Wednesday, February 13, 2013
It seems that I usually blog when I am frustrated or disappointed with how my weight-loss effort is going, and decided today was a good day to break that spell. I have been strongly focused on losing weight for about a month. I started working out again 2 months ago, but was not as focused and consistent until a month ago. I have felt bad about the slowness of my weight-loss despite staying in my calorie range and exercising 5 hours/week.
But, this week....I feel like a million bucks! My exercise has now gotten to the point where I am in good enough condition that I am working out at an intensity that burns some serious calories. I have been using my nikefuel band to track my overall activity (throughout the day, not just during my workout) and that has been very positive. I have hit my goals on every day except the ones when I don't work out anyway....
Today, I used a heart rate monitor as well (new toy came in the mail yesterday:-) I have been concerned about getting my intensity in the right zone, is my heart rate too high or to low? and what I found out today is that I am doing great! Based on my heart rate, I found that I can speed up and slow down to keep my heart pumping at the right level and burn the most calories possible without going overboard. I felt great both during and after my hour-long sweat fest!
So, on Friday....when I weigh again....I have decided not to be so upset if the scale doesn't tell me what I want to hear. My body is talking to me and is telling me that it likes what I am doing and it doesn't care as much about how much I weigh as it does about how I feel and the energy I now have.