I went to another weight watcher's meeting this morning. I think I'll usually go to the Tuesday one. I met another new member there, so maybe I'll have a weight loss buddy. She looked pretty fit to me, but she said she had put on about 20 pounds recently. Anyway, I have contacted my health insurance company because I can get a discount through them. Hopefully I'll have everything from them by next week so I can join.
After that I went and picked up a prospective tenant, showed her the place, and took her back to school. I literally had a fight with myself about whether I should go to the gym for another short workout or go home. If a cop had been following me I might have been pulled over for erratic driving, because first I turned towards home, then I changed lanes to go to the gym, then turned back towards home, and finally switched lanes again to go to the gym. I told myself that I was making changes and that if I want to keep on that path I should go. Changing habits - a hard deal, but can be done, I know this.
Well, my legs were still sore from Monday, plus did I mention the bruise TFH gave me on my arm when she was measuring my body fat??!! Even so, I followed her directions and did the elliptical machine first. Only 5 minutes, and still at setting 7, but I did it. 34 calories. Then on to the bike. I like the bike except for how it hurts my butt. I like setting my pace and minutes and watching the miles and calories add up. I think next week I am going to try the "random hills" setting and see what that is like. I did 15 minutes and a 2 minute "cool down" on that, and burned another 105 calories, so that is a total of 139 calories for today. Kept my heart rate around 150 for most of the time.
Baby steps, but at least they are heading in the right direction. I need to see some progress, either on the scale or in my clothes before I dare to start setting real goals. Hmm...maybe I already am setting goals, because I have been to the gym 4 times in a week, and I kind of sort of set a goal of engaging in some physical activity 3-5 times a week. The gym plus the boogieboarding Sunday, makes 5. Not ready yet to set a time goal, like 30 minutes or an hour at the gym, although I guess I will need to eventually if I want to see a real difference. Right now I am happy with 100+ calories each time and increasing amounts of time and calories burned. I am going to Kona Friday to see my friend Bonnie. She was just in the hospital with pneumonia, so I'm not sure how much activity I will get, but I want to see how I can help her. I'll be back Sunday, so I will definitely go to the gym Monday.
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