I am on week 8 of 12. Wow. I can't believe it. It has gone sooo fast and May is just around the corner. I finally took some pics today after my workout. I started incorporating sprints into my workout since I wanted to burn some extra fat and I also wanted to take my fitness to the next level. I noticed that as I get in better shape I start to get complacent and my body is affected by that. I start gaining a bit and my body feels like it's just maintaining since it gets used to the weights or the workout you are doing. So I added sprints 3x's a week at the track. The same training I do all the time when it gets nice out. Monday's is 12 x 400's w/1 minute rest in between, Wednesday's is 6 x 800's with 2 minute rest in between, Friday's I do 3 x 1600's with 3 minute Rest in between. This has really helped me shed some of that extra weight. Especially with my uber low carb diet.
I still allow myself some chocolate after lunch. One small piece since I love chocolate, but no other time and I make sure to supplement chocolate protein in the PM if I'm really craving, or eat some cereal if I really want sugar.
I upped my weights also. Instead of doing 20 reps with 10 pounds, I do 10 reps with 20 pounds and then the last 6 with 10 lbs. That way I get that extra burn. After each run I still run home if I can from the track to make sure I get a 5 mile run. On days where we are short on time, we tried out a short sprint circuit on the treadmill and it works!! It said that you do 30 second sprint at a very fast pace, for me that's 10-12 on the treadmill, jump off for 30 (or switch w/someone) then jump back on for 30 sec. Repeat 4-6 times if you are a beginner, but for me I did 10. You should be breathing hard after every sprint. This completely wore me out. I didn't feel it right after my workout, but I sure did the next day.
I also had to add another rest day (from running not weights) on Thursday's in order to let my legs recuperate. Especially with sprints, your body will get tired, b/c it takes a lot out of you. Anyways, I am 170 lbs and I have 7 pounds to get to 163 lbs, the lowest I've ever been. Then my goal is to get just below that, which I've NEVER done. I am so excited, motivated, but a bit scared b/c I really want it and I'm scared of failing so close to the end. Once I reach that goal I am going to keep working hard to reach my next goal: 150-155 maybe? Don't know yet, we'll see. I'd love to look like AMANDA LATONA. Her body is physically strong and amazing. I love her muscle structure. Feminine, strong, but sexy.
Here are my current progress pics:
Can you believe I looked like this just a year ago?