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Back to the gym and... WOW!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Hi Friends!

Well here it is Friday and I have stuck with things for the entire week, yea me! I do not know what has come over me, but it is feeling great!

Yesterday I started back to the gym, and WOW I knew I had been gone... but at the same time, I must have had some mega vits or mega motivation, or mega something 'cause I doubled my time on the elliptical... granted my "time" was only 5 minutes but darn it, that 5 minutes killed me last time, and yesterday I managed to push it to 10 without passing out... Woot! Today I could only do 5 again, I tried but my legs were just jello, I have to give my muscles some time to readjust I guess.

Also increased my time on the strength training machines. Last time I could only go 10 reps at 40 lbs, this time I increased to 20 reps at 40 lbs. That was yesterday... today I did two sets of reps, the first 20 at 40 and the second 20, (some could only hit 15), at 50. So I am increasing daily!

So, the eating part is going well, I have stuck with it to a tee, and actually it's not been hard at all. Yesterday was a high carb day, and I followed his recipes and ate 1160 calories. Today was a low carb day, again I followed his recipes and only ate 980 calories.

I figure I better follow his, (Chris Powell), recipes for a bit till I get the hang of things. I am not happy with how low my calories were today. But I cannot get anymore into my tiny tummy. I try to eat what I can without getting sick,I am following his plan and just letting the calories fall where they may. I guess I will see how things go for now till I hear back from him, (his people I emailed, that is), on how I might get around that issue. It might turn out that he tells me to go ahead and just hang with the calories as long as I feel ok, and to be honest, I feel great!

I have not craved anything I should not have, which is good, and I have not found myself wanting to eat when I shouldn't either. I am so full most of the time just following what his plan is that I would not have room to eat junk or binge or anything anyway.

So... I am feeling good so far about this plan! We'll see what the scale says on Sunday!

A gallon of water a day... WOW, when I read that in his plan, I was shocked, but it actually has not been that hard. Of course working out helps, I drink every 5 when doing cardio and in between machines when doing strength, so I am getting plenty.

It's funny 'cause the joke with a friend of mine who is doing this with me is that we hope peeing burns calories, if so, I am good, 'cause that's all I seem to do nowadays LOL... Heck I was grocery shopping at the store tonight picking up things I need for the week, and in 45 minutes I had to use their bathroom twice LOL!

It's all good though!

So, any reservations? Nope not yet, doing great, feeling great... hanging in there totally! I hope you all are too!

Have a great weekend my friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IAMFAT4NOW 6/9/2013 11:10AM

    You're doing fantastic! emoticon

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 6/9/2013 5:47AM

    Keep up the good work! emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 6/9/2013 5:13AM

    So good that everything is falling into place for you, total woohoo! This morning that darn scale better move! Hope you can carry your motivation through the coming week! Great job, good luck as you continue on your journey!

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DAWNRHARV 6/8/2013 9:20AM

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    Great job! It's wonderful how easy it can seem, once we simply commit and do what it takes, isn't it? emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 6/8/2013 8:36AM

    Sounds like a productive week. Good for you.

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MOTHEPRO 6/8/2013 8:26AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work!

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MJ7DM33 6/8/2013 1:34AM

  WTG!!! Keep it up!

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MSKIZ69 6/7/2013 11:02PM

    Happy for you!!! Glad you are back and better than ever!!!

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