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I know I can do this, but I'm not doing it

Monday, May 04, 2009

What is wrong with me?

I signed up for the Avon Fitness Study with Curves gym last week. I figured it would be a great way to get myself back into the routine of working out on a regular basis. You're supposed to go three times a week for four weeks.

Curves workout is 30 minutes of circuit training using hydraulic machines. It has been a long time since I have done strength training, as I have been focusing purely on cardio for the longest time. The circuit is a pretty good workout, but it doesn't burn enough calories! According to SP, I'm only burning 200 calories in 30 minutes. Normally with Turbo Jam, I burn 300 in 20 minutes!

So when I go today, I'm going to ask them if I can go around 3 times instead of just two. That will give me another 15 minutes and another 100 calories burned. Hopefully they'll say it's okay.

After my first workout there, I had so much energy afterwards that I felt like going running. (I hate running because of my rather large chest!) But I didn't go of course. The second time I went, I worked out harder and got my heart rate higher, which was good, but I still didn't feel like I had accomplished that much. I missed my third workout last week because of some really awful drama at work that caused me to stay late and the horrible gym hours (closed on Sunday, closed at 1pm on Saturday and I had to go to a wedding out of town, and closed by the time I got off work on Friday). Since I missed my workout Thursday night I went out to a concert and danced for at least 30 minutes to try to make up for it.

It's funny how I haven't worked out in forever, but I'm still in relatively good shape. The problem is, I'm not losing any weight. Why? Because after I come home and I've worked all day and gone to the gym, I'm starving and too tired to cook. We've been going out a lot lately, and I haven't cooked in over a week.

We've already made dinner plans with friends a few nights this week, but other than those nights we've promised each other that we can't go out and I have to cook (and he has to help). I know if I could just cook at home for most of my meals and keep up my workouts I should be able to do this!

I really need some support and encouragement. I really wanted to lose about 30 pounds by September for Dragon*Con and at least 20 pounds before I try on wedding dresses! (Wedding is next March!) I'm starting to worry that I'm not going to get myself in gear and lose this weight. I need to kick my butt and get going!!! :(
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