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Week 2 Update

Week 2 was great!! I felt like I was finally getting in a grove especially with the bag work (which I love by the way).  Still not a huge fan of all the leg work, but that is only because my legs are on fire when I am done, lol.  I feel great when I leave and honestly wish the classes were longer than 30 min.

It has become a running joke that at the end of class I always say “that’s it?”.  I swear the class feels much shorter than 30 min which in my opinion is the sign of a good class.  Now down to the nitty gritty.  Have I lost any weight?  Am I down any inches?

So yesterday was my rest day from kickboxing.  I did go to the gym and did back and calves. When I came home I tried on some dresses that I had bought for a party that I need to go to.  I had bought one on Friday that I loved and wanted to show J to get his opinion.  Well he didn’t like it said that it looked weird in the stomach area (my biggest issues with my self confidence).  So I immediately went into this funk.  Now let’s also add on top it stupid National Sibling Day.  Seeing everyone post current pictures with their siblings was just gut wrenching since my brother died 7 years ago.  I did my best to stay away from FB but the ground work was already set.  From this point forward the day was a wash.

J and I went out to lunch and I just made poor choice after poor choice food wise, I found myself snacking on chips at home right before dinner (I haven’t done this in a very long time).  I just was eating to eat because I was sad.  Ready to throw in the towel and say Fuck it because why should I care anymore.  Just one of those days.

Still not sure how I feel today, but got up and went to kickboxing. I am up 3lbs from the damage yesterday.  It is what it is.  I will own it and make some decisions.  I know that it is stupid to give up but I am just tired of fighting for something that is just out of reach.

FitCom Update

One week down.  Today actually started week 2 of it.  I did 6 days last week, 30 min each day.  It was a killer workout that is for sure and I sweat up a storm.  I am going to try to wear my heart rate monitor again tomorrow and see how it goes.  I tried on Saturday but with the gloves on I kept hitting the stop button I think on the watch.  Maybe I will put the watch on the other wrist to try it that way.

So I did weight myself this am although it was after the workout and eating breakfast (because I forgot to do it when I got up at 4:30am) and I stayed the same.  While I am not happy with that I guess I should be because it means I am not gaining.  I am just trying to figure out how to lose this weight.  I know a big part of it is my strength training and I really need to kick that up a notch it has just been hard.  I am training for a 10mile race that I have on 5/1 so I need to also run.  I have been neglecting my running but not fully focusing on the strength training either.  I think I am just getting bored and since I am almost done with my training session I am nervous as to where I go from here.

It was easy when Martin was training me I had a schedule to follow I knew what to do and I felt like I was able to stick to it.  I just need a change but don’t know how to come up with that change effectively.  I think my goal for this week is to do some research on some new exercises but to come up with a plan like Martin did and have it written down so when I go to the gym I know exactly what I am doing.

I was lazy this week with everything , yet I worked out every day but yesterday (Sunday).  I don’t know what is going on or why I am feeling this way.  Doing my best to stay focused now though and not allow the emotions of late to take over the eating.

FitCom

I will get to the title in a minute.

I realized lately that I needed a change.  I have gotten bored with my strength training and when I get bored I have a tendency to just stop doing something.  I think that is why I like running because I never get bored.  There is always a new trail, park or route to explore.  This keeps me feeling as if I am seeing something new every so often.  My previous trainer had given me a really good strength training program that I have been doing for a while, and that is just it I have been doing it for a while.  So time for a change.  I am currently doing some research on different exercises and focusing on increase the weight I am using to challenge myself.

My daughter has been taking TaeKwonDo at a local martial arts studio since August and we love it there.  The owner is amazing with the kids and he is great with my often difficult and distracted daughter.  Well they offer a lot of adult classes.  My husband at times does Krav Maga and I do yoga there when I can.  Recently he started working with another parent doing what he called FitCom (hence the title).  So when he said he was looking for a guinea pig I said heck yeah.

So the concept of FitCom is that most people are willing to sit and watch a 30 min Sitcom but people come up with excuses for why they can’t take 30 min a day to work out.  So FitCom is 30 min of your day 22 min of active work and 8 min of active rest (the length of a sitcom).  So we will be doing 6x a week for 4 weeks which is 24 sessions and we will see how the progress is. This week is week on.

I started yesterday 3/28 and my starting weight is 170 (I know I am putting that out there for the world).  I have maintained the same weight for 6 months which is amazing as a doctor told me yesterday because the majority of people who lose as much weight as I have tend to go back up.  My goal those is to get closer to 150.  Realistic?  Who knows but I will try.  I know that won’t happen in 4 weeks but if I can lay some different ground work then I can at least get a head start.

So over the next 4 weeks I will do weekly updates on the class and my weight as well.  I am also working on continued focus on my eating and trying to increase my water intake so there are a lot of factors in the mix.

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