I was loving my workouts last week. My training runs are getting increasingly demanding, but I wouldn’t say hard or overwhelming. I ran I pushed my hardest yet in cycle class Friday — I got to that point where I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish the circuit the instructor laid out but I forced myself to at least try; and I finished it.
Food was good this week, too. I ate a little too much on Saturday (and the scale was up a little Sunday morning as a result), but not enough to feel a wreck over. I’m loving roasted sweet potatoes this fall (in a leftovers lunch, for example); and I want to pump up my veg-for-breakfast egg dish a few times this week (for energy!).
Overall, a really, really good week.
I was sub-goal only one day this week! Whee!
I gotta say, I keep leaving my activity points unused by the end of the week, but at the end of each week I feel well-fed. In fact, I could have done to eat a little less Saturday and still been happy. Maybe this week I’ll try keeping my daily intake to around 32 points and see how I do. Of course, I have two-and-a-half-mile runs scheduled three times this week for my training and I might find myself in need. In which case I will eat eat eat, good good food.
Again with the busted heart-rate monitor (so I borrowed numbers from past weeks). I think I actually burned more than this, and I’m pretty sure I actually busted past that 2,000 calorie goal.
Starting Monday: 128.6
Ending Sunday: 127.8
Overall loss, yay! And after a week of good workouts my body feels strong. I have a feeling that over the next few weeks of increasingly intense runs, more rigorous pushing from me in my weight classes, and good eating habits, my body is going to turn into a calorie-burning machine. I dare to predict a sudden weight dip sometime next month.
My heart-rate monitor is still acting funny, so instead of leaving this-here area blank I decided to borrow workout numbers from previous weeks for an idea of what I accomplished. I think my numbers were higher (my running was more intense, I could feel myself pushing harder in cycle and even body flow classes). You know, for the record.
CYCLE 46 min / 370 calories
TRAINING RUN 29 min / 182 calories
BODY PUMP 46 min / 99 calories
BODY FLOW 55 min / 187 calories
TRAINING RUN 29 min / 213 calories
BODY PUMP 45 min / 150 calories
CYCLE 49 min / 392 calories
TRAINING RUN 29 min / 224 calories (2.25 miles of continuous running yay!)
BODY FLOW 55 min / 194 calories
The only thing I missed this week was my (now) regular hike with Miss Dawg. I was in need of each of my rest days this week, though, so I took them in place of a hike. I gotta get out on a trail this week, though. Maybe Wednesday. The dawg demands it …