Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weigh In, Body Pump, BL

Okay let's get this over with. Weighed today and I'm down .8, sitting at 173 even. Down 3.6 lbs total over the past three weeks. SO SLOW. I was thinking about it this morning because I was a little annoyed with the scale after such a small loss and I realize that I'm pretty much never happy with my loss. If it's .8, I always want it to be 1. Last week it was 1.6, and I wanted it to be 2. Would I be happy if I was losing 3 pounds every week? I don't know. Maybe I would wish it was 4.

The bottom line is, I need to stop beating myself up over it and be happy with the results I am getting. Yes it's only 3.6 lbs, but I am being consistent, and I need to be proud of that. I have losses three weeks in a row, and that is awesome! I think I am getting anxious over this looming 170 mark because I'm afraid that I'll get there and then I'll just gain again like I have in the past, so I want to bust through it as quickly as possible. I have to accept that it might take another three weeks, or even more, for me to get into the 160's. And that's okay, because in the long run, three weeks is not a big deal. Zen thoughts and deep breaths because I am not going to let myself get worked up over this. Ommmmmmmmmm.

Moving on, I went to my first Body Pump class at the gym this morning and holy lord, I think I am going to be massively sore tomorrow. It's sort of weird because I know I didn't burn a ton of calories and that makes me nervous, but it's a strength class and I definitely burned out my muscles. As I mentioned on twitter this morning, I won't be surprised if I can't lift my arms over my head to blow dry my hair tomorrow morning. (Aside, my updates are protected, but only because I'm paranoid, so please feel free to send me a follow request).

So I know everyone is talking about this already, but I wanted to give my thoughts on the Biggest Loser premiere last night. I have been looking forward to the show for quite some time and for me, it did not disappoint. As you probably know, I love Jillian and think she's great. The screaming was a little intense at times, but I accept that we see about 30 seconds of footage and she's spending hours upon hours with these contestants. She has her methods and I think she's been pretty damn successful, so I like it. I also really liked seeing the workouts - that Jacob's Ladder thing she had Shay on looks a little like a medieval torture machine. I think I'd like to try it.

I'm really glad we don't have family members on together this season, I think it's good to allow people to focus on themselves and not have to worry about their mom/dad/brother/wife/husband etc. I am also really thrilled that Daniel came back and am rooting for him to do well. Of course Abby's story made me cry like a baby and I can already tell I like Rebecca, I think because I can really relate to her "pretty face" comment that she says she gets all the time, although who knows if that will change as the season goes on. I just hope we don't have a lot of backstabbing, game play and crappy people like we have had on season's past. I know I will definitely be looking forward to Tuesday nights. I just think the show is so motivational and it makes me want to improve my life.

That's it for now I think. I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. Hugs and tears.


Jess said...

Go you for three straight losses! Excellent work.

I have got to start watching the Biggest Loser. Unfortunately I don't think Torsten would like the show, so it will require some alone time to watch. We'll see.

Tiffany said...

Yep, it does sound like we are in the same boat. But hey, slow and steady wins the race.

And I agree, I recently got out of the 170's and I just wanted to get out of there because I kept bouncing back up and down the same few pounds. I'm hoping that I'm done with that for good.

You'll be in the 160's VERY soon.

Kim said...

Steady losses are still losses and they will add up over time. :) You are doing GREAT!!! I'd LOVE to be making the strides you are.

You'll get there Jeni!!!

Alea said...

I think when it comes to weight loss, the old saying 'slow and steady wins the race' really does hold true. You're doing great Jeni! You might wish for bigger losses, but you're going in the right direction and that's what counts.

(I only have really big losses after I've been up the previous weeks... What's the point in that? That's no accomplishment at all and it doesn't get me anywhere.)

Oh, everyone's talking about TBL. I wish I could watch it too... :)

Priscilla said...

Jillian is yelling a lot! Kinda scary, especially when she grabbed that contestant by the collar.

Slow and steady...focus on that. A loss is a loss, no matter how small. You'll leave the 170's soon enough. Don't get discouraged.