Woohoo! A loss!

Wasn’t much of a loss, but pretty much everything I gained last week has been lost this week. :D That makes me happy. Back down to 229.4 lbs.

I ran into another couch earlier this week. Monday night, to be exact. Resulting in…a sprained toe. The same toe that I broke. I was really scared that I broke it again, but when I woke up Tuesday and the pain had mostly subsided, I was quite thankful. However, I spent all of Tuesday and Wednesday off my feet for the most part. Yesterday I went and got my hair cut (still need to dye it, jeebus), and today I went out and decided my toe was well enough for exercising. I went without Chris, since we ended up staying up later than we wanted last night. And no, my toe didn’t like it, but it didn’t completely stop me, either. That’s a good sign for me. :)

I did well, methinks. I did a lot of the stuff that Chris and I do together, upped a lot of the weight (oh, my abs might hate me later), and even found a good pectoral fly machine that makes sure only your pecs are working. I did 30 minutes total on the elliptical, and my normal stretches. Then …I got naked in the gym.

Okay, this is probably literally the first time I’ve been naked in public since high school swim class… (Totally not counting those times….wait…my mom reads this blog. HI, MOM.) And I would just like to point out that I didn’t feel…exposed at all. It was really weird. I didn’t have any anxiety about it, I just did it. The entire month I’ve been going to the gym, I have been telling myself, “They all have the same body parts as you, they are all here to get healthy, and they are all in their own little worlds.” And it’s true. It helped so much telling myself that for so long. I still felt awkward when I had to not have panties on (it’s TOM, and I don’t wear tampons anymore since my period isn’t that heavy), but it was just slightly awkward.

I’m oddly proud of myself. I have super horrible anxiety problems. I don’t think I’m ready to be taking nude photos of myself yet, but I have some confidence now. It’s…freeing.

I looked at pictures of me from November. I told myself I wasn’t going to post those kinds of progress photos; the ones where you stand in front of stuff to see how much you have changed. But I will be. Tomorrow, in fact. I hope it really shows as much progress as I see. :D

This is my last week not working. I start up at Stream on Monday at 6 am. It’s going to be weird. Chris and I will see each other for my lunch daily and on the weekends. That’s it. We’ll be sleeping half of our sleep together, and exercising separately. For 4 weeks. At least I get to see him some. This has made me super anxious for the past few days. I do this, though. I will force myself through it and will be happier for it. Happens every time.

:3 See you all tomorrow with some “nakie” pictures of myself. :D

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EPIPHANY.

I have spent the past month trying to figure out exactly what I can do to replace kick boxing with my husband. Nothing seemed to work or even come to mind.

UNTIL THIS MORNING.

I don’t know if I dreamed about it or the thought just slammed me in the face when I woke up. I thought of Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo videos, and that I had tried to do them when I started this blog and failed miserably. Like, got 9 minutes in and already took 2 breaks.

So, with my epiphany, I went and got a few videos, including basics for stances and then the classic video. It’s really a great workout. I got through the basic which was just about 15 minutes, and then 20 minutes of the fast-pace video. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I got through 35 minutes of straight tae bo before I was having horrible breathing problems, felt overheated, and needed to rest.

I am actually quite proud of this! It burns a lot, too, since it’s mostly only cardio. Helps tone as well. And I felt amazing during it.

Not going to try it every day since it is so intense, but I will try again in 2 days.

I really am proud of myself.

Accidental Day Switch

I ended up taking yesterday off. My day off was supposed to be today, but we have a huge fridge issue (as in, we don’t freaking have one now), and we expected to get our new one shortly after the old one was taken. Just to make sure that our routine wouldn’t get interrupted, we decided to give me a weird schedule. However, now I am working out 3 days in a row. We’ll see how much I hate this decision.

On Tuesday, I was able to do knee strikes for one whole minute on each side. The first time I did them, I couldn’t do them much longer than 30 seconds. I was really hurting by the end of the minute, but it felt good. Today, I was able to do them for a whole minute without losing too much strength in the strikes. That made me super happy. We’ll probably up it another 15 second next week. Will talk to Chris about that.

I’ve also started doing jab-cross-strikes. I love that exercise so much. Keeping the majority of my body moving for a while.

I am now exercising with Chris for 45 minutes right now. We’re trying to get it up to an hour, which we might be able to do slowly by just increasing the times I am doing each exercise. :)

Also on Tuesday, I managed to get a charlie horse cramp in my freaking diaphragm. That was crazy weird. I am feeling different muscles working now, and I can do other things longer than when I first started. That makes me super happy. :)

I have a weigh in tomorrow. I am not very hopeful. I don’t feel like I’ve lost anymore weight. It will only be weight and body fat tomorrow. I will be doing measurements next Friday (the day after Thanksgiving).

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I am super excited about it. I haven’t binged in a while, so I don’t expect to. And I know what a portion looks like now. This is all working out quite well. :D

I will post again tomorrow for my weight. :) Probably not a large update with that, though.