Well, I've been going to Curves for a year now... and barely lost any weight... I've lost inches... so, that's good.
Here's the breakdown of my work-out history there:
Joined Curves in April 2008
Curves Smart was implemented in August 2008 & I joined that as well.
I joined the cardio room in November 2008
After joining the cardio room, I did 20 minutes on the treadmill everytime I went work out... and I usually go to Curves 5 days a week.
A couple of weeks ago, I started doing as fellow exerciser does (Diane)... she counts the calories she burns while there and tries to get at least 1000. So, I did that... and did about 30 to 35 min of cardio every week day.
Last week, I decided to do more cardio. I did 40 min on Mon and Tue and 60+ the rest of the week days... 20 min on the Elliptical one all last week along with 20 min on the recumbent bike and 20 min on the treadmill.
I do the the Elliptical and bike first, then my CurveSmart circuit, then back to the treadmill.
I'm hoping that this routine will guarantee weight loss!!! It has to, right??? I'm so sick of being this big! My first goal should be easy... get in front of that 150 lb weight on the Curves doctor scale... My main goal is to got to at least 125lbs. But, I'll be happy (right now, anyways! lol) to be 140lbs! ha ha Sad, huh?
I looked up some info on how much cardio you need to do to lose weight and it was suggested on a few sites, at least 40 min 5x a week. I am doing that. One site also suggested some other helpful things... like supplements that do work. Just so happens, we have one of them... Jeremy had bought it back when he was working for Ryan Energy... and he lost 20 lbs in a month... not saying I'll achieve such desired results... but... I'd be super happy with a 5 lb loss!!!
So, today, I took 2 of those supplements and will eat a small breakfast soon... then, I'll get ready to go work out. I usually leave around 10 am and get home around 12:30ish... prepare a salad... eat it... and go on with my day.
I am really hoping that this works. If it doesn't... umm.... I don't know what else to do...
I really need to lose to help my backpain go away. Everyone who I talk to about it thinks its because of my breast size and I think that too... and with losing weight, I'll lose some of this extra stuff up there... plus, when I'm under 150, my back doesn't hurt. So... either way... if its because of my boobage or because of my short stature not being able to support excess weight... I need to lose it!!! I hate feeling like an old grandma when I rise from the couch!