Today was very exciting for me, although I only lost 1/2 pound this week - I found out I had managed to lose 9 more inches.
I was able to walk for 40 minutes today using my breaks at work. When, I got home, I exercised for another hour and 40 minutes. I decided to change things up a bit and use my Dance Dance Revolution to get my legs moving some way other than walking and running.
Thursday - February 4, 2010
Today was picture day at work - we had some photographer going around taking candid pictures of everyone for future promotional and ad related things. Anyway, I wanted to look good since I might end up in some kind of advertisement. I couldn't figure out what to wear, so I decided to try on a pair of dress pants that have been rather snug lately (and therefore just hanging in my closet). To my delight, not only did they fit - they were really loose in the thighs (which had been really tight before) and loose in the waist. Talk about more motivation, it was wonderful to actually feel cute again! :)
I was only able to get an hour in today of working out and it was all just walking at work. My husband had to stay late tonight, so I got my 40 minutes done during work and then walked another 20 after my work day, but before it got dark.
Friday - February 5, 2010
I had really good intentions about walking at work today, but I ended up only walking for 20 minutes. We are in the midst of a snowstorm so needless to say most of the various people that I walk with didn't want to go walking during it.
As soon as we got home this evening, I got started working out. I did all sorts of stuff tonight. I burned 220 calories during my 45 minutes on Dance, Dance Revolution. Then, I did my normal workout on the Wii Active which lasted a little over 30 minutes and in which I burned 150 more calories. Lastly, I burned 90 calories doing a conglomeration of boxing, baseball, basketball, tennis, and volleyball.
Funny story, while I was in the middle of the last part of my workout my husband came down the stairs and said, "What? Are you trying for a new record of working out for 2 hours straight?" I was like, "what are you talking about? I started at 6:30 didn't I?" Turns out that no, I started before 6pm, so by the time everything was finished I had worked out for 2 hours straight.
So, total time today: 2 hours and 20 minutes of working out. I'm super tired now as I'm sure you can imagine. Definitely looking forward to a nice, long, relaxing bath this evening! :)
Saturday - February 6, 2010
I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland - over 18 inches of snow had fallen during the night.
Well, all I got in today was 40 minutes of working out.
Sunday - February 7, 2010
Still snowed in - another 40 minutes of working out.
Monday - February 8, 2010
Still snowed in - one hour and 20 minutes for today.
Tuesday - February 9, 2010
Finally able to get out of the house. Went to work today, but heard that more snow is coming, so may be snowed in again.
I got one solid hour of working out done for today.
Well, once again I only lost 1/2 pound. Normally I would be kind of disappointed that I'm working out so much and I've barely seen any loss of weight, but the measurements are definitely saving the day for me.
Since last week:
Bust: 1.5 inches lost
Chest: 1.5 inches lost
Waist: 2 inches lost
Hips: 1.5 inches lost
Right thigh: 1/2 inch lost
Left thigh: 1/2 inch lost
Right arm: 1/2 inch lost
Left arm: 1/2 inch lost
Total inches lost for this week: 8.5 inches!
Total since start of Fitness Challenge:
4 pounds lost!
24.5 inches lost!!!