Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wins and Losses

So I started my workout program this week.  It's going great so far, I've only "skipped" one day, but will be making up for it by not having a rest day on Saturday.

Geoff and I are both doing Power 90, the precursor to the popular P90X workout series.  When doing the workouts, it's easy to get into a "wow, this isn't bad" mindset, but holy cow does it hurt the next day.  The instructor, Tony, is slightly pervy and says random things like "boom, bam, yeah" while doing the repetitions, and he relies on tried and true moves repeated several times.  You, in the first round, are encouraged to do as many repetitions as you want, and told to shoot for the 8-15 mark.  It's thrilling when you are able to do more reps than you could the day before, and the routine really encourages you to continue on and not give up.  This is the first workout routine that I have been able to make it through the whole tape and I feel better about what my body can do even after just the first week.

Since November, I am down 12 lbs.  Not too shabby, and I know I can continue it and do better if I watch my diet and continue the exercise.  That being said, I haven't been the best about the diet part.  I'm watching what I'm eating and definitely eating less than before, but I do find myself falling back into old habits, like choosing the fatty bacon cheeseburger and fries at school instead of bringing my lunch.  Tomorrow is my last day of purchasing lunch at school, on Monday I will be packing my own lunch daily, which will likely include some sort of wrap, some chips, and some raisins or other fruit.  I am really dedicated to dropping this weight, and now I need to get my stomach as into it as my brain.

I also need to drink more water.  I was drinking 3-4 24 oz cups of water per day, and saw myself dropping the water weight easily and the lbs going down on the scale.  For the last few days, I have been drinking a lot of soda again and saw the lbs creep back on, which I know is water weight.  I'm currently drinking what I hope will be my last soda as an every day thing for quite some time.  The plan is to, as I saw one of my friends on Facebook post, pay myself for each soda I would drink and use that money to buy new clothes when I need them.  Geoff made a joke last night when I told him the idea about how big of a jar we'd need.  I drink that much soda.  If I had to estimate, I'd say I drink at least 2 liters per day, which is incredibly unhealthy and I can only imagine how much worse it would be for me if I hadn't switched to diet many years ago.

So, that's my status update and the plan from here on out.  Geoff leaves for Japan for a month on Monday and I will be staying at my mom's for a lot of the time he's gone.  This should help with the weight loss because we'll be eating at home more and my brother will motivate me to get off my butt and work out.  I work out with Geoff every night and am afraid that if left to my own devices, I'd find a reason not to do it.

Hopefully I'll be posting more in the near future, and I'll try to update more often on how my weight loss itself is going! :)

1 comment:

  1. Becca, those are totally do-able goals, and I'm really proud of you! It's easy to fal linto bad routines when you are out of your element (at school vs. sitting at home) but I think bringing your lunch is really going to help.