Yesterday marked the last day of the second week of prep. It’s going better than I could’ve ever imagined. My weight has steadily decreased and I’ve lost a total of 2.6 pounds, which brings me to 147.4. This is the lowest weight I have been since I was in college. And really since my sophomore year of college. Every week I have been blown away at the progress I’m making, even before prep and even when the scale wasn’t really moving. I was still in awe of what I was able to accomplish.
My lifts feel really good and even better – my running feels amazing since I’ve been lifting more and changing up my lifts. Go figure that making your legs stronger would help them in running.
Something that I’m doing similar to the last prep is early morning workouts. I’ve been getting to bed around 9 pm so that I can be up at 430 for the gym to open at 5. I have been sleeping through the night and getting up with no problem. We even got snow this week and I had my butt up to scrap off my car before going to the gym in the morning. I guess that’s dedication. I really want this. Getting up in the morning has also helped me a lot when planning the rest of my day because with an hour commute fitting in gym time after work can be really hard. I also believe that this is a big contributor as to why I’ve lost so steadily. When your body gets enough sleep it helps regulate your metabolism and it also decreases the amount of cortisol that your body produces. Lack of sleep can also increase hunger and appetite – I know my eating schedule hasn’t changed, but I feel fuller longer, which makes me stay track.
So here are some photos to catch up on the week. I can’t wait to start week 3 tomorrow with quad day.