Well, after a “break” yesterday (if you don’t count my 30 Day Shred, hour of brisk walking, swimming and water aerobics…) I am ready to finish this week strong.  I have decided to make some changes to my diet considering what I now know about how many calories I burn.  I don’t want to reduce how much exercise I do just yet as I think it is good for more than just losing weight, but I do need to increase what I eat to get closer to a good caloric intake.  The past 32 it has been difficult to reach my TDEE minus 1,000 calories let alone eating back what I burn.  But I am going to work on that, trying to make it a more healthy food experience.  I think with how much water I drink I feel full more often which is great, but when I am netting only 900 calories per day when I should be eating 2,000… that’s not good.

In other news, I upgraded my barbell rows because I felt like I was wasting time trying to get to a heavier weight that actually challenged me.  I will probably do the same with overhead press starting on Monday.


Post Workout Snack – Dark chocolate peanut butter wrap in carb balance tortilla
Breakfast – 2 egg omelet with turkey frank
Snacks – Zucchini chips, string cheese and a Carbmaster Caramel Spice Cake yogurt
Dinner – Creamy Southwest Chicken
Dessert/Snack – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shmear on a Carb Balance Tortilla


Day 14 (Day 4 of level 2) of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

C25K – 2.7 miles in 38 minutes

Squats 5×5
155 pounds

Bench Press 5×5
115 pounds

Barbell Rows 5×5
115 pounds

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