Week 3 and I’m not just kicking up the cardio, I’m tracking my nutrition and I’m getting my toosh out of bed in the morning.

Day 1 of week 3, I was a couple minutes late for spin, but made most of it. Did the arm reps, and then added 3 more machines. One was a tricep machine that you sit on, and push your arms down, lifting yourself up in the process. The second was a machine with two pulleys on either side. You grab one at a time and can do different pulls with it. I pulled it down at an angle, getting a push put of it, by pushing down. The third was a stationary row, with pulleys up high, meant for alternating rowing of each arm. I did 3 sets of 12 reps, and then stretched a bit more. 1 hr 36 min 711 cal.

Looking forward to abs day. Only problem is that I have a chiropractor appointment at 8:30 on Wednesday, but I will make it work.
Day 2 I was a bit late for spin. Again. Did a good 45 min and then got my abs done. Still doing that thing where you prop yourself up on your elbows, let your feet hang and then pull your legs up into a chair position. It’s an exercise that I know is great for the abs, and I have been eyeing it as an exercise
I wanted to work up to. Now I am increasing the reps, going from 6 to 8 to 10. Hmmm 25? Maybe someday! 1 hr 18 min 561 cal
Day 3 I was supposed to go to the gym at 6:00 am for spin class. the instructor this whole week was a sub, and today she was doing classic rock. I had voted for it. But then I got stuck working until 4:30 in the morning. I looked at my coffee pot, as I was about to go up to bed, and it was 4:52. I turned off the program, so it wouldn’t start brewing at 5:00. Slept until 11, with a firm plan to go to the gym and then to work.

But then I started reading emails and seeing work I needed to get done. So I figured I would get that stuff done quickly, at home, and then hit the gym and go to work. Nope. I didn’t stop working until almost 5pm, but fortunately there was a spin class at one of my gyms, so I went there. The instructor was one I have never had before and she was fantastic! Even though I should have been dead tired, I was all about the workout. I did my leg routine and then added 3 sets of 3 new machines. The abduction one for the inner thighs (chub chafe!), a glute hamstring back kick and another inner thigh swing thing. Good stuff. I like doing the routine and then picking 3 machines and doing more. 1 hr 33 min 813 cal
I eeked out a loss this week, but I’m frustrated because I’m still not eating right all the time.  I do most of the time, but then when I work til 4:30 in the morning, I snack on 100 calorie packs and stop tracking.  I go out Saturday night, have drinks and order dessert.  I don’t track.  Some have said I should move my weigh in day to Friday, because Friday and Saturday are nights I go out with friends.  We have drinks, eat out, etc.  Out of an entire week, those are my “bad” days.  My thought has been that it is all relative.  If I’m losing it will show regardless of the day I weigh in.  It is tempting to have it be on a day I’m working out, or right after, but I also feel like keeping it on Sunday is a way to make me just learn to control myself better on the weekends.  Problem with that is that eventually I just want to let go and not have to control myself.

I know many going through the challenge to lose weight, might be battling this type of issue.  I do know that vs two weeks ago, I was better with nutrition last week.  So that gives me the perspective that I am getting back on the nutrition train.  It is the easiest train to jump off, because you jump into a vat of yummy food and drink.  Getting back on the train is like climbing out of a sand pit of that same type of stuff the vat has.

I’m going to be back on the train, at full speed this week.  Next week I want to scream out a loss.  No more of this eeking crap.

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