So, my plan of action is not turning out the way I had hoped. I am still up this morning…in fact, I am up even from yesterday. That puts me a full five pounds over my lowest weight (199.2). This girl is getting more than a little ticked off at this point. Every day that passes, I am finding it harder and harder to take this lightly and make myself believe it is just muscle and/or water weight.
I have eaten well all week (which includes logging everything). I have been in the gym all week. I have lifted weights. I have done cardio. I have been a stretching fool (which is another element I usually push to the back burner). This has been a great week…except the scale is not complying with my efforts. Why?
Yesterday’s plan of action workout was changed when I hit the gym last night. I was standing near the front desk talking with Dorsey for a minute. Out of nowhere, Dorsey says, “Erica. We should go do Zumba!” And so we did. We popped on into the class and danced. I always loved Zumba (despite the pain)…but my love affair was cut short by the osteoarthritis in my left knee. Boo. Last night was the first night I wandered back into class since. Michelle (instructor) was happy to see me, but quickly called me out in the middle of class as I was jumping along with her. In a way it is nice that they all take time to know me (including my ailments/injuries) and care enough to remind me about being careful. In another way I find it frustrating…like, “Leave me alone and let me have fun.” I know they have my best interests in mind, though…and I love them for it.
Today’s plan of action workout:
-lift off lunges
-side planks with arm extension
-tai chi side lunges
-lateral stepups with kick
-glute bridge with tricep extension
-ab chopper with oblique twist
-20 mins either spin or Neil
That should give me another hour or so in the gym tonight. Wish my deltoids were not as sore as they are right now. I would have loved to truly do a “whole body” day instead of a mostly-lower-body kind of day. Oh well.
What kind of workouts are your favorite (and why)?