Anyone curious about my workout progress?
I know you're just dying to know how I'm doing.
I have been exercising since July. During the summer I was going to the gym most every day. I would go before Aaron left for work and that schedule worked great...until school started. After school started I struggled to find the time to exercise. I had to be creative in how and when I got my workout in. I now only get a workout in about 2-3 times per week. Here are some of the various things I've been doing.
This summer I paid for a membership. At the gym I did the treadmill, the elliptical, and weights-mainly working on my arms and shoulders. I've seen results...my arms aren't nearly as flabby as they used to be.
After school started I paid for a membership at the gym in Lordsburg (yes, there's one there- can you believe it?) There I started riding the treadmill but for some reason the belt on their machines heats up and burns my feet, making it highly unpleasant after about .5 mile. So I started putting in lots of miles on the stationary bike. I also kept up with my arm weights.
I also have a collection of videos. Most of them are Biggest Loser videos (mainly cuz they're cheap at Walmart) and I switch between them.
I borrowed a Kettlebell from a friend and plan on doing that during lunch at work. Gotta be honest...haven't started that yet.
For the month of October I am trying to commit to the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels. ( I have done it twice...and yes I realize today is the 5th) It's one of the videos I've been switching thru, but I'm gonna try and stick it out all month. Last night I started on Level 2.
Nutrition wise I haven't really changed much except for less sweets and portion control. I am trying to not eat so much fast food either. But completely eliminating it is darn near impossible with the schedule that my family maintains. I also haven't changed what we eat at home because...well, because I live in a house full of picky eaters. Healthy veggies doesn't fly with certain members of my familia.
Okay, now here are the results:
I don't really know. Sorry. I was a total loser and never remembered to measure myself before I started working out. I can tell you my arms are firmer, my legs are in better shape, I'm losing my saddlebags, and my muffin top is reduced from a baker's dozen to about a half dozen muffins. I can keep my clothes buttoned all day, but haven't gone down a size yet.
Initially I gained 4 pounds (super, super discouraging- but I'm sure it was due to a little bit of muscle that I was building. at least, that's what I'm telling myself!!) But now I'm back down to my original weight.
Grrrrr...I so want to see pounds being lost. That's so frustrating. I do know that I would see an increase in results if I totally changed the way we eat.... we'll get there. Sloooooooooooooooooooooowly.