Friday, August 10, 2012
So after taking a scheduled break in my dieting due to a very hectic life (bought a house, moved to a different part of the tri-state area, etc.) I jumped back on board with exercising and counting calories. This time around I decided that losing heart stopping inches off my gut would be the name of the game. So enter stage left: weight training. I used to be a huge gym rat (pre-baby days) and since I had my daughter I let EVERYTHING lose, including my belt buckle and my desire to be fit and happy. I started my original 30 day challenge on July 19th, but 8 days later was informed that my exercises weren't doing much for me. I was working too many of the little muscle groups instead of focusing on the larger fat burning muscle groups. I restarted my 30 day challenge on July 28th. So here it goes:
Weight training every Saturday, Monday and Thursday
30 Minutes of cardio every day. It varies in intentisty mostly due to speicific energy levels.
My ultimate goal is to lose inches rather than pounds. I want to get to 36 inch hips (I'm at 39 right now). I don't know if that is attainable in 30 days, but I promise myself not to be disappointed if I don't reach that goal. I've got 18 days left to see what I can do. My biggest worry is that I won't see any changes. I don't really notice any difference right now in terms of my appearance. Yes, I do feel stronger and I'm able to do exercises that I wasn't able to do ten days ago, but i'd like to see some physical changes sooner rather than later.
Wish me luck!