Lori and Lauren asked at my last post if I’m doing the WW Points plan that recently has been introduced in the US. The answer is yes. The Pro Points plan was introduced somewhere last year in Holland. Maybe you remember I followed WW for a few weeks last year, that was based on the new plan. I like the Pro Points plan, the last time it didn’t work that well because I wasn’t dedicated enough but now I am.
From Thursday till Sunday we ate too much bad foods and I was punished right away on Monday and Tuesday because I had the same old intestines problems again. My own fault but I did learn from it and that is that I need to eat healthy to prevent these problems. I still don’t use much dairy products, just a bit of hot milk in my coffee.
Yesterday we had a New Year’s reception of R.’s work. Since my Mom lives 10 minutes away from where the reception was, R. brought her there yesterday morning and we picked her up after the reception. This way she didn’t have to stay home alone during the day and at night. We didn’t really wanted to go but it wasn’t so bad after all. I talked with two co-workers of him about running and other sports. One of them could tell me where I could buy cheap bars and energy drinks to use during my runs.
Yesterday was a day of rest. Because we had the reception to go to I couldn’t go to Pilates and Bella wasn’t home either so no walking. I sure did feel my triceps from the push ups I did on Monday. Need to remember to stretch my arms good after the push ups.
Question: can you use the foamroller for your arms too and if so, how do I use it?
Today I finally started strength training. I’ve chosen a program that starts with light weights and not to many exercises. If you follow the program correctly you do this 3 times a week but since I only have time to go to the gym once a week for this, I’m going to do 2 times of every week in 2 weeks.
The first 8 weeks the exercises stay the same but the reps, number of circuits or weights get more.
If I need more time I’m skipping the cardio because I get my cardio in through running. I don’t want to spend more than 45 minutes at strength training. Today it took me 39 minutes to do the circuit, 12 minutes of cardio, warming up and stretching.
Tuesday January 4
Noodles with chicken, snow peas and bean sprouts.
Wednesday January 5
Pork meat, baked potatoes, snow peas.