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Strength Training, and The New Scale

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am finally adding strength training into my exercise routine. I bought a stability ball (with a plug this time!) and a resistance band this weekend. It came with two DVD workouts, and I braved one of them last night. Yikes! I was soo sweaty, and I'm pretty sore today. The DVD has 3 20 minute work-outs (Lower Body, Upper Body, and Abs), I was going to be amazing, and do all three last night, but I made it through the Upper Body, and decided to call it quits for the evening. I'm definitely getting stronger, and fitter, so that feel great!! I'm sure I'll eventually be able to do all three workouts--but maybe I'll try the 20 minute ab one tonight to round out my strength training.

This morning on the treadmill, I've been doing 15 minute mile pace for some time, and so for 5 minutes, I switched it up and JOGGED for 5 minutes! Wow! It was hard, but I was proud that I attempted it.

In other news, I bought a new scale this weekend. I wanted something digital so that I could track my progress more precisely. Unfortunately, it varies from my old scale in the "wrong" direction. But I'm trying not to sweat it so much.

I know this sounds ridiculously ego-headed, but I'm inspiring myself with the small accomplishments and changes I've been making. It feels good to be up on myself, instead of down on myself. emoticon
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  • LCWATER
    Be prepared to stall at weight gain or even add some as you add the strength training. Don't let is get to especialy since your new scale has gone the wrong way.

    I have battled so hard mentally with this situation but because of my strength training I FEEL so much stronger which helps with the other cardio - but I have felt totally frustrated over not losing the ###'s.

    Keep it up!!
    3345 days ago
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