Tuesday, September 29, 2009

day 76: cassandra

400 calories burned during Burn Hour on the base.

Annoyed because today was official weigh-in day and I've gained a pound. UGH!

I am right back where I was when this whole thing started. Do you see how fat and happy having my husband home from Iraq causes me to be?!

Oh well. Next week is a new week. Back on the saddle, my friends.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

day 75: cassandra

This was from Friday.

300 calories of cardio + 137 calories of strength training = 437 calories total

I FEEL better this week, but I have a feeling I haven't lost any weight. I wish I could get better control on my diet/calorie-counting, but that's the hardest part for me. I get so hungry!

What I need to do is go grocery shopping according to the diet plan I received at the class I attended. But...that means going to Walmart...and that's not going to happen on a weekend. Maybe tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

day 74: cassandra

Burn Hour at the base gym. A great mix of cardio and strength-training. Aaron went with me, so there was something nice to look at, too ;)

480 calories
56 minutes

Monday, September 21, 2009

day 73: cassandra





I did it. First day back after a while. Oh my. I am wasted!

I did my 300 calories of cardio, combining the arc trainer with the treadmill and stair master and then went into the weight room to do my "push exercises" (chest press, shoulder press, and tricep extensions). I worked HARD and boy, am I feeling it!

Total of 452 calories in about 45 minutes.

Can I go to bed now?

Friday, September 18, 2009

sharing the wealth (of knowledge).

My Brand New You class was great even though I was the only one there not in uniform (hehe).

I actually learned a LOT and he did for me everything I was hoping: Laid out a nutrition/diet plan, a workout plan, and told me about how many calories I should eat a day. And get this -- it's 1800-2000! YES! I am SO OVER starving myself! Vulture is not a good look for me after the starvation gets old.

I would be happy to offer you my wealth of knowledge via email if you're interested. Just ask! For now, here are some tidbits I learned and plan to apply soon (but not tonight because it's Bunko Night ((translation: Margaritas and cupcakes and all things gluttonous)), but soon. I promise).
  • I get to eat 1800-2000 calories a day. Have I mentioned how excited that makes me?
  • When I do cardio, I only need to burn 300 calories, not a million.
  • The Arc Trainer is actually the best machine for burning fat in the entire gym. Interestingly, this is the one machine that I've ignored for years. Stupid!
  • My new diet will consist of protein, dairy, fruit, veggies, fats, carbs (yes, carbs), and supplements/snacks in the form of protein shakes, Slim Fast, and Carnation Instant Breakfasts. Yum!
  • I just may be slightly lactose intolerant. I am going to buy dairy enzymes at Walmart sometime this weekend. Ever notice that you get bloated after you consume dairy? I do. You might want to consider these capsules. You take them WITH the dairy. I can't wait to see if this is the culprit for my ever-present pooch of bloatness.
  • And the BEST part of this new eating plan? He advised that we allot 150 calories a day to...JUNK! Yes, junk! What a sweet relief! He said if we deprive ourselves of those particular goodies, we become ravenous vultures and end up eating 10 pounds of chocolate cake in one sitting. Not cute. He said his "junk" each day is a can of Dr Pepper. I am so loving this new concept.
I plan on kick-starting this on Monday and/or Tuesday. I always feel super motivation whileThe Biggest Loser is on, don't you? I feel like if they can do it, I can do it.

So here we go!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

brand new you: cassandra

I signed up for the Brand New You class at the base fitness center. It will be on Friday morning. It's a class that teaches us about proper nutrition and fitness.

I feel like I need some guidance, ya know? I need a Bob or a Jillian.

I am hoping this class will actually be of some benefit. Ideally, I would like to get a personal trainer and a nutritionist who can TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO DO in order to get the results I want. I am so tired of wasting time on things that don't work, ya know?

I am a bit apprehensive about Friday, though. I know this is going to sound stupid, but...what if people are rude to me because I clearly do not need to lose THAT much weight? I'm afraid of being judged or asked, "Why are you here??!" I think that will shoot down my motivation. Ugh. I hope I'm the only student there. Haha!

So wish me luck. I hope this is a step in the right direction.