This week was my first week back at CUT Fitness. When I first started working out there back in March, they offered quite a few Zumba classes, so most of the classes I took there were either Zumba or Body Combat with a little bit of Body Pump and cycle. Unfortunately for me, Zumba wasn't doing too well, so it's now only available on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings, so I don't see too much Zumba in my future.
Anyway, my first week back has gone pretty well. I kicked my own ace on my first day back at Body Combat. I managed to get my heart rate up into the 180s which just seems insane for me. I usually feel like I have to push really hard just to hit 170. I must have just been amped to be back in my favorite class because my normal average heart rate is usually in the 140s, but for the first half of class, I averaged 156! The second half of class, however, was a struggle. I really gassed myself in the first half, but it was worth it to really see how far I could push myself.
|Top: first half of class. Bottom: second half of class. Right: Driving awkwardly home with some pretty nasty toe cramps.|
I figured I'd put up my measurements this week since I haven't recorded them here since the end of March.
May 17th, 2013 (-since 3/29/13, -since 1/4/13)
- Weight - 148.2 (-0, -5.8)
- Calf - 13.5" (-0.25, -0.25)
- Knee - 15" (-0, -0.25)
- Thigh - 23.75" (+0.25, -0.25)
- Hips/Butt - 41" (+0.25, -0.75)
- Belly - 38.75" (+0.25, -0.75)
- Waist - 30.25" (+0.25, -1.25)
- Bust - 36.5" (+0.5, -1.5)
- Arms - 11.5" (-0, -0.75)
I'm going to throw a goal out here that may or may not be attainable. Actually, I know it's attainable, but it's not going to be easy and maybe I'm not feeling too confident about it but... June 7th will be my one-year anniversary of deciding to get fit. On that day, I weighed 163 pounds which officially marked a 20 pound gain from the last time I had decided to get in shape back in 2010 when I lost 20 pounds in only a few months. At this time in 2010, I weighed 143 pounds.
So here's my goal: I want to hit 143 by June 7th. I have three weeks to do so, which means I'll need to lose between 1 and 2 pounds per week. I think that if I can manage to cut my beer intake way down I'll be able to reach my goal, but that will probably be the most difficult. That will be really, really difficult. I love beer too much. So we'll see how that goes.
So there's my goal. I put it out there, so it's real now and I have to do the work to reach it. Wish me luck!