I was given my gym programme yesterday and there was quite a lot in it so I split it into 2 so that I would do cardio and resistance one day and then cardio and strength/core the next. So today was a cardio and resistance day, but I still couldn’t fit all the exercises into my gym session. I’m going during my lunch break which is only an hour and I have to factor in getting dressed at the start and then showered and dressed at the end. So it looks like I might have to split the whole lot into 3 different sessions.
I also had trouble on the machine which is for seated crunches. I did try it out yesterday and it felt ok, but today I just couldn’t get comfortable and it just didn’t feel right, it felt too hard. I know it’s supposed to be hard but I honestly felt there was something wrong with my form so I stopped after about 5 or 6 as I didn’t want to risk it.
All in all I enjoyed the variety which was good and I’m keen to get a new plan of action going for tomorrow, or perhaps Friday. I’m not sure how often I should be having full rest days, or whether I can sort the programme to be working different groups for 5 days and then rest at the weekend.
My Fitbit Charge HR arrived early this morning which meant I had time to charge the battery and get it set up well in time for my gym induction, which I’m just back from.
I really like the variety of machines I had a go on, especially the rowing machine, and I will get my gym programme in an email this afternoon. Really looking forward to getting started. The best bit about it is that there was NO treadmill work. I have been really worried about getting on the treadmill. My pelvic floor hasn’t recovered and so when I tried jumping jacks or running it’s just pee everywhere. For the life of my I can’t get those pelvic exercises right. They say not to tense your abs or your butt and at the time I don’t think I am but then I get sore abs and butt so I must be. I just can’t seem to isolate properly. Hopefully doing this gym programme will help.
Anyway super excited to get started tomorrow 🙂
Well Amazon dropped the price of the FitBit Charge HR to the lowest price it’s ever been before (I use camelcamelcamel.com to track the prices of things that i want to buy). Add to that a little promo that they are taking £10 off every order that is £50 or more so I got it for even less!
It’s arriving tomorrow so I’m pretty excited as I also have my gym induction booked for 2pm tomorrow. Whether I’ll have my Charge HR all set up by then I don’t know, I probably need to charge it up for a few hours beforehand.
A bit nervous about the gym induction. I am looking forward to the strength training but I worry about the cardio. A bit TMI but my pelvic floor simply hasn’t recovered and so if I run or jump I leak pee. It has been a while since I did test so maybe it’s better now but I’m not convinced.
So I’ve been not too bad about cutting out the fizzy drinks. I still have the odd one but I find I don’t really enjoy it as much as I build it up in my head.
Chocolate on the other hand is a real problem. I am unable to portion control my chocolate intake so the best thing to do would be go cold turkey, but then I end up on a complete binge of 1000-1500 calories of chocolate in the space of 20 mins.
So how do I deal with this? I’m not even sure how to start. I don’t really want to cut chocolate out, because I do love it, I enjoy it when I eat it. Clearly I enjoy it a little too much, but if I am unable to control myself when around it the sensible thing would be to remove it all together right? But that doesn’t work either. Unless I stop carrying money with me, I suppose that’s a good way, but then I don’t want to develop some weird unhealthy relationship with when I have money it means I can buy chocolate. ARGH!
Yay lost a whole 1lb WOO down to 163.4lbs this week. I do plan to start the gym early next month now I think I generally have diet in control (when I don’t have binge days).
Well I didn’t lose any weight this week, but I also didn’t put any back on, so I guess it’s not all bad. To be honest it’s not a surpise given my binge on Monday. To add to that I wasn’t under my calorie goal much this week plus I didn’t take the stairs at work.
So there we go. At least I know how much slacking has an effect. Next week I will be better!
After venting yesterday, both here and on Reddit, I felt much better. Remembering what happened yesterday, but not letting it ruin what I’m doing. I can’t be perfect every day and it’s good to recognise that and not punish myself. I will be punished enough if the scale doesn’t get to where I want it to be by Friday and that alone should be my motivation for keeping days like that to a minimum.
I feel better mentally, not as glum and therefore not feeling the need to comfort eat. Not really sure what changed but maybe it was as simple as starting a new day.