Hi, gang. Sorry, I know I missed a few days of posts, but rest assured, I have NOT missed any days at the gym.
On Christmas Eve, I actually went to the gym twice. I knew they were going to be closed on Christmas Day, so I wanted to get a little extra work done. The first time I went, I had a 6am appointment with the personal trainer. Unfortunately, I didn't record what I did because we were all over the gym. She was showing me how to use the different machines and weights, as well as some cardio machine that I hadn't tried yet. It's sort of a combination of a stepper and an elliptical. It looked really hard, which is why I hadn't tried it on my own. I was right, it's hard. I haven't used it again since. I have to work my way up to it, I think. For now, I've been sticking to the elliptical. I think I may be addicted to it.
Anyway, I was there with the trainer for an hour. I wanted to stay for another hour to get my "real" workout in, but I also needed to get to Sam's Club right when they opened, so I left and went back around 10am. I recorded that workout.
I also did my Tae Bo tape on Christmas Eve, just to make up for no gym on Christmas. I have no idea how many calories that burned, but I hope it was a lot. =)
This day I added a couple of weight machines. I don't know the "real" names of these machines, so I just made up my own.
Donkey Kicks 2 sets of 20 on each leg
Obliques machine 2 sets of 40 on each side
I had both of these machines set at the lowest weight (I think it's 10 lbs?) since it was the first time I was using them.
Donkey Kicks 2 sets of 20 on each leg, with an additional 10 lbs added
Obliques 2 sets of 20 on each side at 10 lbs, 2 sets of 20 on each side with 10 lbs added.
I'm still trying to figure out how I want to do these totals. It seems weird to do a "grand total" for every day since I've started. I'm thinking I should do it week by week, or maybe even monthly totals. In the meantime, I like seeing these big numbers. =)
I'm going to try and ignore the fact that the scale hasn't moved, despite my dedication to the gym. I'm going to focus on the fact that I feel like a million bucks. I never understood people who said they were "addicted" to exercise and going to the gym. However, I gotta confess, I totally get it now. I LOVE going to the gym. God willing, that feeling will last. I can't wait to get there in the morning. When I leave an hour and a half later, I just want to go back in and do it all over again. Since the trainer showed me how to use the machines, I've been adding some time to my workout, and plan to add more each day. Magnum doesn't go every day, but on the days that he joins me, he works out about 30 minutes longer than I usually do. Up until now, I would just sit and wait, but now I plan to use that extra half hour or so to use more machines. I'm not quite ready to join him in the weight room, but soon I hope. He keeps telling everyone who gets within earshot that I'm going to be bikini ready by summer. Goof ball.