Thin Post : Getting Up Early … Two Weeks Later

Ok, so week #1 might not have had the best results, but I’d like to think that I’m doing a little better now…

(weeks run Sunday – Saturday)
Week #1:
– Weekend Workout – 2 days
– Weekday Workout – 2 days

Week #2:
– Weekend Workout – 4 days
– Weekday Workout – 2 days

The only day that I actually ended up missing was Thursday because I had obligations early in the morning that obliterated any hopes of also slipping in a quick 25 minutes on the elliptical, but overall I think I did pretty good! Now granted, I don’t know if I’d necessarily say that I felt “better” after exercising first thing in the morning – on the contrary, being very much not a morning person, typically I spent the first half of the workout waking up and wondering if I might be feeling slightly sick from not eating first, but for what it’s worth by the halfway point things usually turned around and I was able to start pushing myself like normal.

One thing I do want to try as I continue this horrible project of pain and torture is playing more with the resistance settings on the machine. Normally I’ve never really messed with these and as a rule just tried to go longer when I wanted more of a challenge, however scheduling this in the morning really limits me to about 30 minutes maximum that I can dedicate at the time, so instead I want to try gradually increasing the resistance to get a little more umph out of the time that I do have.

Right now I’ve been averaging somewhere between 250-300 calories burned during 20-30 minutes, so that adds up to around 1,800 calories (about half a pound) this week alone!

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