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weight, exercise, and hope

Well, since that time I declared a weight emergency (how long ago was it?), I've lost ten of the pounds I gained since I got to town. Presumably they were easy-to-lose temporary pounds, since I haven't been doing much besides eating slightly better, being a little more active, and ...

Oh, right, I have been going to the gym twice a week, thanks to motivation from baronet... There's just so much that's good about having him as a coworker, this is just one of the minor ones. I really do need to figure out something to absorb my attention during the sessions on the elliptical trainer, though; yesterday, CNN was all there was, and during the commercials I felt a real difference in ability to keep it up.

It was a shorter session, 20 minutes of "cardio" setting. All that means is, I went fast enough to get my heart rate up to 150, to keep the machine from cranking up the resistance on me. I think that the machine is a little flawed in that way, actually; last Friday I put the thing on cardio, but didn't get off to a fast enough start... all that did was make it get tougher and tougher, and I moved slower and slower, in a spiral of not-raising-my-heart-rate. I do look forward to the time that doing that kind of thing is routine; once I'm in better shape...

I've still gained weight compared to when I moved back, but I'm moving in the right direction. Just need to keep it up.


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May. 12th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
May. 12th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
May. 12th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
Go you!

I'm currently here: yay, I'm losing weight! Eep, what will happen when my daily routine changes and I have work and a commute and everything?

So you get an extra "go you" for doing it in a way that fits with those things, too. :)
May. 12th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
1) Congratulations on having impending daily routine changes with work and commute and stuff :)

2) I just got lucky, this place has a little gym right in the office complex and stuff... But hey, it works :)
May. 12th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
May. 12th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Great job on the workout. Since I alternate between eliptical and treadmill (depends if I am running with Pad or not) one thing I noticed to help if you have a small MP3 player or a CDplayer where you can listen to music. It may help keep you motivated, or at least will give you a beat to work out too.

May. 12th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
I fI am going to do a cardio-controlled elliptical workout, I like to do a "manual" warmup first to get my heatbeat up at a low setting. This way, when I set the machine to read my heartbeat, it's already up there and so I get to actually go at 150 bpm, or whatever, at a lower resistance, which is what I wanted in the first place.

And yeah, go you! This weekend, hopefully I can start up some exercise program again. This week was about getting eating back to a sane routine. :) (Kinda.)
May. 12th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
congrats on the progress! moving in the right direction is really the key. :)
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