Saturday, May 23, 2009

This Weigh-In is Official

Hello my fellow bloggers! What a busy week. Weighed-in yesterday. I am down 3.5 pounds from last Friday. Finally. So now my total is at 67 pounds. I am SLOWLY inching my way down. Maybe someday I will break the 70 pound mark. I did make some workout progress. I ran for a mile at 6.9 on the treadmill (in intervals) and then did an additional 1 and 1/2 minutes at 7.3. That may not seem like a lot but it is measurable progress for me and since the numbers on the scale do not move too much anymore I gotta look at something. That is part of my cardio warm up for my weight training sessions. I still did a lot this week.

  1. I walked/ran with the dogs 1.2 miles every morning
  2. I had 4 weight training sessions
  3. Attended 1 turbo kickboxing class
  4. Attended 1 Zumba class (where I was asked to be in the front row by the mirrors, which throws me off so I really had to concentrate on the footwork)
  5. I also have discovered that I may have ADD.

I am also debating something in my head. I heard about this class called bodypump so I found a gym that had it, tried it and liked it. That is at the lady gym I belong to now. I was advised not to take that class by my trainer because it is more weight training which I get enough of. So I am looking for more cardio stuff. It is getting difficult to find straight-up cardio classes (hence the kickboxing and zumba).

Bodypump was created by Les Mills. He also has classes called things like BodyCombat and BodyAttack. They sound hard in name alone. I found them at another gym - a Gold's Gym. I found a free 3 day pass for Gold's Gym so I can try a class but I will have to wait a few weeks until school is out.

I also want to buy and tryout the EA Active Fit Personal Trainer thing for the Wii. Alison Sweeney makes it look like a good purchase. So my debate is whether I should join a 3rd gym or buy the EA Active Fit. I gotta say that I used to own the Wii Fit that everyone went crazy for. I do not understand why it was called Wii Fit because it seems to me that everything on it was more about balance. That did not make me anymore fit.

So, do you all have any thoughts on this? Has anyone tried the Wii ActiveFit thing?


Deb said...

Running at 6.9 and 7.3 sounds amazing to me. I just got off the treadmill where an average pace of 2.4 nearly did me in. You are in terrific shape. Don't doubt it.

I am anxious to hear what others say about that new Wii game Alison Sweeney was pumping too!

Congrats on the loss!

Stormy Vawn Bradley said...

I haven't tried to new EA Active, but my friend has it and she likes it. I wanna get it but I am going wait for budgetary reasons. BTW--i think that a 3.5lb loss is AWESOME!

TJ said...

WOW! WTG! thats a GREAT loss!!

:) tj

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog... You are doing great on your weight loss journey!! Congtrats on the loss! As long as the scale is moving in the right direction it is all good!

Yoo Hoo!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am impressed with your interval runs! My max sprint (to me its a sprint!) is 7.0 - you rock!

I don't know why it would matter to take more strenth training, but then again, I amnot a trainer!

Wow, 3 gym memberships? Not sure about that one either!

Aren't I a huge help?! :D

Happy Sunday!

jo said...

Congrats on a great loss!!!

We have a Wii Fit. I couldn't stand it. There, I admitted it! My son uses it quite a bit and he tries to get 30 minutes a day. He comes up red-faced and sweaty. I know people get great workouts with the thing.