Switched things up... and it's working!
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Whew! I'm relaxing a bit. Trying to find what works for my body. I actually went back to Cycle 1 this past week and decided to LISTEN to what it said about the 17 minutes of exercise (sort of). What I was doing was exercising ALOT... thinking, burn it off, I'll lose more... and well, maybe I was, but it wasn't showing up on the scale for me. I know, I know, stop looking at that darn scale! I know I'll have alot of you thinking that. Especially when I was fitting into new clothes up top (only up top, really) and getting compliments daily... still. BUT, for a daily weigher, it was driving me crazy. So, ever since I heard about that magazine article, I had to do something, because now I have a deadline and I seriously WANT that article!
So, at my place of employment, we have an indoor walking path (mostly due to living in the Northeast and the BITTER cold outdoors necessitating one)... anyway, it involved two floors and two sets of stairs... so even though the idea of walking at work and SWEATING, which isn't something I ever really wanted to do THERE... I decided, I was going to do it, to ramp up my exercise for this article... and I started up with it. Well, for two days, I was doing that AND then going home and doing my Leslie Sansone walking videos (3 miles) and after 2 days, I really couldn't walk! So, I re-thought my strategy, and decided, nope... two 15 minute breaks was really enough, especially if I FELT the workout... and an evening off was probably going to be really healthy for my body to recharge itself... and that's what I've been doing this week. I've been getting to bed earlier, as well... Drinking lots of water, staying on track with my food, not straying and being consistent. I even took a rest day yesterday and today, I'll grab a Leslie tape and do a 4 mile workout, just to get a good cardio in, but not do it too late in the day, so I can rest my body. My plan is to do this for the rest of the cycle, then when I add carbs in Cycle 2, ramp up my exercise with my Leslie tapes... but only maybe add in 1 or 2 miles in the afternoons, not much more... and see what that does... and stay consistent... and REST and get that sleep in.
I am going to see what happens.
I'm also going to stretch and use weights in the morning just to get some toning in... although I feel the toning in my legs BIG TIME!
On another note, I was asked to do a fashion show on the 16th of March for a retail store. Just a simple thing, nothing big... but new to me and thought it'd be fun. I went in yesterday and picked out my two outfits to model! How cool is that? If I can take any photos, I'm going to and I'll post them here. I'm one of 40, so seriously, it's not a big deal... just something for fun... but it's a fundraiser for a local place for women and their babies... so it's a good cause, which is great!
I also went to Goodwill yesterday to find new pants, as mine were getting pretty loose on me and found 2 pair for only 3.99 each! How cool is that? Nice ones for work! And several tops, too. I'm getting quite the stylish wardrobe! I hate pant shopping, but I really took the time to be patient and it paid off... if I pick a day where my patience is not worn thin, I can actually find some pretty good deals there! Perfect for when you are slimming down and don't want to spend alot of money on the clothes you won't be wearing too long!
End results were that I started at 249 this past Monday and am at 243 today. Loss of 6 lbs!