Monday, April 30, 2012

You Mean I Have to Do Something

Personal Trainer Man (as he is now deemed) came to G-Man’s t-ball game on Saturday and we started chatting about work outs which inevitably got me to complaining.  I HATE my arms and I was telling him the arm part of the elliptical machine is useless because I never feel ANYTHING!  He then asked me how I was using them. I look at him like he was an idiot and said “I hold on to them and move back and forth with the machine, duh.” 
Personal Trainer Man than enlightened me that I actually had to push and pull on them, not just let the machine move my arms for me, to get anything out of it.  OOOOOHHHHHH!!!! That was NOT written in the owner’s manual. 
So as of this weekend, I have a set work-out routine which I am hoping to do 3-4 times a week if not more:
30 min on elliptical (with actually utilizing my arms)
20 crunches
Arm weights – I have been doing three moves I remember Personal Trainer Man teaching me years ago in my two week stint to get fit.  I will eventually Google the sweet exercise routines he carefully planned for me.
I am also trying to involve more activity in my daily life.  On Friday I bribed my best friend to join me and we took J, M and G-man on the 1 mile round trip walk to the Lake.  If you ignore the 2 snotty, crying, heart stopping meltdowns that ensued, it was a really nice trip. 
Then on Saturday, I decided to walk to the grocery store instead of drive (1 mile RT). I took my youngest daughter, J, and it was such a wonderful walk.I remember taking this very same walk to the store with G-man about 9 months and 36 pounds ago.  The way there was pleasant but on the whole walk back my mind was whining “ARE WE THERE YET!?!?!?” I felt like I just done a full blown workout at the end of it and had to rest on the steps for a bit. Saturday’s walk felt like a light enjoyable walk…what a difference.

And now for the numbers!!!!!
Current Weight: 222.0

Starting Weight: 258
Week 16: -2.8
Total lost: -36.00
Goal Weight: 140
Total to lose: 82.0

- 40 pounds gone: - 4 pounds to go
- Another 10%: - 13.0 pounds to go
- Below 200pds by end of summer: -22.1 pounds to go in 17 weeks (1.3 pounds a week)
And now for something completely different:

1 comment:

  1. LOL I love your blog! And like you, I hate my arms. Sigh. I need to step up the strength training asap.

    You're doing great! I'm looking forward to following along!