Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ChaLean Extreme - Week 6 - Wednesday

Push Circuit 2 - 1 set of 8 (or at least 6) to failure of the following:

standard overhead press [15 lb dumbbells]
single-leg lunge [20 lb dumbbells]
standing reverse fly [10 lb dumbbells]
standing Arnold press (+1 set of 3, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells]
single-leg dead lift (+1 set of 3 standard dead lifts, super slow) [40 lb EZ curl bar]
bent-over lateral raise (+1 set of 3, super slow) [10 lb dumbbells]
frontal should press (+1 set of 3, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells]
single-leg tap lunge (+1 set of 3 static lunges, super slow) [15 lb dumbbells]
lateral deltoid raise (+1 set of 3, super slow) [10 lb dumbbells]

I was watching The Biggest Loser this morning and stupid me kept crying. The contestants got to go home for a week, and the competed in a half-marathon and they had temptations and choices to make and then at the weigh in there were surprised and oh boy, I was a mess by the end of the show. I really wish I'd started watching it sooner. I wish I could train like they do. Well, maybe not. I kind of like how things are right now. I get something in almost ever day of the week, and it's not too much per day that I start to resent it. I know the show is not a realistic way to lose weight and get fit for the average person, but still, sometimes I wish I could do all of the things the contestants on the show do.

So, I'm wearing my new clothes today. I even wore a real bra (instead of a sports bra) and husband-approved underwear, instead of my beloved granny panties. The jeans are a little long loose (but the smaller size was way too tight) and the shirt really showcases my rack. Which is not that great but there it is. I'll admit, I did check myself out in the mirror a few times. Whatever I might think about the new clothes, I will admit that they are highly motivating. I want to get more weight off so I can get smaller clothes and look better.

I will have a treat for you on Sunday. Well, it won't be enjoyable for any of us, but it's necessary, I think. This whole coming to terms with my body and seeing the video of me the other day finally kicked my butt into gear and I put together a page of before and during pictures. Sony has shipped my camera back and it should be here Friday, so I will include some with the new clothes, too. I've been really honest about my weight and my progress in this blog, but the visuals really speak louder than anything I could possibly type here. And, I want to say goodbye to that version of me, because *knocksonwood* I am never going to be that size again. So Sunday evening, I'll have the link in my blog.

6:20 AM - apple & cottage cheese

8:40 AM - chicken breast w/ cheese & mustard on whole wheat sandwich thin, coffee w/ half-and-half & Splenda

12:00 PM - beef sirloin w/ broccoli

3:10 PM - carrots & mozzarella string cheese

6:30 PM - homemade chicken pot pie; Well, I used the rest of the Jiffy mix I had (but I totally could have made my own crust) but everything else was from scratch.

Calories - 1599
Carbs - 160 (27 fiber)
Protein - 126
Fat - 52
C/P/F Ratio - 29.7/31.2/29


Jess said...

Damn. I wish I had time to watch TBL. I think it would really motivate me but I had to cut out some of my shows that I watch since I don't have time to watch them all. Apparently, I must like Paranormal Investigators better than TBL, since I still record that. :oP I've cried my fair share of times watching it (TBL) too. I miss it.

I am totally LOL at your real bra and panties comments. :D If you're in the market for some new ones, you should totally check these ones out: These are my absolute favorites! Not only are they cute, but they are comfy too. Just a thought...

I'm looking forward to seeing your pics and videos. :) I'm so proud of your honesty and happy that you are sharing with everyone. It's a big step, but I think it's a step in the right direction.

Becky said...

Well, DH likes those.

Jess said...

What man wouldn't? ;)