I went to the gym today (and just undid it all with ordering Thai takeout- a first for me in over a month, but I was so tired when I got home, I didn’t want to bother stopping at the store, and man am I STARVING!). I have to admit, I feel really good. I did 40 minutes on the eliptical, then did weights for arms and back, and did about a gazillion different types of crunches. I feel so calm and happy!
MrsAKSkier: With the exception of my cheating tonight, I really have tried to be more concienscious about what I eat. It’s easier to control for me because of all the “health scares” when it comes to what is in our food. I’m such a food snob and often times crave veggies more than anything.
As far as a log…. how can I calculate what I’m doing and if I’m doing enough or too much? (See, this is why trainers have jobs, for no-nothings like me). I can’t afford to hire a trainer and the ones at the gym scare me. I love lifting weights, even though tonight I realized I was starting from scratch. But I love the feeling of how strong I imagine I am (I totally am not right now though, but I can fake it ’til I make it, right?). I also like the eliptical and I used to be a runner until I met Mr. Coffeedrinker and was reunited with my space on the sofa.
glasgowgirl: Way to go!! How long did it take you to shed those pounds? Did you have cheat days? I’m so glad to know that there’s another girl with my exact same challenge.
lannjam: HA! My 32 laughs at your 24! Oh, I remember being 24. I was so skinny and used to find so many silly faults with my body. I remember nitpicking about my thighs and belly. Turns out, in hindsight, I had a body I would give anything for! TRUST me, whether you are at your ideal weight or 15 pounds over weight, you will always look beautiful in your 20’s. But, if it’s for your dress, you still have the summer to lose some weight to fit in.
eatunicorns: We should be weight-loss buddies. And the fact that you have three beautiful children and all I have to show is an impressive amount of foodler points makes me a little jealous. 🙂
ezasabc123: Fiance needs to lose weight too. I realized the other day that he looked like his father. When he wanted to be lazy and snack on potato chips, I told him so. I was in his running sneaks and out the door in a flash. Maybe it was a little mean, but it worked. In general, we don’t work out together. We have before, and I’m not opposed, but he likes to go to the gym for 45 minutes or until he’s bored. I won’t let myself leave for at least an hour. He just stands by the door and plays with his phone…. It drives me nuts! He doesn’t know it, but I’m making him do 45 minutes of cardio with me tomorrow at the gym when I go back. Even with almost 30 pounds more than my fighting weight, I can still run circles around him. 😉