I am very frustrated with the whole losing weight, going to the gym thing.
Johnny and I started going to the gym about 2 months ago, maybe 2 1/2 months ago. The trainer told us you have to do a combination of weights and cardio. It takes a little while...gotta build up the muscle and then you'll start seeing the weight come off.
So ok.......been going to the gym every other day. I do 10 min warm up on the treadmill then my weight routine takes about 20 to 25 min and then I do 30 minutes cardio.......15 on the bike and 15 on the treadmill. I get my heart rate up so I know I'm working hard. I lost 4 lbs in the beginning and then nothing.
Last week I decided to cut down on my calories even more, which I was probably eating around 1400 a day. So I cut down to 1200 or less......and believe me, most days were less. And last week I lost 2 more lbs. As you can imagine, I was pretty happy and thinking this is it....I have finally hit that point that I will lose.
On Saturday night I strayed from my diet and had 2 small pieces of pizza. And guess what....gained those 2 lbs back!!
So now my new plan is I'm going to quit lifting weights and just do cardio every day. I'm going to try very hard to get up early in the morning and get in 30 min on treadmill before work. I'm not sure how that will go but I'm going to try hard.
I'm very frustrated at this point but I'm sure I can work through it.
If anyone has any tips, Please, Please let me know....it's just awful getting old. When I was younger, if I wanted to drop some weight, I just cut down on eating and maybe drank some slim fast but now, when you're older........it's FREAKIN HARD!!!
and just because she makes me so happy, here's a picture of my Chrissy girl.