Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Weigh-in and Arc Training

Hello hello! Guess what? I lost 2.4 pounds this week! That means I hit my mini goal and have also lost a total of 41 pounds. Ahh! I set my next mini goal for 15 more pounds. That will probably take me a long time to hit at this rate.
I’m finding it increasingly hard to curb my eating lately, and this past week was no different. However, I worked out a lot harder than I had been. I did two spinning classes (one that was so hard I nearly vomited afterward), and I did a crazy-hard workout at the gym on the arc trainer. I put that puppy’s resistance up to 100 and ran – ran – backwards for 10 minutes. That’s in addition to all the forward-running I did at various resistances. It was a great workout. I haven’t pushed myself that hard on my own in a long time. Any arc trainer fans out there? How do you vary your workout on the machine? It’s so easy to stagnate on gym machines, I think. You can really get in a rut if you rely solely on them for your workouts. But that’s just my opinion. I haven’t done any official research on the subject. Feel free to disagree. In fact, please do! I’d love to hear the other side of that argument. You know, in case I want to change my opinion.
So I think what helped was the increased intensity of my workouts.
As for curbing my eating, I don’t eat horribly. I never go over my weekly + activity points, but I have been going over every day instead of saving them up for one or two special days. But something worked this past week, and that’s all I can hope for.
Also, guess what’s back? My weekly picture! It’s been a while, so I’m also putting up my first picture so you can see just how far I’ve come. Oh boy, I hope you’re sitting down for this.

Weight loss this week: 2.4 pounds
Total weight loss: 41 pounds