Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fit as a Farm Hand

Edited* I forgot to add the Permanent Link to the post that the challenge is on..... So here it is Fit as a Farm Hand at Ship full of Pirates.com. That should do it :O)

I figured I better sign up for this one! I haven't been doing very good this past 2 weeks. At least with the treadmill. I have been playing with the Wii... I got the Biggest Loser for the Wii and after I did the first workout I couldn't move for 3 days. I hurt so bad, even sitting was painful. But with the monsters back in school and my life getting back to some type of normalcy. I did manage to get on the treadmill for about 15 minutes last night. But then Grim came home early from work so off the treadmill I came.

I will have all of my chores done so that I will have time to watch Martha. Then I am going to try out my new protable DVD player. I asked Santa for one so that I could keep it in the living room and do my exercising where it is warm and I have plenty of room to move around. Yeah!!! I bought the flat diet exercise video months ago. But I forgot I gave my brother my DVD player from the basement.... I thought I would get a new one.... Really I don't know what I was thinking... LOL! So I have been waiting to try it out.

As far as my weight..... Haha, like you thought I was going to post that on here.... Not on your life. Grim reads this and he doesn't need to know how much I weigh.

But I did want to let everyone know that I did walk for most of the month of December and I didn't loose the 20 pounds.... I don't think I lost anything. My diet hasn't changed. But I have noticed that I am firmer. So maybe it is a muscle -vs- fat, thing!!

Gotta Run/Walk


Mother Hen said...

I'm with ya on that fat vs. muscle thing. When ya see progress in the firmness area it just doesn't matter as much what the scale is saying. Progress is progress.
Thanks so much for joining my linky. Would you please add a link back to my post? Here's the permalink. http://shipfullofpirates.com/2010/01/fit-as-a-farmhand-january-5-2010/

Melonie said...

Oooo this sounds interesting! I'll have to go check it out. I'm not looking for weight loss, only strength and endurance gain. So I agree - it's probably a muscle v fat thing. When I started strength training I lost weight... and I was thinking, wasn't I supposed to GAIN because of the muscle? A friend who is a former Marine reminded me that when I started working out I also started drinking more water, which helped flush some water weight off. OHHH, now I get it! :-)

I would highly recommend taking some measurements and logging them somewhere. Hips, thighs, waist, chest (rib cage and bosom), arms. All unflexed, of course. That way each month or so you can remeasure and if the scale hasn't changed much, but you are firmer, you'll see the changes in numbers, on top of how things fit and how fit you feel.

You're doing great!!! A little time off the treadmill here and there can be a good break - you don't want an injury from overtraining. :-)