And once again I will sing the praises of the smart phone app MyFitnessPal. It makes counting calories SO easy, I can't even tell you. Now I know beyond a doubt that I'm not overeating, which SHOULD make meeting my goals that much easier (this is purely theoretical... because, well, the goals are still very far from reach).
Here are a few changes I made this week: I'm drinking a LOT of water. Well, it feels like a lot, but it's eight cups a day, which is what we're supposed to be drinking. I haven't noticed it do anything for me yet except add several extra trips to the restroom throughout the day. I've also increased the weight in my strength training by 5-10 pounds on a couple machines because they were getting too easy.
A trick I learned this week: If you listen to music while trying to count strength training reps, and lose count easily (like I do) because you're singing along, just picture a clock. In your mind, move the clock hand to each number. I go to 13 so my hand goes all the way around the clock and stops again at the 1. Now I can mouth the words to my songs (because there really is no stopping me from doing that) and keep track of my reps!
How are your workouts coming? Any progress to share so I can slap you(r back)?
On another note, these are the books I have left for swapping if you're interested.
Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culberson (ARC)
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (ARC)
Red Riding Hood by Blakley-Cartwright/Johnson (Paperback, not the cover shown above)
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy #3 (Paperback)