November 2008


Well I got up in time to make it to the class and boy did it kick my butt!  It was called ‘Power Pump’ and it incorporated everything in that darn room.  We used a weighted bar, free weights, a step, a ball, a mat and it was cardio.  For a whole hour I tried my best to keep up with the rest of the fit ‘n lean regulars as I stumbled my way through the workout.  But I did it, for the most part, and I’m going to try hard  to make it every week.  It’ll help because I actually knew someone there and she goes every week.  She was my high school lunch lady!! And she was the nice one! 🙂  So now I have a ‘class’.  Every Saturday morning I’ll be at the gym from 8:30 – 9:30 while everyone else is in their cozy beds watching cartoons.  But at least I’ll be healthier!!

Well I met with a trainer today.  We worked on the treadmill, she had me walk and run on the treadmill for half an hour.  We decided that since my main goal is weight loss, I really should aim to go 6 times a week until I’m down to my goal weight and then go 3 – 4 times a week to maintain.  I will mainly be doing cardio.

Technically I’m down 5 pounds but  I contribute that to my illness.  I really haven’t loss any inches though.  So I won’t be surprised if I don’t lose any weight this week.  As long as I don’t gain.

I am going to try my best to get up tomorrow and go to a class in the morning for cardio.  Right now I think my schedule is going to be Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Treadmill/other cardio equipment; Tuesday, Saturaday – classes; take Thursdays off.  But we’ll see how that goes.

Okay, still dying at home with strep.  Amoxicilian sucks! But that’s all I can take with having to nurse the baby, so I guess it’s going to be a longer recovery.  I missed one Thanksgiving dinner, I better not miss another. And luckily my next trainer appointment isn’t until Friday so hopefully I’ll be much better by then.  Oh, and I’ve lost 7 pounds on the strep diet.  It’s called I can’t eat anything solid at this time.

So I weighed and measured and recorded and do not like the numbers I’m seeing! I’m only going to measure once a week.

Now it was off to the gym even though i didn’t want to go.  My first training session is scheduled for Saturday.  But when I got there my trainer was in a knee brace.  She injured herself at cheerleading.  We rescheduled for later next week.  So off to the treadmill for me.

I walked my first mile, ran .5 walked again for another .5, then ran another .5.  I finished off walking to end a 5k at 51:57.  Boy was I drained!!

Well I had all the best intentions of going today even though I am sore all over. However I can’t eat, drink, swallow or barely talk.  We called the docs and they’re treating me for strep due to all my symptoms.  Great, just when I get started I already have a set back.  At least my  training appointment was rescheduled!  I’m just going to see how things go and if I’m going to make it over tomorrow.  I really don’t want to make my self worse for the holiday!

OH NO!!! What did I do last night?? I hope I didn’t make a big mistake.  I better be committed. I guess only time will tell. (more…)

Sorry, it’s been awhile, but I’m back.  Well maybe. . . . . we’ll see.  🙂