H.A.M Week

So my bf decided (for the both of us) that we should just go H.A.M (Hard As A Motherf***er) for one week in the gym. That week is this week. This consists of:

M/W: 30 minutes treadmill, 1 hour elliptical, abs

T/TH: 30 minutes treadmill, 1 hour elliptical, leg press, bench, curls

After 2 days of this I can say that I. AM. TIRED. More like exhausted really, and boooyyyy am I sore! I don’t even want to go to the gym today. And the bf pretty much made himself sick from working out so hard. This is pure torture people!

Anywhooo, I will be taking my weight and measurements this Saturday morning to see if I have lost anything this past week. *crosses fingers* I swear if that number goes up on the scale I am going to go straight loco on someone’s candy ass.

On a happier note, I can now do 3 sets of 5 on the bench press at 105lbs! ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE POUNDS. Rawr!!! I’m getting stronger and I’m loving it!

On a sadder note, I have on-again, off-again shin splints. Yesterday was on-again. I am definitely getting new running shoes this Saturday (I just had to wait for Mr. Paycheck) 🙂

 

 

 

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??! 😦