Thursday, January 08, 2009
This is a picture of me after finishing my first workout on the Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD. (Notice the rolled up pants! I got HOT!!) I love it! I wore my heart rate monitor watch and checked it about every 4 minutes, so I could get a good reading on calories and I burned 303 calories in 30 minutes!! It was a good, steady work out with quite a bit of variation. Once I finished I was tempted to add the level 2 because I didn't think I'd been sweating long enough...then I looked at my watch and the calories burned and thought better of it. 303 calories in 30 minutes is pretty cool. I wasn't miserable, or gasping for breath, but I was more sweaty today than yesterday with the Denise Austin Personal Trainer DVD, 50 minutes. I am glad I spent the $9 on the DVD yesterday. I am so pleased that I was sweating in my own house, in the middle of January and getting a very good workout. Yesterday I did both the Denise Austin personal trainer DVD in the morning and went to Curves in the evening. I was worried that I had over done it, but actually it wasn't too bad. I may have been slower on a machine or 2, but all in all it was a good work out. I am committing to the 6 weeks of the B.L. Boot camp DVD program to see how well it goes. I was tempted to start at level 2, because I have been working out and strength training since last March. I am now glad I just started at the beginning. It was a good, calorie burning, interval training workout. I am now officially back to being addicted to sweating!! I know that I let that lapse a bit over the last 2 months. I now know that I need to ramp it up next November and December. I was faithful to my 3 days a week at Curves, and a walk here and there, but it wasn't enough. I feel so much better after just 4 days of consecutive sweating workouts. I think sweating is the key. I need to sweat in order to feel good.
I watched the Biggest Loser this week on TV and was motivated all over again. I wish I could watch it every week. Its tough to watch because my husband is watching too, and I know he's not nearly as interested as I am. As I posted a day or 2 ago, he has NEVER ever had to watch what he eats, except as its going into his mouth. He's always been totally attracted to me, no matter what my weight, and so its not nearly as important to him as it is me (my weight) But having said that, I know he's even more attracted to me now, than ever before. Its tough for him to admit that, because he doesn't want me to think he wasn't attracted to me before when I was quite large. He's my biggest cheerleader for my self esteem. I hope to go ahead and keep watching the BL this season. Its a very motivating show and I learn something...I think its good for the kids to watch too.
I feel Good, da na na na na, so good, uh uh, so good, uh uh, bum bum bum bum!
Here's to a terrific Thursday!!
Feeling FINE in 2009!!