Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Bi-weekly Progress (Weeks 5 & 6)

I totally hate working on this routine now. It's boring and mundane. 6 weeks with the same routine is just so boring. I just barely get thru the routines.

JH and myself start having great conversations thru the workouts to keep ourselves stimulated. I have lost 2 additional pounds the last 2 weeks. So I have lost a total of 8 lbs in total. We have stopped doing measurements. Even though the measuring tape says that I am losing inches, I do not see it. My brother says I look smaller. Eh, I don't see it. JH is losing weight too and I see the differences on him. Apparently it great to be a man and sucks to be a woman.

At the end of week 6 I stopped the routine on the Wed. I decided to wait until Sun of Week 7 to start again because we have new routines, or so I thought. I really was hoping for a change in routine.

Here are the changes for Week 7 that I already started:

Sculpt 3-4: added a new push up to routine, added some new weightlifting routines, and increased the lunge/squat reps.

Sweat 3-4: all it did was add more reps to the existing routine. For example, we used to do 2 routines of jumping jacks, now we do 3 routines. And now we do 200 sit-ups instead of 100.

Such a big difference. I am so thrilled. (Can you sense the sarcasm?) I am going to stick to the program as much as I can. Just know this: I F'IN HATE JUMPING JACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Weeks 3 & 4 Combined = Results

I mentioned in my last update that the workouts are getting a bit monotonous. I am keeping up with the workouts though. JH is doing his best to keep me motivated. It does help a lot that he does it with me. If not, I'd probably skip out on doing the exercises.

Week 3 was pretty mundane.  I didn't do so hot. I maintained my diet. I didn't stray. I am using a calorie tracker app on my iPhone called MyNetDiary. It helps you scan in the food you eat, track your measurements, water and weight. It's a neat app, I've been using it since I have started this program. Here's my results for Week 3:

Lost 1" in chest  (lost 3.5" in total)
Gained 0.5" in waist ( lost 1" in total)
No change in hip (lost 2" in total)
Gained 4" in thigh (lost 0" in total)
Gained 1 lb (lost 3 lbs in total)

Week 4 was awful. This week I experienced my monthly visitor and was really not motivated at all. I kept up with the exercises. I didn't keep up with the diet. It's hard to keep up on a diet when your visitor is dictating what you need to keep it at bay, lol. I ate a lot of not healthy food. I only ate the healthy food JH cooked for dinner. Breakfast & lunch were not so grand. I did snack a lot too. So I expected the worst at this morning's weigh in. Take a look at what happened. I am totally shocked. I didn't expect it at all. It's a blessing that I never thought I was going get. So I'm still on the road to a better me.

Week 4
Gained 1" in chest (lost 2.5" in total)
Lost 1" in waist (lost 2" in total)
Lost 1" in hip (lost 3" in total)
Lost 2" in thighs (lost 2" in total)
Lost 3 lbs (lost 6 lbs in total)