BFS Phase 2, Garlic Bread and FitPro 2009

April 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm 2 comments

I had a much better week last week, getting in all my scheduled workouts, and finishing phase 2 of the BFS exercise plan. I didn’t make as big gains as I possibly could have because for the first few workouts I did the maximum number of reps – i.e. I wasn’t lifting heavy enough – I had underestimated what I could manage. Thus, in some exercises, I didn’t get the weight right till halfway through the cycle or later! Nevertheless I made gains in everything, and did my first 60 second plank (followed by two 40 second reps). So in two cycles (phase 1 and phase 2) I have gone from (30, 21, 24) to (60, 40, 40). Did I mention I hate planks!

Eating last week was much better too, but this weekend we were away and staying with friends, and I reverted to old habits. Eating without thinking. Not using my ‘mantra’ – “Why DON’T I want to eat it?” (Answer: Because I want to be thinner, fitter and healthier.) As a result, my weigh-in this morning (having missed official weigh day yesterday) was up two pounds. It certainly goes on a lot easier than it comes off, doesn’t it! Despite not being on official weigh day, I have logged this result in the sidebar, as there was no reading last week. And it is now there to remind me in perpetuity how easy it is to slip.

I’m OK with this though. I promised myself a month or so back that I would no longer define a ‘good day’ or a ‘bad day’ by what I put in my mouth. A bad day is when a school collapses in an earthquake and 200 children are killed. My garlic bread consumption is just another day in my ongoing journey to be a better me.

I’m taking a week off from lifting this week and only doing cardio and yoga/pilates. This is in preparation for a new training cycle next week which I expect to be very physically and mentally challenging. But I am going to concentrate on my nutrition this week and clean up my act a little.

At the fitness convention I attended over the weekend I attempted a class in GRAVITY pilates. gts1 This is done on a machine that looks a bit like a reformer on an incline. It was rather hard and I may have said some rude words. But it was a fun conference. I heard some very inspirational speakers, including some big names: Charles Poliquin, Jon Berardi, Robert Cappuccio; had a biomechanical screening and found out that my right pelvis is rotated forward, and what to do about it; had my body fat measured by ultrasound – the £2000 software came within 2% points of what my Tanita scales at home tell me (although my scales can’t show me in 3-D rotating around a central axis in a bikini (thank god!); met some nice people, bought some new sports bras, and checked out some hunky guys in tight clothing. Plus, like I said, we stayed with friends who lived nearby. So all in all, a good weekend.

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Entry filed under: Body Fat Solution, Body image, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, inspiration, motivation, nutrition, Tom Venuto, weight loss, Weight training.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angela  |  April 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I like this post – you’re very real with your entries – great writing style and tone of voice. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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  • 2. blogbert  |  April 21, 2009 at 3:06 am

    The fitness convention sounds great. Would like to here Jon Berardi speak. Only seen the videos of one of his lectures.

    Reply

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  • Start: 16 stone, 45.7% body fat
  • Goal: 10 stone, 20% body fat
  • Today: 14 stone 13.6 lbs, 44.8% BF
  • Pounds lost: 14.4
  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
  • Exercise this week (Sat–Fri):
  • Total: 2 hr 5 mins
  • Jog/Walk: 20 mins
  • Walking: 20 mins
  • Burlesque: 1 hr
  • Pilates: 25 mins
  • African dance: mins
  • Tae Kwon Do: mins
  • Badminton: mins
  • Tai Chi: mins
  • Yoga: hr
  • Exercise last week: 4 hrs 40 mins
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    Motivation

    My Weight Loss Goals

  • 1. Crack 15 stone (210 lbs) for the fourth and final (I hope) time.
  • 2. Lose 10% of my body fat (14 stone 4).
  • 3. Fit into a size 18 (US 16).
  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
  • 5. Lose another 10% of my body fat (12 stone 12/180 lbs).
  • 6. Get my BMI under 30 (12 stone 9/177 lbs) - no longer obese, just overweight now.
  • 7. Weigh less than my husband.
  • 8. Fit into a size 16 (US 14).
  • 9. Lose my third 10% (11 stone 8/162 lbs).
  • 10. Fit into a size 14 (US 12).
  • 11. Get my BMI under 25 (10 stone 8/148 lbs).
  • 12. Lose my fourth 10% (10 stone 6/ 146 lbs).
  • 13. Fit into a size 12 (US 10).
  • 14. Reach my goal weight (10 stone) and decide if I need to lose any more based on my muscularity and shape.
  • 15. Turn heads in a bikini!
  • My Fitness Goals for 2011

  • 1. Increase my cruising walking speed from around 5.0kph to 6.4kph.
  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
  • 3. Run a 5K for charity.
  • 4. Work on my crawl stroke and build up to 30 mins continuous swimming.
  • 5. Build up to 1 hour continuous and comfortable cycling.
  • 6. Squat 50kg.
  • 7. Do an unassisted chin up.
  • 8. Take a martial arts or self-defence class for at least 3 months.
  • 9. Beat my husband at badminton.
  • 10. Learn a new dance style.
  • My Blubber Reduction Journey

  • My highest measured weight ever:
  • Jan 1 2006 = 238 lbs (17 stone)
  • BBG blog starting weight:
  • Sep 16 2007 = 215.5 lbs (15 stone 5.5), 47.0% BF Lean body mass 114.2 lbs (8 stone 2.2)
  • Highest weight posted since then:
  • Xmas 2008 = 223.6 lbs (15 stone 13.6), 48.2% BF, lean body mass 116.0 lbs (8 stone 4)
  • Lowest weight posted since then:
  • Nov 16 2009 = 193.2 lbs (13 stone 11.2), 43.7% BF, lean body mass 108.8 lbs (7 stone 10.8)
  • Lowest body fat posted since then:
  • Sep 7 2009 = 194.2 lbs (13 stone 12.2), 42.6% BF, lean body mass 111.5 lbs (7 stone 13.5)
  • My blubber reduction journey 2011:
  • Xmas 2010 = 221.6 lbs, 46.7% BF, 118.1 lbs LBM
  • 5 Jan = 221.0 lbs, 47.1% BF
  • 12 Jan = 219.6 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 19 Jan = 220.4 lbs, 45.8% BF (TTOM)
  • 26 Jan = 218.8 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Feb = 218.8 lbs, 44.7% BF
  • 9 Feb = 219.4 lbs, 44.9% BF
  • 16 Feb = 215.8 lbs, 44.6% BF
  • 23 Feb = 213.2 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Mar = 211.6 lbs, 45.9% BF
  • 9 Mar = 209.8 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 16 Mar = 208.8 lbs, 45.3% BF
  • 23 Mar = 208.0 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 13 Apr = 208.4 lbs, 44.4% BF
  • 20 Apr = 207.6 lbs, 43.3% BF
  • 27 Apr = 205.0 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 4 May = 209.2 lbs, 45.2% BF (TTOM)
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  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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