no morning run today. i slept in and do NOT feel bad about it! i was up late last night prepping meals for the week and needed the extra sleep.
i worked out with my trainer saturday,
shoulders, legs, and stairmaster = sweaty mess.
i actually don't mind the cardio at all- even when i don't have my ipod. i'm up to 7 hours of it a week, which is just an hour a day. (weight training and ab work is not included in that though). after i get nice and warm (at least 10 min into it) i don't feel a thing. i do try to keep it exciting and use several machines. 20 min here, 20 there, 20 somewhere else, and i only start counting again when my heart rate reaches my fat burning zone. no cheating on my diet OR workouts!!
after 3 successful rounds of carb cycling and two more weeks out the window:
146lbs (lost 4.7)
2.7 % body fat lost, which brings me down to 13%.
i always kept a light sweater with me at all times cause i get cold easily. however, 68 degrees for our home temp is now unbearable. Sonny is convinced that the house must be this cold in order for him to sleep. *side-eye* i've been going to bed in thermals recently- long sleeve tops AND bottoms in the middle of a Houston Summer!!! however it makes sense- less body fat and weight, less insulation.
i missed Chiso's stank butt so much this weekend! i surprised Sonny with a short and sweet getaway for his birthday (post coming), and Chi spent some good times with his grandparents :)
what can i say.. this has been the toughest week yet and it's only gonna get tougher. after 3 rounds of carb cycling, i'm in the middle of my fourth. per my trainer, no changes to my meal plan this week since my body is responding so great to the carb cycling. i just keep thinking over and over again how little time i have left. i'm 100% dedicated to reaching my goal, i can do this, and it will all be over soon. in that order. lol. at this point i'm craving things i don't even normally eat- frito pie, doritos... churros... and my obsession with food network is about to ruin my life. if i'm not watching it on TV, i'm on food blogs all day long. food is SUCH a huge part of my life. i'm a FOODIE. makes me wonder if i'll do another show after this one to be completely honest. the urge to binge only comes around full force when i'm watching Paula Deen put 42 sticks of butter into her upside down apple cake. outta sight outta mind really works best for me at this point.
anyway, i have these guys (thick cut sirloin steaks) marinating in some Braggs liquid aminos, green onion, cilantro, and montreal steak seasoning, and will throw them on the grill tonight when i get home.
on a lighter note, i must express how much i LOOOOOVE the Instagram community, WOW!!! if you aren't following some of these crazy inspirational, motivational, health and fitness role models, then just looking through their pics is still worth every second of your time. they are REAL, hard-working moms and dads doing the healthy thing, sharing recipes, fitness tips, and reaching their goals one day at a time. after this show i cannot wait to get crackin' on some of these recipes!! look'em up:
there are waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many more, but take a peek at these guys and girls.
enjoy the rest of this blessed day!