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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Facts

I should say the facts and the stats...

I'm 41 years old, almost 42.

My measurements:
38' chest ::ahem::
30' waist
38' hips
5'6 height
141 weight

If you weigh more than this, don't stop reading. I learned something many years ago, which people who are really in to physical fitness already know.

When I was younger, I was always under weight. I went into my college P.E. class, and on the first day, she was weighing us in with a scale that could read our body mass index. My calculations said I was obese, even though I was under weight. Weight didn't matter, just as it doesn't matter now. I had more body fat than I did muscle, and I can pretty much guarantee, that's where I am right now. That being said, you may weigh more, you may be overweight, but that doesn't mean your physical shape is worse than mine. You could actually be better off than I am at this point.

My workout:

I've really been fooling myself as far as my workouts. I go upstairs, climb on my elliptical for 30 minutes, do sit-ups, and then lunges with my 10 pound bar. When I'm done, I feel as if I've really done something.

I found out this week, that I haven't been doing a thing. I bought this new workout dvd set called KettleWorx. It comes with a weight called a kettle bell, and a ton of different dvd's with 20 minute workouts. I started this workout yesterday. Today, I hurt so bad, I almost had to crawl up those stairs. I kid you not. This was a 20 minute workout, and honestly, I think it was the warm-up that kicked my butt.

Today, I still climbed on the elliptical, and then I did my kettle bell abs workout. I swear I wish I could video myself... you guys would laugh! It's rough... ugh, and all of those people on the video were doing it with huge smiles on their faces. I tried that, hoping it would help, but eh, not so much.

What I'm doing different for now:

I'll post a list of foods (no worries, I try to keep things cheap), and meals, but right now, the biggest thing I've done differently since Sunday, is drink at least 72 oz. of water per day.

This is my new best friend. It holds 24 oz of water and goes everywhere with me.  72 oz is three of these, and  it's easy to drink three when you always have it! :)

It sounds like a lot, but really it isn't. I just have to pee a lot. It matters. I weighed 149 Sunday, and today, remember? I weigh 141. Cleanse your bodies with water... it's awesome!

I'll keep track of calories for you guys, but I've never done that in the past. I'm a fat/sodium watcher. I don't care... I'll keep track of all of it!! Haha...

Time for me to go figure out this tab thing, and catch up with other blogs!!

Until tomorrow!!

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo! Yay for 8 pounds down! I know started Tracy Anderson about 5 weeks ago and it's KICKING MY ASS. I thought, how hard can a workout be that never uses more than 3 pounds. I was wrong.

    Keep it up! :-)