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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Just a progress update as it has been a month since my last Blog. Over the last 6 weeks I have had a net loss of 9 lbs (1.5 lbs/week.) I consider this a healthy rate of loss given my body weight. There was a two week plateau where I gained 0.2 - 1 lb.

I have noticed since joining the Gym and increasing cardio and strength training I feel my body changing and the measurements confirm this with hip and thigh measurements down but calf and arm measurements up. I do a complete measurements one per month and weigh-in weekly. I have considered changing weight measurement to monthly but old habits are sometimes hard to break. I try to do about 40 - 60 mins a day with 1 day off after work day.

My fitness program is becoming more varied with currently using Stationary bike, Elliptical and treadmill at the Gym and also do aerobics from DVDs at home on weekends. Some day I will add the rowing machine to my routine when I get the courage to. LOL. I am also doing Strength training once per week with Dumbells, bands, floor mat, ab wheel at home and also do the fit-fix circuit at the Gym.

Some lessons learned this month:

- During this journey the scale is not the only yard stick. As I add fitness I feel my body changing and some areas like around biceps growing. Monthly full measurements have become more important than weekly weigh-ins.

- As I add fitness it is important to stay in the upper range of calorie range.

- Don't fret over the small stuff. I didn't gain it all in a week and I am not going to loss it all in a week.

- Don't be afraid of the Gym people aren't looking at you they are all commited and focused on their own fitness.

Well got to go and begin the road to another month of this journey.
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BLUE42DOWN 3/4/2012 8:00PM

    == Don't be afraid of the Gym people aren't looking at you they are all commited and focused on their own fitness. ==

So very true! I'm always baffled by the idea that everyone else in the gym is looking and judging. Maybe there's some really bad gyms, but all three I've ever belonged to have had people more likely to smile encouragingly than sneer at someone less fit.

After all, if you're THERE, you're doing something about your fitness level, no matter how low it is right now. That's a whole lot better than plopping on the couch in front of the TV with a bag of chips. By the time you're showing up at least 3 times a week for a month, your commitment is pretty easy to see.


emoticon on your progress so far.

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