Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Last time I tried to blog I ended up not being able to save it. Epic FAIL internet!
Anyway, why am I awesome (other than the obvious, of course)? My awesomeness all revolves around my workouts.
Let's start with this...
I've been a little bummed that my weight has been dropping so slowly lately...well, in a six week period (between September 29th and November 12th) I lost 8.55 inches!! That means I have lost over 40 inches since June. That's pretty much fantastic. That is a definitely a reason to take measurements.
In other news. This week I have had really fantastic workouts. Last week I had great workouts too, but considering I hadn't been to the gym since Thursday starting off my Monday so well was pretty great. I took...wait for it...a SPIN CLASS!!!!
The last time I took a spin class was three years ago. My butt hurt for four days. I'm pretty sure my butt might hurt for four days this time too, but there were some really good things I noticed. 1) I kept up pretty well. I wasn't perfect, but I did do the standing bits fairly well (better at the end than the beginning). And 2) I am fitter than I used to be. I didn't get HALF as winded as I did when I did it three years ago. I was breathing hard and my heartrate was up there, but I never had a problem and never really gasped for breath or anything. That's pretty awesome. I also didn't fall off the bike when I got off and my legs weren't complete jelly.
Today's workout...33 minutes on the elliptical (I'm becoming pretty good on that! Seriously, Bravo TV helps with my music as background on my iPod), and 27 minutes of circuit training with weights. I really killed my weights today too. I think I want to start swimming some as well. I tend to get bored with that, but maybe I can try a water aerobics class.
Also, just noticed this...my arms are getting more muscular. There are actually three portions of muscular area now on my upper arms now, whereas before there were only two that I noticed.
Ok, ok. So my eating habits aren't anything to brag about right now. I'm trying to increase my calorie expenditure to make up for that for the time being, until I get a better handle on things, I'm still awesome in the workout department. It still baffles me that people can just live with a taste of things. I love the experience of food too much to just have a taste, even though really I could easily have all the experience eating half a piece of cheesecake as I could eating the whole cheesecake.
*sigh* That will probably be the thing I need to work on the longest. I seem to be fine with it in the summer, but I love the comfort foods of winter so much I tend to eat past satiety (I love that word...wish I could figure out how to enforce it). Baby steps right?
For now though, I'm reveling in the awesomeness that is my gym rat self!
PS - Everyone wish me luck, my contractor position ends on the 30th of this month and I am up for a job that I had an interview for yesterday. Hopefully I get it! Kind of need the money. My loans don't pay themselves.