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Sunday, March 04, 2012

...when i say i'm taking a day of rest, i should really take a day of rest. i knew i needed to yesterday, my muscles were all sore from the weight training i've been doing all week... but no, i was bored so i did my kettlebell training and a light cardio workout. the cardio would've been fine by itself [an old jazzercise tape, just something fun] but i really should've skipped the kettlebell, and i knew it.

but then my mom brought over new exercise dvds/wii games for me and i just /had/ to try one out. i ended up putting in ea active personal trainer, which admittedly is great and much more engaging than wii fit. i did day 1 of the 30 day challenge, and exceeded my trainer's calorie expectation and everything. but when i finished, i knew i'd pushed myself a little too far.

i woke up this morning feeling like i'd been hit by a car [and i have been, previously, on my bike, so i know exactly what the feeling's like]. mostly my upper body, and especially my shoulders/arms. things are loosening up and feeling better as the day goes on, but still. today is definitely a day of rest.

in other news, this morning was also my weigh-in and i'm glad to say that it was all worth it: i am down a pound from last week! it's not much, but i didn't expect it to be. my body takes a week or two to catch up to losing weight, although my clothes are already looser. [for comparison, my first week on weight watchers in 2004 i only lost 0.8 pounds, but the next week i lost 3.4 even though i was on plan both weeks. so i'm just expecting it to catch up, eventually.] anything in the right direction is great, and i'll take it!


on track and feeling good

Saturday, March 03, 2012

so this past week was the first week in a while that i've been fully on track. i went shopping on sunday and bought a few new pieces of equipment [new exercise ball, 5 pound dumbbells, a kettlebell, and a jump rope]. i have pretty much no money to spend, so i had to budget these purchases and managed to pick it all up for less than $3O at a discount store. next up is a new pair of workout shoes, i'm waiting to get paid from a job and then i should be able to afford them.

anyway, i've been pretty consistent with the workouts. i'm still waiting for a balance ball dvd [it came into the library and my mom's bringing it over tomorrow, along with a bunch of wii exercise games]. i did slightly injure my ankle after a couple days and spent three days resting it, but i still managed to get some workouts in. weights, mostly, but also some cardio kettlebell workouts. today my ankle feels back to normal and i'm glad i spent a few days resting it.

weigh in is tomorrow [or so i'm declaring that from now on, sundays will be weigh in days] and i'm not expecting anything huge because my body takes a week or two to catch up with working out. but as long as it doesn't go up, that's cool too. as it is, i have 86 pounds to lose. 81, officially, to get back to my weight watchers goal weight and then 5 more to get back to the weight i was most comfortable at.

eta: my mom brought over the dvds today! excited to try them out!

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MANILUS 3/3/2012 6:14PM

    The mark of someone who will be successful is someone giving all the effort to make healthy happen for them. You are doing all you can to workout even through injury, keep up the great work and you will take the weight off again!!

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