It’s a beautiful, rainy morning here in Lubbock, Texas, today. I should be grabbing my running shoes and my road companion to go out for a jog in it! The only problem with that is, my running companion gets ear infections when he gets water in his ears. 😦
I went to the gym last night after my boyfriend brought me home some pad Thai for dinner… mmm, a big yummy bowl of carbs! The thought was nice, but I don’t think he gets my goal and how I’m getting there. So, like the polite Southern girl that I am, I ate enough of that pad Thai to get by with, and hauled my butt-in-progress to the gym!
And at the gym, I worked my butt off! I ran 2 miles straight (5mph) on the treadmill to start with. Then I went over to do some squats and lunges with a weight ball (the ones with handles on the side) with a few other Pilates type leg exercises. It turned into a 2nd leg day, basically, which is good since the leg muscles are the biggest muscles in your body and burn the most calories, right? I also did a bunch of abs, mostly lower abs. I worked the heck out of my abs!!
Aside from the pad Thai for dinner, I did fairly good yesterday on food, too. I had this Western style omelet for breakfast, with a side of fruit instead of hash browns. I didn’t end up eating the whole wheat toast. Or the weird blueberry cream stuff that came on top of my fruit. I drank coffee with no-calorie sweetener and some cream.
For lunch I made a quick run to Subway and got a flat bread sandwich, and didn’t eat the baked Lays potato chips that came with it. Still drinking lots of water!
Today… is the last day of the #JanYOUary workout calendar and yesterday was the last of #30DayFlatAbs. That means we’ll be getting a brand new calendar, #FABruary, sometime today! We are also getting a new 30 day calendar to tone up the booty – the #30DayButtLift Challenge! Oh my gosh, I’m so excited about this!
So today is the last Fat Burn Focus workout. Cardio, cardio, cardio. I usually just do my own cardio instead of the cardio videos, so I’ll probably do the same and head to the gym again today.
Before and After
So here’s my next Before/After for this year! It looks like #JanYOUary and #30DayFlatAbs was overall a pretty good success for me! (Just ignore the fact that I just got out of bed and haven’t showered yet today. I know, I look a little rough!)
I can see a lot of difference in my stomach, which is my biggest area in need of progress.
The scale? Well, I actually gained weight since my last Before/After photo on 1/9/15, but my body fat percentage has gone down, and obviously you can see some toning up going on. The scale is not always the best indicator of progress!!!
Today’s weight: 151.4 lbs
Body Fat Percentage: 32.5 %