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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Work It Out Wednesday -- Week 6

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Wow...6 weeks. Can you believe we've been doing WIOW for 6 weeks? I can't. It seems like just yesterday...LOL! Maybe that's because I'm not seeing the results I want, and I wish it were only week 1. Oh well. I hope you all are doing well on this journey!

Brian and I have had a tough week work-out wise. I think we just got in a rut. I think mine has a lot to do with the lack of high results. I always get disappointed when I'm working so hard and not seeing the results I think I should see. So, on Sunday, I started journaling every single thing I eat. I'm also making sure I keep up with a certain amount of calories, fat, protein, carbs, and fiber. So far...so good. While I think I'm capable of staying within my calories if not written down...well, I don't think I've been doing as well as I thought I was. So, the accountability now is nice...maybe it will help with my results. We shall see...

Fitness Tip #5

Beginning a Running ProgramRunning is perhaps one of the best, albeit most challenging ways, to burn calories and condition your heart. There are a few secrets to starting and developing a safe and effective running program.


Equip Yourself
Your running shoes are the most important piece of athletic equipment you can buy. In fact, choosing the right ones can make or break you as a runner. For example, if you have flat feet, you should look for a shoe with motion control, pronation control and stability. In contrast, if you have high arches, look for a shoe that is described as “flexible.” If you have normal feet, your choices will be greater. However, the old adage, “don’t fix what ain’t broken” applies. Resist the temptation to add stability controls that are unnecessary. Make sure that you find a shoe that is appropriate for the width of your foot. Choose a store that has a reputation for knowledgeable sales help. Runners World has an excellent shoe finder.
Progress with Caution
Most people start with a walking program, and gradually build up to a run. For example, you might start with 15 minutes of brisk walking and five minutes of running. Your other option is to alternate five minute intervals of running and walking. If you decide to begin your running program in inclement weather, you might want to consider an indoor treadmill training program.

Well, let's get on with the results...
This week: -0.5lbs
Total: -7.5lbs
Body Fat: no change

So, I'm still not happy with my results. Again, I think I look skinnier on some days, then there are days where I don't. So, it's just a crazy thing. I know that weight loss is not easy, and it's not fun. And I wish it were faster. But -- I also know that the longer it takes to come off, the more likely I am to keep it off. I don't want a quick fix...so I have to WORK for it.

How did you do? Are you hanging in there? Are you getting as frustrated as I am?

Here are the rules for participating:
  1. Post your own Work It Out Wednesday post on your blog. Then, come back here and sign Mr. Linky below linking to yourWIOWpost...don't link directly to your blog please.
  2. Add the WIOW button to your blog. This will increase participation by spreading the word throughout bloggy land. :)**This isnotmandatory, but I'd appreciate it if you'd do this.**
  3. Stop by and drop some comment love and encouragement to at least 2 fellowWIOWparticipants. Weight loss is a hard battle, and we can all use a little extra encouragement.
  4. Be sure to include your weekly weight loss and total weight loss in your post. You do NOT have to include your weight. I, for one, will NOT share my weight with the blogosphere, and I will NOT ask you to do so either.
I look forward to reading all about your results this week. So, come on and share how it's going.

***Oh, and I'm so sorry that I have been negligent in commenting. I promise I'm reading...it's just been a crazy few weeks for us with all the summer activities. Not to mention trying to get ready for our beach trip on the 4th...so much to do...not enough time!***


5 comments:

blueviolet said...

Even if it wasn't as much as you wanted, it was still a loss so yay you!

Mighty M said...

Keep it up, you are doing great!! I still write everything down too but I have been "cheating" a little too much by "neglecting" to write stuff down. Nothing big, but I'm sure over the course of a week it adds up.

Lin said...

Keep going, Sherrie!! Every loss is a LOSS. And it counts. I'm not so sure about running--I hate to run. Can't you walk or ride your bike or something??! Unless of course, you like running. Ick. Ick. Ick. The only running I do is after the ice cream man.

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I didn't get a WIOW post done, BUT I DID GIVE YOU AN AWARD ON MY BLOG!

Valerie said...

It does seem hard to keep up with working out in the summer. So much to do. Like blueviolet a loss is a loss!

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