Thursday, July 23, 2009

Next Level Baby



I think that my body has become acclimated to exercising. I don't feel tired or out of breath when I walk up staircases or do strenuous activities. Is that my body telling me it's time to kick up the intensity? Ideally, I would like to be more consistent with my workouts before doing so. Either way, I am determined to put more heart into it. I might add HHA Total Body Burn to my schedule once a week...Hmmmm.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vent Part I - I hate my scale!!


I'm not joking, I really do hate it! If I believed what I saw on that scale, I would be on depression medication and probably getting a crazy check!! How in the world does ones weight fluctuate that much?? Instead of depending on the scale to let me know if/how much I'm losing, I'm going to go based on the way that my clothes fit. If I continue to set myself up for disappointment i.e. looking at that scale, I'm gonna end up doing something really bad to it. I might go and purchase the "old-fashion" scale that doesn't do all that fat analyzing and digital crap.
I just had to let that out. *Wooo Sahhhh*

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apple Bottom Jeans


Last week was a sluggish week for me. I only walked Monday and Tuesday and my eating habits weren't as great as they have been. I need to find more meal ideas I can do with chicken. Anybody have any ideas?

My sister and I made vows to one another *stomps foot* that for the next few weeks that she's here, we're gonna go at this weight loss boot camp style. Hellz yeah! She lost 20 pounds from February to May thanks to her trainer, Jessica. She helped her to modify her diet and taught her the importance of cardio workouts. She still has a few more pounds she wants to lose. I'll post her before and after pics later.

I forgot to mention that I did HHA Fat Burning Cardio last night and burned 403 calories. Wooo Hooo!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Loooooove Walking!

I have really enjoyed incorporating walking into my exercise routine to lose weight. I love how the wind blows the right amount of air to cool you off. I love how certain songs come on my IPod, motivating me to tackle the hills. I love the burn in my legs that I get from pushing myself to the limit. I love spending that quiet time focusing on absolutely nothing. I just love walking!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tabatas Interval Training



I'm not sure if I've already talked about my interest in Tabatas.... Not familiar with it? Tabata intervals consist of 20 seconds work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. You repeat this sequence 7 more times for a total of 8 rounds, or 4 minutes of pain! Tabata workouts are usually constructed with 3-6 exercises performed one after each other. Since I'm a beginner, I'm going to do Jumping Jacks (or running in place) to start out. There are many Youtube videos out with different exercises you can do. I am going to use an application from the App Store on my Ipod so that I don't miss my queue. The great thing about the app is that it plays over the music you're playing. I'll be sure to post if it's something I can stick with or something I need to work my way up to. I can't wait to try this out!