No. Not that kind of quickie. This is a family show, people.
I got in two quickies last week at the gym. I left work tired, beaten, worn down, and went anyway. And I’m proud of myself for going. I bumped up the difficulty on the elliptical and elliped for 30 minutes each time.
I can’t say that this paid off at all in the way of a lower number on the scale (because it didn’t. Not even half a pound. but this isn’t about weight loss.) but it paid off in the sense that I pushed myself to do something I didn’t think I could do. And I felt good after going.
I didn’t think I could make it at a level 6 for 30 minutes. And I did.
So YAY me.
This week is going to be busy. It’ll be full of birthday cake and pizza and cupcakes and snacks. It will also be full of not a lot of time for the gym. But I’m going to try. I’m also going to try not to demolish the birthday cake.
I have an appointment with the personal trainer this afternoon and my plan is to talk to him about how I’m not comfortable doing weights without someone there to show me what needs to be done. I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m incredibly embarrassed for some reason. I feel like I need him to spell out exactly what I need to do for the next two weeks so that my workouts can be more effective.
So, we’ll see how it goes.
Are you on a healthy-living plan? What are you doing? How are you doing with sticking to your goals?
M. J. Putnik
Tuesday 29th of March 2011
I can still smell the crayons. Were u a paste eater? (I wasn't...just checking LOL!) I loved the way u described the room, your panda, and even the lily pads! I felt like I was looking around a magical world I used to call Ms. Ansley's class. Thank u for the memories :)
Monday 21st of March 2011
I would like to lose 15 lbs that I gained between June 2010 and January of this year. But I'm not sure why I gained the weight - I didn't change any of my habits. *Sigh*....so it's been pretty much impossible to lose it. I work out 4-6 days a week doing a variety of exercises. I eat a very healthy almost Vegan diet. I count calories, but I refuse to starve so I am trying to do it slowly. I'm in great shape. I just wish my jeans weren't so tight.
Tuesday 22nd of March 2011
Have you had your thyroid or other hormone levels checked? It seems like you should see SOME movement with a regimen like that, but since I've gained weight since starting the gym, I have no room to speak.
I do hope you get the results you're seeking soon!