Saturday, September 25, 2010
So I have been taking a cardio kickboxing class offered at my college. Wednesday we had a circuit training that I have been feeling ever since. Even today as I walked into the class I could feel the soreness in my muscles. You think, 'Oh! She's gonna take it easy on us, it's Friday' HA!!! I ate my words!! She had us take out the Steps and incorporate step aerobics into our cardio kickboxing routine. Oh! My! God! Step aerobics are no joke! My heart rate was really high, I had to lower the intensity a few times. We alternated between step moves and kickboxing moves and by the end I was struggling for energy! It felt awesome! But I'm feeling it already and I know, come tomorrow I'm going to be hurting! So I am going to ice up and use some muscle cream that I have... Oh and stretching! :) Hopefully that will help! †
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Whew!! So I am planning on weighing myself at the end of the month and I am kinda nervous about it. I havent been 100% giving it my all food-wise, I kindof fell off over the weekend and am just now getting back on track. I still have 9 days until the end of the month and I am going to do everything I can to make sure that number is at/under 270. I have been holding firm around 275 and I think 5 pounds is a fairly reasonable goal. Do not wish me luck because thats not whats going to get me to my goal! Wish me willpower, because thats what I'll need. =)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I know I have been gone from Spark for a long time and so much has happened. But this blog isnt about that, point is I am back =).AND... I have been making steps in the right direction and it feels good. I am taking a cardio kickboxing class on MWF and its an hour and 20 minutes long. But part of it is the warm up, and stretching and we also do some strength training at the end of classes, so its not all huge calorie burn. I usually burn about 500-650 calories per class depending on how hard I work and how much cardio we do.
The class is super fun though and we have 2 instructors who do 2 different kind of workouts so it keeps it interesting. One instructor we do more turbo jam/tae bo type workouts, and I like the stretching and strength training we do with her. The other instructor we kindof do circuit training workouts, 1 minute at each station and they vary, like situps with medicine ball, or puches, or side kicks or squats, it is fun, but some of the exercises are tough for me to do. I just try and modify it to work for me.
I have been noticing changes in my body, I can feel my clothes fitting better and I feel like I have more energy and I feel stronger (not to mention SORE! I think I worked muscles I didnt even know I had in that class haha) so I know I am changing...
Heres the thing though, The class started about 3 weeks ago and I havent lost any weight. Being at 275 lbs I should see some changes in the scale. I think its my eating. I havent really changed much as my eating habits go and I KNOW what I need to be eating. I just need to do it. I need to do a huge haul and I think thats whats been making me put it off. I just dont want to do it. And its easy to use that as an excuse "Oh, I have homework today, I will do it tomorrow. And in the meantime mmmm... cupcakes" So this is my way of putting it out there and saying I am doing it. Today and I am committing to eating healthier to maximize my results of my hard work. I mean WHY would I want to eat junk after working my a$$ off for an hour and 20 minutes? It doesnt make sense. SO, Im not doing it anymore. AND SO IT IS!!
UPDATE: It's about midnight here and I spent the last few hours grocery shopping, and cleaning out my fridge and pantry! So I'm ready to GO!! Yahoo! I feel so much better now that I have set myself up for success! I also made a list of healthy options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for me to refer to when I'm hungry.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
So I havent been on spark in quite a few weeks, so much has been going on with me and my family/life. I am back with a vengence. I was doing so great for a while and then just fell offÖ.. it was as if I walked off the edge of a cliff and just fell straight DOWN. Back in August Theos grandfather passed away and thatís when I started to lose my balance. Theo's family was in from out of town and we were spending a lot of time at his mothers house visiting the out-of-town family that we never get to see (most of them didnít even make it to the wedding) I did go back to working out after that, but didnít count all my calories and wasnít eating how I should have been - and in my opinion itís the WORKING OUT thatís the more difficult part.
I have had my own medical problems that I have been concerned about as well. Since November of 2008 I have had stomach problems (I am trying not to go into too much detail here as I donít want to gross anybody out). I had been just ignoring my problem and taking immodium AD whenever I had problems, which could be a few times a week or even daily sometimes. And it wasnít necessarily BAD food that caused me problems. I remember having problems after perfectly healthy meals as well (example: Tuna sandwich, orange and crackers). I was very concerned as I was also having occasional stomach pains as well. I finally went to the doctor after the honeymoon and after a handful of appts and referrals I was sent to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Let me tell you, those were not fun!!! Turns out they didnít find any internal problems and have diagnosed me with IBS, the funny thing is SINCE the procedures I havent had any problems at all. I almost feel that with the prep for the colonoscopy cleaning me out, it did the trick. But from what my parents say I have had problems since I was very young. Anyways, during all of the appointments and tests to find out what was going on with me one of the tests came back abnormal. My liver enzymes were elevated in some of the tests. They had me do a BUNCH of more blood tests to check my liver and now want to do a liver biopsy. My doctor thinks that most likely I have fatty liver. And my doctor and I had a very serious conversation on how fatty liver can affect me and how losing weight is detrimental to my health and my liver function. I have not scheduled the liver biopsy yet and am waiting a call to schedule the procedureÖÖ. So we will wait and see what comes of that.
In good news Theo and I are buying a house! Wow! Our mortgage payment is going to be LESS than we pay for our rent. I am so excited. Hopefully the house will be closing by the end of this month/early next month. Itís a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, same as our house now, except 2 FULL bathrooms not just 1 1/2 baths. We are awaiting all of the inspections and the appraisal on the house and we will be ready to move in. YAY!
So I am not letting any of this stop me from doing what I need to be doing. I have a plan and am going at it full force. I have started tracking my calories and will be doing Turbo Jam or going to curves at least 4 times this week. Luckily during my few weeks of absence I didnít gain any weight, I just didnít lose any. So now that I am re-focused and ready to go, there's no stopping me.
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