Thursday, April 30, 2009

Total pounds lost on the P&J Exchange Program = 23lbs.

Workout Improvements:
I'm on a full on 20-25 minute jog on the treadmill with a good five minute power walk (warm up) at 3.8mph and a 5 minute cool down at 3.0 - 2.7. However, I started a new routine just last week that increases the overall workout time and is actually helping me push for a longer run times. When I first started, I gave myself a goal for the length of time I should stay at the jogging pace. It went from 10 to 15, and then 15 to 20 minutes (this was over a couple of months of course). If I couldn't push myself to get to the minimum, I would sprint at least 3 times at 8.5 for 30 seconds before the end of the workout. Now - my new thing - I add those sprints in there whether I complete or not complete the minimum jog time. Surprisingly enough, I've seen my jog times increase without even trying.

We also add some hand weights to the mix. I'm not really all that great when it comes to the exercises you should or should not do with free weights so I'll have to be that guy/girl who needs to print out directions on how to use free weights :-) Oh well!

Diet:
I haven't changed this much. Although I have flipped from Diet Cokes at home to Pomegranate juice and skim milk so I guess I have changed just a tad. I keep reading that some 'fake' sugars (aspartame?) are supposedly extremely bad for you and the caffeine is keeping me up at night. So after months of denial - I finally switched. I'm not really a milk drinker but it seems to be both adding to my fullness during meals and I sleep just a wee bit better. Nice huh?

Lbs:
Well, I'm down to about a half pound a week. I'd love to be losing more but I feel so good right now, I wouldn't change anything at all. I can handle the exercise and I LOVE, LoVe, lOVe food so I'm gonna stick with it. According to my height, I'm only about 15lbs away from my normal recommended weight. Isn't that insane?! I feel weird saying that. 15lbs. Like I was 38lbs overweight just 5 months ago. That's strange.

Well, I hope I get there eventually. It would be super nice to actually feel good in a bathing suit. It's only been like .....oh man ..... this is gonna sound bad but ....... wow, like 9 years, maybe? Holy schnikes it's been a while.

1 comment:

Lindsay Collins said...

how's the program goin?