5/14/2008

too soon to tell

Today I know I am going to lose weight, I can see it and feel it. It comes and goes as always, but since I started my new plan I feel like I can actually live with it long term. And its making me feel like I can do this!

I don't want to start celebrating too soon as I'm just beginning and we all know I have a bad track record. I just wanted to share that getting out of the 270's for the first time in over a year, well, its just around the corner. I really feel it.

I just got back from the gym, I did 60 minutes of cardio and 25 minutes of weight training. We've been experimenting with our regimen and lately we've found new ways to really work out our muscles. Did you know that you can burn an extra 500 calories a day with an added 10lbs. of muscle?

Knowing that, as a person that loves food makes me happy. I know women tend to shy away from strength training because they are afraid of bulking up, but its really not possible unless you are training to be that way. And burning extra calories a day? Yes, please!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Zayna said...

Yes, strength training is great! It really helps to make you look more defined and together.

In addition to shying away from weights I think women sometimes concentrate too much on food rather than activity. We all know that healthy eating is great, but I always cringe at conversations about losing weight that don't mention doing more activity instead of "not eating this or that."

5:12 PM  
Blogger Krissie said...

I believe it's all about making changes that you can live with - that become a part of who you are.

Wedding in WV, right? FB and I (and Nate) are there!

Seriously!

You've given us permission in writing!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Nienie said...

It's so very important to get into regular exercise. As you found yourself it helps with weight-loss but it helps with depression and anxiety as well!

11:22 AM  
Blogger DietCandi said...

glad to have found your blog. i plan to join you and lose weight with "the token fat girl."

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Billie said...

Thank your for sharing your personal weight loss process. Sometimes doing what you are doing now is really resolving and helps one to face the reality of losing weight. Giving you a form of accountability to your readers. This would be a testament to anyone trying to loose weight also to do something similar.

12:57 AM  

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