Week 2 of the glorious Unemployment challenge. Hrm.. yeah not sure about that name. I’ve been trying to think up a name for my crazy “goto the gym 5 days a week” thing. It might not need a name but I’m amused by giving it a name.. maybe the “stop Allison from being a lazy fat ass”.. lol maybe not. Either way I’m into the second week and I feel amazing.
Last week, we only got in 3 days (which is amazing since I stopped for like 2 months). Dan had a trip and then I had a nasty headache. I was suffering some with drawl since I quit soda again. This time it wasn’t hard to quit it. I saw a picture of the amount of sugar cubes in soda (and other foods) on Pintrest and I started tracking my sugar on Myfitnesspal.com(MFP). Both were a crazy eye opener to how much sugar I was taking in. PCOS makes me process sugar poorly so controlling it is really important.
My routine has been weight training at home before lunch, then lunch, and then meet Tracey at the gym. At the Gym I get about 2 miles in 40 minutes. My Nike+ profile or MFP can show the exact numbers (pst feel free to add me as a friend on either) some days my Nike+ shut off and I had to shake the thing to show the accurate number. I’ve solved that by using airplane mode.
This week I’m thinking of changing it up. See at home my stuff is all body weight and using the 3 lb weights Tracey let me borrow. I’ve been doing high reps to make up for the less weight but It kind of hit me today that I should just get to the gym early and use the machines.
I have to admit I’m nervous about that using the weight machines. Cardio equipment is one thing, you use it for large blocks of time and then wipe it down. The weight machines you are constantly moving so spraying them down is kind of (h)awkward. So I did what I normally do and researched on the web. I’ll be bringing a towel and hopefully there early enough where the gym is kind of empty.
Over all I’m really happy about how this is going. We’re going to switch it up and start going later so we can get some time in on the machines starting next week and eventually work back up to working with the trainer again. I wasn’t able to keep up with him in the past and now I’m feeling much more confident. I finally have a handle on my breathing and next week I plan on stepping back up into a C25k program.
Oh! I’m also down to 213! I’m very excited to be past the 5 lbs road block that I’d been up against for the last 6 months. As of now I’m down 7 lbs overall. I want to be under 210 lbs by the end of August and I think that is totally possible if I stay on track and away from soda.
- Can Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain? (everydayhealth.com)
- Whats all this about monitoring Sugar intake? (melcollie.com)
- Weights ‘reduces diabetes risk’ (bbc.co.uk)