Tonight I am going to be staying out of town at a friend’s house because tomorrow I am going to be taking some pictures of an event for her. She’s picking me up tonight. This is my first encounter with having to figure out what I’m going to do for meals! As of right now I plan on taking some of my snacks portioned out in zip lock bags. She’s picking me up at 7 so I will be done with my meals for today by then. Fridays are usually my cheat days but I am moving my cheat day to Saturday because I know I will be busy all day and I can cheat with food if need be. I am going to go work out in a little while to get that over with. I’m sure she has milk so I can bring my wheaties to have tomorrow morning for breakfast. Also to warn you guys ahead of time I probably will not get to write my blog for tomorrow until late and it will most likely be very short and sweet lol. I am not sure what time I am going to be getting home.
I can’t wait to start next week on a better note. This week has been blah. I feel like I’m still on track and everything but with my monthly visit it just goes to crap! I skip weighing in on those kinds of weeks but today I weighed in and I knew I shouldn’t have! I know I’ll weigh heavier because of water weight, etc... Anyways to get to the point I am only down 1 pound this week. I am glad I am down 1 pound than to have gained 1 pound but I am still disappointed! I can’t wait to redeem myself next week.
I thought I’d share with you guys what my daily 30 minute workout routine is exactly. I haven’t walked in a few weeks but starting next week I am going to start walking again and mix it up with my basement routine. I am always changing things up but as of right now this is what I do: I run on the treadmill really fast to get my heart rate up then I slow down and start to do a walk to get my heart rate back down. I make myself do that 5 times. Sometimes I even stop the treadmill and wait for my heart rate to go down. After that I go on the exercise bike vigorously for about 6 minutes or so. My exercise bike is broken so it's stuck at the easiest setting. After the bike I move to the weight bench and do these arm presses where I’m laying on my back. I do 5 of those and then while I’m still laying down I do 5 leg lifts that are weighted down then I switch back to do 5 more of the presses and then 5 more leg lifts. After that I move to lifting weights. I do 5 for each arm of 25 pounds then with a 12 pound weight I do a lift behind my head with the weight to tighten up any flabby excess skin there may be and then I go back to the 25 pound weight and do another set of 5 for each arm then go back to do another set of 5 with 12 pound weight behind my head. Before I finish it all off with one more good hard run on the treadmill I do some chin exercises to help tighten up my chin. You stand straight and put your arms down to your sides and open your mouth and lean your head all the way back with your mouth open and then once your head is back start to slowly close your mouth so your teeth lightly touch. You should be able to feel that muscle being worked. – I hate working out and mind you I try to do the bare minimum lol! I know that’s not good to think like that but I’ve been meaning to step it up. I was loosing 5 pounds a week before and was happy with those results but I am going to have to step it up because everything has been getting really easy.
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.