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

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.