Sunday, April 24, 2011
Weigh in day is tomorrow. I have been excellent this week. I have gone to the gym three times and worked hard. I have watched everything I have eaten and have made smart choices. I have drank all of the water I am supposed to each day. There is no reason that I should not have lost weight.
I hate to get my hopes up and not have anything happen. Wish me luck.
Fuel is now $3.85/gallon. It is slowly creeping to $4.00/gallon. I have a weekly fuel budget of $50. My jeep gets appx 20mi/gallon. I have concluded that I may have to start limiting my trips to the gym, as it is 27 miles round trip. I can not join a closer gym because there isn't one that offers the amenities that mine does nor one that has hours that works with my schedule. The one gym that is closer is an old (and I mean OLD) YMCA. The membership there is $15 more a month, no pool, exercise classes are extra, and there is no pool. I figure if I have to limit my gym trips, I am going to start having to get the most out of each trip. I may have to spend up to 2 hours there, but I think that will be ok. If I dedicate an hour to cardio and a half hour to an hour to strength training.
Strength training... argh, I hate strength training. I don't know why I hate it so much. I need to start doing it again, even if it is a half hour 3x's a week. Of course, I don't really need to do it at the gym, I can do it at home. I can use the gym to take advantage of the cardio equipment.
Speaking of cardio, I am really making a lot of progress. When I first started the gym, I could only make it 5 mins on the elliptical. I gradually was able to make it longer on the lowest setting. I can now do 25-30 mins on a middle setting, PLUS I use the "random" feature which varies the resistance in 15 second intervals. I am proud of my progress, because I know that despite my size, I can do a lot more than the so called "skinny" people. I also know how hard I have worked to get to this point, and even if the numbers on the scale aren't changing very much, or are the inches melting off, I know that I am getting fitter and stronger and healthier. I think it is just a matter of finding the right combination.
I am still nervous to weigh in though. Like I said, I have done everything right. Currently, all of my coworkers are enjoying McDonald's breakfast, and I had some homemade oatmeal.
As far as it being Easter Sunday... I am at work. We had our dinner on Thursday since I had to work today. I ate very well, and stayed well within my ranges. I even had a small slice of homemade ice cream pie :)
I hope everyone who is reading this has a great holiday if that is your thing, and if it isn't, I hope you have an awesome day :)