Mixing it up!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Now that summer is here and have more time I am trying to really mix-up my workouts. If changing things up is what it takes to boost the metabolism then hopefully this will do it.
I have been doing lots of yard work every morning. Sometimes I do a walk/run in the park, other days it's a Walk Away the Pounds DVD. I am trying to get back into the Pilates routine as well so I did one of those videos today. I have also started using my Firm DVD's, the ones that use weights to get more strength training in. I wear my step counter everyday and aim for at least 15,000 steps or more (today I'm at 25,254 so far). I try to put as much activity into my day as possible. I'm thinking about getting a beginning yoga DVD too, Walk Away the Pounds sometimes incorporates a little yoga in the stretching part and I would like to try a little more of it.
I feel good anyway and I know I am healthy so I'm trying not to worry too much about the numbers on the scale, I'm beginning to think that I am at a good weight for me which is why I haven't lost any in so long. I weigh 145, give or take 3 pounds, but people tell me I look like I am 120 or so. I know I have quite a bit of muscle, especially in my legs, I guess I just build muscle easier than most women do. I wish I knew what my actual BMI is, I don't think the chart is accurate for me with this much muscle.
My goal right now is to improve the way my stomach looks. It will never be what it was when I was 21 I know, but I think it can be improved upon anyway. There is definitely a pad of fat covering my stomach that I am very slowly whittling away on.
I just realized the other day that I did not miss one day of work this past year because of sickness! This is the first time in 10 years this has happened. I had a couple of colds but nothing bad enough to keep me home. I know this is because of my improved health due to eating right, exercising and losing weight. I used to always get colds that would go to my throat then settle in my chest and I would end up with bronchitis or even pneumonia. Finding Sparkpeople has definately been one of the best things that has ever happened to me, even my family and my employer is benefiting from my improved health.
It's all good.