Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OoooOOOOooohhhh. (Weight Lifting Today)

So today when I had to leave work I was still awake enough and FINALLY made it into some exercise lycra leggings. I went to the Y, which was nearby, to lift weights. When I pulled out the card, it showed that it had been 3 weeks since I lifted weights. And I had lost 13 pounds since then. And I've lost some strength since then.

I remember last time I was there, I was feeling strong and so took it a little easy so as not to advance too quickly. Today for many of the exercises, it was all I could do (with sexy little grunting noises) to push to the same number of repetitions as last time. In some cases I did better, in some cases I lost a lot of gained ground (I have a very hard time gaining strength in my upper shoulder, which is okay enough by me, since I'm female, but it doesn't keep me from trying, all the while hating those overhead shoulder presses, ugh.)

Anyway, could it be that some of the lost weight over the past 2-3 weeks has been due to muscle loss? Obviously it couldn't have been ALL muscle, but it was such a significant and rapid weight loss...

Anyway, I must say that after lifting weights today, my guess is that I will lose weight less rapidly this week as my body builds back more muscle. And that's... ok. :-)

In wtf news, I gained further flexibility in the backs of my legs. Hurray, me likey.

I had a single Andes mint today. I haven't given myself a cheat day this week because of the fmaily reunion thing this week, and also I haven't really been craving one that much, I'm pretty good right now. Still, it was a funny thing for me to eat only one Andes mint.

Just one.

It was good. 40 would have been better. :-)


Mae Flowers said...

I love your commment that 40 would have been better. Made me laugh! haha It's so hard to stop at just one so I'm proud of you!

bbubblyb said...

Sounds like you had a good day. I miss the weight training. Yes, it sure seems like the muscle starts going away way quicker than it took to make it. Good luck with making it to weight train more often and on just 1 mint.