This has been a tricky week for me, our YMCA has been closed all week for it's annual "Shut Down." Basic refurbishment and maintenance is done but also, this year, we're getting TONS of new cardio equipment. Many with personal televisions attached. I. Am. So. Excited! The Y doesn't reopen again until Monday so I've been traveling to another local Y this week. It's also pretty nice but I'm really excited to be back in my home base when it reopens again next week.
Here's our Y's fitness center a few weeks ago, I don't think it will look much different next week except that all the equipment will be new. After visiting the Y in Maine last week, I realized how lucky we are at our beautiful high-tech modern Y. Yay! This picture is taken from our second floor track.
Here I am working out on my favorite AMT machine. We only had two of these but I think we're getting a couple more. Hooray! They are coveted machines and they burn a lot of calories but are easy on the joints. I think of it as a combination elliptical/arc trainer/step machine. I vary the tension from levels one to twenty (ugh!) and if I stay on for 45 mintues, I burn over 600 calories! At least that's what the machine tells me after I enter my weight and age. I definitely realize that that number is simply an estimate of calories burned I don't use at as a hard and fast rule.
Sweaty enough for you? You can tell that's a lot of calories gone, I work hard! Pretty huh? ;)
So, I don't really have a weight loss report this week. Our group has ended until after the beginning of September. I have lost a total of 63 pounds and I'm still working on getting rid of least 40 more. Right now I am recovering from my trip to Maine and my lobster bisque, dates with Ben and Jerry and more cocktails then I normally consume. I got weighed on Monday and I am pleased to report that there is no significant gain. All the working out in Maine must have kept me right where I need to be. I'm getting back on track now that my routine is more or less back to normal. I hope that I'll have a loss to report next week.
I'm a 41-year-old mom who teaches swim lessons at our local YMCA and who works as a nutritionist, helping others to lose weight. I recently lost 90 pounds myself and I've maintained it for a year. But I consider my most important job that of taking care of my sweet, 6-year-old boy, two furry canine sons and one fantastic husband to whom I've been married for sixteen years. We were "city people" for many years but we're now "country people" since we've moved from a small row home in a hip, urban neighborhood to a much smaller country town an hour outside of "our" city. Join me to read about our family's adventures, my love of fitness/running, crafts, decorating and healthy living and any other random nonsense I may decide to blog about...let the adventures begin...