Saturday, September 3, 2011

Frustration Setting In!

So today I had that inevitable meeting with my good old friend "frustration".  Day 3: The "almost halfway there" point, it rears it's ugly head and hits me head on!

Circuit Training Room

Today was my first day back to the gym since...well, I couldn't even tell ya, but at least a couple of weeks.  I decided that since I was still feeling sluggish that I would hit the elliptical instead of running.  I did 45 minutes on the elliptical machine on random hill mode on level 17.  Like ten minutes in, I already felt like it was too much.  It felt so hard! I mean level 17 hills aren't by any means easy, but never has it felt that difficult before.... but the first day back is the hardest, right?

Leg Extender AKA The Devil!
After my torturous cardio, I scampered into the circuit training room to hit the weight machines.  There are 10 different weight machines in the circuit training room so you can get a full body workout.  It's pretty awesome, that is, until I hit this machine!  The leg extension machine is the devil! 

I've always seen like those weight-loss "makeover" type shows where people are working out so intensely that they throw up all over the place.  I never really understood what that was like until Mr. Leg Extension waltzed into my life! No, no, no, I've never gotten sick at the gym or anything, but this machine legit makes me feel sick!  It's so strange! When I'm done with my set I have to sit forward and curl into a ball because I swear I feel like I'm two seconds away from decorating myself with my morning's breakfast! 

Is there a machine that makes any of you feel like this?!  It's literally the only machine that ever makes me feel like this!

So anyway, my frustration came on hard right after the gym, after a hard workout, I wanted to grab a salad... but it seemed like all the salads I wanted were 15-26 WW points!  I was so frustrated!  I was like OK, well if I eat the salad I'll only have 7 points left for dinner... grrrrr!  I know when you go from eating your face off to sticking to healthy eating it's hard in the beginning, and this was officially my first hard day for me.  Luckily, my boyfriend is amazing so he went to the store and got chicken and salad bags and I'm sitting on the deck writing this now while he's grilling the chicken up for our own home made salads that are way less WW points!  He's the best :)

I'm starting to love having a place to vent!  Thanks for reading!

xoxo Pretty T


  1. Hello, PPT, I am with you every step of the way. By the way, I am Izzy. You and I have similar journey/goals. I am also 230 lbs and would like to lose at least 35 pounds by January 1 2012. So I will be following you every step of the way. I am also thinking about joining weight watchers but I really want to know if it is worth it? (You know the money and /or my time.) Please let me know, by responding to this comment.

    Thanks a ton!

  2. Keep up the good work...I've been watching you on youtube for a while...Don't give up.

  3. Thank you both so much for watching/reading!!! Yesterday was a rough day!

    Izzy, I swear by Weight Watchers! The program is AWESOME! I feel like it truly is the best way to teach yourself portion control and how to really give yourself healthy BALANCED eating habits and it's the only thing I've ever tried that was actually easy to maintain long-term.

    As far as cost, this is what I tell people who are like myself and may not have the extra money to put up for weekly meetings (I'm a college student, so I'm broke). This, of course is only my opinion, and I offer it because I understand what it's like to not be able to afford things like this:

    If you can, try to sign up during one of the MANY times that they waive the registration fee, or better yet, when they offer the free week trial. Go to at least one meeting (I think they're $14 a week) or even two, learn the material, and ask TONS of questions! That way, you get the booklets to explain the program, you've gotten to ask the people at WW any questions you may be unclear about, and you've gotten the swing of things. The program is very easy to follow on your own. I strongly suggest getting the points calculator, it makes life SUPER easy!

    To me, when I used to be able to afford meetings, I always learned a lot. Different snack ideas, meal ideas, things I wouldn't have thought of on my own. IMO, if you have the money to go, it's worth going. It helps, it really does. Some people don't feel like they benefit from the meetings, but I ALWAYS left with knowledge that I didn't have before.

    I feel like I just babbled so much haha, but if there are any other questions you have or anything else I can clarify for you FEEL FREE TO ASK!!! I hope this helped a little :) Glad to have a buddy in this!

    xoxo Pretty T

  4. Ha!! I actually get nausea when I do certain exercises, also... mostly things where I have to swing my arms a lot, like Kettle Bell swings, or 21's. I think it's got something to do with lactic acid.

  5. SweatyGirl! I totally just stalked your blog, you're awesome!

    It's so weird thought right?! Maybe I'll try to make sure I BREATHE through those grueling exercises hahaha :) I'm afraid to ask, but what are 21's?