Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesday weigh in - 192.8

Today's weight - 192.8. Down 1.6 and considering my period started Sunday, I'm pretty happy about that! Been doing some kind of exercise every day. Sometimes it's just a non-intense walk, but keeping moving helps me a lot. I've had a cold this week, so not feeling great. And when I went to the chiropractor on Monday, three of my ribs were out of place, sitting higher than the rest of my ribs. Getting them put back into place was a rather interesting sensation! :-O Took measurements today, too and those haven't changed much but since I had all of December off exercise by doctor's orders, that's not surprising.

Go see our kitties at my family blog. They are sooooo CUUUUUTE!

Denise Austin's email for today:
Six Workout Wreckers

To get the most out of your workout — and avoid an injury — make sure to avoid these six common mistakes, say experts from the American Council on Exercise:

1. Jerking to lift weights: Make sure your lifts are slow and controlled. Use your muscle to hoist the weight, not momentum.
2. Leaning on the handrails of the stair climber, elliptical trainer, or treadmill: This makes the workout less challenging and can injure your wrists and back. Stand up tall and instead barely brush the handrails for balance.
3. Not getting enough rest: Working out when you're fatigued can lead to sloppy technique and an injury. Make sure to get your rest before working out.
4. Locking your knees: Always keep your knees slightly bent to prevent an injury.
5. Not warming up: Don't try to shave time off your workout by skipping the warm- up or you could end up on the bench.
6. Getting stuck in a rut: If you're just going through the motions during your workout, shake things up by trying something new! Change will challenge your mind and your body!


Sarah said...

I weigh in today and I think I'm down a pound. My scale at home seems to run a little higher than the one at the school where the competition is. Still kinda mad that they extended the competition 5 more weeks but kinda thankful too. I'm feeling very motivated to exercise! If the lady taking the diet pills wins, I'll be mad. If anyone else wins, I'll be fine.

Jan B said...

Wow, you are almost out of the 190'S!! I am so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the loss, that's great!!

Anonymous said...

wow im am so happy for you! wow 192 is amazing!! keep it up!!

Courtney said...

Great job on the loss and thanks for the excerise tips.

A Box of Chocolates said...

Congratulations on your loss! Keep up the great work and enjoy your kitties...they are too cute.

Heather said...

ouch (about your ribs!). but congrats on your loss, even with TOM. and congrats on the exercise!

Donetta said...

Your are so encouraging thank you. What is your weapon of choice?

Tiffany said...

congrats on the weight loss! Great job! Keep it up!!!

tas said...

Congrats on the loss! It does feel great to get into a smaller size jeans. Good for you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. i appreciated the encouragement... needed it. Your timing was perfect. Just one off the wall question.. What does it feel like to "kill" an "attacking" milk jug?!?!? :)

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Wow! Your doing fantastic! And I love the behind picture, too! You should definately be proud!