My journey through weight loss. This time, we're doing it my way!!

Day 60 – (…and 59, 57, 56, 53) January 16, 2012

Filed under: Thoughts and Things... — ladyashton @ 3:45 am

Wow! What a crazy week it’s been! Trust me, dear readers, I have been working out, but I’ve been so busy that I’ve had no time to post anything to my blog! Imagine being that busy…that’s just craziness!!

I think I will start from last weekend and let you know what’s been going on with my weight loss journey:


Day 53:

On this day, I went to the gym to work on my arms. I really, really crave the sculpted arms that I saw on Linda Hamilton in the original Terminator. Her arms are wicked awesome in that movie! Right now, I will settle for arms with some shape, and by shape, I don’t mean “oval” or “blob” (is “blob” a shape?). I have the Nike Training Club app on my phone; in the summer, I used many of these workouts to help me focus on problem areas (like arms, shoulders, abs, etc.). I love these workouts! If you are unsure of what to do when you get to the gym, I would highly recommend using the workouts on this app…you will most definitely feel it the next day!


Day 56:

This day was Tyrannical Tuesday with Brendan. He had written all these pairs of exercises on the whiteboard: squat to shoulder press & tricep dips, for example. We had to work on each pair for 5 minutes–no rest in between sets. So for instance, I would do 10 squats with shoulder press, then move immediately to tricep dips, then back to the squats, all for five minutes. Once that was over, we would rest for a minute, then move to another pair of exercises. As always, we were sweating and exhausted by the end…I could barely raise my arms up over my head!


Day 57:

Talk about being pleasantly surprised! I woke up on Day 57 and wondered if I could fit into my favorite Banana Republic pants…you know, the ones I haven’t been able to wear since the summer. Well, my friends, not only did they fit, but they fit perfectly!! I was so proud!! Finally, the fruits of my labor were beginning to show!

After school, I ran my requisite 12 laps around the track. Not too fast, unfortunately, but the point is that I did it. I am excited that all this running has become so natural for me now!


Day 59:

The weekend!! I had many things to do on Friday, but I made sure that working out was one of them. Again, I focused on my arms by using the Sculpted Arms workout on my NTC app. Wicked burn!!


Day 60:

I wanted to do some speed training today so I decided that I would do High Intensity Interval Training . I’ve been reading a lot about this over the past year. It’s when you alternate short intense exercise with less-intense recovery time. The purpose is to improve athletic conditioning and increase fat burning. Here’s what I did:


1. One lap around the track at an easy pace (400m)

Fastest pace evaaaaah!!

2. Sprint 100m as fast as I can

3. Walk 100m to recover

4. Repeat 2 & 3 for a total of 10 times

5. One lap around the track for cool down


I think I’m going to try to do this at least once per week in place of my 12 laps. I was quite impressed by my fastest running pace: 6:12! That’s a whole minute off my regular PR!!


So my friends, my weight loss journey continues. I am sure it will continue for a long time; this is not something I plan to do for the short-term. This is a “for-the-rest-of-my-life-I-gotta-do-this” kinda thing…you know what I’m saying?


Thanks for reading, but more importantly, thanks for the support!! 🙂



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