Weight Loss–An Uphill Battle

“Just keep swimming.” That’s what someone told me today when they asked how it was going with the weight loss. I told them I was stalled. They told me to be patient and to just keep doing what I’m doing. What I’m doing is skipping workouts because of the heat or I don’t feel up to it or whatever the excuse at the moment is. Plus, I do really well with food choices during the day, but at night I find I’m over eating. I’m not eating bad stuff, just overeating too much of the good stuff. It is so easy to overeat when I log everything into Sparkpeople.com I find myself going overboard. I am allotted 2400 calories a day, which should be enough. It is enough, but not when I eat pork country style ribs with barbecue sauce on it.

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Working Out More Consistently

So far for the last two weeks I’ve worked out at least three times a week. I’m starting to look forward to it and have a routine down: 10 minutes walking on the treadmill and 15-20 minutes on the recumbent bike, then circuit training with weights. Today, I went and worked out right after church. I’m probably going to have to workout right after work because if I go home first I’ll stay home.

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So far I’ve dropped over 20 pounds since New Years. I’m thrilled with this new number. Looking forward to more weight dropping off.

So far, I’ve worked out five days in a row. Okay, so I’ve been doing about 10 minutes of walking or the bike. Yesterday I did a combined total of 20 minutes walking and the bike. Then I did a curves-like circuit workout and lifted free weights and did a few more machines for a total yesterday of 40 minutes. It felt so good to be at the gym trying to push my body a little harder than normal.

Exercise

I really don’t enjoy exercising at all. I enjoy lifting weights, but know that I must do cardio to lose weight along with lifting weights.

This morning I woke around 2 a.m. Couldn’t get back to sleep so I went to the gym and worked out for 45 minutes. I did 15 minutes on the bike and the rest on weights with rest periods in between. Even though I did 15 minutes on the bike I really didn’t push myself. I lazed my way through that part of the workout doing 49-59 rpms. My heartrate was only at 98 bpm. Was this a good workout? I did something. I moved more than I usually do, but without pushing myself What good was this workout. Chime in. I’m interested to know what others think. Thank you for reading.