Well today was weigh-in day and I have GREAT news! I am down 5 lbs.!!! I was 172 this morning! Even better news is that JT also lost 5 lbs! We are moving in the right direction!!!!! I have less than 30 lbs. to lose now!
I was actually pleasantly surprised by the weigh in this morning because I don't feel like I've completely ramped up like I plan to. I worked out 4 times officially in that week and none of them were very strenuous! Once we finally get that darn elliptical set up and I can actually do cardio twice a day I bet I'll see even better results!
I am also surprised how good at-home exercise videos are. I did tae bo last night like I said and got an OK workout in, but today Beverly came over and we did a weight lifting workout that she had and it was very difficult/rewarding. I know I am going to be SOOO sore tomorrow! lol!
The only true hang-up I've had so far is back pain. I am not supposed to run because I have protruding disks. Due to being overweight, running would jossle me a bit too much, however, even doing leg lifts made it sore - to the point that I could barely stand it. Does anyone have any low-impact workout suggestions that would be pretty demanding? I was thinking palates but I have never done them and am not sure what to expect. It isn't something that will hold me back from being active, but I am scared to seriously injure my back because I am still pretty weak muscle wise back there and again, I have excess weight still. Once I drop the weight and build some more muscle I think I'll be fine to run, do leg lifts etc...
Sorry to say I didn't keep my word and do measurements this morning but I will get around to it eventually!
On a different note, tomorrow should be an interesting challenge. JT and I are going to dinner with his parents (and to see the Wizard of Oz at Cowen Center Jennifer!) and it has been determined that we will do Italian or Asian. I am trying to think of healthy options besides Salad I can eat. Both places are locally owned so I can't get nutritional info for them. I plan to have a glass of red wine, but besides that i have no clue! Any suggestions? I could REALLY use some help!
I made dinner tonight and it wasn't very good so I am not going to post pics lol. :) I tried to make turkey melts on wheat buns but I burnt the bun and didn't leave them in the oven long enough to "melt" haha I figure I must have had the temp too high. Oh well, i tried and I think JT appreciated the break from cooking (he even choked down the dinner and said it was pretty good... haha).
Ahhhh anyways - thanks again for the support this week! Those 5 lbs. were hard work, but completely doable! I am on target for my April goal! Next week I'll be in the 160's again! WOO HOO! <3