Today is the last day of the first week of the #iHeartOmron Fitness Challenge.
Are you ready for a little whining? I need to whine.
My entire body hurts. There is not a muscle group in my body that feels good. They are all sore and tired. Most of my joints ache and are stiff.
I would rather lie in bed than get up and go about my business.
Frankly, I think there might be a tinge of depression at work here, but there’s also a lot of (over)exertion.
I’m not sure if my pain is related to working out six times in six days (oh. my. word.) or if it’s related to my gluten-filled pizza meal on Thursday. It’s probably both.
I do not know what possessed me to apply to be part of a challenge in which I’d be required to workout five days a week. Losing weight and a lot of denial, I think.
I also do not know what possessed me to exercise (strenuously!) on my first rest day of the week. I assure you; I will not make that mistake a second time.
I got that out of my system. On to my update.
I weighed myself yesterday morning and found that I’m down to 317 – a loss of a little more than 2 pounds in the last week. I would rather have seen a big loss – 4 or 5 pounds – during my first week, but 2 pounds is something. I am happy to be moving in the right direction.
For foods, I have been relying on healthy choices (except for the pizza, more on that tomorrow) and smaller portion sizes . I suspect that I would be losing more if I were counting calories, but I simply haven’t done it. It’s the same old story – good intentions, lack of follow through. My goal for this week is to restart using My Fitness Pal.
I’ve been entering my foods today, so that’s a start.
One thing that I forgot to mention last week is that I calculated my goal weight. I’ve always looked at those charts of ideal weight based on height, and I’ve always felt like they were off.
I weighed 229 pounds when I was eleven years old. I just don’t see how I could ever weigh 165 pounds, despite what the charts say.
My fancy new Omron 510W scale estimates your body fat percentage as well as visceral fat, BMI, and muscle mass.
I was thinking that my body is made up of fat, muscles, and other stuff like bones and organs. So my goal weight would be the other stuff plus the muscles plus a healthy amount of fat. It may not perfect, but it made sense to me.
I created an equation with x’s and numbers and computed my goal weight to be in the 180-215 pound range. I can live with that.
More importantly, I’m already a third of the way there.
That’s where I am. I have the same five workouts next week, hopefully with less pain and more weight loss. I started using My Fitness Pal today to count my calories.
Did you exercise last week?
This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness strapless heart rate monitor as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women andobesity prevention for families. I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.
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