Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Get the flu!
Yep, for the low, low price of getting influenza you can lose weight without any effort at all.
So, Friday I was feeling like rubbish. Saturday I wasn't well, but powered on. Sunday I was so sick I couldn't even get out of bed. Fever, chills, sweats, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, nausea... If if was a flu symptom, I had it. My husband dragged me to the after hours doctor on Sunday evening because he was so worried about me. All the doctor could do for me was write me a note for the week off work and give me some pills for the nausea. I've been in bed since.
I'm feeling a lot better than I was, but no where near 100%. I'll probably be back to 100% in another week -10 days. The flu REALLY takes it out of you. The exhaustion sucks. I got really bored yesterday so I folded some washing. Then I had to lay down! I've also lost my appetite, big time. I didn't really eat for 3 days, and now I do get hungry but nothing sounds good, and I can only eat about half of my normal serving before feeling sick.
So, silver lining is that I've lost around 2 kilos in a week. See, fool proof. As long as you like being sick. Personally, I think there are easier ways to lose weight!
It goes without saying that the workouts are on hold. I went to the gym last Monday, and was too tired to go on the Thursday. Now I know why! Old me would've still been working out! Crazyness. I'm doing nothing but resting for AT LEAST another week. Then I'm moving to a new gym that is right by my new house and only a few minutes from work. I'm excited to get back to the gym so I'm checking out what classes I might want to try. But like I said, I'm in no hurry. At least another week off, probably closer to a week and a half. I'll re-evaluate next weekend.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
We bought a house!
It all happened so quick and the past fortnight has been a blur of mortgage brokers, lawyers, vendors, builders (for the pre purchase report)... all of whom we met after work and by the time we were finished with them we were starving and the gym was nearly closed. I managed to get to the gym a couple of times, and we tried to make our weekends with my step son as active as possible, but the workout have been lacking.
Back on track this week (I try to go 3 times a week now, and keep active the other days). We went unconditional yesterday and don't move in until August, so I can have my evenings back!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I've known for weeks that I need to add something to my workout routine, but nothing has appealed. I decided that I just had to try something, anything, to get me going. There is a class on Tuesday nights called 'Active'. The vague description didn't put me off so I went along to try it out.
First, I had to get a step. Ick. I clearly wouldn't be using it for decline push ups but I decided to stop being a weights snob and do as I was told as get one. Then I had to get hand weights - 5 kilo ones. Yep. They were so light! I got 7kg ones too, since I thought I'd need something heavier.
The class started with 20 minutes of cardio. Step ups and knee things and butt kick things and jump things. Interesting, slightly challenging, but nothing outrageous. I did the advanced modifications and went faster than I was told to. I was really surprised that I hadn't lost much cardio fitness and that I found it fairly easy. I promise I was pushing myself! I will put the step up higher next time for more of a challenge.
Then there was 20 minutes of weights. The deadlifts were easy (I usually do 50kg and my dumbbells only added up to 15), but some of the other moves were challenging! I was surprised! There were a few moves that I don't usually do, and the ones I did were done more times than usual. It definitely burned by the end! I had trouble with the core moves (my back hurts when doing anything laying on the floor) and the tricep push ups on the step (my wrists hurt at that angle) but I'm sure I could modify the moves next time.
The class finished with 20 minutes of balancing and stretching. I don't include any balance work in my routine, and I'm a brief stretcher, so this part of the class was surprisingly enjoyable, and very beneficial.
All in all I didn't hate the class but I didn't love it either. It was a nice change, and I'll go back next week. I wasn't in love with the class, but I can see how it would benefit and complement the weights that I'm doing.
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