It is so hard to work so hard and feel strong and awesome and then... see that you don't look much different.
I'm not complaining! Okay maybe yes I am. But its so hard to be patient sometimes. I know this will pay off, and I can immediately tell that I feel better, I just wish I would look better a little faster
I've been running 3-4 days a week, about 30 minutes each time but closer to an hour for my weekend run. I say run, but it's kinda a shuffly-jog. It's getting better though, promise. And there are walk breaks. They're getting shorter and fewer though, promise. And once a week I try to do some kind of cross training, like swimming, Zumba, hiking, or elliptical.
Today it was the elliptical. 30 minutes of gym time. It worked out well because the gym is close to work and I was pressed for time, and I needed to weigh myself. So done and done.
Here is the important part though, this is what I was thinking.
1. When I first started doing this, if I used the elliptical (I usually walked on a treadmill), it would be at level 3 for 20 minutes. Today I was at level 8 for 30 minutes and it was kind of easy. The highest/hardest setting (I usually do the interval program) was difficult, but I still ended up exaggerating the arm movements and revving up the RPMs. I remember the old days when I could barely make it through the 20 minute workout!
2. I am sweating SO much less. I used to be absolutely soaked, especially if I did the elliptical. Even for just 20 minutes. I was still sweaty today, but I wasn't soaked by any means. I even weighed myself after to see how much water I had lost. In the old days I would lose as much as 2 pounds of water. Today, the scale didn't budge
3. Wow, I just feel so strong.
I feel like a million bucks. Imagine my surprise when I don't look like two bucks. SIGH.
Anyway, my whining aside, I have been doing so much ST
and have been working out so much that I finally had to reset my fitness plan. Sparkpeople kept telling me I wasn't eating enough calories for how much I was burning. Hey, I'll take that any day, although I was a little leery eating even more
I haven't lost a lot in the past month even though I've been working my butt off, but I can definitely see a difference in my body. It is kind of reshaping, and firming up.
Just wanted to post a quick entry. I want to start blogging more often. New Years resolution? Maybe.