Yesterday morning I finally made it to my first spin class. It was awful. Well great, but awful for my ass. Only a few minutes in and it was already uncomfortable. Then when we would stand up I felt strange because I felt like the straps made my foot stick out so I was worried about falling.
I had to stop a few times especially near the end just b/c my ass was hurting SO MUCH. Afterwards we did a quick ab class then a friend showed up and we got on the elliptical for 20 minutes and got on the weight machines for a bit.
So I’m thinking about buying a seat cover. Any suggestions?
Burpees SUCK. Today I worked out with my group and trainer. We did burpees and god damn I hated every single one. We were doing it in circuit training and we had to do 10 before the group moved to the next station.
I was amazed. I could actually do them! It was amazing! Exhausting… but AMAZING!
The last round someone asked if we could switch and he said no and pointed at me saying that I love them. >.< So he said we could do 6 instead of 10. But when it got to me he told me to do 10. And it’s funny, the last 4 were DEFINITELY the hardest.
I did a few quick measurements since my weight hasn’t gone down.. and a couple of things went down maybe half an inch but some went up. And I get it, it gets all flabby then tightens up.. but it’s so disheartening. -.-
I’m going to the gym later with a mate of mine as well. I had a good lunch - stir fry and now I kinda want to take a nap. I’m gonna lay down and relax for a while.
So I have Lose It & My Fitness Pal and they both tell me extremely different caloric intakes.
Lose It - 2047
My Fitness Pal - 1530
I dunno which one to do! Help me! x.X
My weight hasn’t been changing but I think I’m just getting obsessed with the number. I do think my stomach has gone in a bit. And by my stomach I mean the area underneath, my huge spare tyre is still there.. alive, kicking and flabby. -.-
I started out strong then just slacked a bit and I think it’s b/c that app told me that I could eat so many calories, so I did! Then it gives me even more since I’m working out so hard. It doesn’t help that my period is about to start so I’m STARVING. I know that’s no excuse to fuck up my new eating habits.
It’s just so hard to know how many calories I should be eating. :\
Time for lunch then going to workout!
Oh, I tried the stairmaster for the first time the other day. It fucking sucked big nasty sweaty balls. I’ll be sure to get on it again today. :D
Today sucked balls, but totally in a good way!
Went for the workout at 9am with the trainer. I’ve got 4 other ladies in my group and they all seem very nice. I think I’m definitely the largest and most out of shape. I also sweat the most. -.-
I dunno, a couple of them have nice bodies… but it all depends on what you think of yourself! The trainer is a Welsh bloke who seems cool. He set up a circuit for us and had us do some laps at the gym. He seemed to pick on me a bit, but that’s ok. Motivation!
So the circuit was Assisted Squats (there was just a bench behind us to sit down on), the ropes (seen a lot on the Biggest Loser tv show - you swing the ropes up and down), push ups, the plank (AKA - the bane of my existence) and lateral raises. Whew. That shit killed me. So what did I do after? I went to workout with my mate! B/c I want to die!
At the gym:
20 minutes on bike 1.34 miles
20 minutes on elliptical 1.53 miles
Weight machines - 4 for arms and 2 for legs. 15 reps twice on each machine
20 minutes on treadmill 0.90 mile (this was my cool-down, I was seriously fucking dead and drenched in sweat)
The fans weren’t on at the gym today, there are a couple of fans mounted high on the wall that blow on the area with the treadmills, ellipticals and bikes. I think that made me sweat even more. Which I needed like a bloody hole in the head.
I also started using my Lose It app. All of my exercise made it so that I could eat SO much more. But I didn’t! It says I should eat 2047 calories a day but I only ate 1,814. I got weak and ate a bag of popcorn since I’ve been craving it. It’ll get better from here! Promise!
I’m so sore. -.- Stairs suck!
Today I went to the gym and did:
20 minutes on Elliptical: 1.56 miles
20 minutes on Treadmill at 10% incline: 0.87 mile
20 minutes on Bike: 1.21 miles
Then I did some leg exercises on the machines and some free weight exercises.
I set up a spreadsheet to keep track of all the workouts for the Loser Man Challenge I’m doing… b/c I’m a nerd. :D
Today I was seriously pooped though, I think maybe it was b/c I didn’t drink enough water this past weekend. I have been reading a lot about water and apparently if you don’t think enough water today, then you’ve fucked up tomorrows workout!
So today I have been drinking a bunch of water. I also ordered a super cute water bottle. My boyfriend has one in black, but the purple is sooo pretty! :D This way I don’t have to buy a bottle every time I go to the gym. (I’m in a joint membership with a mate so we have to spend $10 at the gym a month) I just need a carabiner to connect a cute change purse to it and I’ll be set - to hold my keys and gym card.
Trying to add more blogs to follow as well, I hate when my feed is full of a lot of the same pictures. -.- I look at my tumblr app on the machines when I need motivation at the gym!
Today is the first day of the Biggest Loser Program I signed up for. My mate is signing up for the gym with a 2 week guest pass and she and I get dirty when we go. And by dirty I mean disgustingly sweaty. And by we, I mean me b/c she’s one of those people that doesn’t sweat very much at all. -.- lol
I’ve realised that I actually prefer working out with someone and chit chatting. Having headphones on just isn’t as much of a distraction I suppose.
I’m going to take my measurements today as well after I get ready for the gym. As for right now though? I’m going to go have some brekkie then possibly cook some turkey breasts so I can have them in my salads for the week.
So last night I went to the introductory meeting for the Biggest Loser Program I signed up for at my gym.
It’s 10 weeks of workouts. One workout a week, 3 weigh ins, and 3 nutritional seminars. There is also a team challenge.
There is a point system which is the challenge and it is heinous. A bit skewed towards paying for things which I don’t like though. If I buy a metabolism test or a massage I get 20 points. But I only get 25 points for finishing the Loser Man - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. Not all at the same time mind you! Doesn’t that seem a little well… dumb?!
The Loser Man can be completed twice. I’m going to do my damnedest to get it done! You also get 200 points for losing more than 15% of your total weight and inches. That’s 42 lbs. omg. 4.2 lbs a week. The measurements are strange though, only the waist, hips and some other measurement about the distance from the belly button to the back.
There is also a Bingo card, basically it’s 25 slots for classes. 20 points for completion of the entire page. It’s cool b/c it gives me the motivation to try out all of the classes that the gym offers. Like Core Chaos, Zumba, and Body Pump. Oh! They also have a Pilates Barre Fit class! I’ve heard a lot about them. I want to try it! I have to pay for that extra though, which stinks but ah well.
Since I’m not working much right now this is the perfect thing for me to do and I think that gives me a chance at winning if I really buckle down and do it. I’m already figuring out a schedule and how to finish everything. 66 lengths in the pool is a mile. So 158 for the 2.4 miles. So 316 lengths… 10 weeks… 32 lengths a week. The biking is what’s going to kill me though. But one spin class counts as 13 miles and it counts on the loser man AND the bingo card. I’ve never taken one but I foresee a few in my immediate future.
The top prize is $400 and there’s an extra $300 for being the top loser of the entire bunch. I wanna wiiiiiiiiiiin!
Yes, yes I know it’s Tuesday….. but I forgot to post this yesterday when I weighed myself.
280.4. omg. I hope that is just water weight or I just jumped up like 5 pounds in a week! wtf. I hate myself. I went to the gym yesterday with a girl from the wedding and it felt great. We’re gonna go 3 times a week.
The gym has a lot of locations and the one she is near is about 15-20 minutes away (with no traffic) but I have one about 3 minutes away as well. Honestly I was trying to think of any excuse I could to NOT go yesterday, but I’m glad I did.
I’ve been trying to eat better, I get a bit bad around the holidays then I guess I just get used to it and keep some of the bad habits. Also I just found a recipe for some of that ginger dressing you get at Japanese restaurants. Feel free to make it too! I can’t wait to try it!! Eating salads a lot can just get so tedious. My plan is to look up lots of different salads so that I won’t get bored.
My fave salad is definitely one I saw on the Biggest Loser. He put turkey breast, cilantro/coriander, olive oil and jerk seasoning over a mixture of greens. It’s AMAZING. but I prefer it with tinned tuna.
Do you have a good salad recipe?
So I can NOT believe I forgot to post yesterday!!! Will you guys ever forgive me?!
So my weight is now 265.5 lbs. I am down 3.9 lbs this last week.
I don’t have time to elaborate much right now because I want to get my thunder thighs to the park to work out before the sun really starts pounding.
So things are going well with the boy as well. :) This makes me a very happy panda.
Now I just have to make sure I don’t let the girl crazy come out and get self destructive or something.
I am going to spend some time on tumblr later. <3 you guys! So sorry again about not posting yesterday!!!
This year just keeps getting better!!!
Just checked out my bmi and I am no longer considered morbidly obese! I am now just obese!
51 lbs from Overweight
87 lbs from Normal
I’ve been doing good this week. Working out and eating right. Although people took me out a bunch for birthday meals… I just made the right choices.
And…? I met a bloke. I really fancy him. He’s so sweet.