I mentioned earlier this week that I was reading Jackie's book, and that the exercise routines looked a bit scary. Well, I sorta started her 14 day thing that you're supposed to do along with the 14 days of detox foods. It's all cardio, strength doesn't get added until after the 14 days in the book. She gives you several options depending on what your favorite piece of equipment is (mine being the elliptical because of my knee). For the elliptical, this is how it's broken down:
2 minute: Ramp 1-5, Speed 170 strides per min. (mine doesn't show strides, but I averaged 6mph)
2 minute: Ramp MAXED, no set speed. (3.3 was hard!)
1 minute: Ramp 1-5, speed comfortable (4mph for me)
I also threw a quick warm-up and cool down in there. It was barely 30 minutes each session, but I was dripping with sweat both times. There's something to this intervals stuff! My body definitely felt a difference, we'll see if the scale reflects it later.
Now, on to the bad news. I don't know what's going on with my weight this week. Up 2, down 2, up 1 now. It's not TOM, I've been somewhat regular this week (I've tried not to rely on fiber bars this week), and I don't think it's sodium. Last night could have been a disaster. But I ate very light (one small meal around 1 pm since we woke up late) and I think I did great at dinner. It was mostly party foods, but I had a lot of carrots along with smaller portions of the junk. I went over my 1200 for the day, but was still under the 1540 (goal x 11). I did not consume enough to show a gain, not even if I miscalculated. I had almost 96 oz in just water (which is, admittedly, low for me since I average 150) but I had a few cups of coffee as well. Getting back into my exercise routine seems to be having the opposite effect this week. I have the rest of today left before weigh-in tomorrow, so I'll make the best of it. Omelet for breakfast, salad with chicken and veggies for lunch, and greek style scampi with more salad for dinner. I've got fruit here for snacks if needed. Lots of cleaning on the menu, along with some time on the kinect if Chris is feeling better. Poor baby woke up feeling sick this morning, so he's resting on the couch with his cartoons for now.
Whatever happens on the scale tomorrow, I'm okay with it. I was on plan all week, one day over 1200, and have started adding my exercise back in. If the scale doesn't reflect what I've done, so be it. No getting upset, no feelings of guilt or failure, no obsessing. I'll record it, and move on, and pray that I'm not hitting the "P word." If that's indeed what's happening, I bet Phase 4 will shake it up enough to get past it!
It's officially been 2011 for over 10 hours now.. Let's plan to do all that is necessary to NOT be making the same promises and resolutions a year from now!