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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Weeks Fifty-One through Fifty-Seven

FINALLY!!!!!!  I had a significant weight loss this week!
The past month or so has been nothing but yo-yo-ing back and forth…..up here, down here, up here, down here.  Needless to say, it’s been frustrating and a bit depressing for me, and I’ve felt like something had to give.

My mom got a rowing machine mid-January (not those funky 80s style ones….but the kind that rowing clubs use for training) and I’ve been putting in some time on that thing each week.   At first, I could barely do 10 minutes without having to stop and take a break, and I had to keep the intensity really low.  Believe it or not, it’s really a big ass-kicking workout since you are actually working your whole body; it’s a deceptively simple looking workout.  Gradually, I’ve upped my time each week, and I’ve upped the intensity of the workout.  Now I alternate between two workouts:  20 minute duration at a higher resistance, or I do 30 minutes (or 5000 meters) at a moderate intensity.  Not only have I noticed that I don’t get winded as quickly, but I’ve also noticed some serious muscle building/toning going on in all the major muscle groups.
I have to say that I’m really pleased about that since I don’t dig jiggle, and my arms (we won’t even talk about my stomach) have never been a thing of pride for me.  I can deal with maybe not dropping some serious poundage quickly in exchange for losing inches on the body and toning up that which has been SORELY lacking.


  1. This month was a total bust for me, everyone wanted to take me out for dinner for my birthday! Four dinners down and one to go. The rowing machine sounds awesome..

  2. I am going to sign up AGAIN and go to meetings. I need a change of scenery. There is a new WW closer to my house that has a Sunday 900am meeting, plus it's next to the VON's.