3 30 Day Shred work outs
1 Turbo Jam DVD
Total of 481 minutes of exercise
4298 total calories burned through exercise
This week I did not complete as many 30 Day Shred or Turbo Jam workouts as I had planned. I took two whole rest days instead. I wanted to "taper down" my workouts as I headed into Chalene Extreme.
Increasing my calories, although exciting, was a challenge because I didn't want to fill all those extra cals with junk. This is hard for me as when I get to the evening with extra cals I usually go for extra "treats". I tried to plan ahead to make sure I was using my cals in a smarter way. Some days I succeeded, and other days (like today for example) I filled the extra with junk.
Even with 2 whole rest days I feel like I burned a lot of calories this week. 3 days I didn't have my traditional treat deserts, one night I had a vitatop, one was a protein shake, and one was a fiber one bar with chocolate soy milk.
I was pleasantly surprised that by upping my calories, I seemed to be more consistent with my intake avoiding any spike days.
To up my intake, I tried to do little things like add a bit of cheese to my morning wrap, avocado to my lunch, or have some extra protein shakes.
I ran my FIRST ever 12 minute mile during Friday's Bridge to 10k run, also my pace on average was 12.30/mile. I was VERY happy with that.
**I am NOT, I repeat (mostly for myself) NOT doing a weigh in tomorrow. I am going to wait it out until March 1st and try to do monthly weigh ins for the next 3 months while completing the Chalene Extreme program. You can read more about that decision here!