This morning I was getting ready to go to the Rec Center for my Wednesday spinning class, but I didn't feel like spinning. So instead I decided to do 10 minutes on 4 different pieces of equipment, do the weight machines for 10 minutes and stretch for 10 minutes. I ended up walking around the track as a warmup for 10 minutes, the stair stepper (which I had never tried before) for 5 minutes. (I nearly died...therefore the Killer part of the workout!), 10 minutes on the elliptical and 10 min on the stationary bike doing hills, another killer.
I worked on the machines and then stretched for a total of 68 minutes. I felt great, all sweaty and proud of myself. When I checked my HRM, I found I had burned 718 calories.
One my way to work the first day I was 199. It's been 25 years since I've been in the 100's.
That's my bike shorts and shirt on the chair from the spinning class I went to before work. I have my step counter on (13873 so far today).
My DH suggested I tuck my blouse in. I'm not comfortable yet tucking my blouse in and wearing a belt, but I did it for part of the day. I feel self conscious, but I will keep doing it until I get comfortable.
I think I will get more comfortable here in onederland one day at a time!
I am peaceful and tired after a wonderful weekend at my cabin with 5 of my best friends. I feel so blessed. We had a wonderful weekend of laughter, good conversation, wonderful hiking and amazing lo fat, lo salt, lo calorie tasty food. I could spend a long time talking about everything that transpired this weekend, but I think I will just thank God for making it possible.
I've been sitting at 200 for a little while now. I think its interesting that I am having a plateau at a significant point in my weight loss journey. Going below 200 pounds is a momentous occasion that I have been looking forward to for a long time. I have not been below 200 pounds for at least 20 years. I have been anxious about breaking this barrier, Now I am thinking I should relax and "enjoy" this part of the journey and not rush through it. I have been looking at ways to break the 200 point. I have been changing up my exercise and calories and nothing has changed. I am not discouraged, in fact I really do find it interesting. I think maybe this is a point where I need to let my mind catch up with my body. I don't know if I am emotionally ready to go below 200.
This weekend I am spending time with 5 of my best friends at our cabin to celebrate my turning 63. This is the 4th year we have done this and we usually have celebrated with amazing food all weekend. This year I asked my friends to help me plan a healthier weekend. We each prepare one meal and I have asked everyone to prepare a healthful meal. We are also bringing fitness stuff...DVD's, exercise equipment. I think we will have a lot of fun. I think I will take this weekend as a time to enjoy a healthful lifestyle without a weight loss focus. I will enjoy and hopefully grow in my comfort with healthful moderate eating and with my body as it is now.
You will all be there with me in my heart, my dear Spark friends.
I haven't blogged in several days. I have been getting ready for my annual Birthday Weekend at the Cabin for 6 of my girlfriends. I have put a health and fitness theme to it this year and am trying out spark people recipes. Everyone is preparing one meal and I am doing the first lunch. So I woke up early this am and am baking Jenna's Crustless Quiche. It smells wonderful. I am going to serve it with Whole Wheat French Bread and a fruit salad for dessert. I can't wait!