Time to Increase Exercise Intensity
Friday, February 05, 2010
Well, today I measured myself. I thought I would have lost inches, but I was the same in all areas except one with .25" lost. Some clothes have felt loose and I feel stronger. So I was disappointed at the numbers. I was also up a pound this morning.
I was very tired this morning because I only got @6 hours of sleep last night. My schedule has changed in the last couple of weeks. I now have a baby that comes at 6:30 in the morning 3 days a week and I have to pick up my daughter at work at 11:00 at night. So, it all hit me this morning. I didn't want to exercise and I felt depressed because I didn't see any results.
Then, it hit me. This is usually where things stall out. Whenever I have gotten down to @236 lbs it seems like my body says no more. I have heard of a set point and I think that's mine.
So, after lunch I decided it was time to step up the exercise and get over this hump! I have been doing the same routine for about 3 months now of Oxycise and Express Walk DVD. I had added the Bootcamp in January for strength training. I have been thinking it was time to go to the next level, but I just hadn't done it. So this afternoon, I did Oxycise Level2 and the Fat Blasting Walk DVD. I feel good working harder.
My plan is to do these for a couple of days then add back the Oxycise Level 1 and Express Walk in addition to continuing the bootcamp and other strength exercises for a total of 90+ minutes a day. I am going to reset that "set point"!!