Wednesday, February 25, 2009

wednesday check in. Well, I'm still holding at 13lbs. There's a reason for it holding for about a week or so -- and it's not because of overeating or no exercise. It'll start back up again next week, it's cool. I'm confident.

I'm still training on the treadmill. I'm running for just under 20 minutes now (about 4 songs as I like to say) and I'm so proud. I think I'm going to set a goal for 22 minutes (minimum & consistent) by the end of march. I think I can do it. Paul's really getting into this too. He's got a bad back so he walks as fast as he can 2-3 nights a week. He's beginning to like it which kills me sometimes cause since he's created this routine - he's like "oops there goes 20 lbs!" URG. Eh, it's cool. I'm happy he's happy. ***jealous*** Anyway, I wasn't really into the idea of spending all this money on hand weights and benches and whatnot but he's starting to turn me around on that. He convinced me to start with buying hand weights for walking which we can both share. I don't know exactly how I feel about it, I mean I like the idea but it reminds me of a time back when I had the Bally's membership......

We didn't have Ruby so I'd go and work out for two hours after work 2-3 days a week at the Bally's around the corner. I wanted to focus on cardio but more so on lifting because I was spending more time in the field and I needed the upper body strength. Yeah.... so I started with pressing 45lbs for 2-3 sets of 10 -- and in 4 months, I'd gotten up to over 100lbs. I saw results alright. I put on a dress, stood in front of the mirror, and turned around. My shoulders and upper arms were huge. I mean, not that much definition but when the sleeves on your polo starts to get a little tighter and you blame it on the dryer -- you're in denial. Needless to say I switched dresses and put on a cardigan. I wasn't ashamed or anything, it was just a little more manly than I was prepared for. Who the hell expects that to happen in only four months??

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