Monday, October 04, 2010
The HRM has to go.
I was going to give it at least a week. Nope, it's trial didn't last that long. I can already see it is not going to work for what I want. I understand that a HRM varies when I do group exercise classes or even when I run. Tonight, I wore it when I did the elliptical for 30 minutes. When I was done, it said I burned 100 calories. I do not believe that. I was sweating like crazy. I know at times SP can be a bit high but I'd rather deal with that. You see.. I have lost 75# with SP, there is no reason I can't lose the rest the same way.
Day 2 of P90.
Today helped me fall in love with this program. Last night I was like I barely broke a sweat. For someone that hated to sweat before this lifestyle, I now insist on it in my workouts. I was kinda sore. I like that feeling. It means, yes, something is happening in my body. But, it wasn't an overwhelming soreness.
Beyond the soreness, I needed a good workout today. I have been crabby and irritable all day long and needed to work it out. At this point, I already did 30 minutes on the elliptical and felt way better. Than, I got to do yoga (not my favorite) than we moved to kickboxing (my favorite). I felt like I was preparing for tomorrows self defense class!
When I made the choice to lose 5#, I didn't realize it was going to turn into a lifestyle change. I just wanted to feel better about #1... that's me!
Well, 5# turned into 75# and now I have made some lifestyle changes. Honestly, I love every single one of them. The two that I have noticed lately the most are needing my exercise and veggies/fruit. If I do not get these things, I get super irritable and crabby.
In the last couple weeks, I have been slacking on working out in the morning.. and boy, have I regretted it! I am just so more happier and in control of my life when I have worked out in the morning. Not only that, I have felt less stressed.
Besides that, the less available fruits/veggies have really taken a toll on me. I cannot control when they serve it in the caf'. Like today, because it is no abnormal, I had a WHOLE plate of carrots and broccoli. It seems like they either have veggies and fruit.. or they don't. We do have a regular salad bar but that just doesn't cut it for me.
Anyhow, those are my main updates! I hope everyone has a start to the week!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
of Power 90.
The most important thing is... I did it!
Quite honestly, I kept putting it off.. I had the excuses. I was too tired. Not enough time. Too nice outside to work out inside.
Than, my friend, SHERYLDS gave me the I needed. She asked how it was going. Well, it wasn't.. because I haven't started. I cannot say that anymore, I did of the circuit.
The circuit didn't seem super hard. Sure, it got me sweating and could feel my heart rate up there. But, how everyone talked about the program.. like it is impossible to do or something. I kinda was doubting myself. No, I can do the circuit... and I believe anyone can!
I peeked at the cardio, tomorrow's workout, and it will definitely work me. That is the one thing I like about the elliptical.. it seriously works me and I can feel it!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
A couple days ago, I made an impromptu purchase and got a new weight loss toy. I brought a HRM. I have wanted a bodybugg or a GPS HRM for a long time. The one I brought was a $40 HRM from Walmart. I am really hoping it is accurate.
Among its many feature, it has a pedometer and tells me my calories burned. Right now the pedometer is all messed up due to operator error. I also have such a time getting that stride measured right.
As for the calorie feature, I am wondering if it is right. Basically, it is creating a trust issue with me and Sparkpeople. Today, I went for a 3 mile walk/run. HRM says 166. SP says 285. 199 difference!
Lately, it feels like I have been burning less calories than the tracker says I have. This is a problem. Because if I am eating more and not burning as much as they say.. I will not lose weight.
Since I am going to be starting the P90 soon (SP doesn't have an accurate way of counting that either), I am going to count on my HRM for calories burned and see if it helps me lose weight. In the last few weeks, it seems to be a struggle to lose weight. It shouldn't be this hard to lose weight when you are doing everything right.
For how long?
I am not sure how long I am going to run this experiment. Within the first week, I should start to see new results.. right? Maybe I will give both the P90 and the HRM 30 days to show results.
What do you think? Do you have trust issues with the fitness tracker?
Friday, October 01, 2010
On Wednesday night I went to Perkins and ate and ate. The next day the scale told me I gained FIVE pounds to 191ish. Is that really possible to gain five pounds overnight? I am done to 190.. with my size 14 pants still fitting. Okay, they have stretched over the week I have been wearing them.
Also, I noticed I haven't been really working out either. It's like I don't care to work out on the ellitpical. On MWF, I have to get up by 7 am so I can beat the HHP class to the fitness room. IF they are in there, you can't be. I tend to oversleep until 8ish.
My friend has the P90 program and has offered to borrow it to me. I think I am going to try it. Basically, you are supposed to get "ripped" but just want to be toned. I have tried the 30 Day Shred and didn't care for it. Hopefully, I will like it.
Mainly, I need to mix things up. Even if I stick with it for a month.. I still mixed it up!
Here's the new game plan for October!
-Weigh in every 10 days and take measurements (October 1st, 10th, 20th, 30th)
-Start P90 TODAY and finish it
-Complete the Couch to 5K Program
-Continue with Zumba and Self Defense
Lastly, this has been in the news with different approaches. I really liked Ellen's message. Please listen.
There are bigger things than our issues. I need to remember this.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
A good day.
That is all I wanted today. For the past few days, my life has been filled with stress and just.. um.. not good days.
I did it! I had a good day. It is like I can breathe again!
This morning I woke up after sleeping in until 8ish. Took my first test and got a high B (two points from an A). Went to breakfast. My breakfast was around 500 calories. Yes! I didn't over eat. Than, I took Test 2 and I got a C. It is nothing to call home about but I was happy about it. I feel like I have a good idea how to arrange my time to study for all my classes.. a month later.. haha. Than, I went to lunch with Bobby. After that, I squeezed a run in before work.
For my run, I was going to do Day 1 of Week 6.. but pretty much as soon as I started , I had to go pee. For most of it, I settled by walking FAST! On the way back, I had to stop in the woods and go potty. Shh! It was that or pee my pants.. Than, I ran some more. I didn't do the C25K but I feel like I keep up my running training. I did the three miles in 40 minutes (3 minutes more than my last 5K). I thought that was interesting since I know I did more running for my 5K.
Tonight after I get off work at 7 pm, I am supposed to go rock climbing with a friend. I am not sure if I will. It makes me nervous and I can tell I am kinda tired. It would be nice to get back on track with my studies.
I feel liked I de-railed with life.. even with my weight loss. I went out to eat last night. I just let me eat whaever I wanted. Than, I made kinda a dumb mistake and.. um.. weighed myself. I gained FIVE pounds. Okay, I probably gained one or two.. but FIVE? I don't think so! Water retention alert! I am going to try to wait to weigh myself either Sunday or next Wednesday.
Anyhow, I just wanted to share that there is sunshine at the end of the !
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