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Weekend workouts

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I've been lazy the last couple weeks. I've been slacking off logging my food. I've been getting workouts in but it's been a struggle, I've really had to drag myself to the gym or popping in a video. This is where I start to falter after I lose weight.

After an argument in my head, I started getting ready for the gym. I realized I hadn't done laundry in a few clean workout clothes. UGH! forget it, I thought, I'm too tired anyway. But I had just posted on SP that I was doing this so I had to figure it out.

I pulled on a pair of thin spandex/polyester pants I wear under my jeans when I ride my motorcycle in chili weather, an old ugly Tshirt and sorry to admit, a sports bra that was less than fresh. Seriously, I wasn't going to go there to hug anyone. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I was going out in public like this!

I got there later than I usually do and sure enough, all treadmills were full. AAACK! I almost went home. Instead I went into the weight machine room and killed time doing some upper body work. I tried some new machines I haven't used before which felt good.

Finally, a free treadmill! I caught a glimpse of myself in those pants I normally wouldn't be caught dead in and hey, not as bad as I thought. Not good mind you but not noticeably horrendous. Gave me a little more umph on the treadmill.

Today, I watched Safe House with my husband and felt a nap coming on. I pushed myself off the couch, bundled up and took the dog for a 15minute walk, then did the deck of cards workout I saw on Biggest Loser. You assign an exercise to each suit and then one by one, flip the cards over and perform that exercise however many times the number shows. It took me 15 sweaty minutes to get through the deck, then I jumped on my elliptical for 20 minutes.

I have to remember this post-workout feeling. This week will be TOM so I'm in for a challenging week.

I hope everyone had a positive day today!


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    You may not feel it, but you rock! Going to the gym when we don't really feel it is so hard. Then you add clothes challenges, a busy gym (I really hate that), etc. That makes it an even bigger accomplishment!

    And awesome NSV on looking pretty darn good in those pants. You know we are all our own worst critics so you probably looked even better than you thought. LOL!

    Keep pushing this week! Make some little goals or keep telling us what you will do - you seem very goal oriented - to help hold yourself accountable. And if you have a tough day and it doesn't work, don't beat yourself up!

    Have a wonderful week!

    1918 days ago
    Thanks guys. I appreciate your supportive comments!

    I've never been able to maintain a weight loss in the past. I feel myself slipping back into old habits lately so it really helps me to blog and post, keeps me accountable.

    Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow. I hope you all have a great star to the week!
    1918 days ago
    I like that deck of cards workout idea! I'd love to know more about it!

    Have a great week!
    1919 days ago
    Kellie, that's awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Great job not only getting your exercise in, but fighting the blahs when you were just NOT feeling it!

    Hahaha, the sports bra thing made me laugh. I'm the same way about my workout clothes needing to be fresh to death. If I feel like they smell weird, I am like super anxious the whole time. I also have to drench my HRM in Febreze because it... um stinks lol.

    Are you off work tomorrow? Hopefully you are, but if not, I hope you have a great start to your week! :)
    1919 days ago
    You should be so proud of yourself for the decisions you made. So many reasons NOT to do it and you did it anyway. Great job! emoticon
    1919 days ago
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