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27 January 2011
Last night was our initial "test day" for my new TEAM fitness class. considering I have a double ear infection and quite the stuffy head, I did my best anyways!
I am happy enough with my base start and I can't wait to see an improvement!
1st test = 1 1/2 miles on treadmill. my Time = 19:02
2nd test = push up to the point of failure (real push ups not modified/girl push ups) I did 19.
3rd test = crunches 2 min timed...I managed to get in 80 crunches
Tonight will be taking all of our measurements...not looking forward to this, but at least it will be a base point for me to hopefully see good progress and smaller numbers at the end of the the 16 weeks!
18 January 2011
Yeah I started my new TEAM Fitness class at the gym...I am ready to take on the challenge and see some results! I pushed hard the first day, but I know I can push even harder. However, I was completely dumbfounded by the guy I got paired up with on Monday.
Tell me what you think of this...We were doing a weight training circuit (3 sets, 45 seconds each) Our trainer said to push yourself on teh weights so that by the time you get to the third set the last few reps should be very hard (makes sense right) Well, the guy I was with probably did about a third of the weight he could really do (for example on the tricep machine, I was doing 35lbs and he was doing 15lbs EASILY and on the squat machine I was at 60lbs and he was at 30lbs) everytime I went to switch the weight back up for myself, he would shake his head and say, "I don't know why you are pushing so hard, this is only the first day, keep it light so it looks like you have a better improvement."
Uuuggghh, am I the only one that completely thinks this is half assed backwards. Why not push myself to what I can really do so that when there is an improvement I will know that it is rightfully earned and well deserved, plus where is my benifit in doing the machines on too light of a weight?
On the other hand...It felt good to do heavier weights than a guy (ha ha)
10 January 2011
I have decided to try and add some endurance training into my exercise routine. Sunday was my first attempt. My goal was to make 6 miles in 2 hours...this would average out to be a 20 min mile.
I wanted to run some and walk some...in the end I did 7.11 miles in 2 hours wich averaged to about 17 min mile. Running is not my favorite thing, so for now, I am very happy with this start :)
05 January 2011
I have a new outlook towards the number on the scale. My weight of 177lbs on FS hasn't changed in 21 days. Unfortunately this is because with in those 21 days I have managed to gain anywhere from 5 - 7 pounds. As noted in an earlier entry...I new what I was doing...I indugled and enjoyed each one of my holiday celebrations (11 in all)...crazy busy!
So, why haven't I increased the number on the weigh in. I have decided to only celebrate my success. I am aware of my set backs, but I am not going to let them discourage me. Keeping my weight at 177lbs is a reminder to me that i have seen this number before and that I WILL get there again!
I have not failed...in fact I very much enjoyed the holidays and I refuse to feel guilty over them. It may take me longer to reach my next goal, but I will get there and I will be very proud the next time I can lower my weight on the FS scale :)
27 December 2010
OK, so where do I begin...
I have learned a very valuable lesson about myself this holiday season. Although I have been successful overall with my weight loss (and I am not done yet!) There are a few things I have to still get under control. In a way I feel like I can compare my obsession with certain foods to that of an alcholic. If I stay away from it I do better than if I let myself have "just a taste"...one taste seems to lead to uncontrolled binges everytime. :(
I knew I was going to indulge of this holiday season and I was prepared for that...I gave myself a 3lb leway...well I got on the scale this morning and was a bit shocked, slightly disappointed, but not completely suprised that the scale showed I gain 7lbs!!!
I don't have any excusses to give, I made each and every choice to eat the wrong things and even when I was sick of the sweets and the eating, i seemed to do it anyways.
So, where does that leave me?...time to get back in control of my own mind, body, and choices. Back on track today, back to making the right food choices and hitting the gym "NO EXCUSSES!"
Yes I faultered, yes I have set myself back then where I want to be, but I am still better off than I was a year ago and i have learned a little something and I am ready to get back to being the real me, not the "holiday" version of me!
A set back isn't a defeat, disappointment isn't depression and indulgence isn't quitting entirely...today is a new day which leads to a new week, a new month and ultimately a whole new me!
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