Michele takes on week 2 with a little hiccup in the form of an injury to make things interesting.
This week was a little more of a challenge for me because I had a knee injury and had to strictly modify my exercise plan. I was disappointed when my doc gave me the news that I would have to rest in order to heal, but I was also determined to stay the course. I did the bare minimum physical activity at home so I made sure to concentrate on the nutrition plan.
The prior week I was a little surprised (read: disappointed) to see that my weight stayed the same despite four days of (grueling) boot camp and two days of walking. During my meeting with Kara, she explained to me the importance of trying to meet the calorie intake set for me, instead of trying to restrict my calories. I was vigilant about tracking my food intake, adding protein, and getting to the calorie level I needed to succeed. I was a little nervous getting on the scale because I knew I had consumed more calories than the week prior and was thrilled (read: surprised!) to see that I had lost 3 pounds! Eat more, Lose more?!?! That I can do!
I’m already noticing some of Alicia’s challenges at my one-on-one training session were a little easier to perform this week. I was able to hold a plank for one minute which beats I-don’t-know-how-many-seconds from my first week! (Let’s hope Alicia doesn’t read this and decide to up it to 2 minutes!) I can’t wait to see how much easier this gets once my weight goes down and my strength goes up. It’s these little bits of progress that keep me motivated so I intend to keep them coming!
Leave a comment: What do you do when an injury throws you off your game plan?
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.