Back to the Gym - Day 5

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Series of Unfortunate Events (my life, not the book series) kept me away from the gym. As a single mum, the kids come first, of course, and work comes second, so there was a distinct lack of ME time which translated into no GYM time :( But I didn't give up, and I didn't say - "Oh well, I've already blown it, no point in going back." I went back today and did 25 HARD and FAST minutes on the freaking elliptical machine. Tomorrow, I think I'm going to do 10 minutes on the elliptical, and venture over to the circuit weight training area that they have set up. It's similar to curves. I'm NOT going to do the cardio in that section because it's repetitive up and down on a step, and it really hurts my knees, and then I'll go back and and do five more minutes of cardio. That's the plan anyhow. We'll see if I have the guts to do it. I'm really reluctant to try the weights. I'm going to feel like everyone is staring at me. Logically I know their not. I'm not that important except for in my own mind, but still the fear is there.

I also have been eating this soup I found in this month's issue of FIRST magazine. It's kinda sorta nummy, and you're supposed to eat it for lunch and dinner, but I'll be honest, that's getting old fast. HOWEVER, if it does all it claims to do - detox, fat flush, etc - I'll deal with it.

Tomorrow is biggest loser weigh in day at work. I do hope I lost something. Fingers crossed - xposted at
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    GREAT job!! thats WONDERFUL!!!
    I had to friend and i went on the "tomato soup diet". You made this huge pot of soup with tomatos, green beans, celery, etc..all very low calorie stuff...and you put in one packet of chicken noodle soup mix. Now remember..this was like a gallon of soup, and it had one weeny packet of the soup MAYBE in the whole thing 1/4 cup of these wee noodles.
    ok so the deal was you could eat ALL you wanted of it. You'd lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks if you did this. Oh ..there were also other things you could eat each one day you could have 1 cup of ice cream. another day ONE hot dog, another ONE hard boiled egg...etc.
    Sheila and i did this. diligently. the first day was GREAT!!! all this wonderful soup!! second was getting old already, but yeah we could handle it. Third day we are scrounging for those this point we needed more soup so made a fresh batch. then promptly ate all the noodles out. i remember Sheila posting to me..WHO'S idea was this??
    Day 5...well that was it..she headed for Dunkin Donuts in Cleveland..i headed for the grocery store here in NY...and i remember that was THE best tasting steak i ever did
    Hope yours is much more palatable than this one was!!!
    I am so proud of you going right back to the gym...YOU ROCK!!
    2323 days ago
  • RD03875
    SO glad you got back to the gym! You CAN do it.
    I hope the soup works, I've done that before and yes, it does get old fast. Good Luck!
    2324 days ago
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