I can’t believe I haven’t posted since last Thursday! I was off on Friday to prepare for a dinner party that I was hosting on Saturday and for one of my girlfriends coming into town. I worked non-stop on Friday either going to my back doctor, grocery shopping, cleaning, prepping food, or doing laundry. Throw in a conference call for work and 30 minutes on the treadmill and I was utterly worn out by the time she arrived at 7pm.
Saturday morning my BF and I woke up to work out and have a light & healthy breakfast (knew dinner was going to be calorie dense, so wanted the rest of the day to be light! We then headed out so that she could start to register for gifts for her wedding. It was so much fun! I love that I can get to relive some of the wedding planning fun through her. I know some people hated planning their weddings but for me it was so blasted much fun! I would do it all over again. Saturday night’s dinner party was also amazing, great food, great wine, amazing girlfriends. With the exception of drinking way too many glasses of wine, I actually did great with food on Saturday, impressed myself!
Sunday I took the day off from life and spent time with DH on the sofa catching up on the DVR and watching the Super Bowl. I made homemade baked potato skins which were fantastic. They were way healthier than the fried version at a bar, but they were also not entirely calorie friendly. It was a treat though!
Last Saturday I pledged to work out 5 days this week and I beat that, I worked out 6 days! Now I also have a better idea of how many calories I am actually burning thanks to my Heart Rate Monitor! Here is the breakdown of the workouts from 1/30-2/5:
1/30: Biggest Loser Challenge (Wii) Workout Test (20 Min-147 Calories) Biggest Loser Challenge (Wii) Workout #1 (37 Minutes-269 Calories)
1/31: 3 Miles of Walk Away the Pounds (36 Minutes-269 Calories)
2/1: Biggest Loser Challenge (Wii) Workout #2 (34 Minutes 263 Calories)
2/2: Step Aerobics from EA Sports More Workouts on the Fast Setting (Wii) (32 Minutes 248 Calories)
2/4: 30 Minutes on the Treadmill set to 3.0 (easy pace) (30 Minutes 198 Calories)
2/5: 3 Miles Walk Away the Pounds (36 Minutes 297 Calories)
I just realized I missed doing Workout #3 last week on Biggest Loser Challenge for the Wii. I am going to use tonight to get caught up on that!
In regards to my 28,000 calories in 28 days challenge, I am a bit behind. Over indulging on both Saturday and Sunday lead to a 1,200 calorie (approximate) deficit between the two days combined, so I have some catching up to do! I plan to balance out those two high calorie days with two lower calorie days (today & tomorrow) to get my deficit goal back up to where it needs to be. I normally aim for 1600-1850 calories in a day, but today and tomorrow I’m going to look to be between 1300-1400 calories. I also plan to get a solid calorie burn in each day to make sure my deficit is lower. I was well over 2,000 calories on Saturday thanks to the wine and over 2,000 yesterday. I’m not trying to starve myself, just need to balance things out a bit J
How was your weekend?
Tata for now,