Last fall my husband Aaron won a trip from work, but I was about to have a baby so we put it off for a bit. About a month ago on a crazy day I phoned him and said "the last day of school is June 25, let's leave on June 25, let's plan that trip!". So we did. Now I've never been down south and I suppose this is not the best time to travel somewhere hot but I don't care. We're both so excited to have a whole week ALONE.
Anyway, since planning this trip I've been slightly more motivated to lose some weight! I guess about 8 lbs. have dropped off in the last few weeks, but I need to drop at least that many more if possible in the next 4 weeks. Time to be a little more consistent with exercise and more mindful of my eating. I find my biggest challenge is not restricting food intake too much, it seems that once I start trying to lose weight I almost lose my appetite and weight loss stalls. I'm not sure why, unless it's simply that I"m trying to force myself to eat more foods that I don't like as well. I've been doing well without snacks most of the time lately, just eating more substantial meals, especially breakfast. I do know that if I drink lots of water, cranwater, and green tea (with coconut oil) and eat enough protein I do fairly well slimming down.
So here goes! I plan on bursting (walking/sprinting) 3 days a week, and alternating upper and lower body 3 days a week with core work on all strength training days. So hopefully something like this:
Tuesday: arms, shoulders, back, chest, core
Thursday: weighted squats, step-ups, lunges (12-15 reps, 2-3 circuits) , core
Saturday: arms, shoulders, back, chest, core
I may throw in some rebounding as well, probably 5 or 10 minutes a day for overall toning and lymph stimulation. As for eating, I'll be following (loosely) Fat Flush phase two. I'll also be focusing on getting enough sleep, which is an extremely important facet of weight loss as well. Now, I'm off to to my bursting in the driveway! My neighbors must think I'm crazy...