10am and I’m awake, downing coffee, ready to hit the elliptical in my sexy workout clothes. Woo! Sore muscles from yesterday won’t stop me.
Update on the week so far…
Monday some of my friends came over and we swam a bit. I did about 6 laps around the pool, which was tough but fun. Then Dan and I went to the gym for a training session. We were late (my fault!) so the workout wasn’t as great as it could’ve been but we worked leg + core and I definitely felt good after.
Tuesday I had a bit of a depression day and did absolutely nothing. Bah.
Wednesday (aka today) we hit the gym again for our second training session of the week and hoooly hell! Warmed up with cardio then did arms + back stuff, including the assisted pull-up station which I’d never used before in my life. When I gripped the handles and lowered down, you could hear a “click-click-click-click” as my spine straightened out. Eik! Finished off with 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical.
Trainer wants me to work on my cardio since my resting heart rate is a bit high and I hit my target heart rate too soon. So I’m going to try getting up on mornings we don’t have training and do 45 minutes on the elliptical in the apartment fitness center then swim later in the day for 30 minutes.
Also trying to be more mindful what I’m eating. Tracking ALL food on weight watchers and making better choices. I don’t want my eating to derail me, especially since with this much exercise so long as I watch my intake I’m going to start dropping fairly fast. :D
I feel really in control of this element of my life right now. Not so much anything else. The job situation has become dire and I generally feel rather lost. So this is a good thing to focus on and work toward. I know I can master this.
Thirty pounds ‘til my next goal. Gonna update my goals and stats page soon, maybe rework some of the elements of my blog altogether.
And more updates. I promise, more updates more often.
Right now… bedtime, so I can get up at 9 and work out. Hoorah!
-2.2 lb. for the week, -6.3 lb. overall
We are FINALLY working with a trainer we like at the gym. Took a while, but he’s really young and eager to work with us and for the time being we decided it’d be fun if he trained me and Dan together. Our combined competitiveness fuels each other to push harder than I think we would alone, plus we don’t have the annoying prospect of one person having to plod on the treadmill or something for a half hour while the other trains.
Aside from our first training session with him last Wednesday, which made ALL of my muscles super sore for a couple of days, I’ve been swimming a bunch and taking long walks during the day. I’d like to get down a couple more pounds for next week’s trip to Ohio - it’d be nice to hear people say they can see a change in me (besides the obvious tan and sun bleaching of my hair haha).
Another 1.2 lb. bite the dust!
That’s what a week of walking, sweating and shimmying will do to ya - despite all the insane deliciousness I ate. God bless Lollapalooza.
Back to California now and back to the grind… except I may start working in a real office again soon, if I get the job I’m interviewing for tomorrow. *fingers crossed* That’ll be a good way to get into a real routine. But I’m doing pretty darn good so far (: