September 10, 2007 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

September 10, 2007

September 10, 2007

I am now in week three of, "Get Moving Mondays."  This week I actually lost a half pound...but I am gaining muscle.  I lost about 6.5 percent of fat.   I have been told this is a good thing, because muscles help burn more calories.  Also, some advice for you guys: muscle weighs more than fat.  When I weighed-in last Friday, I was kind of down, because I didn't lose much this week.  However, the muscle gain was GREAT!  Sometimes it is very hard to get up and work-out, but I know I got to do it...because I have so many people cheering for me.  Plus, I want you to get up and get moving for at least 30 minutes a day.   

Last week, I started taking a class called Group Active at North Columbus Athletic Club.  It is an hour long class that combines cardio and weightlifting.  It is actually a fun class that will have you sweating (smile).  I went to the 5:45 class on Wednesday morning.   I really like the class because you are moving non-stop the entire hour, so you are burning a lot of calories throughout the entire workout.  If you get a chance you should try it out.    

As far as my eating, I have actually been doing well.  It has not been hard at all.  Just hearing the positive comments from my co-workers and of course you guys--our loyal viewers at WTVM-are very motivating.  I will have to say after three weeks of this I have not had french fries, but Friday I gave in for a small fry at Chick-fil-A.  I always try to reward myself with something every week.  Also, last week I tried granola bars for the first time in my life and I LOVE them.  My favorite is the honey and oats bars.  Guess what, I have my co-workers trying to slip in my drawer to get them too.  They have an instant crave for them...when I pull them out (Cheryl Renee and Chauncy Glover). 

My progress is going very well.  I have lost 5 pounds.  That means I now weigh 245 pounds.  My goal weight is 165, so I have 80 pounds to go.  

If you have any questions for me or my trainers about getting fit and losing weight, drop me an email at getmovingmondays@wtvm.com 

People always say they'll start that diet on Monday, so why not today?  Get Moving with me every Monday at 6 a.m. and 5:30p.m. 

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