A Good Kind of Pain.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Last year I lost 60 lbs before my wedding (90 from my highest weight) - I was sooo happpyyyy!!!! But then.... after my wedding in October, then Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and... the month of January... lol.... I pout on about 15 lbs. UGHHHH... So, I have been trying to work it off. During the month of February, I was focusing on just working on finding the motivation to hit up the gym. I keep track of days I work out on the calendar with a Blue "x". Days I don't are marked with a black "x". I like this system b/c it allows me to look back and see how many days I worked out and times that I struggled. When I compared Feb to Jan, I was quite impressed. I worked out about 15 days in February, which is appx. every other day - not too bad... it's great compared to January, where I worked out maybe 6 days. And this past week I have been feeling very good about getting to the gym or finding time to work out at home. I feel like I am finally getting back that feeling of routinely hitting the gym, and I feel great about it. I haven't been doing much strength training, which is probably why I haven't lost much - I tend to stick to the elliptical .... which is fine, but b/c I do it so often, I think I am becoming immune. LOL. I am one of those people who has a hard time with "variety" I know what I like and I tend to stick with that thing.... but I'm working on it. I used to be a strength training machine - that mixed with cardio did me wonders last year. I know that it works, so I have been trying to get more ST in. So, yesterday, I went to the gym and only did strength training. I did 2 sets of 12 on 9 machines with enough weight that by the last rep that muscle was at exhaustion, which is what my goal was.... but DAMN. My muscles were feeling sore very soon after I left yesterday and today - mannnn.... are my arms and legs soooooooore!!! I feel like every move I make I feel sore in an area I didn't think was possible! .... feels good to be sore - I know I'm building muscle = burning more fat. :)