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Showing posts with label gym. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gym. Show all posts

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I have been using Herbalife for five months now and have lost nine pounds so far.  That is not the huge loss I was hoping for when I started, which was disappointing considering I had lost seven in the first month to only plateau, then gain back some afterwards.  This was while going to the gym while using the products as well.  Now, some would say that I was gaining muscle and that would account for the weight gain, but that is not the case here, especially since the fat percentage that had gone done, went back up.  Muscle mass will not do that.

So I started thinking about what I was doing wrong.  I had become quite religious on tracking my food intake as well as my exercise during this time; I had been using the My Fitness Pal app on my phone before iChange was launched so I was aware of my history of exercise and food consumed.  With this thinking back, I remembered that when I started Herbalife, I felt great.  I had good energy, was losing weight, going to the gym, it was all gravy.  Then I plateaued.  I still felt good, still had energy and was still going to the gym.  Then I started to gain weight.  Right after I joined iChange.  It was not the fault of iChange, just bad timing of it all.  I continued on with everything and eventually came to a conclusion.

I wasn't eating enough.

With that thought in mind, I did some research.  In the beginning, I was told to eat 1500 calories a day, iChange advised 1932 a day.  With some further research, I concluded that I was putting my body in starvation mode when I would go to the gym.  I was eating the calories I was initially instructed to but once I entered the exercise in, I would be far below where I should be.  I also discovered that the minimum that the body needs in caloric intake a day is 1500 for men and 1200 for women.

I was at that from the start! 

No good.

So now, I am eating more, while staying out of the gym for now.  I have been hitting my caloric daily goal of 1932 and going over without fear, have lost some weigh to even being under a pound from when I started iChange and have lost the fat percentage that I had lost initially.

I am now thinking about heading back to the gym knowing what I know now.  Forming a battle plan now to keep losing while toning, without putting my body into starvation mode again.  Of course this plan starts with having to eat more but I am leaning towards purchasing something from the 24 line to aid in that.  Either some Prolong or Prepare.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Fall Into Sadism

I have become a sadist.

Not the ball gag, leather wearing, being whipped while wearing nipple clamps, safe word using type of sadist. But a sadist nonetheless.

Originally this was going to be a commentary about those that go to gyms and use the device that is called an elliptical machine; I prefer to call it a medieval torture device, but that has changed. It seems that I have become indoctrinated unto their ways of pain, for I have now begun to use the infernal contraption on a regular basis.

When I first started using the damn thing, I could only do five minutes but it seemed that on the third or fourth day I managed to do twenty minutes. I don't know what happened or what the hell got into me, but there it was, me doing more than five minutes.

I fear I may be slipping into a dangerous bit of exercising with this new found bit of sadism.

When I was first starting, I would make fun of those that would get on the torturous devices for being able to do more than myself. How could someone manage to maintain such a level of commitment to staying on it?

There is a girl that is sometimes there when I arrive that is on a device when I get there, on it the entire time that I am and still on it after I leave. This is usually about an hours worth of time, I can't comprehend how she can continue to do such an amount of time.

I have labeled her the Queen of the Sadists and I bow at her feet in worship of her torture device prowess.

Amber, I have done 25 minutes and could easily do 30, if I wanted to. Time to step up.