Exercise – Elliptical, Bike, Ab work (no machines, just on the floor)
Calories burned – 500+
Weight – 183
Tech – I tried out the earbud headphones @jenbshaw recommended – The pads were nice, but they still forced themselves out of my ears – both the small and the medium size. I pulled off the padding and used them without and they worked super well. So a win in the end. I probably should have looked for something that said “child” that would fit my freakishly small ear canal.
Song – “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry
The music thing is critical for me – there is this crisis point I hit between calories 250 and 400 where I hurt and want to quit and it sucks and I hate it. But. If I can push through that – somewhere around 400 I am suddenly having . . . fun . . . yeah, FUN. I feel like a badass, I run faster, the music that helped me through the hard part is now helping me fly. I um. Okay fine, I fucking smiled on the elliptical today when I hit 500. And then I went a little farther.
Go you. I’ve been working out like a maniac too. And sort of enjoying it for the first time in my life, which is weird. I mean, I hate it while I’m doing it, but I love how I feel all virtuous afterward. (And I kinda like the feeling of sore muscles too. Weird, right? But it’s sort of affirmation of “ah, this is working!”)
Lotus / Sarcastic Mom
You are fucking rocking this. So excited for you, following your progress.
I never EVER find earbuds that will stay in my ears! My ears are from an alien planet and all the other ears around here laugh and mock my ears, AKA Those That Cannot Hold Buds.
I have to use old school head gear fucking headphones. Bleh.