On Wednesdays We Lift - September

The best way to get through the hump day - scheduling my training session with Josh. I look forward to it every week, knowing I'm going to get my butt kicked and learn new things. Wednesday we did a fitness test, which meant stepping on to a scale (yikes!), seeing what my body fat percentage is and all that jazz! I'm not about to put my weight out for the world to see but I can tell you after not owning a scale for many years and avoiding them at all costs, I was less than pleased with the number. This is exactly why I avoid scales, but the interesting aspect was looking at my body fat percentage. According to Josh it's pretty good, but we're going to work to make it better. 

By using the My Fitness Pal app, I can log everything I eat and all the nutritional aspects. Josh has me eating 30% Carbs, 30% Fats, and 40% Protein. After just logging the last 24 hours of eating I'm learning a lot of what I eat isn't exactly as "healthy" as I thought. Especially after having McDonald's breakfast yesterday... not my brightest moment and it will NOT happen again. The other biggest surprise... I wasn't eating ENOUGH calories. I've heard many people say you need to eat more to lose more, but I didn't realize how relevant it is until now. I'll be eating at least 1700 calories a day... which is a lot harder to do on days when you work out. Workouts have to be factored in, since you're burning those calories you've consumed. 

In other words, even with eating garbage yesterday morning I wasn't able to eat 1700 calories yesterday after working out. I can't wait to see what happens after a month of doing this. My goal isn't to be a skinny minny but to be fit and build muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat... or so they say :)

Wednesdays We Lift - Warmed up with Press Pushes and a few Jerks then did the following:

  • Deadlifts (10)
  • Pull-Ups (5)
  • Planks (30)
  • Burpees (10)

Thanks Josh for another killer workout! Feeling it today! 

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