I've been feeling like a wrung-out sponge lately.  I have no energy, and I just want to sit in front of the air-conditioner in front of the TV.  I know I'm not the only one because it seems like all the weight loss bloggers have been talking about losing motivation recently.  We've been under a "heat dome" (like most of the rest of the country) for the past several weeks and have been hitting highs above 100 almost every day.  I know it's just an excuse, but I just have not been able to motivate myself to work out this month.  Cooking has also been torture lately because even heating up a can of soup makes the house unbearably hot.  I was so ready for summer after a cold spring, but now I am SO ready for fall.

I haven't gained any weight, but I haven't lost any either.  I seriously need to get my weight loss mojo back!


Monday Weigh-In

I skipped my weigh-in last week because I was out of town.  This week, I'm at 270.  I lost yet another pound.  As long as the numbers keep going down, I am not complaining whatsoever.  I know by now that the key to weight loss is just being consistent.  If I consistently eat healthy and consistently exercise, the weight consistently comes off no matter how slow I might feel it is happening.

I haven't posted a P90 update in a couple of weeks either.  To be honest, I am finding it more and more boring.  There are only two different workouts to do that you alternate between.  You do Sculpt one day and then Cardio/Abs the next day.  I know all of Tony Horton's cheesy jokes by heart at this point.  On the plus side, I am seeing some definite results.  Even though I am not losing very much weight, I feel so much stronger.  In fact, I have been using 5-pound weights during the Sculpt portion and I know I need to break down and buy some heavier weights.  It is just getting too easy!  When I think back to the very first time I did P90, I can tell that I have come a very long way.  I originally did the Sculpt workout without any weights at all and just did the arm movements, and my arms were SO sore the next day.

I like having a specific routine to follow along with every day instead of just mindlessly walking on the treadmill or pedaling the exercise bike.  I feel like I push myself more when I am following a DVD.  However, I am looking for something to replace Power 90.  I want something maybe a little more fast-paced and something with more variety. 

Does anyone have any fun workout suggestions?  I need some inspiration here!


A Weigh-In and P90 Update

Happy 4th of July!  Does anyone have anything exciting going on?  4th of July is usually a holiday filled with cook-outs and beer, so it is hard to stay on track.  Heck, there's even a hot dog eating contest on ESPN2 right now.  I decided this year that I am going to spend a relaxing day at home, so it feels like any other day for me and I plan on eating healthy today as usual. 

I lost another pound this week putting me at 271.0.  I am not stressing about how slow it seems like the weight loss is going.  I know if I can just stay consistent, it will eventually all be gone!

Power 90 Day 3 through 7 went fantastic!  By Day 4, I FINALLY got my sore muscles working normally again.  I definitely think I overdid it those first couple of days.  It seems like it gets easier every day now.  I am feeling stronger and stronger.  My brother wants to join in doing Power 90 with me, but he wants to do the Level 3/4 DVD.  I think we are going to start that this week.  I will be wearing my Polar to see the difference in the calorie burns between the Level 1/2 and Level 3/4.