Turbulence Training 5th Transformation Contest – end of week 2

June 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm 1 comment

I’ve just finished my second week of the Turbulence Training 5th Transformational Contest. Here is an overview.

Nutrition:

Av cals: 1737
Av deficit: 650 (range -100 to ~900)
Carbs 43%, Fat 34%, Protein 22%, Alcohol 2% (2 small glasses of wine over two days)
Nutrients – >100% RDA on everything except pantothenic acid (one of the B vitamins) (90%), iron (77%), and vit E (58%) – I take a multivitamin and mineral anyway, as well as 1g vitamin C, a B complex, and 6g fish oil daily.

Exercise:

Did all three workouts from week 2 of TT for Female Strength, phase 1. Main points of interest (at least to me):

  • Found a step (in the kitchen) that is 15.7 inches high, so between the height of my aerobic step and my bench. This is about right, but am still doing BW only step-ups and will stick with that until my form is perfect and I am using my legs only to lift me up.
  • BW row went from (4,4,3) to (5,5,5)
  • Push ups went from (10,11,12) to (17,18,14)

Did four HIIT sessions (one carried over from week 1), played badminton with work colleagues, and tried a new yoga DVD (which wiped the floor with my sorry ass!), as well as a bit of walking. Am absolutely loving my jogging and running intervals, although I still do my recovery intervals walking at 4 kph. And the results are starting to show in my legs, if nowhere else.

Body:

Weight down 1.8 lbs on last week but BF up to 45%. It is that time of month for me, and I feel horrible and bloated, so I won’t read too much into it. My weight (and BF) were actually lower yesterday, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Or it would, if there were any cookies around here!

Worse news on my measurements – my 2 cm loss on my waist from last week is apparently no more – it may just have been a measuring error. 😦

Everything else was the same except for my thigh measurement – down 1.5 cm on last week and 3 cm in total. Now I know why I like running so much!

Despite the disappointing progress this week, I know that I am doing everything right and the results will come. Or another way to look at it is the progress I am making in myself – eating well and exercising, resisting temptations easily and really enjoying my healthy eating and workouts. I suppose, really, these are the real gains I am making, the numbers shouldn’t matter too much – but it would still be nice to see them moving in the right direction. I am soooo sick of being a size 20!

Still, like I said, I am enjoying this new lifestyle and will have no trouble keeping it up. Hubby and I are away this weekend, at a festival, but are staying in a hotel (am I glad! the weather is apparently going to be torrential rain all weekend. Ah, the British summer.) Anyway, the hotel has leisure facilities, pool, gym, sauna, etc. I have already checked on the availability of free weights and a stability ball, so workouts scheduled as planned. And I may even treat my aching hamstrings to a massage. It’s not very rock n’ roll, but I like it!

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Entry filed under: Body image, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, motivation, nutrition, Turbulence Training, weight loss, Weight training.

Yoga kicks ass…mine! I love my scales…just not this week (or BBG goes hormonal)

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  June 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Ah, WHAT disappointing progress was that again?

    Good grief… don’t sweat numbers when you are feeling bloated… you still have a loss and the 2cm is probably back because of the bloat. I can guarantee you, my waist measure *will* go up and down if I’m holding water! Heck, once I measured my waist at night and well, I won’t be doing THAT again any time soon, LOL!

    Let’s see, I’m seeing improvements on exercise, smaller thighs, and you are sticking to your workouts and your plan. Disappointing progress my ass!

    Have fun at the hotel!

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  • 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
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  • Yoga: hr
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    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.
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  • 9. Beat my husband at badminton.
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  • Xmas 2008 = 223.6 lbs (15 stone 13.6), 48.2% BF, lean body mass 116.0 lbs (8 stone 4)
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  • 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
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  • 23 Mar = 208.0 lbs, 45.1% BF
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