Day 36 My First Day Off (Unwillingly)
I called in sick at work. I called Holly to let her know I would miss my training. I am a wuss and this cold got the best of me. I HATE being derailed. I rarely get sick (900 sick hours saved at work to prove it). Most of the sick time I have taken over the years have either been for Jasmine when she was little, or for Steve to run him to the Dr appointments.
So I stayed home. I did a few exercises on my Wii. Michael Jackson’s Dance game is a lot of fun and you can really work up a sweat. About 20 minutes of it did me in.
Already I feel like every pound I shed has come back…
Back at the gym!
I am still a little “under the weather” but feeling better than yesterday. I put myself on the Precor because it is a little easier than the Cybex. I dialed in 11/11 for resistance and incline. For some reason, it felt easy! Maybe because I was getting so used to the Cybex. I sailed through for 50 minutes, 712 calories.
Having plenty of energy left, I spent some more time with weights.
Day 38 An Emergency
Another missed day at the gym, but not by choice. Ozgar called me at work to tell me that he found Steve unconscious in his room.
I came home from work, and spent the next 4 hours in the Emergency Room with Steve. It only amounted to a dangerously low blood sugar. But this sort of event is happening a bit too often.
Poor Ozgur was the hero of the day. He is still new to this country, and is still adjusting to life here. He dialed 9-1-1 as he needed to (and called me at work). The first time he dialed 9-1-1 they told him to call back in a few minutes as they were too busy. The second time, there was no answer after many rings. Success was had after the third.
Is that CRAZY or what!!??
Day 39 Weigh in
With a week as bad as this one, what could I expect? The scale would not be my friend. I would be sorely disappointed in myself. I felt like I gained 4-5 pounds. I CAN do that you know, without trying, with my eyes closed and my hands tied behind my back.
I went to the gym, set myself on the Precor, set it at the 11/11 resistance and incline. 55 minutes later, I burned 750 calories. Then a set of crunches, squats and weights.
Then it was time for weigh in. I can’t believe it 3 pounds!!! HORRAY!!! I am psyched to work harder and try harder! Funny how a little success can do that to you!
Enthused with yesterday’s results, I decided to ramp up my daily goals. 800 calories per session.
I put myself on the Cibex set the incline/resistance to 8/25 and hit 800 calories at 55 min.
InShape sent out a progress report on the challenge. Of course, I am nowhere “in the pack” of leading contenders. I am in awe of those who are!
Day 41 ZUMBA
I had a 15 minute warm up on the Precor at 10/10 for 210 calories, then off to Zumba Class.
This week, I was a little more in step. Not graceful but in step. Or at least I felt I was. Maybe I felt that way because 2 rows in front of me was an 18 or 19 year old guy who was flailing all over the place. Not that I would expect him to have the grace of Michael Jackson, but gee…jumping around when we were all “marching” moving side to side when we were all stretching our calf muscles. It was all really entertaining to watch.
The class went fast. I really like the music and the “dance” routine.