Tuesday, April 10, 2012
My homework assignment from my personal trainer a couple weeks ago was to do 2 sessions each week. The first week I did THREE sessions in one week. Now for those folks that strength train three times a week, that LOVE to strength train, that LIVE for it, find it to be no big deal. For me, it was HUGE! So huge I decided to reward myself for just that week! I got myself some lifting gloves! Look, look!
Now, I am starting to feel my motivation starting to teeter downward again. Trying to come up with another reward. So far I have thought of a sports massage when I do my lifting sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the month of April. But, if I miss one, than the whole month is gone. I think I need a bi-monthly reward. New dress? Saucony shoes? Sports bra? All things that are cool but feel it wouldn't be much of an reward. Maybe a running necklace...
Fun update: I have gained 1/2 pound of muscle since starting to train so I have a total of 61.1 pounds of muscle. Shooting for 62 by the end of May. Also, I did TEN on the bar last session! My lifting IS working!
Monday, April 09, 2012
Since joining the Wellness Center staff at my local Y, I considered the gym my new source of inspiration. When I have all my cleaning tasks done, I basically watch people work out.
Today was more inspiring than usual. Today a member raised $7,160 for our Strong Kids Campaign by running 16 hours on a treadmill.
I struggle with one hour on the treadmill. Today Chris did 16 times that amount. So, if you think you just cannot work out today. I challenge you. Go to the gym. And, watch people work out. I bet you will get motivated to get moving in no time!
Sunday, April 08, 2012
It's a thought that I think about nearly everyday. Will I be part of the 15% that is determined to keep it off? I want to say yes. But, lately I am not too sure if I can beat the odds.
Today I was reading information about weight loss management from the American Council of Exercise, experts of the field. Honestly, it really got to me. If everything points that I will regain the weight within 5 years, why even fight it? Why not succumb it?
Than, we had Easter dinner. Well, you know I didn't eat well. In fact, it was like I was trying to shove as much food as I could in my mouth before everyone else got done. Basically, I was emotional eating. So, I am even further from being at the 160 point again.
Lately, I am not sure even why I want this lifestyle. Everyone around me seem to be heavier but happier. All I ever wanted was to be happy and feel good about me. No matter what size I am, I am fighting for myself. And, it's not going to be easier.
I need to figure this thing out before I sabotage myself even more...
Thursday, April 05, 2012
In my last blog, I admitted I gained approximately 10 pounds. That is the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem.
For the last three days, I have tracked and noticed I am over approximately 500 calories. Basically, the amount of calories I am supposed to be deficient in order to lose weight.
And, since my exercise has been squeezed out due to a busier life, the amount of calories I am NOT burning is increasing. In turn, I gained weight. Weight loss really is a numbers game.
So, I need to either eat less or exercise more. Eating less is not an option - darn, tasty food! Bring on the exercise. I really feel I can do this! It helps that next week my earliest class will be at 10 am. Just gotta get this butt out of bed earlier.
Exercise for 45 minutes everyday.
Strength train 3x a week.
And, maybe start walking to campus more.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Besides having limited time to train for Grandma's Marathon, I have gained approximately 10 pounds since the first week of February. Specifically, my weight has gone from 157.6 (February) to 165.6 (today).
I think gaining the weight and seeing my weight continuously creep up bothers me the most. Maybe mentally I wasn't as prepared as I thought to train. I say this because I used my training was my excuse to overeat.
So, I am setting my training aside and going to try to focus on losing these pounds. I want to be able to say with no but attached that I have lost 100#. I want to be under 160 again.
In fact, I started tracking yesterday. I was over 2500 calories when my range is 1300-1600. No wonder my weight is creeping up. I cannot eat more than I burn off! So, here I am, going back to the basics... tracking and strength training 3x a week. By the way, I ordered my lifting gloves today.
Overtime, I want to work on getting my Half Marathon time down to 2:30. Currently, I am around 3:00. So, I might be implementing some speedwork as I maintain my running base!
In summary, these are my April goals to work on getting back under 160.
-Maintain running base to be able to run long runs of 10 miles or more
-Track everything (Laura you have inspired me to do this again!)
-Strength train 3x a week
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