Tag Archives: Physical exercise

Down 4 More, Can I Do 8 This Week?

23 Feb

So I am down 4 more lbs for this week! YEA! that is a huge moment because I am not only down for a total of 12 (360 lbs now), but my BMI has dropped below 50! I am still at 49.9 and that is still a really high number, but it is still better than what I was at and is going down.

Now why do I need to go down 8 more lbs this week you ask? When I started, my one goal I really wanted to achieve was 10 lbs a month. Well, it is the second month and I am only at 12, so I am wondering if it is possible to safely hit 8 lbs in 1 week? I think it is. I will have to work a little harder this week than normal and actually go to the gym over the weekend, but I have a feeling it is possible. I am also going to have to watch my food too! But it will be a little easier this week. My FANTASTIC Aunt Cathy (who is also my AWESOME trainer) has invited me over to her house on Friday to cook some meals for me and to get some snack baggies ready. So I should have food to get me through and maybe I can hit my goal of 8 lbs. Of course, since I won’t weigh in again until Thursday, and that is technically March, but I will so count it, especially if there is even a slight possibility I make it 10! Go away lbs!

Need Help From My Fitness Blogging Buddies!

17 Feb
Lose weight now

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Ok, this post is mostly for my fitness blogger buddies, but if anyone has any healthy suggestions, I am open. I am getting frustrated. I have only lost 8 ponds in almost 8 weeks. I know that in theory, 1 or 2 pounds a week is healthy, but I would like to go for at least 10 lbs a month. I am looking for something to kick-start my metabolism or this whole weight loss deal.

I am lifting weights along with my cardio, so I know I am gaining muscle, but if I could get a few good weeks of some decent pound loss, I would be happy. I mean for crying out loud, I am 364 lbs, I should be shedding the pounds with the way I am working out and eating. I am sticking to my 1700 calorie/day diet and working out 5-6 days a week (30-40 minutes of cardio 6 days and 35-45 minutes of weights 5 days).

I DO NOT want to do the whole pregnancy hormone fad as that is exactly what it sounds like is a fad. Plus, there really can’t be anything healthy about giving yourself a particular hormone and only taking in 500 calories a day. I couldn’t work out, so I would lose muscle mass just doing that, and I worked too hard the last 8 weeks to build the muscle I have to ruin by something ridiculous like that. I am not crazy about the idea of some kind of gluten free, sugar-free whatever diet where I have to spend a bunch of money on “special” foods. I know I am being pretty particular for someone who is begging for help, but I have to set limits to a point.

Cardio Boredom

14 Feb

Does anyone else get terribly bored when they are doing their cardio? Right now I am doing treadmill, bike and the occasional rowing machine, and I get incredibly bored! I don’t feel ready to join any classes at this point, especially if I feel like I am going to lose it after only 15 minutes of what I am doing now! I am trying to work my way to an hour of cardio a day, but I am having the hardest time getting there.

I have tried switching it up and doing 15 minutes on one, 10 minutes on another, 20 more minutes elsewhere, but I just can’t do it. We have a Cardio Cinema at my gym and they show a different movie everyday, but even that doesn’t keep it because all I can do is think “I could enjoy this movie a whole lot more if I didn’t have to keep walking!” or “this movie is so bad, why did I come down here?” I do tend to do better upstairs watching the news as I am walking, but again, I get bored and don’t get much longer than 30 minutes and I am thinking “am I done yet?”

I need some help! Anyone have any thoughts or advice? please post them here.

How It’s Going So Far…

7 Jan

Ok, it has been 1 week since I started going to the gym and a little over a week since I started my “life-style” change. I don’t have a new weight or pounds/inches lost, Cathy and I are waiting till her and my uncle get back from Hawaii next week to do my 2nd weight in.

I will say though, I have been kind of working my bum off though. I have gone to the gym on a regular basis, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, today, and I am going back tomorrow. Saturdays are nice though because I can just spend the hour on the treadmill or switch it up and use the bike for a little while of it. The muscle tone will be a nice change though and I am feeling it. My legs have almost a slight constant soreness to them just for the fact that they are not used to even the time I spend doing cardio. I had a pretty sedentary life style before now and am feeling so much better physically, even after only a week.

I am also thrilled to know that there are some people out there who, even after only a week, are feeling inspired by me and that in itself is some motivation to keep going. As much help as I like getting, I also really get a kick out of being able to help others as I know that weight can be a huge struggle for so many people.

Right now though, I am looking to put some new music on my mp3 player to listen to while I am working out, but I don’t think I want your typical “Let’s get Physical” type music. I want something with a faster pace that can keep me moving, but not irritate me. Any suggestions?

Motivational Eating

4 Jan
Picked up a few yummy morsels from Honore Bake...

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Ok, so I am having some issues with keeping with my caloric intake. I know, it hasn’t been that long, but I keep getting pizza, cake, pop and other fine goodies thrown my way and it is killing me! Is it a bad sign that I am struggling with my “life style” change so soon? I have always been okay with a good piece of broccoli and a sweet piece of melon, but when told to choose between that and a yummy looking piece of marble cake with whipped frosting, well, you can probably see where this is leading. Calorie killers! I need to get to the grocery store and get some good stuff to keep at work so that when I do snack, it is good stuff. Anyone want to volunteer to come with me? Seriously would take you up on the offer!

Other news on the homefront, I didn’t make it to the gym this morning for a cardio work out, but I did manage to make time to walk around the building at work with my buddy Naomi at lunch. We have similar figures, except hers is ALOT smaller. By similar I just mean we both have pear shapes, and that’s about it. Anyhow, we did take 15 minutes of our lunch breaks to walk and I needed it! I did legs yesterday for my weights and I lifted 270 lbs on the leg press. OUCH!