AINAT1's SparkPeople Blog AINAT1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back on track ... The scale has started moving again. I am stepping up the cardio. By the end of the month I will step it up another notch because my daughter signed us up for a kick boxing class for 1 hr, 2x's a wk.. <BR> sssssttt. by this summer I WILL be hot!! LOL Thu, 5 Mar 2009 09:11:42 EST stupid scale!! I've been doing the same things diet and exercise wise . At least in terms of length of time for of exercise . My trainer always has me doing something different. My scale has not moved though for over a week. So I am a little discouraged . I know I am still getting benefits because at my last workout we went back to the original workout/ machines that I had started with and checked out how much more wt. I am able to handle, and my strength has increased a lot.... I know I won't quit but ... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:48:38 EST I can do push ups now...... For the first time in my life I can do push ups. My trainer started me doing them elevated in the squat cage on the bar gradually getting lower each time. Today he said let's just try them on the floor and see .....I didn't think I could do it but I squeezed out my 15 .....for 2 reps! then I was so stoked I did 20 on my 3rd rep!!... I feel really good about it . I couldn't do them at all when I was younger and now at 44 yrs old after about 11 wks of working out regularly I can do real mens... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:29:25 EST none today but that's okay..... So much for my trend of starting my blog with a compliment I got today...I didn't get any ... <BR> I ate well today ...didn't give in to temptation even though there was some onion rings and chicken wings taunting me . I went to the gym and did 40 mins on the bike and worked up a good sweat <BR> I'mjust gonna have to compliment myself - "you're getting there , keep up the good work!!" Sun, 22 Feb 2009 23:10:58 EST "You look've lost weight haven't you?" I took my son to his first football practice of this season so I saw some people I didn't see since the season ended in Ocober. I heard that from 2 people today "You look've lost weight haven't you?" .....I guess I am starting a trend with my blogs starting each one with a compliment I got on that day. I guess it shouldn't matter much , but the compliments are good motivation. I am not doing this mainly for my health at this point . As strange as that sounds. Of course it factors ... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 20:10:23 EST 1st Blog -"Leaning out" "You really look like you are leaning out"....The receptionist at the gym said that to me today. I was like "excuse me?"...I didn't know what that meant, she had to explain, lol. <BR> <BR> I felt good going in already because I had fit into a pair of workout pants that had been in the closet waiting for a few more pounds ...and they looked pretty good. <BR> <BR> I still need to get some more cardio in . My trainer is working me harder everytime . I didn't even realize my heart could beat... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 20:24:40 EST