Sunday, July 15, 2012

If you're what you say you are... a SUPERSTAR!!!

We are all our own superstars. And if we truly believe we are that then we are. Therefore we have to act like it in the face of weakness and/or strength. 

So on Wednesday I went to the gym again. This time it wasn't as packed at it was on Monday . I walked in and headed straight for the treadmill for a 15min warm up. It wasn't as bad this time I pushed myself to go as fast as I could without stopping. Of course I was sweating buckets but I didn't give two rat's asses because I believe I go to the gym to challenge myself to a healthier and more fit me. I go to push myself to better and greater heights. I go to get my heart rate revved up and break a sweat. So if breaking a sweat means sweating a bucket then bring it!!! After all sweat is fat leaving the body, right?

I moved from the treadmill to stretches including use of foam rollers, followed by doing three sets of 10 leg presses, then I did the bicep curl exercise for another 3 sets of 10. This was a tad     interesting by my second set I could feel it in my arms so I took a 10 second break and proceeded to the third set and by then I realllly could feel it. It goes to show my upper body strength is crap but that's exactly why am doing this. I cannot wait to build upper body strength and tone up my arms. I followed this by getting on the stair stepper and what a lovely form of exercise this is. I'm not even kidding you I was sweating beads for the ten minutes I was on it. After this I moved onto cycling which by the way was my first time ever. I input my age and weight and my target heart rate was 154. I pushed myself so hard on this but since it was my first time my tennies kept hitting the side of the bike and I'd slide off the pedals and get a good smack in my shins. Ouch. Plus I wouldn't resume the workout fast enough so I'd have to start over each time. This became a little frustrating by minute 10 when my heart rate was at 148 and I slid off again. I finished up by doing an additional 15minutes on the treadmill followed by some stretches before calling it a night.

I'm working on chugging more water. I don't really drink soda I mostly drink cranberry juice but I like a glass of red every now and then. I'm also carefully watching what goes in my mouth. The other day the boy wanted In-N-Out Burger so I opted for the protein style burger and skipped the bun. Its all in the small changes. I'm also doing brown rice instead of white. I made some pretty kick ass coconut brown rice last week.

I hope ya'll had a lovely weekend and that your week is off to an awesome start!!!

OverWeight In SoCal


High Heels & Good Meals! said...

I loved reading this because not only did you make me laugh but I felt like I was there with you. I absolutely loathe cycling. It always makes my unmentionables hurt. I've been doing boot camp for the last few days and have been walking around like I got something stuck in my butt because Im so sore. Anyways, keep up the great work. I hope you reach your goal.

Overweight in SoCal said...

@High Heels&Good Meals-Thank you so much for stopping by and your words of encouragement. I cannot wait to reach my goal either. Just taking it a day at a time. LOL at unmentionables hurting isn't that the truth lol keep up the bootcamp..and lmk how it goes :)

EmDub @ Faster In Water said...

haha unmentionables hurting :) love the wording.

Good job! Sounds like you hit a little bit of everything at the gym! And that coconut brown rice sounds delicious. Mmmmm....

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

When you get a chance, I've got an award for you over at my blog!

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