So this was my 3rd week being on my training plan! I had my first bi-weekly checkin with my online coach, and he increased my calories to around 1700 a day. And I'm still losing inches (and a little bit of weight... like 0.2 lb a day) and always hungry! It's crazy. All my clothes are fitting much looser now. I'm kind of afraid that I will no longer be able to wear some of my pants! My strength is increasing fast, I was doing the hip abductor machine with 195 lbs easy!
The hardest part about going away is not being able to cook and eat exactly what you *should* be. But I tried to order things that were as close to what I'm supposed to be having as possible. I think I did ok, well minus half of this green tea tiramisu cake that I couldn't help having after sushi. But it made me happy. All I have to say it, thank god they were out of the green tea creme brulee because I am a sucker for creme brulees and anything green tea flavored. It's a deadly combination. I might have had to order 2... hahaha! Well I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning and find out how much damage I did. But hey, you gotta live your life too!
Here are this week's outfits!
What I did: Weights, upper body, followed by 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill at 15% incline. This is so boring. I'm really glad I started reading my book on my ipad because it's unbearable otherwise!
What I wore: I already wrote about this the other day, but I wore my new Lija Fuse Approach tank top which I looooove! I even got compliments on it from very unlikely sources lol. I wore it with Lululemon Free To Be bra in pow pink and Lorna Jane Devoted tight and Brooks Pure Drift shoes.
What I did: This was my rest day from weights, so I just did my MISS which was same as Monday - walk for 30 minutes at 15%. I'm almost done with my silly book at this point (something about mind readers that Amazon was offering for free).
What I wore: Alo Sport striped tank in granite, with Lululemon Energy bra in currant under, which you probably can't see. And Lululemon Ebb & Flow crops in black, and Adidas adizerio adios 2 shoes.
I wore matching colored work outfit that day - DEPT luxury knit flared dress which is actually one of my favorite dresses to wear to work because it's just so comfortable! With Sam Edelman Mallory slingbacks.
What I did: Lower body weights workout.
What I wore: Lija Compression Crossover tank top with CW-X Pro tights and Brooks Pure Drift shoes. When I do lower body weight workouts I like to wear clothes with more compression, cuz I need it!
As to and from, I wore my Lululemon Lift Your Spirits jacket.
What I did: Upper body weights, followed by mat pilates class. I think I did the class because I was supposed to do my treadmill walk again and I didn't feel like it. Plus, my pilates instructor is a huge Lorna Jane fan/ambassador, and I was wearing all LJ!
What I wore: Lorna Jane Erika Excel tank with Lorna Jane Marvel tight and Nike Frees. I seriously think this tank is soooo beautiful, I just love it. It was the first time I wore these tights, and I loved the mesh on the side. But I had to tie the waist string real tight because they were kind of slipping a little. They are already a size XS...
Friday 5/24 - Rest day
What I did: Lower body weights again, followed by 30 minutes of the gauntlet. Equally boring in my opinion lol.
What I wore: My oldie - Lululemon Dance Strap tank in gold, with Splits59 Nova Capri tight and Adidas shoes. I think these tights make any outfit look super cool.
I wore my Hardtail Forever open back sweatshirt as to and from.
What I did: Upper body weights.
What I wore: Finally took the tag off my Lululemon cool racerback in pinkalicious, so I wore it with my Lorna Jane Pammy bra under, and the Lululemon Lab Perennial Tight, with perfectly matching Brooks Pure Drift shoes!
As to and from, I wore Lorna Jane Sophia Excel top. Love it.
So I'm excited to continue lifting heavy and eating loads! This is such a good plan I don't know why I didn't just do it sooner! Some random guy at the gym told me the other day that I was pretty strong and it's "very beautiful". I was like... I agree! Lol! Ok just kidding I didn't really say that out loud, but being strong is beautiful! I think it gives girls more self-confidence too. I've felt a lot better inside and out ever since I started doing heavier weights on my own about a year and a half ago. Sometimes (like the other day when I was lugging around my 110 lb barbell doing hip thrusts like it was nothing) I have to stop and think about how far I've come since such a short while ago, and that's a big motivation to keep getting my butt out there everyday and just do it! =P