Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Wrap Up

So, the month has come to an end and I decided to reflect on my doings this month.

  • I exercised at least 5 times every week. 
  • I started exercising during lunch break. Intense 45 minute workouts baby
The bad things
  • I only did the twice a day workout 4 times. I'm so disappointed. However, there were days that I was just too exhausted to go in the evenings.
  • I didn't watch my food intake. With the stress of my mini car crash on Valentines Day came more personal issues that had me drinking more juices and eating out more. Hopefully that would change in March.
I'm sure many people are wondering why I didn't post a weigh in on Monday. Thing is, I only remembered to weigh in after I had worked out at the gym. Now, that wouldn't be an accurate reading since the number would definitely go down after the kind of cardio session I had. I therefore decided that I would weigh in next Monday.

Oh! and after a long hiatus I've decided to continue with the C25K program. I stopped at Week 4 and I plan on continuing from where I left off. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Weigh In - Week 7

Last week's weight - 204.4lbs

This week's weight - 202.6lbs

Huge sigh of relief! Thank God! I lost 1.8lbs this week. After a stressful week which had me in a mini car crash and losing a lot of money to repair damages, I was so sure that my bad eating habits would leave me with another gain. Thankfully, I exercised like crazy.

Hope you all had a great week.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Weigh In - Week 6

Last week's weight - 203.8lbs

This week's weight - 204.4lbs

I gained 0.6lbs this week. Hmm.... recap time... I exercised well. Was only able to do the twice a day challenge on Wednesday because of my foot pain. I still exercised 5 times last week. Aha! I think I made the wrong food choices. The extra serving of white rice and the salted plantain chips and, the late night dinner.

Surprisingly, I'm not so upset. Guess it's because I know that this weight loss thing will take some time and, i'm bound to stumble a few times along the way. Next week's weigh in will be better. I promise... :-)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Twice A Day Update

So, I started the twice a day exercise challenge last week. The goal was to exercise twice a day at least three times a week. I did that for the first time yesterday. Here are my stats.

Morning Session
Cardio: on treadmill
Distance: 5.5km
Time: 63 minutes
Calories Burnt: 713 calories.

Evening Session
Warm Up: 15 minutes on elliptical
6 sets of 12 reps of hip abduction
3 sets of 12 reps for bicep curls
3 sets of 12 reps of shoulder press
3 sets of 10 reps for lateral pull downs
3 sets of 10 reps for seated extensions

Wow! I didn't think I had it in me.

I even had enough energy to go for a morning session today and, I plan on going this evening. Will fill you in on the details later. How is your week going with regards to exercise?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'll Look In My Gym Bag Twice!!!

That was the mental note I made when I forgot to pack underwear on Monday. So, after finishing my workout and taking a refreshing shower I realized that I didn't pack panties. WTF! I actually cursed so loudly that I'm sure people were wondering what was going on with me. Thank God I drive.

I quietly put on my dress and, with no panties on, I walked out of the gym feeling that all eyes were on me and people could see what I had done. Embarrassing eh? Anyways, I drove as home as fast as I could.

Guess I will remember to look in my gym bag before heading off to the gym. Wonder what would happen if I left my bra. I shudder to even think of it, considering how stubborn the "twins' are. Lol!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weigh In - Week 5

Last week's weight - 205.4lbs

This week's weight - 203.8lbs

A loss of 1.6lbs this week. I'll take it! I'm so glad that my weight loss has been consistent. When the number on the scale changes in the right direction, I get the motivation I need to work harder towards my goal. Onederland feels soo close and I can't wait to get there. :-) My exercise routine is going to be tougher this week.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Twice A Day Challenge - Day 1

So I started the challenge today because I renewed my gym membership yesterday. The day started with 20 minutes on the elliptical and 44 minutes on the treadmill. I felt sooo good afterwards. 

I went back this evening and spent 30 minutes at kickcardio, 7 minutes on the treadmill and 11 minutes on the elliptical. So, I guess Day 1 was okay. Right?