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A Month of Intensity

Sunday, April 28, 2013

With everything that's been going on in the world and in my own life, it's been a pretty intense month. Sometimes it feels petty and silly to be caring about whether I am down a pound or up 3 pounds...

But I do! I've been frustrated because I feel like I am doing pretty much everything right and still the numbers on the scale keep bouncing between the same two numbers. I guess I'm toning up because I'm back in my favorite jeans....alright, just barely and as long as I take care to hide the muffin top! But I am taking encouragement from that.

At the end of the week I'll go back over my goals from this month and see what needs changing. Maybe I need to do measurements every week rather than once a month. And I know I have not been strength training as much as I wanted to. I just don't enjoy it but I know I need to do more. I wish I had a way to make it easier or a friend to do it with. My regular exercise buddy (for almost 20 years now!) really hates it. We run, walk and do yoga but I cannot get her into the gym for ST. I love yoga too but I know it doesn't replace ST for preventing injury. Hmmm, have to think about this...suggestions are welcome!

Went on a 30 mile bike ride today and it was tiring but felt really good! I've been thinking about riding my bike to work on Fridays so I wanted to be sure I could do it. Well, I did!

Have a great week, Sparkfriends!
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    Hey! I understand how you've been feeling about the weight thing....I've been at 194 for the past month, then last week I dropped to 191...(I need to maintain such weight until my nutritionist's appointment tomorrow!)

    I love my exercise, to the point where I overdue it and end up with headaches and knee pain, yea, need to work on that :) but I'm not a fan of strength training all that much either....the gym offers body pump which is an hour strength gaining class set to music, but I didn't find it as fun as doing it on my own...after reading that lifting book, I find it a waste of time to simply work on biceps or triceps when one exercise can work them both...and who wants to strength train for an hour? I think I'm becoming ok with the whole workout I'm in for strength training..I listen to the book but I combine the two programs and do them for more than two workouts, (shh, don't tell anyone I don't listen)...I'm at the point where I can lift up ten pounds on my dead lift instead of just the bar which blows my mind...(that bar is heavy too!)

    Maybe if you can't find a buddy at the gym, you could try a trainer (not sure if they cost) or make friends with people at the gym...ok, I wouldn't call them my friends, but I've talked to a few of them, and some of them aren't bad...

    Hope you have a good week and coming month!
    1788 days ago
    I know how you feel about the "bouncing" action between the two numbers! I've been in the same place for a while, too. I really hope you can soon find out what works and make the necessary adjustments.
    As for ST, have you thought about trying away from the gym? If your exercise buddy hates ST at the gym but would still like to try it, why not start with some body weight resistance exercises at home and see how it goes? Just a thought!
    1788 days ago
    I wish I lived closer - I would totally be your ST buddy, because I have yet to get started myself :-(
    1788 days ago
  • EWL978
    WOW!!!! You really enjoy exercising, don't you?? Good for you... Keep on keeping'll suddenly see a drop of a couple of pounds at a time, I'm sure.
    1788 days ago
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