Really Mr Scale?
Friday, January 24, 2014
Woohoo!!! I have been a member of the Y for exactly one week. In that one week I have worked out 6 times! I missed Tuesday because I had tickets with my son to the WWE.
Things I did this week - I cooked last Sunday and made a turkey red chili, some chicken veggie soup, some chicken chili -minus the cheese and fattening stuff so it kind of ended up being a spicy chicken soup with beans! This took care of my lunches for the week so no need to eat out and I knew exactly what I was eating!
Dinner was a little trickier since I was working out after work and not getting home until 8pm or later. Some days I had my lunch food for dinner too, one day I did not prepare well and ended up eating a couple eggs scrambled with some veggies when I got home. My sort of off track day was Tuesday when I ate at the Arena with my son. I had a plain hotdog - lots of carbs - but was within my calorie count. I have drank ALL my water and then some, although I must say I have had some of the flavored vitamin water (zero calorie) instead of plain water.
Now when I say worked out, it went sort of like this - walked a brisk mile on the track/15-16 minutes, headed to the bikes and spinned away with a workload of 6 (on a scale of 1-10) I sprinted for some minutes at 19-20mph, my normal pace was 14-15 mph. Yep, sweat ran down my face and dripped off my ears and elbows! Woohoo! Then back to the track for another 3-4 laps (7 is a mile at my gym). Then on this new little gizmo that I don't know what it is called but it is like the bikes that have the chair on them, but it is a stepper with arm levers to work your arms. Much easier on the knees - I have a partial replacement and have issues with my knee. First night I tried that thing it was for 10 minutes - which was like 930 steps. Goal was to break 1000 steps in 10 minutes. By the end of the week I was doing 30 minutes and about 3700 steps. Yep, another puddle of sweat (mainly on my back from the chair). Then off to the pool where I tried to swim some laps, but it ended up being one lap and I was totally winded! My knees were not liking the cold water. I ended up doing 10 laps with a kick board and getting into the warmer water pool and doing some stretches and pool exercises. 3 days a week I have been using the weight machines doing upper body work in addition to the other stuff. I had one night where I skipped the pool because of time issues.
I have been spending about 2-3 hours at the gym every night! Some of that time is in the whirlpool relaxing after my workouts.
Sooooo, Mr Scale? He says weightloss of .4 this week. WTH???? Really? I think I left more than .4 on the floor of the gym! Oh well, I don't put a lot of stock in what Mr Scale has to say. Sometimes he is just plain mean.
Big snowstorm coming in tonight, or so they say. I am heading to the gym from work and hoping to get a full workout in before I go home. Tomorrow we will see if the roads will be clear enough to get there - if not it will be the treadmill and snow shoveling! Maybe next week Mr Scale will be kinder. If not, I may kick him!
So for now, I am going to just keep doing what I am doing and try not to get discouraged. I am working REALLY hard, my knee has been really achey, but no real sharp pains while working out, so I will continue on. I am hoping that if I could get about 25 lbs off I will be able to enroll in some of the fitness classes - maybe even sooner. Right now, I don't have the stamina or flexibility needed. Hmmmmm, another goal......
Keep sparking everyone and enjoy the weekend!!!