Sunday, July 1, 2018

Staying On Track

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It was another good week of carb cycling. mrC and I have been faithfully following the eating schedule and matching workouts. Already we are seeing changes and feeling better. And we are having fun!


Monday and Tuesday were low carb days. I did one sprint swimming workout and one HIIT workout at home. My swimming sprints (25 meter freestyle sprint, 25 meter breaststroke recovery x10) were good. I was able to push myself on the sprints because I was the first one in the only lap lane. My HIIT workout was ok, but I didn't push myself as hard as I could have --> cue goal for next time.


Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday I did strength training. I have to admit that I am really enjoying using weights again. I've been going to the fitness center for these workouts because I need the variety of weights equipment and I'm trying to go heavy on leg day. It's still a learning process to figure what is too light versus too heavy. At the end of each session I add in a plank workout and on Thursday I swam 300 meters.


Friday and Sunday were active recovery. I did some yoga both days because my body needs that extra stretch session, but we also took our inflatable SUP boards out on Sunday. It was really windy so I got more of a workout than I anticipated, but it was still fun being on the boards.


We lost faith in the scale at the fitness center after getting vastly different readings one week apart. Instead, we decided to purchase a smart scale for home use and found this Mifit for a reasonable price. This smart scale shows more than just our weight. We now also know our body score which includes assessment of body fat, BMI, muscle, water, bone mass and more.

In terms of personal results, I focus mostly on how I feel in my clothes, but I am also a data junkie and like seeing the numbers confirm my progress. It also gives me another challenge to increase my muscle over fat percentage.

I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!



11 comments:

  1. Another busy week for you!I totally get the scale thing LOL Although I feel good in my clothes, I still have to know what that ((stupid)) number on the scale says. Crazy, huh!

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    1. Ha, a smart scale to give me a dumb number! So true though. At least now I can focus on dropping my body fat percentage.

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  2. I've never seen an inflatable SUP board. I'm thinking it would be harder to maneuver and therefore give you a harder workout? But, what do I know! LOL. That is a very nice pool you are swimming in! Thanks for linking!

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    1. The first time I used an inflatable I had no idea that it was air. I cannot tell the difference, but the wind and the tide...my arms and core get a serious workout against them! We like the inflatable because we could literally pack it up and take it anywhere...including checking it as baggage if we wanted. It's very cool.

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  3. You are really nailing it with your carb cycling and workouts! SUP looks like so much fun!

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  4. I've seen those inflatable SUPS but like Holly, didn't think they were equivalent to the real thing. I've since learned differently! Nice week of workouts!

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  5. Congrats on another great week of workouts! That's awesome that you're starting to see results from carb cycling. I've heard about it but haven't tried it myself but it's good to know someone that is having success with it!

    Thanks for the recommendation on the smart scale. My scale is pretty old so I think it's time for an upgrade, lol

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  6. Sounds like your schedule is working really well for you right now! The idea of the inflatable SUP boards is cool. That way I could hide it from my hubs :)

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  7. I too am a data junkie and while I don't have that particular scale, I love the data mine provides. Congrats on a good routine, looks like it's all working well for you

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  8. I haven't been out on a SUP in a couple of years and I miss it. We need to do that again when we go to the beach. Our reservoir was closed for recreational use so repairs can be done to the dam and we can't go there...

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  9. So glad the carb cycling is going well for you! Great week of workouts. The SUP looks like fun but I bet its hard in the wind!

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