I have now gone twice this week, and burned somewhere around 850 calories or so. I’m pretty happy with that number, but I am still going to try to go a third time. I am convinced that the machines I like are all calibrated differently, because this time I was sweating by the time it was done, and I didn’t even make it through my full 45 minutes (also the gym was closing, so I had to cut it short).
I have also been trying to drink more water. It’s great, except I have to friggin’ pee all the time. Plenty of advice says to drink more water, but no one says anything about the fact that you’ll be peeing every 30-40 minutes, or how to deal with it. In my industry, it’s really hard to deal with.
I read a very good article about “nutritionism” on the NY Times website. So I’m trying to eat more vegetables, reduce the meat (a little – just making it less important in my overall meal!) and most importantly, try and get rid of more of the crazy chemicals and such in my diet. Thus far, it’s not hard – it’s just inconvenient. And where I know I’m going to get bitten is that my food is going to start to go bad. I’m going to have to go to the supermarket more often – and that will be annoying.
My weight was, if I remember correctly, pre-workout: 182-1/8. No progress there. But I guess there wouldn’t be, yet, and the water consumption might be messing with those numbers.