Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Year New Me Update

8 weeks ago today, I decided that I would make a lifestyle change.  I wanted to eat healthy, drink more water and exercise.  These are all key ingredients for a long life.  A long life that I want.  I want to be around for my kids and grandkids.  I want to be able to run around in the yard and swim in the pool.  These are all things that I haven’t had the energy for, for a long time.  But I’m getting there now!
I have lost a total of 8.7 pounds, which in 8 weeks only amounts to about a pound a week, but I have learned that the scale is evil and numbers don’t mean anything. ;-)  I am down a pant size and shirt size!!  Measuring by the way your clothes fit is so much more satisfying.  Or at least it is for me.  I’m not where I want to be quiet yet.  I’d really like to be down another 10 or 15 pounds but that is just so that my BMI is in the healthy range.  And I know that if I continue what I’ve been doing that it will happen.  And I’m confident with the slow weight loss that it will stay off a lot easier.
Working out…Yea, I’ve been doing some of that. 
Thursday – Didn’t work out
Friday – Didn’t work out
Saturday - 700
Sunday – Didn’t work out
Monday – 700
Tuesday – 500
Wednesday – 500
I’m thinking about this week switching up my workout.  I have been using nothing but my elliptical for 8 weeks, which I am still in love with, however, I am concerned with my body getting used to the same thing.  I change up a different preset workout each time I do it, and make sure that I workout to the best of my ability but I still think that I could do better.  So I am going to break out some workout dvd’s this week. :/  Not knowing how many calories I’m going to be burning isn’t all that great, but I’ve got to do something different.
I know that strength training is very important, yet I haven’t picked up a free weight yet.  Sooo, that is going to be one thing I add to my workouts.  I plan on doing that tonight. 
Here’s to a new week!!


A-K said...

You are doing great, girl! That is awesome! You are right...the scales help, but don't mean everything. The way you feel and clothes are a better way to tell how far you have come. You have been dedicated to that machine something serious! :) Keep it up!

I think switching up the routine this point would be a good idea too. The videos will help tone some too.

I need to get my butt in gear...uhhgggg.

Kelli said...

Are you doing so well. 8 pounds is great! I do think switching the routine is a good idea so you don't get bored.

momof3girls said...

Great job!! 8 pounds is wonderful! If you have an iPad the "lose it" app (which is free). Has a calorie counter & calorie burned per an activity, for the length of time you do the activity example: aerobics, yoga, etc...

I am on a weight loss journey as well - it can be tough but I know the reward will be sweet!!