I realise I sounded indeed fussy about the perfume. To ...ahem...clear my reputation, I have to tell you that I never return gifts unless they include a change card, which means that the person giving the gift was considering the option. I also never give gifts that have been given to me to other people. Out of respect to the one who gave it to me. Case closed.
I did get on the treadmill on Saturday and he indeed saved my sanity. But I tried something else too and my arms are still sore as I type today! I used weights! Yes, two cute, red, 1 kg each weights. Which I was holding in my hands as I was power walking. I know they are light weights, but boy did it make my workout a LOT more intense! After 15 minutes I was feeling as exhausted as I feel after 30 - 40 mins! That must mean something, right? And my arms are so sore! Those muscles have not been used for eons I think...lol
On Sunday I woke up very early. Well, waking up earlier than a work day on a Sunday is cruelly too early I reckon! And I could not do anything either, but reading blogs and the likes, because Angelos was asleep till 11.00! So after he woke up, I hit the kitchen and prepared food for the week. Firts, I minced 500 gr of skinless chicken breasts and 500 gr of lean beef. I also "minced" 500 gr of portobella mushrooms, and 500 gr of red peppers, onions, and zucchinis. I ended up with 20 burgers each of them for 1.5 points! I cut the salad for the weel (oh I do love you salad spinner), boiled a chicken, made some low fat quacamole, some hummus, put the burgers in the oven, and hit the treadmill, planning to work out for 30 minutes, while the burgers were cooking, then take a shower and have lunch.
And I had my latest discovery. The Incline!
Like every treadmill that repsects himself, mine has also the incline option. Which has never been used before. Till yesterday!
Boy it was a killer. I started with a 4% incline and went gradually up to 7%. But had to lower my speed as I was increasing the incline from 6.5 kph to 5.5 kph, or I would have fainted...lol. For the first 20 minutes I also used the small weights on my hands, but for the rest 20 minutes I let them down, as I was close to having a heart attack! My thighs and calves have been sore since yesterday! It as been ages since I had sore legs!
But I am not sure this is the best for me. So I need the opinion of you knowledgable gym bloggers! Here is my situation:
Thighs: huge and wobbly
Calves:huge and not so wobbly
What is best for shaping them and loosing fat. A higher speed and no incline, or incline and a lower speed? And the forever question...a higher speed and more distance in less time, or lower speed and the same distance in longer time? Any suggestion will be GREATLY appreciated!
This is all for now. It is 9am and I have the treadmill across me demanding my attention! Then shower, breakfast and work to go to.
Good morning :)