OK so I can now see that my title may make you go hmmm, what kind of site is this? Well it is a true statement. I have been working on the total gym, which I really like, and this weak I am taking a step back to a cheaper work out.
Today I ran in place in front of the TV with 5 lb leg weights and 5 pound dumb bells. I actually “ran” the entire 25 minutes without stopping. This is huge for me as I hate running and have not had the stamina to run more then 3-4 minutes when I started this in Nov. Even 2 weeks ago I was only lasting about 9-10 minutes.
During the first 10 min. of my run I did use my 5 lb free weights to do upper body while I was jogging/running in place. This is a 2 lb increase from my 3 lb dumb bells so this is also very motivating. This will only enhance my toning goal even more. It was a little bit harder, which is good, but it was a good feeling.
I then proceeded to lie on the floor and do some leg lifts and kicks etc with the 5 lb weights on each leg. Lots of stretching which is getting easier and I am getting more limber.
I felt really good and sweat just as much as the total gym and really did a great work out today. My point being, you don’t need expensive equipment to work out. I think the cost of the dumbbells and the leg weights are about $25-$30 max. I bought those years ago at wal-mart and they were not expensive at all.
So I bit the bullet and measured today and here is what I got.
2/8/2010 NOW Loss/Gain
Bust: 43 ½ 43 ½ No L or G (I am so OK with this one)
Waist: 45 ½ 45 L- ½
Hips: 47 ¾ 47 ½ L- ¼
Thigh (1): 27 27 No L or G
Arm: 13 13 No L or G
Total inches over 19 days = ¾ inch. This may not sound like much but it is huge for me. I am still losing and I feel better every day.
Total loss since I started this in November.
November 2009 NOW Loss/Gain
Bust: 44 43 ½ L- ½ in.
Waist: 48 45 L- 3 in.
Hips: 49 47 ½ L- 1 ½ in.
Thigh (1): 28 27 L- 1 in.
Upper arm: 13 13 No L or G (stubborn arm!)
My TOTAL loss since I started this in November 2009 = 6 inches. Average is 2 inches per month, yay me!! May not seem fast enough for some reason but mentally I have started to change so many things. The longer this takes and the more motivated I get the easier it will be to keep these life changes permanent