Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Xdream awesome!

The gym has got an Xdream, which is a simulator style bike.  Man it is cool fun.  You're on a stationary bike (similar to the spin bikes), but you have a comp screen in front of you and you bike tracks.  You have to go around corners (leaning), go up and down hills and feel the bike respond, different surfaces like dirt or gravel.  It has brakes and gears, but as I don't know how to ride a bike (shocking I know) I just peddle away.  But my butt hurts after 10min -LOL-  But man, 10min and I'm sweating and don't need to go any longer.  This is a screen shot of the comp screen.

In other news I was a good samaritan today, keeping my good karma points up.  When leaving the gym there was a lady carrying her young child (about 2) and it was raining.  I drove past her and then did a U-turn when I realised she wasn't walking to a car and then stopped and gave her a lift (because I have car seats of course).  She was so grateful, but I was like hey I just hope if I'm every in your position some one will do that for me.  Because I know carrying either of my kids is a killer -LOL-  A new little boy started with D yesterday (D is a lovely lady that looks after my two kids, plus two others now).  He is 18mos, and slightly smaller than Oakley (who is 9mos)  haha.  I have monster kids.


So I've been good this week, been to the gym three times.  Out of curiosity I jumped on the scales and I've put on weight!  WTF.  I know its a fluctuation, but it pisses me off.  Then weight I lost last week is back.

See this is why I could never weigh daily -LOL-  I should know just Mon and Fri.  Oh well, we'll see what happens on Friday.

I have been doing awesome at the gym, really pushing myself on the bike which I haven't done before.  Before I'd get on and cycle away but I'd never really be sweating a whole lot, now I get off drenched because I spend at least 10min really pushing it (well for me, RPM at 85+ and resistance 3-6).

Today I resisted lemon cake and chocolate brownies.  I had a three hour workshop and of course there was candy and cake.  I had a banana.  I felt very virtuous but man those brownies looked good -LOL-

Thursday, 25 August 2011

And the scales says...

strip off, get on the scales, watch the numbers fluctuate and squint down until they stop blinking.  Get off and bend over to double check that yes it is reading 88.4kg (194.9lb).  Just over 1kg (2lb) loss this week. wo0t.  I needed that.  I was scared that I was saying I was going to maintain but really I had just lost motivation.  But nope, I feel back on track (at least for another week, and then probably maintenance mode for six weeks).

At the gym today

So I'm not a social person at the gym, I like to get a sweat on and day dream or listen to music.   So today when a lady sat next to me and started talking I was really regretting that my mp3 player was flat!

She was a chatting away and I was being polite but not overly talkative.  Then she busts out with how I should use her as motivation "you see, I've lost 10kg [22lbs] since November, if I can then you can too".  I couldn't help myself when I replied "that's great, I've lost about 30 since January", then after I thought oh man was that rude?  Should I have just said how wonderful and then kept my fat mouth shut?

I'm weighing tomorrow morning and I'm hoping for a loss.  But if not no biggy, because I know my jeans are feeling loser in the legs so wo0t.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Oh yes I'm still here

So term has ended, absolutely insane.  I now have two weeks of recess but so much marking, there is no way I'm going to get through it all, or everything else I need to do.  More hours needed.

But I'm back on the weight loss train.  I went in to maintenance mode and kept my weight steady, no loss or gain so not bad.  I've done three work outs in the last three days, tomorrow is a rest day, and then Thurs in another gym day.  Not sure what I will do Friday, but something to get my booty moving.  I want to go hard for the next two weeks because I will probably have to go in to maintenance again for the last six weeks of semester.

Weight=89.5kg (197lb)