Hey guys! Hope your week is going well! As I mentioned last post, I have been doing Bobbi’s Summer Shred program.
I have been loving it! I didn’t measure for my halfway check-in, but I did step on the scale! After two weeks, I am down 3.4 pounds. Woohoo! I lost 1.6 the first week and 1.8 the second week. This past week also includes three rest days (clinical kicked my butt!) and a Mother’s Day grilled pizza fest. Whoops! Oh well, everything in moderation right? I hopped right back on that train and clearly it paid off. Here are some more of my thoughts!
Working Out: Loving it! My workouts get me sweating, and things are usually changed up so quickly that I don’t get bored and time flies. I am also loving all of the strength training that I am doing, and am still getting in some good runs (slow, yes, but still good!). The biggest thing is that I am making a point of getting it in. This has been especially hard since I started my first string of 12 hour shifts this past week…and back to back shifts means my feet are KILLING me. I’ve just been switching my rest days up so that if I spend two days on the unit, I workout the first night and rest the second. This upcoming week I work 5/6 days…so we will see what happens there. Overall, I’m enjoying the workouts a ton!
Meal Plan: Love love loving it. I followed the meal plan pretty strictly the first week, but am now changing things up with some of my own ideas while still following guidelines and calories. I’m eating a lot, you guys! It’s super hard on clinical days because I’ll eat breakfast at 5 am, then not get to eat lunch until around 2 or 3 pm – but that’s the life of a nurse I guess. I have been tracking my calories in MyFitnessPal, and it has been so eye opening. I realized I had been drinking my calories (Starbucks) away before!
Tools: Besides MyFitnessPal, I also got a Polar Heart Monitor. I’ll do a separate post on this, but it is probably the most helpful tool EVER for weight loss. I don’t know how I was not aware of this before!! It tells me what I burn, and those are additional calories I plug into MyFitnessPal and eat. It can be so frustrating when you don’t have one, and the calories on your app or on the machine are super wrong. We also have a facebook group that has been so motivating! Bobbi is also such a great motivator!! She posts videos some times, and it’s like she is my trainer sitting across from me cheering me on.
Overall: Time is flying! I am so motivated, because for the first time I am actively trying to lose weight…and it is working. It is such a simple process, I honestly don’t know why I couldn’t figure it out before. I’m hoping for a fantastic last two weeks of the shred, and then to continue from there on! I am feeling strong and healthy, and that is all that matters to me.
Current Progress: -3.4 lbs
Have you guys gotten any good workouts in lately? Do you use a heart monitor?