Monday, October 19, 2009

My Plateau Has Plateaued and other riveting tales of sameness

Yup, that's right. One month at 185. Wheeeeee! How I love to see that same number over and over. So stable, so reassuring. Like whatever changes in the world, I know I can count on that ever fixèd mark. It is my constant. My north star. 


How it makes me want to scream. 

I KNOW I have to do something different to get out of this ever-so-obvious three-mile-deep rut. I KNOW my body is just plain used to my same-old, same-old workout. Yes. I get it. But fuck me if I want to do anything different! I hate exercise, and getting on that damn bike is a battle every time. I just want to sit on the couch and not move. But I do it. I get on the thing and pedal and lift my weights for a minimum of 30 minutes nearly every day. I hate it, but I do it. 

Yeah, I am whining here. I can hear you now. Well, Tammy, if you want to get out of your rut you have to change it up! You have to get out of your comfort zone! 

BUT I LIKE MY COMFORT ZONE!! It's bloody COMFORTABLE!! 

*Pout*

I don't know what I am going to do, but this shit has got to change. 


Update:

I have been trying some "sprints" in my workout. I'm doing 1 minute of hard pedaling at level 4 (challenging) intermixed with a few minutes of medium pedaling with no weights and medium pedaling with 15-20 reps of each of my arm exercises with weights. I do about 8 different arm exercises. I did four sprints through my 30 minute workout and 4 sets of the arms. *Phew* I was winded, sweaty and felt my heart rate was much more elevated throughout the workout. I still finished up with my sit-ups and leg lifts. I actually felt nauseous at the end! Lol....is that a good thing?

Anyway, I thought maybe doing this more challenging workout might nudge my body into letting go of some weight! Time will tell. 

Laterz! 



3 comments:

Shane P said...

Don't lose hope! Great workout! You have to change things up a little so it doesn't seem like a chore. Good luck!

Jessie said...

Tammy, I feel the same way about my weight. When I was at my heaviest (240's) I dreamt of the day I would get to the 180's and I thought if I ever made it there I would be happy. And now that I'm here, I can't wait until the day I never see another number in the 180's. TIRED OF THE 180's!!! Switching up your workout I know is going to do the trick for you. We'll both get out of the 180's soon I just know it!

TC said...

Shane: *sigh* not losing hope...way too determined for that! I am not happy at this weight, though I do think I look pretty good! :P So I'm gonna keep on keepin' on.

Jessie: YES! Here's to the abolishment of the 180s!! I hope upping the intensity will help. I remember the 240s well. Not a good place to be. It seemed like a crazy dream to ever be in the 180s then, fo sho. But here we are! Kick ass, I'd say! :)