I’ve gone to the gym 5 days in a row!!! It’s been years since that’s happened [as I’ve explained to my husband, I’m much better about researching exercise than doing exercise.]
Lots of stability ball exercises today, including:
- Crunches with Stability Ball
- Bridges on Stability Ball
- Push Ups on the Stability Ball
- Back Extension with Stability Ball
- Pendulum with Stability Ball
- Crunches on Stability Ball While Tossing Medicine Ball
- Superman on the Stability Ball
We finished up with:
- Punching Drills on the Bag
- Stretching After Strength Training
You can find descriptions of the Stability Ball exercises on SparkPeople.com’s Fitness Pages.
So, it’s the end of a successful week. Where does that leave us? I want to go back to basics. The pod-casts [see my Nutrition and Weight Loss Guidance page] that I enjoy so much and SparkPeople.com agree that setting real and measurable goals is very important to losing weight. Both advise that you write down why you want to lose weight or get fit, and why the hard work and effort to accomplish your goal is worth it. Fat2FitRadio.com especially stress coming up with realistic weight loss goals.
Here’s an excerpt from the Fat2FitRadio.com Goal Setting Page:
Here are some ballpark figures that I worked out for a weight loss of 50 lbs.
5’5″ woman, 30 years old who exercises lightly (BMR x 1.375)
175 lbs – 2165 calories per day
125 lbs – 1850 calories per day
5’10″ man, 30 years old who exercises lightly (BMR x 1.375)
225 lbs – 2950 calories per day
175 lbs – 2550 calories per day
It is clear that diets don’t work because as soon as people go off of a diet, they start eating like they did before the diet. The best approach is to know your goal weight and then figure out how many calories per day you will need to eat to maintain that goal weight.
Start to eat your “maintenance” calories at the start of your weight loss. If you eat like a thinner person, you become that thinner person. You will gradually lose the weight and never feel deprived along the way. It’s not a sexy weight loss plan, but it works in the long term.