So . . . I didn’t want to report weight gain, so I waited to post November’s until I at least got even . . . but by then it was almost time for December’s post!
But I have some good news! I am now 219, exactly 40 lbs. from the beginning.
And, I can bench press 70 lbs — 35 lb dumbbell in each hand, and I can Romanian Deadlift 135 lbs. Of course my arms are still flabby, but I can see some definition in my arms, now. That’s a pleasant surprise!
I’ve been avoiding the treadmill, as my left foot started getting fussy. Heel spur. Plantar fasciitis. So are you going to ask me about how those cheap shoes are going?
The silver lining is that it has forced me to explore other cardio at the gym. I am now confident enough to just get on any of the cardio machines and just try them out without permission or hand-holding.
So I wanted something that would replicate the ability to “run” and “walk” without having to punch buttons. My way around that on the treadmill is just do high steps in place of “running,” but that’s harder for me to do on the elliptical.
The Cybex ARC trainer felt better than the elliptical, and the fact that I felt like I had to work to balance was actually a small plus. I like going steady and progressively increasing the resistance.
But it is the Precor AMT that I’ve been using this month. I can “sprint” for short periods of time and slow down and reduce my stride easily, without having to push any buttons. I use the interval setting to change up the resistance.
So my daughter is giving a presentation next weekend: “How to Make Holiday Chex Mix” — oh, boy! This week can’t go fast enough. I’ve been eating way too much chex cereal this week, and it ain’t at breakfast time! But I held steady at Thanksgiving. My go-to girl for nutrition is A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss, and she recommends reading The End of Overeating.
I’m finding the fitness aspect of weight loss to be rather enjoyable. But I should read that overeating book.
I recently found a mom of 7 who lost 150 lbs and kept it off. Fittothefinish.com