LiveFit – Day 1 DONE!

Hola!!  I FINALLY made it to the gym on Monday and it was awesome.  Ah…I love being back there.  Well, except for all the newbies hogging my benches, but hey, I guess they’re entitled to be there too.  My gym friends were there and it’s always great catching back up and getting back in a groove.  The workout was pretty simple for day 1 so I didn’t need to bring my notebook in.

Wide Pushups — 3 sets of 12

Dumbbell Bench Presses — 3 sets of 12

Flat Bench Flys — 3 sets of 12

Narrow Pushups — 3 sets of 12

Overhead Tricep Dumbbell Extension — 3 sets of 12

Tricep Pushdowns — 3 sets of 12

No cardio in phase 1, but I did a high incline walk for 5 min to warm up and a low incline walk for 5 min at the end of my workout.  I completed everything pretty much as written.  Our at-home dip bar must have kept my chest & triceps in good shape because usually I struggle after taking a few weeks off, but I busted out my push-ups like nobody’s business.  Well, the wide ones anyways.  The narrow ones I had to do on my knees and I only got 10 of the last set.  I also did regular dumbell flys instead of cable flys.  Too much of a pain to set up the cable machine.  Oh, and I despise the overhead tricep press so I did a two handed overhead press instead of a one hand.

I had errands & crap to do on Tuesday, but I’ll be back at the gym today for day 2!

I did pretty good with my eating on Monday too.  We’re not supposed to be counting calories, but since I’m not following the food plan, I want to track my food and make sure I’m getting enough good calories in.  Here’s what my day looked like yesterday.  I think I should probably be upwards of 1700-1800 calories per day, but I need to figure out what I want to eat for high protein/low carb/low sugar so I don’t up my percentages on those.  😐

Btw, I’m only eating so many calories right now because I’m weight training and trying to put on some muscle.  In a few weeks Jamie has us restricting our calories slightly.  However, you won’t see me with super low calorie counts, like under 1200.  I just don’t think it’s healthy to go that low.  Also, in case you didn’t know, lean muscle burns more than fat so when you have 10lbs of muscle on your bones you are going to burn more calories just sitting still than if you had 10lbs of fat.  Which is why I weight train (and lift heavy!) instead of just doing cardio.  Cardio is great for the heart, but if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you should do BOTH!  I lost 10lbs last year without spending hours on the elliptical or treadmill.  😉

As you can see, my sugar and sodium were WAY over.  The sugar overload was mostly due to the banana & grapefruit that I had so I’m not too worried about that.  The sodium should be much better though and I was way low on my proteins.

Yesterday I did great with my food until the end of the night and then ruined it with a milkshake.  Oh well, today is a new day!  😉

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