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! 



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


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! 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. 



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! :)