Update – Where have I been?
Monday, July 11, 2011
Hey everybody. I haven’t been on SP in a month! What happened?
Well, I was getting discouraged with the movement on the scale so I decided I was going to stop weighing in and stop using the nutrition tracker, and just listen to my body.
A month later, nothing has really changed.
Obviously this strategy is not working, so I’ve got to do something else.
I don’t really understand why I’m not losing weight. It’s really discouraging. I’m at a plateau (apparently). It’s been 6 months since any major changes on the scale. I lose 2 pounds then by the end of the month I have gained them back.
About three weeks ago we ordered a Total Gym (you know the machine that Chuck Norris uses). I’ve worked out on it 3 days a week for the past two weeks about an hour each time for a full body workout. I’m also walking my dog every week day and burn about 250-350 calories depending on the route we walk. (Before I get any naysayers my neighborhood is on a steep hill and I wear a heart rate monitor). I think I need to amp up the cardio. I might start jogging again, even though it’s not my favorite thing to do. I’m also going to try some Zumba-y workout videos.
My body just isn’t getting a tough enough workout. The pilates and Total Gym have definitely given me strength and toning, but I haven’t seen much fat loss. I’ve really got to get that cardio going tough. I want results!
However, I am happy that I have worked out every week for the past 6 months. What an accomplishment! I just realized how big that is. Every week for 6 months. That’s awesome. I guess I shouldn’t be so down on myself after all. It’s just tough when I feel like I’m working hard and nothing is happening!
I also want to write more blog posts, not just a weekly weigh in.
Here are my goals for the next 3 weeks:
1. Track my food every single day – no matter what!
2. Toughen up my cardio routine – 2-3 days a week at HIGH INTENSITY = must get out of breath (which hasn’t been the case recently)
3. Lose 5 pounds! – Get down to 195
Go Sara Go!