oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
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Weight of the World

I haven't been doing nearly the weight lifting that I was doing for a while. I'm not sure why. Partly, I just feel tired. Partly, I don't always have time to do both cardio and a lengthy weight session, and I don't want to skimp on the cardio for fear I will rapidly fall apart into sloth. Partly...well, I think those reasons are mostly it.

I haven't lost any additional weight since June; in fact, I'm roughly at my February 2010 level (I was down an average of 2-3 pounds from that in April-June, which is the last time I looked at what I was writing in my notebook each workout). Losing weight isn't the goal here, though it is nice and makes me feel good. I have not been particularly watching my diet. I am not in a good frame of mind to work on that right now, though I have been considering it, off and on.

I am enjoying cardio on the elliptical, though. I've been doing 30 minutes at a resistance of 15, at least 3 times a week, and on the other 2 days, I recently switched to resistance of 10, up from 9, and on Tuesday night I did that for 40 minutes (I was reading). At the higher resistance, I can't do effective intervals yet, though every once in a while I give it a shot. It is pleasant exertion, though. I feel like I'm doing something, and when the resistance goes down by half in the "cooldown" period, my feet almost fly off the pedals. Maybe the increased resistance is also contributing to me wanting to do less of other weight-related exercise.

Maybe winter will make me want to do weights again. I have considered doing some more sessions with a trainer, but first I have to decide exactly what I want from that: weight training? cardio training? something else?
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