Saturday, March 27, 2010

Super Saturday Workout!!!

Have you ever experienced one of those workouts that left you feeling totally exhausted, yet totally energized???? You say to yourself..."Now THAT was a workout". I love it when I push myself hard enough to really feel as if I am making a difference! Today I logged 90 minutes at the gym. I spent the first hour on the treadmill. I did 30 minutes of interval running, increasing/decreasing both speed and incline levels. Next, I did the ladder incline routine at a speed of 4. By the end of my hour of cardio, my face was beet red and I was drenched; but I felt amazing. I used the next 30 minutes to do stretching and ab work. Yesterday was my strength training, so I gave my muscles a break from pumping iron....but tomorrow I will focus on toning.

Today, we are celebrating the Easter holiday with my family. I am looking forward to the children playing and to some good, old fashioned, comfort food! Luckily, I burned over 500 calories on the treadmill, so I won't feel as guilty indulging tonight.

Beginning April 5th, I am going to start reducing and eliminating processed sugar from my diet. I will still eat fruits, veggies, and whole grains that may have natural sugars; but I am going to give up my candy, cookies, ice cream, blah blah blah habits. I continue to have this layer of fat around my mid-section and hips that I just can't seem to shed. I KNOW that my diet is contributing those love handles and I hate them. After I conquer my sugar will be my addiction to diet soda! One thing at a time for now!

By the way...stepped on the scales today. Really not sure why....but it was pretty much what I expected. The same normal number appeared on the screen. It is like my body's way of saying - "This is how much I am supposed to weigh". My clothing is fitting much better, so I know that I am making progress. For now, I am going to bury the scale until I have been able to resist sugar for a while!