20 January 2010

A Tale of Two Contradictions

So, this morning was weigh-in at work.

According to my scale at home, I knew I should expect a little bit of a gain. I kept reminding myself that even on The Biggest Loser, week two is always a challege.

I've never pushed myself so hard in a workout before. This morning was the Plyometric Cardio Circuit, and I kept thinking, "Last chance. Last chance. Move it!!!" I felt sure that it would pay off.

Um, not really. Dang.

I stepped up to Kirby - this really awesome machine that measures just about everything - and fed him my smart card.

Yep. Gained 2lbs.

I also apparently grew .03 inches, which this shorty of 5'1 will happily accept.

The thing I find the most interesting is that even though I gained 2lbs, I lost 1% of my body fat. Since 1/5, I've lost a total of 3%. Plus, I measured again this morning and I've lost 1 inch around my waist.

So I'm either blaming the gain on muscle, or the fact that my necklace is way too big today. But I like the fact that I'm losing body fat and inches.

I do have to brag on my workout - I actually did boy push-ups! During the Level 1 Drills (drop down - four push-ups - jump in - jump up - drop down - repeat) I've been kind of cheating and dropping down into modified (read: girly) push-ups, but since I was pushing so hard this morning I didn't have time to get my knees on the ground. I busted out actual push-ups like it was nothing.

Well, until the third circuit, and then I kind of collapsed and thought about never getting up again. Shaun T. was in the background screaming at someone else who had collapsed (it's slightly gratifying to see the people on the DVD collapsing in a pool of sweat) to get up and keep going, so I picked myself up - and was slightly light-headed and shaky - and finished the set.

I've never been so happy to see the cool-down stretches come up on the screen.

Know what else is hilarious? When Shaun T. is screaming at the top of his lungs, "FASTER!! PUSH YOURSELF!! GO!! GOOOOO!!!!" and the suggestions on the screen that appear above the timer say "Know your limits!" and "Rest when needed!" How in the world are you supposed to rest when Shaun is riding your tail the whole workout? Like I'm really going to slow down.

I can't let boys win.

Tomorrow is Cardio Recovery - like I posted last week, it's still a killer workout, but at least you can breathe and stretch out. Matt has a basketball game tomorrow night and won't be home, so I might, MIGHT let myself sleep in and do the workout in the evening. Maybe. I'd hate to break this routine I have going.

Anyone have any new favorite workout songs? I can't get "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas out of my head. It's annoying yet awesome all at the same time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's awesome you've lost an inch in your waist!!!

Week 2 is tough... that's what week I'm on, and the scale is NOT budging. GRRRR.

I'm with you, I don't think I could rest while someone was screaming at me. HAHA.

And way to go on those boy pushups!! That's awesome!!

I love hearing your progress... and about these workouts!! LOVE IT!