An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Saturday, July 29

July 29, 2006 Posted by Vaire

Weight update.

Naturally my weight went up during the vacation. I weighed in on Monday last week as 83.6 kg. All the work of previous weeks was wasted, but there was no real progress from changing the food habits alone. I'd decided to begin going to the gym after the vacation anyway so I wasn't too upset.

The first gym visit was last week and it wasn't as bad as I'd anticipated. I was told to do 20 minutes on each on a bicycle, treadmill and a cross-country simulator. The last one was the toughest to use, my heart-rate went up very fast and I had trouble keeping it below 140.

This week it was easier to keep the heart rate just so. In addition I did 3x10 repetitions on several machines. Doing the calorie-burning is good, but I also want to whip my muscles into shape as well. I did outer and inner thighs, back and upper stomach. I wonder if there is a machine for lower stomach as well.

Last week I used a guest pass, I bought the full membership this week. The plan is to exercise three times a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Next Monday I'll ask the coaches there to make me a personal training program. The main thing, of course is to lose weight, but there are a few other areas I want addressed. Like stomach, back and arms.

It would be lovely if I could lose a significant amount of weight by April next year.