Thursday, November 04, 2010
I got back on the "wagon" and did my circuit training like a good girl (groan) and today I feel like a ton of bricks fell on me! Oh! My aching back. I guess the moral of the story is: "Everything in moderation?"
I was so determined to 'get back in shape' and get off the excess weight I must have gone overboard -- I used the regular weights and did my 3 reps on each one of the exercises. My muscles, especially on the upe part of my back are telling me about it today!
Tomorrow I HAVE to trim the shrubs in my yard, so, heaven help me, it will either work the soreness out of my muscles -- or kill me! Hey! If you see me on here tomorrow, then I guess it didn't kill me!
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Guess it's time to walk the walk if I'm talking the talk. My plans seemed to go right out the window. Yes, the scale is UP, back to my plateau of last week, and most of my well laid plans of doing all the healthy stuff daily kind of got shifted around too! Instead I went to Yarnell (the summer home) on Friday and found our grocery stash was wanting -- no fresh veggies except tomatoes! Had a couple of bananas and some apples -- and Baby! It was COLD outside, at least early in the morning!
One day I walked around in my PJ's all day (they are flannel) and it felt soooo good. Of course I know we could have turned up the heat, but for some strange reason having that artificial heat pumping out at me during the night makes it so I can't sleep.
Of course that has nothing to do with the reasons I couldn't keep up with the former list (of 4) that I had in place before going "off the wagon." I'll tell you, it's very difficult to stay ON the wagon with all the slippery little temptations and tricks that go on in a person's life.
I'm back down in civilization now (that means I can go to the gym for my circuit training again) so I need to put my bad habits on the shelf and start to be serious about maintaining the healthy things in my life!
is like "starting over" -- but the silver lining is that starting over is always at a much lower weight than it was years ago. My 144.2 is not that far off from my goal. So never admit, or even consider, that you are a failure. Just smile -- and MOVE ON!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
After thinking it over about what I should do for my third healthy habit; it suddenly dawned on me that as a new Fitness Center Member -- why not start doing the circuit training every other day, as recommended. There were several machines that I had never tried, especially those concentrating on arm muscles -- I just figured, "What do I need that for?"
So I head over to the gym about 1:00 and sneared at my BF when he said we'd be in there until 2:00 or 2:30! How can it possibly take that long to do a few of those machines I tell him! He replies, "well, I went there on Monday -- all you did was sit around with the personal trainer."
To show him I didn't just "sit around" I told him I'd show him a couple of the new exercises she had shown me. One was laying on the mat, grasping a really large ball between your feet and raising it over your stomach at a 90 degree angle, then reaching up with your hands, arms outstretched and lowering it over your head, arms still outstretched. Then raising it back with your hands to a 90 degree angle over your stomach, reaching up with your feet to get it and lowering it to the mat. BF had a tough time with it. The next exercise was sitting on the mat, bending your knees, raising your feet off the floor, and with a 6 lb. medicine ball in your hand, swinging it from side to side, nearly touching the floor on each side. That one was easy for me, but BF couldn't do it at all.
So with my point proven (being a woman) I was ready to start circuit training. I did three reps on each machine, skipping maybe two of the machines that were redundant to my goals. When I finished I did a few of the above exercises that I had shown the BF, then got on the bike for 6 minutes and rode for 2 miles. I feel I had a really good workout!
So my healthy habits have added up as follows:
1) 8 glasses of water daily
2) 5 portions of fruits/veggies daily
3) circuit training every other day, starting today, next time w/b Friday
Let's see if I can break that plateau I've been in the about 6 days now.
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