Am I doing enough?

Okay here’s the deal (nothing good ever starts off with those four words lol). I stare at my body everyday looking to see if I see any physical changes. I look in the mirror before my workout and after my workout. You know what I see? Diddly-freaking-squat! I know… I know… it took me YEARS to gain this weight so I’m not going to lose it in a week, but I feel like I workout HARD and I want to see results! If you can’t tell I am a very impatient person. VERY impatient. I actually took a “before” picture, so I guess I can compare that with the way I look now to REALLY see a difference.

What I failed to do is take progress measurements before I started working out regularly. My clothes do fit a little bit more loosely now, so I probably lost inches and didn’t even know it! I will be taking measurements VERY soon. I need to know that what I am doing is working.

I also wonder if my 30 minute Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 workouts is enough to do 5 days a week to lose weight. I mean after I’m done with one workout I am breathing hard, my heart rate is high, and my body is totally exhausted. I feel like I get more tired doing her workouts than doing 30 minutes or more on the treadmill or elliptical. Plus she has you do strength workouts as well. Orrrrr… do I need to do both? Get on the treadmill/elliptical for 20-30 min and then do JM’s workouts? I think I’m going to try and do JM for a month or two and see where I am at. If I am literally not seeing any progress during that time then I will have to change something.

*sigh* Why is losing weight so damn hard and gaining weight is so EASY??! 😦

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Weight Progress: 1/12/12

Loss of 1.8lbs! I got to start somewhere right?

Oh, I didn’t have time to post my workout yesterday, so here it is:

  • Elliptical: 1 hour / 617 calories

An hour on the elliptical sounds like murder, but for me it wasn’t that bad yesterday! I was watching Avatar: The Last Airbender (the cartoon series NOT that God awful movie…) to keep me entertained 🙂