Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fitness Friday Post - 5

This week I decided to push myself harder. I've been enjoying working out, but am still a little frustrated that the pounds are not melting away. Instead of working out for 30 min a day I set a goal to work out for 45 minutes. I also set a goal to work out first thing in the morning instead of after the kids naps.

I had already exercised Friday before I posted last week, so the 30 min on Friday goes to last week.

Saturday I got 45 min. I didn't do any strength training, but I am having fun doing the running and I think I have all 10 spots on the Advanced Step.

Sunday I don't ever work out, but I did do my body test.

Monday I got 47 min. I did half the yoga and the corresponding strength training, then a bunch of aerobics. I've been working on the rhythm boxing and finally got the trainer to say "Good Job." I didn't get any balance games in today, but I enjoyed my workout regardless.

Tuesday I got 48 min. I did the other half of the yoga and strength training, lots of aerobics and some balance games.

Wednesday I got 45 min. I have been unable to get 800 spins on the 3 minute Super Hula Hoop, but I keep trying. I'm still running every day and am enjoying it.

Thursday I couldn't muster the motivation to keep going. I think I had burnt out a little. I woke up, put on my exercise clothes, then checked my e-mail, played on facebook, and goofed off some to avoid working out. I did get 20 min done, but my heart wasn't in it. I did the Island Lap, thinking it would give me an easy 12 minutes, but my burn rate was only 65% and it only gave me 8 minutes. :(

Friday I re-dedicated myself and did my 45 minutes. I did my yoga, strength training, aerobic and balance games. It was a good workout, but I didn't push myself too much. I'm really enjoying the boxing (Thanks to Tiffany from for encouraging me to try it!)

At the end I was proud to see I had lost another pound, which brings my total to 4. Still not the progress I want, but I'm proud of myself regardless. I sure wish I was seeing more results, but I'm glad I'm still having fun. I'm also proud of myself for doing it everyday this month!

You can bet I'll be doing it tomorrow with the Wii Fit Olympics also.

Congrats to Jenn from the Coupon Coup for the expansion. I look forward to the new section on the forum for prenatal care. I still hope to have an expansion of my own soon as I am just finishing my 4th round of Clomid. I hope to have something to announce in a few weeks. Wish me luck!


Lindsey said...

Wow good job! I'm burning out after 15 minutes nowadays. ;-) Your dedication is going to pay off though. :-)

Colleen said...

45 minutes is great! keep up the work and I am sure you will keep seeing more loss....and I hope we hear some great news and that you are joining the maternity mommies group!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

GREAT Job!! I'm humbled in your presence that you did it every day this month! Way to go!!! :)

Julie said...

I think things move around before the pounds start melting. Everything shifts as you lose, so I wouldn't expect a noticeable difference until around week 12. I lost weight quickly to start then tapered off to a gradual loss but I didn't see a change until about the 3 month mark even though I had been losing.