My Intention is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Numbers Don't Lie!

I am not very happy right now. I just weighed myself and I’ve gained four pounds! I guess I shouldn’t complain. It could be worst. I also shouldn’t be surprised since I’ve gone over my calorie goal for the day a few times this past two weeks. Translation: Sheila, you've been eating too much and not burning enough calories! Anyhow, I am grateful for the courage to face the truth. The old me would have been in denial and stayed off the scale. I also have a new tool – a fat loss monitor. My focus for 2013 — building muscle and losing fat!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Workout Plan Revisited

I’ve been thinking and revising my workout plan for next month for a while now. Truthfully, I’m just starting to feel comfortable with the machines I’ve been using. I feel I have a pretty good handle on my form. Anyhow, instead of changing things too much I decided to switch to full body workouts. I will be combining Workouts A and B. I will continue doing 30-minute cardio interval training. I think this will help me burn the amount of calories I need to get to my goal weight and body fat loss goal. Now that I’m looking back on this year, I know I really need to add more intensity to my workouts if I truly want to reach my goal.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Weights and More Reps

It’s time for me to switch my strength training routine. Yesterday’s workout was a breeze and I barely broke a sweat. So, I was thinking do I just add more weight or do I increase my reps. I have been adding more weight over the past six weeks. My cousin thinks I should increase reps. I’ve been doing some reading this morning and I think I need to switch up my routine period. So, I’m in search of a new workout plan. I’m kind of nervous because I just figured out these machines and it’s time to move on. If I am truly serious about meeting my fitness goals, it appears I will have to stay out of my comfort zone. So, off I go to see what I can find.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Squats Challenge Update

Quick update on the squat challenge: Today I did 70 squats. This is a personal best. I’ve never been about to do 70 straight squats. The down side is that my left knee and right ankle are starting to give me a little trouble so I need to pay better attention to my form.