How I'm losing my weight?
Monday, November 06, 2006
I joined a gym a few weeks ago, this will be my third full week of working out. I started out not being able to do the elliptical for more than 20 minutes, but I'm already up to 40 a day. I'm going to try to increase it one more time, to my final goal of 45 minutes a day. I would also like to begin strengh training. At my gym there's something called an "Xpress Line" which is 8 machines in a row that work all major muscle groups. Great for beginners like myself. I haven't done it yet, I'm a little nervous about it for some reason. I have a lot of anxiety about the gym. Usually on the way there I think "Oh god, people are going to look at me!" but then I give myself a reassuring "Who gives a shit what they think about you?" and its getting easier.
I've also been watching what I eat religiously. I use the spark meal tracker and try to stay within my calorie goals for the day. More often than not, I go over but I don't stress about it since I'm going to the gym to frequently. I've adopted a new style of eating where I don't eat "bullshit." Bullshit consists of, say, Taco Bell. Or macaroni and cheese. If I can't identify the ingredients just by looking at it, I don't eat it. Things I do eat on this diet: a lot of salads, egg white omlettes, lean meats, basically things that aren't terrible for you. I cut out all beverages that have calories, and drink diet soda very rarely. This leaves me with water. I used to hate it, now I love it.
I think I'm doing everything correctly. The only real challenge now is sticking with it even when results aren't immediate. But I have Spark, which will keep me motivated and aware.