I had an awesome work out today at the gym and burned 975 calories! Woot woot! I went in there with one goal: do the elliptical for an hour. After about 30 minutes, I was so ready to get off but I said no, I am going to stick to my goal and do this! I did intervals again, increasing and decreasing resistance. Intervals make it seem like the time is going faster, which is great. I had 2 minutes left to meet my hour goal and one of the personal trainers came up to me and asked if I would be interested in working with their main trainer who is only here visiting for 10 days (he lives out of state). I was drained but how could I say no to that? Free? I mean come on, yes please. He was really great. If he lived here, he would totally be my trainer! He had me doing stuff I had never done. Doing things with those big exercise balls, etc. I felt the burn and was shaking. He said I have a poker face and he needs to break that, lol. I definitely have a serious concentration face. After I worked with free weights and my own body weight for a bit we went to talk a little about nutrition and then came the pitch. Of course. I meet with him again on Thursday. I'm actually considering signing up for personal training for at least a month to see how I like it. He told me I'm really strong and he can tell I'm determined. I know he wasn't just saying that, because I know it's the truth. Yes, I'm tooting my own horn, lol. He also told me he does not recommend doing as much cardio as I've been doing (boooo!) and I need to work on strength 3x a day, working on different areas each time. He said he does not recommend the weight machines at all. Only free weights and your own body weight. I'm excited but a little hesitant at the same time. Personal training is not cheap by any means but they will give me an entire workout and meal plan so it doesn't hurt to try, right? Just in time for our "money pot" challenge! I totally stole the money pot idea from a forum I'm in. As you may know, I started a private group on Facebook and basically, we're all putting in $5 (well, not all of us, only those who want to participate) and whoever has the highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the challenge gets the money! It should be fun and a little extra motivation.
The Biggest Loser comes on tonight. Any fans? I just recently started watching but it's always motivating to see other people lose weight. The show is loooong though, 2 entire hours! Last time I watched I did jumping jacks and sit ups during the commercials and burned almost 300 calories. I'm not sure if I'll have the strength to do it tonight but I might try something. It's better than snacking during the show.
I also made a Facebook page. 246 likes in a day. Absolutely amazing. Thank you all so much for your support. I really appreciate it.