Haven't checked in with this thread or been looking at CF as of late. Been super busy!
Hey, congrats Mintyspilot on the weight loss! We have 'Biscuitville' here in NC ~ I have only been there 3 times in seven years and I fear that even driving by and inhaling the cholesterol-laden air could make me gain weight.
Well, I have gotten serious. I am now on my third week of consecutive rowing...although I had gotten 3 weeks in during January before I got sick.
Anyway, I am over the feeling weak and the not fun part of feeling like a big slug and now my muscles are waking up. The tone is coming back to my legs, I have lost about six lbs since the week before I started (we had a week's vacation
on the boat that was physically demanding).
I have been tracking my calories on Livestrong.com and cannot say enough about the free application. I have not necessarily cut out all sinful foods but I am very conscious of portions and have cut down on sugar. It works!
Rowing is the exercise that my body was built for and it responds the quickest to it on the ergometer. Concept2's model is great Concept2: The World's Best Rowing Machine
Don't know what I am going to do when I go cruising because I do find it difficult to find any other exercise other than running that I can do that really gets me to reach this heart rate as quickly and steadily...works upper body, lower body, and both chambers of the heart simultaneously...kind of like getting your cardio and weight bearing exercise all in one.
Anyway, I am determined now...I am on track and enjoying the feeling of having muscle tone again and enjoying the working out. Thank goodness!
Take care all and hope your weight loss and exercise sessions are going well!