Friday, February 18, 2011

Oatmeal, Biggest Loser Bob, strength training and the stupid scale!

It's Friday...and for that I am thankful...

I have discovered how good real oatmeal is...I always used to just make the instant, but I won't be grabbing that kind anymore...I have been making 1 serving of the real stuff, with a little brown sugar and some keeps me full, it's healthy, and its keeping me regular :)

Bob Harper..from Biggest Loser..I used to dream of going on that show and I always wanted him as my trainer. I thought he seemed a little easier than Jillian, and alot nicer. But that was till I bought his new workout series called Inner Method. OH MY GOSH! These DVD's kick my butt! I bought the cardio one which is 65 minutes of nonstop movement with weights..and the strength training one which is an hour of torture with weights. These are both really great workouts that literally leave you standing in a puddle of sweat barely able to move. I have spent the last year really concentrating on cardio to lose weight. And while I still have more weight to lose I really wanted to start building muscle and getting definition....and I know strength training is the answer....but I hate that EVERY time I start lifting weights..the scale doesn't budge..or it sometimes goes up! UGH! and that is whats happening this week..I am eating great, working out hard and the scale is not budging! My husband sounds like a broken record...thats what you want to happen because that means your are building muscle and muscle burns fat. I know that in my head...but when I step on my scale my heart hurts cuz I want to see the scale go DOWN! Why oh why are we sooo worried about the number on a scale? People who see us don't see how much we weigh, they see how we look. I know this. But I just can't get it beat into my head. I want that scale to show my goal weight. Sooooo bad.

But...I am going to try to ignore my scale. Keep doing these videos. Keep eating right. and See what happens after a few weeks of this. I just know I got to do something to tighten this flappy skin up. And I want to have definition in my arms and legs. And I know the more muscle you have the more fat you burn..and who doesn't want to burn fat?? I am going to try this..and I will keep you posted.

Have a great FRIDAY everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there - the scale is the last to get the memo...but when it does, it REALLY responds! If you need something in the meantime, try using a tape measure. It will also show an increase, initially, but will start dropping much quicker than the scale.