Monday, May 3, 2010

The Gym...Finally!!!


Well, today is Weigh day but I am skipping it this week. I did weigh, of course and the scale has barely budged from last week AGAIN!!! It's 186.4 so a gain of .4lbs! Boy oh boy, am I sick of that number. I want it to go down already!!! Damnit! But hopefully that will happen after today. We are joining the gym today after work and getting our first work out in too. (I can just see me huffing and puffing now!) I am just dreading the dreaded gain I usually have when I start working out from my muscle building up. I can tell ya now, I never thought I could be so durn flabby. I can feel my batman wings flapping even as I am typing this. I am ready to give up my wings and my kangaroo pouch....and trade in my watermelon of an ass for a couple cantaloupes. Yeah...that would be groovy!

So here's my questions for the ones of you who work out:
1. How many days a week do you hit the gym?
2. How long do you work out each day?
3. Do you have a workout routine?
4. Do you mix cardio and weights together or seperate? (i.e. cardio one day, weights the next)
5. What's your favorite pre/post workout snacks?

Thanks in advance for those who answer my lil questions. I am just curious what works for everyone else. Time to burn some calories!!! yipee!!!

On a final note: I can't tell for sure yet, but I think my hunger monster is coming back already!!! I ate horribly over the weekend (not too bad, but bad enough) and even though I still get full pretty fast, I start getting hungry again within a couple of hours and my cravings are getting stronger again. Dang this trial and error crap! I have been good today because I know I am going to the gym but I just want something. I don't know what though. Chinese sounds great! hehe (bad Jessica!!!) I know I am going to be starving after I work out and that's when I usually get tempted the most to eat bad because I'm like "oh well I just worked out and burned those calories, so this giant isalnd sized mass of food I consume won't hurt, right?" ha

Also, I went fishing yesterday with the hubby and my brother-in-law and niece. We didn't catch much but I got a cute pic of me and my niece, Kaitlyn on the boat. I get sunburned very easily so I brought my hot pink umbrella and bought a new cap and we hid in the shade together. She is adorable:

6 comments:

  1. 1. How many days a week do you hit the gym?
    3-5 days
    2. How long do you work out each day? 20-25 min cardio and 30-45 min weights
    3. Do you have a workout routine? kinda sorta, i shake things up every day
    4. Do you mix cardio and weights together or seperate? (i.e. cardio one day, weights the next) cardio everytime, weights most days, usually 1 day a week i'll just do cardio
    5. What's your favorite pre/post workout snacks?
    i go mid morning so before i go i'll have a cheese stick usually and after is when i'll have breakfast, eggs or cottage cheese or yogurt

    have fun! if the gym offers a free training session definitely take advantage of it! i use that routine as a base routine :-)

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  2. My gym time has been limited to 20 minutes of cardio a few times a week. I get good and sweaty but I could do it more often.

    I drink my daily protein shake afterwards as protein helps heal your muscles. (Whatever that means.)

    I don't know what your cravings are for but I try to keep good options nearby. Lately I've been eating white cheddar rice cakes for my salty crunchy cravings (which are my strongest). I don't get many cravings for sweet anymore but I'm sure it's because I consume a lot of oatmeal, yogurt, protein shakes & crystal light.

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  3. 1. Never
    2. Nada
    3. Nope
    4. Nope
    5. Pizza with chocolate drizzled on top.

    Hello. My name is Negative Nancy. I'm filling in for Draz today...but your post inspired her to get off her fat azz and work out too so hopefully in a week her answers might be legit. Until then - rock on with yo bad self. And get the monkey out of your pocket.

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  4. Here are my answers... Keep in mind that I've now been a gym rat for about eight months and certainly didn't start off this strong... Build yourself up!

    1. How many days a week do you hit the gym?
    5-6
    2. How long do you work out each day?
    I do 3 1 hour days, 1-2 2 hour days and 1 2.5 hour day
    3. Do you have a workout routine?
    I do a lot of spin and dance classes, all my lifting is done with my trainer. I do do push-ups and abs 7 days a week.
    4. Do you mix cardio and weights together or seperate? (i.e. cardio one day, weights the next)
    I have two weight days a week, and I also do cardio workouts on those days.
    5. What's your favorite pre/post workout snacks?
    I can't stomach a ton pre, a coffee with milk is the best I do, protein woudl be ideal but I'm still working on that. Post I either eat eggs and toast or turkey roll-ups or a big salad - always protein-focused.

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  5. Hi! Just found your blog. I'm in preband land but look forward to sharing your experiences!

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