Monday, February 6, 2012

161

Thats my number :)

Weight, that is.

I know, I know. A woman is never supposed to reveal her weight. Or age (21). Looks like I am breaking all of society norms.

To me, even though I am happy with it, its just a number. In high school, at my fittest, I weighed 165, and I was THIN. But, I was running track, and my thigh muscles were beastly; and as we all know, muscle weighs more than fat.

I'm still happy though, since all this hard work has paid off! Slowly and steadidly.

I'm still doing about 4-6 days a week at the gym in addition to my 2 jobs and horseback riding. Depending on the day, I do a hard cardio program [I'll explain in a minute] then lightly lift. On days I focus more on lifting [only 1-3 days a week, since I HATE], I only do warm up cardio for 10min.

Cardio wise, I like to spend 30 min on the elliptical regardless. I have an old knee injury which hurts like a bitch if I run for more than 20 minutes, and since I like to do 40+ minutes of cardio, I always start off on the elliptical. Then, I go to the tredmill and vary the workouts. Like yesterday I did sprints; 20 minutes of 2 min sprints and 2 min. wlaking on incline intervals. It was a hella workout. Some days I just run as hard as I can for 10 minutes. Some days I set mileage, like 3 miles, no matter how long it takes.

Weights wise, I split my body into sections. I have upperbody-arms, upperbody-chest/back, core-abs/back then lower body-legs. And I rotate through them. Varying with free weights and machines.

I'd like to thank my "personal fitness guru", the Boyfriend. Without him, I would never go to the gym. Seriously.

I'm trying to decide if my recent weight losss of 2 lbs is due to the workouts, or my lack of food at my house. In case you didn't know, I is pretty po', and I've been putting off buying groceries to feed and house my horse. My pantry is looking pretty bare and my fridge has cleared out. All I have is milk, pickles and condiments. And I've basically been eating cereal for lunch and dinner everyday. Throw a can of soup in there and a can of V8 too. Otherwise, just coffee for me. Real balanced diet aye?

I really need to go grocery shopping.

4 comments:

  1. I haven't been eating terribly well lately, but I skip lunch most every day. Seems to work... not that I would advocate anyone else doing it.

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  2. Great equestrian blog - why not come and post it over at hay-net.co.uk for more to follow? Be great to have you there!

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  3. Ha I'm the exact same way about the eating!! My emergency rations are Ramen noodle soup lol. Cheap, easy to make and delicious . . . not exactly healthy though lol.

    I've just started exercising again after taking three and a half months off (not good!!!) and I'm doing sprint intervals too. They really are the best for weight loss because you push yourself, you body doesn't "adapt" to it and it keeps your metabolism up for an insane amount of time even when you're not exercising. :) I'm doing twenty minutes a day, three days a week. I'm going to add weight lifting back in soon too because I lost weight really fast that way (well not number weight because muscle weighs more, but fat percentage went way down).

    Keep up the great work!!

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  4. Congrats on your hard work! And I hear you on the being poor thing, stretch $20 can be pretty tough sometimes... like, this entire month.

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