Weight Loss, workouts

60 Day Fat Loss Challenge Check In: Week 6

I can’t believe we have just a few more weeks left in this challenge! I’m nervous about seing the results of my DXA scan, especially since the last results were so sobering. I’m hoping to see some big improvements as far as BMI and Body Fat Percentage go. Its hard to judge my progress based on the scale, it really doesn’t tell the whole story. This week I’ve been trying to figure out how to find balance. I believe that moderation is key on this journey to health. I’ve asked around a couple of different social groups what they think about the concept of “cheat days” or “cheat meals”. Saturday before last (July 7) we had a pretty big cheat day. We had chickfila for breakfast (I only ate a few chicken nuggets and some hashbrowns, not a lot of either), then we spent the morning stocking up on our healthy food for the next few weeks (helllllo sams club!) and as we were spending a few hours cutting, portioning and vacuum sealing our meat we ended up getting a pizza. We were also celebrating my twin sister in laws birthday so we ended up a Red Robin for dinner. I split a burger with Payton and had some veggies and hummus for appetizer, but also ate way too many fries. The result? I ended up spending my entire week working off that cheat day! SO not worth it. From now on my cheats are going to be small treats instead of huge meals. Lesson learned!

Here is the week 5 workout recap

Friday July 6
CrossFit

Pre WOD: Turkish Get Up 15 ea arm (10#)
WOD: “Elizabeth” Scaled For Time (5:32)
21-15-9
55# Power Clean
Ring Dips (more like squats while holding on to the rings)

Post-Workout Protein!

Saturday July 7
Horrible Cheat Day. Should have run forever.

Sunday July 8
4.5 Mile Expresso Bike
1 Mile Run
Random Strength @ Gym

Monday July 9
CrossFit

Pre WOD: Back Squat – Find Max (125#)

WOD- For Time (12:21)
600m Run
25 Plate Hugging Squats
25 Plyo Push Ups
400m Run
20 Plate Hugging Squats
20 Plyo Push Ups
200m Run
15 Plate Hugging Squats
15 Plyo Push Ups

Sweaty post workout face

Tuesday July 10
CrossFit

Pre WOD: Snatch 2×5 (55#)

WOD- 15 EMOM
3 snatch
10 Situps

Finisher: 600m run

GNC #GenetixHD pre workout drink

Wednesday July 11
6.33 Miles Expresso Bike
1 mile interval run
5 minutes stair climber

Thursday July 12
CrossFit

Pre WOD: 10minutes AMRAP Power Clean (lasted 4 minutes, forgot to count reps)

WOD: Tabatas! (136 Total)
Wall Ball – 4 minutes (20 sec on/10 sec Rest)
Rest 1 minute
Ground to Overhead-  4 minutes (20 sec on/10 sec Rest)
Rest 1 minute
Hand Release Push Up –  4 minutes (20 sec on/10 sec Rest in Plank)

Holy Sweat! Those tabata workouts are KILLER! I literally left a pool of sweat on the floor!

The Results

Starting Weight: 210
Week 1: 205.4
Week 2: 205
Week 3: 204.2
Week 4: 204.8
Week 5: 201.8
Week 6: 201.6

I felt slightly frustrated because I knew if I hadn’t gone so far off course on Saturday I would have had a bigger loss… I’m trying to make up for it this week! Here’s to hoping I get out of the 200s for good!!

What are your thoughts on “Cheat” days or meals?

5 thoughts on “60 Day Fat Loss Challenge Check In: Week 6”

  1. I used to LOVE the idea of cheat days, until I realized that they were 100% counterproductive to my goal. I would eat well all week and then gorge myself on the cheat day. Now I eat whatever I want, whenever I want, just in moderation. If I have a piece of chocolate, I’ll pass on the piece of pie kind of thing.

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  2. I think you have the right mentality. It is a life change for health & fitness – moderation is key. I have been trying to find a balance in my own life. I know I would be lying to myself if I said I would never eat some of the things that I enjoy. I feel like I am setting myself up to fail. So, I do think we should allow ourselves something we “want” to every once in a while. Having said that, there is a time and place for that…When we are trying to get down to a specific goal weight/ or result, cheat days will have to wait if we are serious about meeting the goal. It is a reward so to speak when we get where we want to be able to have some things we enjoy and still maintain… The difficult part sometimes is being able to not “cheat” if you have a longer journey or more weight to lose. I have been having way more detours lately than I intended, alas, I get back up and keep going. Keep up the great work!

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