Monday, February 13, 2012

Best Body Plan...

Good morning y'all! I'll start off with my weight- 146.4. Not quite down a pound from last week, but I'll take it. I jinxed myself a bit last Monday when I reported that the scale hadn't gone up. Tuesday morning the scale had jumped up 2.6 lbs and there it sat for most of the week. The best way to sum it up... grrrrrrrrr. I should know better. Drinking and weight loss don't mix for me. However, it was an exception and not something I plan on doing on a regular basis. So, moving on. I can still report a loss, even if it's not a big one.
Last week was a good one for strength training. Not so much for running. I'm just having a difficult time figuring out when to fit it in. And, if I don't get to it in the morning, chances drop drastically as the day progresses. So I came up with an alternative plan.
For the next 4 weeks I'm going to concentrate on my body composition. That means strength training. I'm also going to be doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) twice a week and Ab work three times a week. Simple enough right? That's the point.
By chance, last week while standing in the checkout out line, I picked up a copy of Oxygen Magazine. I'd never seen it before but it looked good, so I ended up buying it. I'm not a huge magazine person, never have been. After reading it though, I ended up ordering a year's subscription. It's right up my alley. Lots of great exercises, recipes and fitness topics. While I'm not shooting for the ultra muscular, ultra lean look, I think the magazine will be a great tool. I can't wait for the next issue. I'll be using their Best Body Plan for the next 4 weeks.
Stay tuned, I'm going to be posting my "before" shots (as much as I cringe at the thought). I really want to see how much I can progress and change in 4 weeks. I'm preparing myself now that the scale may not move much over the next month. To be honest, I don't care as long as my body is changing. Thankfully I know my muscles usually respond nicely and tone up quickly. It's all about the results.
Here's to a great week! Clean eating, lots of veggies, whole foods and good exercise.... can't wait!

1 comment:

Lucy said...

i LOVE your plan! When I tried HIT, I loved it too - unfortunately, that's when i injured my foot :( Haven't done it since, well, I do a "form" of HIT on the elliptical.

I also like the Oxygen magazine - I AM a mag person :)

I'm heading out to get my very first heart rate monitor!!

Yes-here's to a great week (I'll just sweep those 4 mini cupcakes I had this morning, without the frosting mind- you, under the carpet)!! Darn Valentines Day!! Have a great one!