Well, I did what I always do. I over plan, over estimate, and then UNDER achieve.
But instead of beating myself up, I'm going to focus on what I DID accomplish.
My first ST exercise went well, I found a really great total body routine in one of my fitness mags and did that. The next day was school, but I found a different place to park that requires me to go up a LOT of stairs and gives me farther to walk. I love it, and with my backpack, I can really feel it! My next ST was for abs and legs, I did an ab exercise that I found On Demand, and it kicked my butt...like seriously. I have done the 10min pilates routines before, but did this new 20min torture-like ab...thing. There were a few exercises I just couldnt do, so I'd supplement with pilates moves that I remember. I had planned on doing legs later in the evening...didnt happen. but I felt DOMS from that ab routine 3 days later! I was so happy! (sounds so weird to say that... lol) I never felt that with the 10min pilates or after the gym, so it felt really good to know I had pushed myself.
after that ST routine, there was....nothing... other than the stairs and walking at school.
So, in conclusion, although I didn't push myself as hard as I COULD have, I have done things last week that I didn't think I could do, and have felt muscles I didn't know I could feel. I am happy about that, and I look forward to pushing myself even harder this next week.
I'm not going to plan anything out this week, because I think that's where I like to sabotage myself the most. So I have a general idea of what I need to do, and lots of ST routines that I'm excited to try... CrossFit anyone? :)
Oh! And on a side note: I have been thinking about re-working my long-term goals. My original pan was to get under 200 by january, with only 15 more lbs to go, I'm wondering if I should keep it at that, or push for more?
Doing a little math, I have figured that getting under 200 by january would mean about 4lbs a month, which is a safe bet. But, if I want to really push myself, if I lose 8lbs a month, by February, I will be at 175, which is only 30 lbs away from goal weight.
orrrr.... (now that I actually have *real* goal weight) should I rework everything and create a time line to get to 145/140?
blahhh....now I'm confused. I was so focused on getting under 200, I hadn't really thought about any of this stuff. Any ideas?