Friday, April 9, 2010

Plugging Along

It has been three months since starting the Biggest Loser program and I have lost 26 lbs and 25 inches.  Last night we had the workout from hell.  We ran back and forth, frontwards and backwards, as well as sideways for half an hour.  From there we went on to combination strengthening exercises for another half hour.  We do jumping jack squats into front planks into up up down downs (a variation of push ups).  We do toe touch crunches into pyramid squats into six inches (our ab work).  From there some lunges and then walk/run surges.  And once again I was dripping sweat. 

I don't know what came over me, but I am determined more than ever to lose three pounds this week.  So I am pulling out all the stops.  I did some surges today on the elliptical machine and tonight I will be doing some Jillian Michael's metabolism boost workouts.  I found out I was not eating enough to keep my metabolism high, so now I am making myself eat more.  More veggies, fruit, protein and good fats.   Tonight I am making a Kale and Chickpea soup, a soup loaded with veggies!  Update: The Kale, Chickpea Soup is amazing!  I will post this recipe soon.

Every day I will post how I am doing to try to hold myself accountable to you all.

7 comments:

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Good for you Gina! I'm proud of the progress you've made.

Dee said...

GO GINA!!!!!

Donna's Book Nook said...

I'm am so impressed with your success and your perseverance, and HARD work! Wow! No wonder I'm at a plateau in my weight loss. Pretty much all I do is cardio walking, and not even faithfully enough at that. Keep up the hard work!

Pat said...

You're an inspiration! I need to drop some tonage, and reading your dedication really has me worked up in a good way! I'll be looking for that recipe, it sounds good! My biggest problem is exercise...everything hurts before I even begin!! LOL!

Tim said...

I am soooo proud of you Gina!! Love you, Lisa

Gina said...

Thank you all!!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! You are doing SO great! Your vocabulary seems to have increased almost 25% with the new exercise language! I like the "new" blog title and emphasis. I'll be reading more faithfully when our vacation is over. Meanwhile, it's a peek here and a peek there whenever I can find wi-fi.