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After spending the last two months in the 30 minute circuit room at Planet Fitness, I have finally met with the personal training to have a new plan drafted up. This new plan pulls me completely out of the circuit room and puts me in the main w... Read more
I finally lost the 5 lbs. I initially put on. I don't know if it was body recomposition...water retention...my body fat trying to discourage me from trying to get rid of it...etc. But, I'm back to where I started. Thank goodness! Now, off to ... Read more
Today was the first day I could do 25 reps on the crunch machine without stopping...no weight added. Plus, I did 3 sets of 25 reps! The first time I tried it, I could only do 4 reps. Yay me!!!... Read more
Very stressful morning with step-kids today. Going to the gym helped. Got to get some kind of positive out of it, I suppose.... Read more
My phrase for the day. I wonder if this is why I'm not losing any weight even though I'm working out.
Here's the story...
I'm 46 and overweight. I have been overweight probably most of my adult life. Not obese, just overweight. I hav... Read more
Happy New Year! The kids are back in school! Yeehaw!
I spent the last two weeks traveling across the US from Albuquerque to Florida to Alabama and back the Albuquerque. The kids and puppy traveled well enough, and it was nice seeing our relatives, but it is sooooo nice to be back home. Now that th... Read more
Second week in review
Well, I did it. I made it two weeks with working out five times a week. Even though I gain a pound, I do feel more energetic and a bit stronger than when I started. Over the past two weeks I've increased the weights I use and increased the am... Read more
Carbs are evil
So I cheated and got on the scale today to see if I had lost that pound I gained last week. Not only is it still there...it has a brother! Another extra pound this week! How can that be?! I think I'm eating better than I did before I started ... Read more
Bumping it up
Today is my eighth day of working out, and I'm noticing that some of the weight machines are getting easier...so I increased the weight on a few of them. M, W & F I do a 30 minute total body circuit training routine. I love this routine, but I... Read more
Good morning, Everyone!!! I'm having a great start this Tuesday morning, and I hope you are too. Worked out hard at the gym and had some granola. Be well!... Read more
About Day 6 - Week in review
Okay, so after my first full week of exercising and trying to eat healthy...I gained 1 pound! Bleh! Not entirely what I had hoped for...lol...but it's okay. I'm not giving up. I worked out five days in a row and tried to watch what I eat. H... Read more
Day 6 - Week in Review
So I worked out five days in a row...Monday through Friday. I made it through the initial upper leg burn, which took about 3-4 days to subside. I feel like I have more energy and not as creaky as I felt before I started exercising. My weigh-i... Read more
Yesterday ended up being a difficult day. Everyone was poking me. Everyone had a problem or an issue and needed to download it onto me. I hate that. I am have introverted tendencies and other people's negativity affects me easily, especially wh... Read more
Did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the abdominal machines this morning. My upper legs aren't screaming at me as much today, so that's a bonus. I think the exercise is helping with my patience level. I spent six hours with my 9 ... Read more
I've worked out three days in a row. My upper legs are KEEEEIIIILLLING me! So hard to go up and down the stairs yesterday. Hopefully, today will be better. I am resisting the urge to weigh myself every day, and just wait until Monday when we... Read more