Within the first few minutes, I noticed that I was getting short of breath quicker then I would be if I was running on the elliptical machine. Not to mention, I was sweating before the timer on my IPOD reached 5 minutes. I thought that was interesting because it would usually take me until around 8 mins to start sweating on the elliptical. Now don't get me wrong, by the time my workout on the elliptical is complete, I am always in a heavy sweat but never as quickly as I was sweating tonight. Another thing I noticed was that my legs felt really heavy, especially in my quads and before I knew it, I was starting to slow down. I ended up being able to run only 15 mins and I had to walk for the rest of the 30 mins.
Maybe my body has become a little complacent with my normal cardio routine. I am still losing weight at a nice healthy pace so I really thought that it was still effective. But after being able to only run for 15 minutes outside, I think I will switch up my elliptical routine to make it a little harder. Who knows, maybe it will shock my body and as a result it will hopefully turn into more weight loss. On the other hand, I am intrigued that I can go for 40 mins straight on the elliptical, making it all the way to a level 10 resistance. But I can't even last at a steady jog for 15 mins outside on the pavement. I guess it is something that I am going to have to gradually get better at. I know for sure that I am down for the challenge. I think I will start by running outside for at least 1 day during the week to start. Just like my mission, I know I can do anything once I put my mind to it.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 39 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - 2 eggo nutrigrain waffles with a cup of Light'n Fit yogurt, a serving of strawberries, and a touch of brown sugar = points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 1 Weight Watchers brownie, 1 Weight Watchers blueberry muffin, and 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 7
Lunch - Two grilled cheese sandwiches (All Weight Watchers Ingredients) with a side of baked potato chips = Points 9
Dinner - 2 servings of homemade Ham and Cheese Calzones (Weight Watchers Recipes) = Points 14
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points (2 points under my daily limit)
Tonight Patty talked me into running outside. I was only able to run for 15 mins before my legs started to cramp up and I was getting short of breath. I am going to gradually work at it so I can run outside for just as long as I am able to run (40mins) on the elliptical in the gym. Tomorrow I will be executing my Back and Triceps routines.
Day #73 - Weigh-In = 263.6 lbs
|Day #73 Weigh-In|
|Day #73 Front Shot|
|Day #73 Dinner|
Ham and Cheese Calzone
(Weight Watchers Recipe)