have a burpee attached. Ugh. I hate burpees. *cry*

6:30 AM - apple & cottage cheese

9:20 AM - turkey bacon, scrambled eggs w/ onion, green pepper, & salsa, coffee w/ half-and-half & Splenda

12:30 PM - tilapia sandwich w/ homemade tartar sauce

3:15 PM - honey nut Cheerios w/ skim milk

6:00 PM - turkey meatloaf, California blend vegetables

7:55 PM - honey nut Cheerios w/ skim milk

Calories - 1854
Carbs - 178 (23 fiber)
Protein - 134
Fat - 57
C/P/F Ratio - 40.5/30.4/29.1

1 comment:

Hayley said...

I don't know if I'll ever figure this stuff out Becky, or if I'll ever truly be "free" of not thinking about food, calories, measuring, weighing, etc. Yes, it's a pain, but at the same time I LIKE how it feels being fit, eating healthy, etc. Sometimes I think I'd be just FINE not weighing out my chicken, cottage cheese, strawberries, etc, but then last night there I was with everything on the scale. Perhaps I'll just learn to lighten up when I go on vacation. I actually took my damn scale with me..LOL..but that's only because we stayed in a condo with a kitchen. I don't normally tote my food scale with me! :)

My therapist told me that for now I need to go with what works for me, and that is having structure, eating every 3 hours, making sure I get enough calories in, etc. I STILL have occasional binge episodes and I think that stems more from just not eating enough.

You're honestly doing so great and like everyone keeps telling me on my blog, "Stick with it if it's working!"

Sorry this turned into such a novel..