Okay, every scale I get on has a different weight. My home scale, the gym scale at YMCA, the scale at LA Fitness. They all vary within about 3 pounds.
And, the difference is about 3 pounds depending on if I am naked, or have shoes on or off.
So, I'll just stick with weighing myself on my home scale first thing in the morning when I'm in the nude.
It is really frustrating.
So, in April I plan to do more and be more.
March I was consistent in my cardio, but didn't lift a single weight.
But, at least I didn't gain any weight.
In the next 3 weeks I will aim for a 2 pound a week weight loss. Got my plan together.
So, let's do it.
Well, I lost 3 pounds in January. I am happy about that.
I met with my trainer yesterday and I set a short term goal to lose 8 pounds by the beginning of April. That’s about 4 pounds per month. I am sure I can do it if I increase my cardio and tighten up a bit on what I am eating.
The trainer said she can tell I lost weight. I guess so.
I feel better and more energetic. Looks like my thighs are slimming some. Nothing drastic, but it’s the little things.
I got my December Fitlinxx progress report last week. I really enjoy those reports..It's link a snapshot of what you did for the month. The report said I burned 3,677 calories and lifted a total of 20,320 pounds.
And, compared to November that is a big change. I hope to do more in January, but I am pleased..
My trainer wrote me a message saying that after looking at my reports for the last 4 weeks that I had been averaging about 200 minutes per week of cardio. That's awesome because my goal is to do at least 180 minutes. So, I am slightly above my goal.
Anyway, on to the next week.
So, I am feeling really good about my fitness program at the YMCA. I did a good strength training circuit yesterday, about 40 minutes on the treadmill, and about 10 minutes on the bike.
One thing I really like about the YMCA is the FitLinxx program. It is a system that allows you to keep track of what you have done. I can access it from kiosks within the gym and I can access it anywhere online.
This gives me the flexibility to enter the 10 minute treadmill walks I do at work and my personal trainer can see those sessions also.
And, with the weight machines I just sit down and enter my pin number and the system remembers my last workout session and weights used. It also reminds me of my form and how to adjust the machine. This keeps me from having to carry around a little log book for my strength training.
So, today I did the elliptical at the gym for 45 minutes. It was really hard. I was going at a slow pace. I coughed most of the time. I have an appointment with an allergist next week, but another gym member told me to buy a humidifier and that should help.
Looking forward to getting back in the gym. I really am tired of being fat.
Well, Saturday I completed my 10K for the year.
I finished in 1:28. So, I am happy with that. It keeps me at less than 15 minutes a mile with my walk/jog combo.
The only thing is that thrughout the race I felt like I was going super slow. But, at each mile marker I saw that my timing was on course for my own personal goals.
But, there were some real athletes in this race. Everyone was zipping on by me. I didn't finish last, but I was definitely in the back of the pack.
But, I realize that it is important to compete with yourself and not necessarily everyone else. My finish time is one minute slower than my 2010 10K time, but it still keeps me eligible for future races. Most of the marathons and half marathons say you have to be able to run less than a 16 minute mile.
So, I decided to not enter the upcoming 15K in June. And, just set my sights on the mud run I have with my cousins in July.
Rebel Race Maryland - July 7 - Time to start training. Let's go!
I also registered for the 13.1 Atlanta Half-Marathon on October 7.
So, as tomorrow is April Fool's Day I have decided to see if I have been joking lately.
And, my discovery is a resounding yes. So, I have lost 5 pounds since February, but looking at my training logs I see that I only worked out a total of 9 days in March. What a joke! The last two weeks was not at all.
So, with three weeks away til my race and about 5 weeks til the end of my BFL challenge I think I need to tighten up the program a lot.
Probably won't weigh myself again until May 7th, but I will measure my waist each week.
Well, today is day 30 of the BFL program. And, I am making steady progress. I loss 5 pounds so far and about 1% bodyfat.
I know I haven’t been following the program 100%. I missed several workouts and my nutrition isn’t the best. But, even with all that I can still see small changes.
Looking forward to the next 7 weeks.
I really feel confident that I will hit my goal weight of 182 lbs by May 7th.
So, I just got a comment on my page that really seems to strike a chord with me. Velvet5900 said…”Keep rockin it out….as if my life depended on it”
I kept thinking about how I find it so easy to go off my nutrition plan or not give 100% in my workouts.
But, I wonder if I would be more consistent if this was doctor prescribed or I knew that if I don’t change my habits that I will be digging an early grave for myself.
Because the truth is that my life does depend on it…my quality of life. And, I need to get serious.
So, I am walking kind of funny today. My legs are just now feeling the pain form Wednesday’s lower body workout.
Today, I am feeling good. I am looking forward to my 5k tomorrow. It is my first race of 2012.
Also, feeling a little healthier than I did this time last Friday…so that is progress.
So, moving on to day 3 of my BFL challenge. So, for three days I completed the workouts. Upper/Cardio/Lower.
My upper body is sore. My legs felt a little weak on the training session today.
So far, I know I have to be more disciplined about my nutrition. I only followed my eating plan 1 out of the last two days.
Tomorrow will be a better day...time to rest...
So, I started the Body For Life program today.
So far so good. I have eaten two meals so far and have been drinking plenty of water.
Looking forward to an upper body workout tonight.
I will do it.
My 5K is this weekend on the 18th. So, that will count as one day of cardio. I so haven’t trained properly for it.
But, oh well…I already registered so I have to show up and do it.
Looking forward to a great week.
So, I see BodySpace has changed the way the interface looks a bit. At first I was annoyed, but one thing I do like is the new pie chart that shows how many pounds of your bodyweight is muscle versus weight.
So, I saw that even though I have gained almost 30 pounds since becoming a member…it looks like I have gained 10 pounds of muscle.
I think that is a pretty cool feature.
And, it will help me when I make goals for weight and body fat.
On another note…I did a 2.5 mile jog this a.m. – Woohoo!
And, I visited my gym so that I could get a body fat measurement. 38% body fat (BF) …so I changed my “Before” pic again because now this is the highest BF measurement I have ever had. I plan on having these numbers go down in 2012 and not up…
My stat history shows my slippery slope and now I plan on climbing back up the fitness hill instead of falling down.
Happy New Year BodySpace family.
My fitness goals this year aren’t going to be so much focused on my weight loss, but on my fitness accomplishments.
So, I decided to tackle a few races and hopefully in the process of preparing for these races I will lose some weight also.
Feb 2012 – 5k
April 2012 – 10K
June 2012 – 15K
Oct 2012 – Half Marathon
Nov 2012 – Marathon
I’m ready to run this year. Semper Fi!