We did a warm up walk to start for about 5 minutes. Then we did "stations", kinda took me back to basketball training ( I see lot's of flash backs in my future.) (Thank you Mr. Cregor) He paired us up or we kinda fell in groups of 2 really at each station. We had 3 stations with resistance bands, doing various motions with the arms. One was a bike, steps, hand weights (5lb, 8lb& 10lb), A rowing machine and then shadow boxing. It was supposed to be two rowing machines but one broke. Any way, the first time around we did them for 45 seconds each. Some stations it went by quickly others it felt like forever. Then we went around again for 30 seconds. I actually did better then I thought I would.
I did have to hit my inhaler once as we were doing the walk, but I still have a lot of congestion from being sick. I wanted to get it in my system before a full blown asthma attack and it did what it was supposed to. Although I got winded later doing the stations, not the asthma can't get your breath thing.
The one area of my body where I felt the most burn today was in my arms, my bi & triceps to be exact. I guess I really don't use those muscles that much in everyday life. Sure I pick up Elijah and carry him around, but not really using those muscles.
Then we did 2 laps around the court to cool down.
After that we met with Vicki Mascagni who is our dietitian. If you are interested in her blog it's here. http://fittoeat.wordpress.com/ she has some healthy recipes on there. If you look on the right side blog roll you will find some calculators for BMI and recommended calorie intake. Something you may want to look at. I really like her and the fact that she is teaching us how to apply things in real life. She in fact is a realist. She understands that if we deprive ourselves of everything we have known, we are likely to fall off the wagon. *food is my drug remember* Granted I have to retrain my mind that I do not have to finish everything on my plate, tip 1 today from her, leave food on your plate. That if you are going to have something not so healthy eat half, and eat healthy the rest of the day. Meaning when I get that hankering for something deepfried (oh stop my mouth from watering) that I can have something small and in moderation. Something else she said today is sometimes you have to swing the pendulum all the way back to the left before you can get to the middle. Which is what I think I have to do. I have been living this way for so long that I have to break myself before I can get into a lifestyle that focuses on moderation.
The actual weigh in was not til this morning. But keeping a food journal, which was one of the assignments from last week. Made me really examine what I am eating and in truth stopped so much of the snacking. When you write it all down it becomes some how more real and accountable to yourself.
As a matter of fact from when I weighed in last friday night til the official weigh in this morning I am down 5lbs. I know some of that can be water weight, etc. But I feel it's something and without much working out due to being sick. Lisa told me I should have waited to loose weight because that 5lbs doesn't count toward the contest. I replied that I have a spare 5lbs to loose and still have enough left to be in the competition.
One of the other gals in the contest has started a blog about her experience. If you want to read it here is the link http://www.celestecade.blogspot.com/ I thought some of you might want to read it from another person's experience.
I got to thinking about it as we were sweating this morning, I didn't know about the large cash prize at the end until after I was already chosen to participate. That is not why I did it. But it is an incentive to work hard and beat the other 15 people. If I do by God's grace when a cash prize, I think as a reward Ron and I will have to use some of that money for a weekend get away with just the two of us, cause if it comes to that, I know I will want to celebrate. I don't know if I even stand a chance, it's still so early in the program to know what anyone is going to loose. But either way, win or not, I know I will feel better in the end.