Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I decided my goal today was going to be to burn 1500-2000 calories through exercise. Crazy, right?!
So last night I was at the gym trying to get in some cardio though my tummy felt unsettled. I decided I would try some low-key stuff. I did 50 minutes of machines. I was able to do it all but felt like I had to keep it pretty gentle so I didn't aggravate my stomach further. I guess I consoled myself that at least I tried and didn't just decided to give up and do nothing. Afterwards, I stopped by the desk and my fave trainer was there and I just thanked her for sharing her story at our last BL group day. Well, we got to talking and she really inspired and encouraged me and when I said I didn't think I was likely to win the contest but was happy with the progress I've made she said, "Work hard this week and that's all I can say." It feels good to know I'm in the running but despite the low carb week I'm having, the weight is going nowhere still. That's when I decided I'm gonna make this week count like no other.
I went home and walked in place for 25 minutes while watching TBL on TV and did sit-ups/crunches, push-ups and jumping jacks also. This morning I came up with the number I wanted to burn today just sorta out of the blue but also with some quick math. If I want to be down a couple pounds on Saturday, I need to have that calorie deficit. It's no guarantee, but it's worth a try. I've already burned approx. 900 calories of running, biking and elliptical and I will do cardio circuit and Zumba or another class tonight, so I'll reach my goal. Tomorrow is usually my rest day and I think I'll leave it as that and then hit it hard again Thursday and Friday and see how it all shakes out on Saturday.
Win or lose, I'm finding new determination and strength that are a prize all on their own. I thank God for this experience and for opening my eyes to believe in my goals again.