Sweat it Out:
Elliptical 30 Minutes
Weight Lifting Workout B 30 Minutes
Today did not start out well. The negative aspect of weighing yourself everyday is that I have watched myself lose NOTHING this last week. Most of the time I don’t get frustrated at my daily naked scale party, but today (the day before weigh in) I was frustrated. The baby hadn’t gotten up yet so I went and laid back in bed. What had I done differently than the last few weeks? Weird thing is, I’ve worked out more in the last 2 weeks than I have since I started Weight Watchers.
This is a crucial time in my weigh loss journey. It’s still in the beginning and I could give up quicker than you can say apple pie. But I feel so good! I want to keep this feeling for as long as possible. Do I feel sorry for myself right now? Yes. Did I eat a Cafe Rio Salad in self pity? Yes (did I forget to mention that earlier?). Again, this is one of those days where I look back on the last few days of eating and ask “Did I really give it 100%?”. Probably not. I hate weeks like these because nobody wants to read the blog of a girl who’s NOT losing weight. Where’s the inspiration in that?
I’ve given myself today to feel self pity and then I’m moving on. I have a weigh in tomorrow and I’m going to get through it and then move on. I will not dwell in the negative thoughts of today.
Ok, now let’s all move on.
One of the great things about having someone meet you at the gym is that you have to go to the gym. You can’t flake when someone is waiting for you! With this mornings pity party I was oddly excited to work out. Probably because I knew I was doing something for the cause, I wasn’t giving up. Today’s workout was Stage 1 Workout B. When I previewed the moves I was happy to see that I should be able to perform all of these exercises without having to modify any of them, yay! Although after the workout was done I realized that we swapped a leg workout with an arm workout that was pretty crucial (oop’s!). My notes were probably to blame. Here were the exercises including sets and reps:
Weighted Swiss Ball Crunch 2 Sets of 8 60 Second Rest in between 15 pounds
I had a hard time figuring out how much weight to use. In the book it said Men should take the weight they think they can do and minus 25%, which I thought was funny. Women should do just the opposite, take what you think you can lift and add 25 %. On the Lat Pull down I thought that I could maybe do 40 pounds, then I had to move it to 60 to feel the workout! It just shows how we underestimate ourselves.
This was a good workout, but I am waiting to see how my muscles feel tomorrow. I think I probably could have pushed myself and did a little heavier weights on some of the exercises or added a set. It’s hard in the beginning of the program because you don’t know exactly what weight to do and it may take 2 or 3 workouts to figure it out. All-in-all it was a good learning experience. I’m still excited about the program and I am enjoying doing something at the gym besides cardio.
Today I will be taking measurements, sometimes the scale is not always showing your hard work. I know your body retains water to mend muscles after lifting, and my legs are pretty sore form Monday’s workout. I’m hoping that with the lifting and Aunt Flo being in town that is why I am not seeing a loss. Just to make sure I better be extra careful about my food measurements and make sure to track everything I eat right when I am eating it. I will get this back on track, NO EXCUSES.
When is the last frustrating day you’ve had?
What did you do to get over it?