Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Still Fighting Fat!

After not going regularly to the gym since Christmas (maybe even since Thanksgiving) holidays, I am trying to make it a habit to go 5x a week.

Flashback... I had gone down to like 143lbs thanks to Slim-Vie (also working out regularly).  I was so happy!  But, after like 3 mths, it just stopped working!  I kept taking one a day for months, hoping it would start working again... but, nothing.  So, after months of nothing and even slight weight gain, I upped it to 2 pills a day.  Well, after about a week, I got my first ever case of heartburn (that's what I think it was anyways).  Hurt sooo bad!  Started around 2 am.  Lasted for a few hours.  And it happened every night for like a week.  I think it was Slim-Vie that caused it because during the heartburn week, I stopped taking it and concentrated on taking other things that would alleviate the pain... baking soda and water, apple cider vinegar and water, Galvascon, apple juice, apples, etc...  Anyways, it finally went away.  And I started taking Slim-Vie again and next thing you know, heartburn!  So, I stopped taking it and put it high on a shelf.  Heartburn went away.  So, that's why I think they're connected...

Well, then the weight really started piling on.. even though I said up there that I wasn't going to the gym regularly, I was still going... 2 to 4x/week... maybe miss a week here and there... wasn't going like I had when I first started - 5x/week.

So, yesterday, Monday, February 29th, I started going back with the intent of going 5x/week again.

I also decided I'm going to do more cardio.  Start with 20 minutes of elliptical (both yesterday and today) and then do circuit training in the women's workout area... doing all body parts everyday that I go.  Using heavier weights.  I've done 2 circuits yesterday and today.  I plan on doing 3... maybe next week.  Then, afterwards, more cardio.  Yesterday and today, I did 20 minutes on the recumbent bike.  Today, I also did 20 minutes on the treadmill.

Today, I did 3 sets of leg presses with 30 crunches in between each set.

Jeremy and I were discussing our weight gain... he's over 190lbs... I'm over 160lbs! :-0  So, I told him that perhaps we need to lighten our dinner.  So, last night, we ate breakfast... I had 2 eggs, 2 toast bread, and 2 pieces of ham.  Drank Super Dieter's Tea both last night and the night before.  I plan on drinking that every night too... at least, for now.