Meanwhile, back in the gym . . .So since DaBoyz triathlon, I haven't worked out much at all. In fact for about a month prior to DaBoyz Triathlon, up until now, I haven't worked out much at all. Much of the weight loss I achieved throughout the first of the year has evaporated. I've been on a couple bike rides with the guys, but really, not much working out since March. I really need to figure out how to break out of this cycle once and for all. It's mentally draining to yo-yo like this. I was hoping that by the time we went to Puerto Vallarta last month, I would be around 280 pounds. Instead, when I returned from 5 days of all you can eat for free, I was back up to 321. Sometime in March, I think I actually went under 300 pounds. As of this morning, I've lost 8 pounds from my post PV weight and am at 313. Still 16 pounds lower than when we returned from Jamaica. I feel like it'll be easier to lose that 13 pounds if I can get back on the bandwagon and get into the gym and eat somewhat correctly. I think I can have most of it gone by the end of the month.
Yesterday, I made myself breakfast instead of going to Jack in the Box. I only had an apple for lunch, and a salad for dinner at Applebees. I did go grocery shopping yesterday, so I have the fixins for lunches, etc. for the next couple of weeks.
Some people just don't understand that weight is something I've delt with ALL my life. They think it's just a matter of flipping a switch and "POOF!" you're skinny. It's really hard when one of those people is someone very close to you, whom you love very much. When they don't understand and aren't there to support you, it makes the challenge infinitely harder.
So this morning, I was in the gym. I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill. 3.1 (5K) I did in 39:42. I ran the first mile at 5.0 MPH, did intervals between walking and jogging for the next 2.1 miles. I did do one quarter mile stint at 7.0 MPH which I thought might just kill me. But I survived. Even if my heart rate did hit 190 bpm. Interesting article in either Men's health or Bicycling this month that talked about interval training. It mentions bursts to 110% of your max HR. I thought that might just send you into cardiac arrest, but apparently not. So we'll have to see if I can work up to that.