Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Hello my fellow Sparkers!
Slowly, but surly, I have started losing again. Thank goodness!!! Surprisingly, I reduced the amount of weight I was lifting and increased reps and it seemed to help. I have noticed I now have to go much faster and longer on the elliptical trainer to get my heart rate up, which I know means Iím getting stronger, but also means I have to work harder (ugh!).
Time to switch it up a bit on cardio I guess, but the treadmill and stationary bike seem boring, just donít want to burn myself out on the same routine. I have a lot of joint issues so the elliptical trainer helps with joint stress in knees and ankles, but even it causes some hip issues for me. Not sure I can handle a Zumba class or anything like that JUST YET, maybe. Any ideas? OH, please donít suggest anything that involves being outside, at least until October anyway! Way too hot in Texas right now :-) Yeah, I guess I didnít make that easy for ya! Haha
All and all Iím doing great, just trying to stay motivated, and Spark is a great place for that. Iím thankful for my friends that encourage me, and that helps to hold myself accountable and keep it up. I have a long road ahead, but every day is a step closer.
Hope you are all staying motivated, and I would love to offer you any support I can to help you stay on track too! Let me know how you're doing
Best wishes to ALL