Monday, February 1, 2010

January's Over

I have completed the January Body Boot camp.  Went in last Saturday for another Body Fat Analysis and here are my numbers.
weight - from 154.5 to 151.5
Fat% - from 32.7% to 27.2%
waist - from 36.5 to 35.5
hips - from 43 to 42
Body Fat #s - from 52 to 41 pounds

So I lost 3 pounds overall, but 11 pounds of body fat and gained 8 pounds of muscle.  One inch off each my waist and hips, and body fat went down 5 and half points!  I'd have preferred a larger overall weight loss, but I'm happy with the body fat loss.  The healthy range for body fat for a woman my age is from 21 to 33%, so the closer I get to 21% the better, but I'm ok where I'm at too.

I mentioned that I liked Wednesday's instructor more then Mondays.  Turns out that the Monday instructor I had was a fill in, but even after I met the real instructor I still liked Wednesday's better.  BUT, I liked Fridays the most!  His name is John, and although male, he's just a better instructor.  He's also military which has a lot to do with my preference and we spend more time working out and less time running.

Over the course of the month, I missed 3 workouts.  The first two Fridays, both for weather reasons.  One was simply too cold.  The other it was raining.  The third night was the third Monday and hubby and I plus another couple and their two kids all went out to dinner.  Scheduling prevented me from attending the workout.  (But the meal was fantastic!)

I did sign up for February.  This month, because there are so many signed up, there are two classes, a "beginner" and an "advanced".  John is teaching the advanced class all three nights (one of the reasons I signed up rather then finding something cheaper).

First workout for this month was tonight.  It was a good workout.  Last month's Monday instructor is the other teacher for this month and she was there too.  We all worked out together tonight as one large group, we'll break into two groups on Wednesday.  She (I can't remember her name) is in LOVE with lunges, and my thighs are SO not.  I'll be sore tomorrow!  Weather was crappy but not too cold.  Good thing it only misted and started after I got there, I might not have gone!  (I hate rain)

I'll try to keep you posted on how I do as the month progresses.  Thanks for reading!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Week One over, and other stuff

Week one (of four) is over.  Three days of Body Boot Camp, and I went to two of them.  Why'd I miss one?  Because last night the temptuarture at Memorial Park was SUB-FREEZING!  I will not subject that to myself.  I want to get fit, not become a masochist!

Monday was good, only day this week I wasn't sore.  Wednesday was better, I prefer our Wednesday instructor to our Monday one.  She worked out with us, she didn't just watch.  I much prefer that.  She's also female, as are all the people in the group, and that is just better.  Not sure why exactly, but it is.  Wednesday was also warmer, nearly 60 degrees.  I shed two upper layers that night (of three).  But then I left without retrieving my sweatshirt from the bench.  :(  Next time I go I'll see if I'm extremely lucky and someone grabbed it for me.

Food wise, I've been so-so.  Doing good one day, having frozen pizza the next.  This week, I'll try to do better.

And eleswhere in my world, it's the second Saturday of the month which means it's Stampin' Saturday.  I'm off to Nancy's in a bit to stamp.  I always enjoy that.  Then it's off to my mothers.  My dad made homemade Potato soup last night and we are all going to enjoy that, then maybe going to go see Sherlock Holmes.

Tomorrow I will attempt to complete my goal of replacing my brown boots.  The soles have come detatched.  I have attempted to repair them, but one of them came detached again.  Lovely.  I hate shopping for shoes.  I'm way too picky.  I have less then "perfect" feet and specific personal requirments.  But I'll go look.

Worked all three days that I could last week, next week is a full week, and I've already got a job for Tuesday.  I am registered with 2 districts now, and Cy-Fair has called everyday this week, but I already had jobs with Katy for all three days.  Tomorrow I'll try to get some Cy-Fair jobs for next week.  The pay is slightly higher and after 30 jobs they'll pay me for the training I had to attend, and if I work 55 jobs in a single semester I get an extra $100 just because.  So Cy-Fair is prefered over Katy.  Besides, I live in Cy-Fair.

Thanks for reading my ramblings.

Monday, January 4, 2010


I don't make resolutions.  I've always felt that any change you want to make for yourself doesn't need a calendar.  It just needs for you to decide to make that change.

I still hold by that, but coincidences happen, and I'm making a change and it just happens to coincide with the new year.  Last week, I bought a Groupon for $30 which was for a month of Body Boot Camp.  Its starts tonight.  It's three nights a week for four weeks, one hour sessions in the eveings.... outdoors.  Wow, outdoor workouts in January?!?  I could have waited to redeem it, it's good through June, but I figure now is always better then later.  So I signed up for January.

I went in for my Body Analysis today.  I didn't get the measurements he took, but my weight is 154 lbs and my body fat is 33.7%, and both numbers are on the high end.  I'll do it again after the month is up so I can compare the numbers.  I'll take some measurements myself in a bit as well (belly, hip, thigh, arm).

I went out the other day to buy some workout clothes appropriate to the weather (layers!) and a yoga mat.  I still have my Wii Fit that I got for Christmas and I still love Spark People.  Lets see how it goes!  Wish me luck!!!