Friday, February 02, 2007
Well, I just got back from the gym and I'm happy to say that I had a great work-out. I did 45 minutes on the tredmill and than started my lifting with the legs(which I skipped on Wed)just as I said I would. I worked them pretty well, being conscious of the left hamstring, which wants to be a bother. I also gave my bis and tris a good workout today, but didn't overdo it. So, I feel good about the fact that I rebounded from two lackluster workouts and had a good, energetic one today...and that's after a 1:26 minute 10K from yesterday(ran 5k walked 5k)
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Well it's 10:39 and I'm still in my pjs. I'm getting ready to go and get in my workout stuff and go for my cardio. I had been thinking I would try a spinning class today, but I haven't had a very energetic week so I'm going to try that next Thursday. It is going to be exceptionally cold out there today, but I'll be ok because I'll dress appropritately. I know I really pushed hard last week and think I'm feeling a little of the residual this week. So, I'm off....
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Well, for the second day in a row I've not had a great workout. I skimped today and didn't work my legs or bis and tris. I will remedy that on Friday by starting with the legs and I'll work the arms very hard too. I was still feeling fatigued and my triceps were still a bit sore(really)and my hamstrings(the left especially)are tender. I'm not sure if that's from running yesterday, or from working them on Monday, but either way, I thought it would help to let the legs recover a bit more before working them again. So, to ensure that I follow this plan, I will work up a new program on Thursday night for Friday morning. That always helps me out when my enthusiasm wanes. However, my food has still been really, really good. I'm sticking to the low end of calories and I'm not hungry. If I could improve anything there it would be to make sure I get some milk/dairy and a few more pieces of fruit. Though I did the triple berries in the oatmeal this morning-good for me and tastes great too! So, here's to having a better day of exercise tomorrow. I'll shoot for 1 hour as I haven't had a cardio session that long so far this week. Keep that train rolling, I know I can do it!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
but I got up early and went out(it was stinkin cold here)to the park for my walk/run. I wasn't really feeling it today since I really worked my lower back and legs hard yesterday and felt a bit fatigued. So I was only going to do 30 minutes but decided to put 45 in my iPod because I really think 45 is the least I should do on cardio days. But I ran the first lap(which includes 1 killer hill and 2 other long inclines)and really didn't feel like running so I walked the rest. After about 30 minutes I thought I wanted to quit, but I pushed through and even did a sprint towards the end. I was really pleased that I did all 45 minutes even though I really wasn't feeling it, and I felt much better the rest of the day knowing I had done it.
I spent the entire day with my DH and we had a really good time, went to dinner and then we even went to the mall and VS where I got some size M panties and a sexy lingerie outfit. All and all it was a good day, even if it was a Tuesday...
Monday, January 29, 2007
Well, today was official weigh-in day and I lost 4.2 pounds! That puts me at 130.8 pounds which is well past my short-term goal of 125...just skipped right over that one.
All week long I was concerned because it seemed I had been well under my calories for the day. But, what I think I learned was that I must have been underestimating my serving sizes, or I was eating too many things between meals. Even though they were healthy things, I think it was pushing me to the high end of my calorie range, which I believe is too high for me anyway.
Of course, I had also pumped up the cardio for the past 2 weeks and that could have been the catalyst...either way, it all worked and I ended the month of January with a 7 pound loss and now I'm 25 pounds from my goal weight!
This weight loss coupled with my size 8 surprise(didn't think I could wear an 8 yet, but found I could!)have really lifted my spirits and of course give me momentum to keep going full out! Although, I still have a little voice in my head that questions if I'll get to 145, I do believe I've conquered this and will finally reach my goal. I have never gotten below 178 in my previous weight loss attempts(except for 31 years ago, when I dieted before my wedding and got to 137 on WW-and that was above my goal)so I'm really proud of that, but know I still have work to do!
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