I really need to do more upper body work. It bugs me that I still have so many issues doing a damn pushup. I know the ability to perform pushups is not the be all and end all of fitness but it annoys me
But, on the upside, my efforts are paying off and I’m down to 215.8 with a total weight loss of 16.2 pounds!
I am so excited and hopeful that I’ll be able to keep this up long term and hit my eventual goal of 170. I’m not gonna stress it and try to push for that before the end of the year, just getting under 200 before the end of the year will make me happy.
I think both me and my kid got a little too complacent with a wake up routine. Now that school has started, we both need to be up earlier. They need to be on time for class and I need to make lunch; meaning a much earlier wake up time. We didn’t get it today so I was grouchy all day making a quick kettlebell workout an easy choice to burn off some calories and some grumpiness.
I’m working on food prep (partly why I want to get up earlier) so that making dinner takes less time and I can get to my workouts earlier. I can do 30 minute sessions of weights if I time it right and still have time to write and go to bed at a decent hour. I have the feeling I’ll have to go back to doing big cooking jobs on weekends if I don’t have to work. I’d rather wait until it’s cooler but we’ll see.
I dragged my irate teenager to a yoga class where I work so I ended up coming home later than usual. But no matter, the kettlebell was a perfect wind down after a long day.
I was thinking once things pick up selling wise, I would just do c25k until I finish it then start doing Zumba every so often again. I kinda miss it. The time just flies by and it burns so many calories. I’ll figure out a schedule when I get there; I’m not going to stress about that now. I have enough to stress about.
I was going to run today but I slept VERY bad. When I’m so tired I can’t organize my thoughts, I don’t trust myself not to fall off the treadmill. I wasn’t about to skip a workout entirely and I need more weight training anyway. The kettlebell was a perfect quick workout before I went to bed early like an old lady.
Later on this week, I’m going to try and re-run yesterday’s failed start to week 8 of c25k because that pace time still bugs me!
Anyhoo, today was some arm and shoulder work to keep from using by lower back while it heals. It still isn’t a intense long run, which I actually kinda miss, but I think anything is better than just sitting around doing nothing. My weight is still trending down so I’m not freaking out about calorie burn right now. It’s just about taking care of myself until I can bend over to pick up something without wincing and letting looose with some colorful language.
I’m gonna have to adjust these screenshots. That size is just ridiculous.
Also, I will stop complaining about the heat now; even though it was the main factor in deciding to do a short weight workout instead of a longer walk/run. I just don’t want to go too many days in a row without doing something towards my overall health. Even if it’s just 150-ish calories. Every little bit helps and I’m still sticking to my diet and taking Saxenda so it’s not like I’m gaining all my weight back. And I actually came to enjoy running so, I want to get back to it.
I don’t usually do longer cross-training workouts so this was a challenge and I know this is gonna hurt tomorrow. I do want to build some muscle to fill in where I know I will have sagging skin if I hit my goal weight. It’s probably a pipe dream but I thought building muscle would be better than expensive skin removal surgery. I’m no expert so I’m sure an expert will come along and tell me that’s stupid.
Also, I can do the kettlebell in my nice air conditioned room.
Ok, I’ll stop complaining about the heat and just do what I need to do.
I can’t stress how glad I am I have that little peddler under my desk. The workouts aren’t intense but anything is better than just sitting in the chair, in my opinion. And in the evening, I did a quick session with the kettlebell and I can tell through soreness that it’s effective even though it’s short. I like to use the kettlebell instead of my dumbells sometimes just to change it up so I don’t get bored.
Since my period is approaching, I don’t have any weight loss to celebrate this week. Water weight is gonna screw everything up for a while but I’m gonna try not to freak out about it. Just my body doing its natural thing; not me falling off the wagon. No need to throw out anything in the house that isn’t a salad.
I decided to get out the ole kettlebell. Mine is 8 pounds so it’s easy to do a couple more reps than the app tells me to do. I’d like to tone up my arms and my abs; especially if the weight is going to continue to come off at the same pace. Bulking up a little may help with the sagging skin.
With this session, I tried to knock out some miles in my Yes.Fit 2020 challenge with my desk bike and basically did as many miles as I could stand. I was aiming for 10 but around 6 (obviously) my legs were trembling from the hip down. I could barely stand and almost hit the floor trying to dismount the damn thing. I don’t know if this is a sign that I’m pushing myself too hard or that I’m not pushing myself hard enough.