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I am 49 and heading for 50. This is about me, the highs and lows and a lot of stuff re weight loss, so follow me and see wha I am up to !!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I don't know about the weights first

Well as you girls know, I was advised to do my weights programme first and then cardio plus to have a glass of milk and a yoghurt before hand. So did that last night - I don't know, I do feel I need protein so that is okay with the yoghurt or milk but do think I need some carbohydrate - low GI foods I didnt think I had the energy. My thought was one piece of bread (something quite grainy like Burgen) with some tuna or cheese in it? When I went to the gym last night I asked about the weights first and then cardio, they didn't agree and I must admit to not liking the weights first as I struggled through the cardio. I think I need to be fresh for the cardio and Adrian the trainer agreed. So tonight is just cardio so that is okay, tomorrow is cardio and weights so will try with the yoghurt and bread and see how I go plus will go back to cardio first and weights - keep you posted. I am going to do some research into this subject, I am now really interested in the technical side of weight loss and as Kazz has said in her blog - I am really looking forward to educating myself. I am tired at present, still getting over the weekend. My gym is only closed on Good Friday during the Easter period, so I intend to make the most of it and do some long sessions - or two sessions daily. I might even get them during this period to re-work my programme. When I have a bit more money certainly investing in a Heart Rate Monitor so I think this is going to be beneficial to allow me to see how many calories I am burning etc. Christened my new oven last night, will take a bit to get used to. Just did some frozen fish fillets - I usually don't like to eat anything processed but these are easy. So will try and bake some low fat goodies for the freezer to get used to the fan forced. With weight loss other than the exercise/food intake/water intake and tracking the most important key is the mindset - mine this week has taken a bit of a battering in that the gain has upset me, but I am doing the self talk and this helps plus I visualise myself a happier, healthier and thinner Martine. I watched Biggest Loser last night, I don't agree with the program as such but I think what it does is show us the difference weight loss can make not just to the physical. Each person somehow I can connect with and seeing how happy they are. I got a lot from last night's episode - the fact that with confidence you can do anything. Maybe the reason I don't attract men is that I don't believe in myself. I brought a 12 week food journal tracker at WW on Friday, I haven't used it this week - it hasn't started off in the best way but will do it next week. I am also going to track my measurements, I have taken my measurements when I first joined the gym in late November 2009 so it will be interesting to see how I go. I haven't necessarily lost the kgs I wanted but am sure I am changing shape. Anyway, yesterday most of water consumed and spend the entire day on the toilet - I must try and focus on this, especially with weigh in on Friday. Take care everyone, and feel free to post - I get a lot of joy from them. Anyone that wants to email me direct can on mdally@internode.on. net Martine xxxx

10 comments:

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

You are a smart lady to listen to your body and do what is right for it. You will find something that works for you, and it probably won't be 100% in line with any of your recommendations. Keep going. You're getting there.

Chris H said...

Same as above.. do what works best for you.

MrsPowell09 said...

Definately Cardio BEFORE Weights!!!
Resistance training is actually hurting your muscles - so doing aerobic exercise after that could result in injury. Your muscles need time to repair.
Your body is also using energy to repair the muscles, therefore burning calories after you've finished resistance training! So burn more calories by doing your Cardio prior to weights.

MrsPowell09 said...

Definately Cardio BEFORE Weights!!!
Resistance training is actually hurting your muscles - so doing aerobic exercise after that could result in injury. Your muscles need time to repair.
Your body is also using energy to repair the muscles, therefore burning calories after you've finished resistance training! So burn more calories by doing your Cardio prior to weights.

MrsPowell09 said...

Sorry! Not sure why that posted twice!
Mel
xx

kazz said...

I agree Martine - do what works for you! Our bodies are all individuals and will react differently to different things, there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to weight loss. I generally have a banana or sometimes a boiled egg before my workouts.

kazz =]

GaeChann said...

Hello Martine!
Thank you for your comment on my blog!
I have changed my mindset recently so now I'm happy with any little loss and don't allow a little gain to floor me!
All those little losses (0.3 this week) have finally added up to something significant so that now I'm finally an 80's gal!
I've stopped looking at the BIG picture and just concentrate on each week - I track, track, track using the online tracker and ALWAYS weigh my portions.
I've given up "happy hour" each afternoon so no more wine and nibblies!
I've added easy, at-home exercise that I can do wherever I may be - walking, floor exercises & arm exercises with 1 kilo weights.
It's working for me - albeit slowly but that's OK! This is NOT a race!
I have 6 months before the Bali wedding and now the Far East Cruise so should have another 10 or so kilos lost by then!
Slow and steady wins the race - eventually!
Have a great week - Gae oxoxo

Hippygal said...

I have always been told cardio before weights and then I would do a few minutes of cardio in between the weights to keep the heart rate up.... just maybe once. Like the others have said we have to do what is right for us.... we are all different :-)

Katali said...

As Kazz said, at the end of the day, exercise is exercise, and if you do it, it doesn't matter what order you do it in, as long as it works for you. The weights will still make you strong, and the cardio will still burn calories. :)

Love your blog, by the way. Very interesting, and I'm so excited about how determined you are! :)

Tania said...

I agree with what so many others have said - do what you think is right for you. There's no harm in trying different things but remember if you're not comfortable with something then what are the chances that you'll be happy sticking to it in the long term?

You know i'm in your corner through the good times and the bad, keep working on the mindset (I know only too well how much I have to do it) and you WILL get there - remember, slow and steady wins the race.