ETA: I just bought a pair of size 10 jeans. SIZE 10!!! It's been...a long time...since I was size 10. That's motivating, I must say!
Back to the regular blog:
Now that I have figured out how to upload pictures, this is one of the paths I walk. This picture was taken in the fall; I haven't been there lately because it's been too muddy. Also, a little past this point is where a two deer suddenly ran right in front of me, then paused and looked back. Cool!
But alas, I am still stuck at 139, despite adding to the exercise routine and making sure to do the exercise ball lifts...very...slowly. At least it was 139.0, but I'm beginning to wonder if I was hallucinating that 137.8 back at the start of February. On the other hand, I was most pleasantly surprised by my waist measurement (lost an inch and a half from October, last time I recorded it). I also noticed that I could slip my engagement ring off easily. Last summer, I couldn't budge it. So both my waist and ring finger circumference are shrinking - whoo hooo! And that's more than enough incentive to keep working out.
This weeks step/treadmill/exercise ball and crunch tally (because yes, I added crunches to the workout this week):
March 5 - 17,804 steps
March 6 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts, 10 crunches
March 7 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts, 15 crunches
March 8 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts, 20 crunches
March 9 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts, 20 crunches
March 10 - 1 hr walk (no pedometer, but that would make the day's tally somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 steps), 45 min. on TM, 65 eball lifts, 25 crunches
March 11 - 1 hr. on TM, 65 eball lifts, 25 crunches
March 12 - 1 hr. on TM, 65 eball lifts, 25 crunches
I confess I had three colas and some chocolate this week. Could that be enough to hold me back?? Considering I had soup for dinner at least three times, wouldn't that compensate? Maybe not.
Next week I'll add a few more exercise ball lifts. Those things are hard, but I need to work on the abs more than anywhere else and clearly, that's working.