First of all, my hubs blew me away with his progress! I posted a pic of my gap in my jeans last post and he's been having great success so I had to of course take and share a pic of his gap!!! He's been using Vemma now for a little over 3 weeks and look at his pants!!! These are size 34 waist and they fit great 3 weeks ago! Building some lean muscle baby!
|My hubs gap!|
I started weight training sessions with my trainer this week. I've been super pumped about these sessions for a while now. So when Tuesday came, I was ready to go! We started our workout and I felt fantastic. I was pushing myself and watching my HRM.. only I wasn't watching it inbetween sets. I was maxing at 186 bpm and probably only recovered to about 160 before beginning next set.. Well, it caught up to me. The room closed around me.. I saw black spots.. My ears were ringing.. I felt like I was in a box. I ended up on the floor with my feet up.
I ate breakfast, had drank plenty of water... I was so embarrassed.
Hard lesson to learn, but it's been learned!
Once I did recover, I was done for the day. I went home with a massive headache and took a 3 hour nap. Later I found out that I needed to watch HRM and wait til my HR recovered to about 120-125 bpm before beginning next set.
I am determined to do this so on Wednesday morning, I was ready to try again.
We began our workout and my HR jumped to 181 bpm. I cautiously waited til my HR recovered and then began next set. I did this for every exercise and lemme tell ya... SUCCESS! I burned a ton of calories and never got light headed! We went through 8 different exercises and I completed all of them. 3 sets of 15.
There's a lot of science to weight training and I'm eager to learn! I don't have the most accurate HRM right now for calorie burn readout, but it does measure my HR an I know from wearing it that it does give me a good idea of how hard I worked by the calorie burn readout. Yesterdays burn was 880 calories. I've had a few people tell me that can't be right. Well, maybe not, but it does tell me I worked super hard when compared to readouts for other workouts! I have ordered a Polar FT4 with chest strap and it'll be here next week! I'm super excited to try it out!
|it will be here Wednesday! Can't wait!|
Tonight I'm going to outdoor bootcamp that my gym is doing for free for the community through the summer. It's such a great time!
Weight: 132 lbs
Total lost to date: 46 lbs !
|This is my back currently... I am hoping to see more definition in 8 weeks!|
I dunno if I'm flexing right... Gotta work on that too. Looks much better in the mirror...
I have taken some weight training before pics and will take new ones mid July at the end of the 8 weeks. I can't wait to see the changes! I am sooo excited about building lean muscle and taking it to the next level. I'm recording my weight sessions with reps and weight on myfitnesspal and I'm also excited to see the difference in #s there. There is no where to go but UP !
Do you weight train?
Tell me about your experience! :)