i want to be under 200 pounds by Christmas. in order to do so, i have to be "on track" every week. i will have to lose 1.75 pounds a week (an average-it doesnt happen like clockwork). i have lost since april 11th 1.4 punds a week (an average).
so i have to be good, well behaved and onplan 90% of the time. i have a weird hybrid plan (part south beach, part hi veggie/fiber/protein, part whatever strikes my fancy). it seems to be working.
i drink tons of water and take my vitamins and try to get enough sleep.
exercise is another story. i have exercised everyday since april 11th. really exercised! 60 -90 minutes of cardio (elliptical or stepper-sometimes treadmill just to mix it up) and some arm weight work 2 to 3 times a week.
i sweat and i get my heart rate up there and the calorie counters on the machines (notoriously NOT correct, i know) say 700 to 1000 calories burned a day. but i am working more resistance than speed.
so today.............i am going to RUN on the treadmill. walk/run to be exact.
warm up and then.........run at top speed until i think i will die and then slow down to 3 or 3.5 MPH until i catch my breath.
i have no illusions that i will run for more than a few minutes (seconds?) at a time. i am ok with that.
the issue is ............i am afraid i will look stupid.
my pride is getting in the way of me moving forward.
but i am going to do it.
am i weird? or do you guys feel/think this way too?
i went, i ran and.......
i had to stop.
but not cause i couldnt breathe.
my foot (my heel, to be specific). i fell down one (yep, just one) stair about 2 weeks ago and bent back my second toe so it touched the top of my foot.
can you say...YOWCH?
it has made me walk funny. like it threw off my stride. the toe is almost back to normal and it never hurt really bad. just was stiff and uncomfortable. but my heel hut badly when i was running.
so i stopped. but I DID IT!
tried it twice and lasted ahout 5 minutes total. i felt ponderous too. very clunky and clumpy.
and i will try again in a few days.
still worked out for 90 minutes--30 on elliptical/ 30 on stepper and 30 on treadmill (with higher incline).
i only monitor my heart rate with the sensors on the machine. probably not real accurate??
I DID IT!! I DID IT!!