Anyone have a gym membership?

before i joined the Y, i never went to the gym this early. but since it's so crowded after 5pm....i'm forced to go at 5am!

after the first few i was high as a kite. now its been almost 2 weeks and sometimes its just hard. im sure it will get better, and i just need to get to bed earlier.

i only have time for cardio right now....im sure at some point ill start doing strength training in the evenings as you do, i just need to get back into the groove of going to the gym at all and figure out when the best hour after 5 is!
Originally Posted by curlyarca
I thought it would be hard to get back to the gym at night but I make the time. My job can be demanding but the gym is my number one priority.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

I belong to the Y, and I get there at 5:30-6:00 at least a couple times a week. I love getting my workout done in the morning, but I don't like having to compete for the machine I want--the place is really crowded with the before-work crowd. I'm planning on hitting it early tomorrow, like 6:00 or so. It's a big stretch for me cause I am DEFINITELY not a morning person!
Breakfast: 1 cup Weight Watchers puffed wheat cereal (1 point per serving) with 1 cup fat free vanilla soymilk and 1 sliced banana, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Water.
Lunch: Subway 6 inch veggie, no cheese, all the veggies, a little mustard and oregano. Bag of Baked Lays Barbecue flavor, Diet Coke.
Snack: 2 slices reduced fat provolone cheese (sandwich slices), 1 sugar free strawberry Jello gelatin snack with 1 tablespoon fat free Cool Whip (the jello thingies are 10 cals a piece). Water.
Dinner: Homemade tomato soup (sauteed some onion, green pepper, and garlic, added 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste, a bit of water, some fresh mushrooms, a few shakes of red pepper flakes, and italian herb mix. Yummy!) Had a SC ice cream sandwich for dessert. Water.
No exercise today, though I did quite a bit of walking while doing some shopping. Did a workout video last night.
Will probably have some fruit or popcorn later as a snack.
Breakfast: 1 packet of quaker low sugar oatmeal, maple and brown sugar flavor (120 cals) with 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt and 1 teaspoon sugar free strawberry preserves. 1 cup of strawberries sprinkled with cinnamon. Water.
Lunch: 2 slices light whole wheat bread spread with 1 tablespoon reduced fat peanut butter, a handful of cherry tomatoes, 100 calorie pack of Oreo thin crisps, and 1 pear. Water.
Snack: salad made out of broccoli, a little shredded cabbage, raw mushrooms, chopped green pepper, 1 teaspoon bacon bits and 1 tablespoon fat free italian dressing. 1 jello sugar free gelatin snack with 1 tablespoon fat free cool whip. Water.
Dinner: homemade beef stew (stew meat, trimmed of all fat, with peas, carrots, green beans, and corn, tomato paste, let simmer all day). Another jello snack for dessert.
Will have a low-cal ice cream thing later on as a snack--called No Pudge Giant Strawberry Sundae bars (90 cals a piece--these are awesome!)
Gym: 35 minutes on the elliptical at high resistance this morning about 6:30 am.
1/22

Breakfast: Bowl of oatmeal, banana, whole wheat english muffin, side of cottage cheese and fruit.

Lunch: Ham sandwich. Healthy choice meat.

Dinner: Chicken breast 12 inch subway sub.

Snack: Homemade oatmeal bar

Two mile walk outside in the cold, cold air.

1/23

Morning workout: 25 minutes eliptical, ab work in the sauna

Breakfast: Bowl of fiber, wheat english muffin no butter

Lunch: Turkey tenderloins Healthy Choice

Evening workout: Chest pyramids 3 and tricep pyramids 3 sets

Dinner: Two packets of weight control oatmeal Quaker Oats, with banana and skim milk and two dry pieces of flax toast.

No snack tonight.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

Breakfast: 2 whole grain waffles with sugar-free syrup, 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt with 3/4 cup peaches. Water.
Lunch: can of Progresso Southwestern Chicken and Vegetables soup (240 cals), salad with broccoli, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, a little julienned carrot and red cabbage, a raw mushrooms, topped with 1 teaspoon bacon bits and 1 tablespoon fat free italian dressing. 1 tablespoon reduced fat peanut butter. Water.
Snack will probably be a piece of fruit, like a pear.
Dinner will be baked potato with salsa, no cheese/sour cream/butter. Baked chicken breasts dredged in flavored bread crumbs and baked in the oven, green beans. Either a No Pudge strawberry ice cream bar or a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich with some fat free cool whip for dessert. Maybe a 10-calorie sugar free jello gelatin snack later if I get hungry.
Gym: did 33 minutes on the elliptical about 6:30 this morning.
Been swigging water all day (!) and about to have a cup of green tea. Mmm!
Breakfast: 2 whole grain waffles with sugar-free syrup, 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt with 3/4 cup peaches. Water.
Lunch: can of Progresso Southwestern Chicken and Vegetables soup (240 cals), salad with broccoli, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, a little julienned carrot and red cabbage, a raw mushrooms, topped with 1 teaspoon bacon bits and 1 tablespoon fat free italian dressing. 1 tablespoon reduced fat peanut butter. Water.
Snack will probably be a piece of fruit, like a pear.
Dinner will be baked potato with salsa, no cheese/sour cream/butter. Baked chicken breasts dredged in flavored bread crumbs and baked in the oven, green beans. Either a No Pudge strawberry ice cream bar or a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich with some fat free cool whip for dessert. Maybe a 10-calorie sugar free jello gelatin snack later if I get hungry.
Gym: did 33 minutes on the elliptical about 6:30 this morning.
Been swigging water all day (!) and about to have a cup of green tea. Mmm!
Went to the Gym early this AM and decided to weigh myself when i got back...

I lost 4 pounds! But it's prob just water. I am hoping to get back into bikini shape by july, but I am so nowhere near wher I should be. My workout partner and I are debating whether or not to modify the routine to a full Yoga Pilates only regime, but now that I'm losing weight I think maybe I should stick with the modified cardio-yoga-weight routine.

I just really like the muscle tone and definition i have seen on people who do yoga and pilates for strength training, but i know it might take years to get that buff....

Today I had scrambled tofu with gritted cornmeal. And A geggie burger for lunch. I really need to get this paper done, so i may not make dinner.

Tomorrow I think I am going to have oatmeal, also for breakfast. Sometime next week I am going to try to hit the market. I want to try Quaker Oats new light oatmeal, does anyone know if it's supposed to be F/F or just low calorie?
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1/24

Breakfast: Bowl of oatmeal, flax toast no butter

Lunch: Grilled Chicken in pasta (very yummy) Healthy Choice

Evening workout: 25 minutes of eliptical jamming to the Grateful Dead, shoulder pyramids 3 and bicep pyramids 3 sets

Dinner: Two packets of weight control oatmeal Quaker Oats, with banana and skim milk and two dry pieces of flax toast. Same as last night and breakfast but I"ve been so busy no time to cook. Slept in this morning. Lots on my mind.

No snack tonight.

Tomorrow off to the doctor's office to make sure I'm alright. Wish me luck.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

Breakfast: 2 whole grain waffles with sugar free syrup, 1 packet Quaker Lower Sugar oatmeal (maple and brown sugar flavor). Water.

Lunch: stir-fry of broccoli, shredded carrot/red cabbage mixture, orange bell pepper, onion, garlic, with 3 ounces leftover chicken from last night (meat was marinated in barbecue sauce and baked). Tossed it with a sauce of brown mustard, soy sauce, and a bit of bottled brown sauce for Asian dishes. Mmm! Also had 1 pear. Water.

Snack: 1 cup of strawberries, sprinkled with cinnamon.

Dinner: planning on a grilled cheese sandwich made with light whole wheat bread and a slice of lowfat provolone, with a bowl of Progresso Grilled Chicken Italiano soup (240 cals for a can). And a SC ice cream sandwich for dessert.

Gym: did 41 minutes on the elliptical. May do some weights later if work doesn't keep me up late
Worked my bon-bons off today!

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Glass of H2O

Lunch: Tofu Sandwich on Whole Grain Wheat, more H2O

Dinner: Whole Grain Wheat Spaghetti + Aloe cleansing juice drink
soft kinky coils and curls
alright im crashing the party.....

breakfast: nutrigrain bar, banana, bagel

lunch: corn and rice

dinner: pasta and tomato cream sauce

snack: nutrigrain bar, green tea

tonight my friend and i tried a water aerobics class. im not sure what i think about it. it almost seemed too easy. is that possible? my legs got what feels to be a decent workout but my arms and abs...bleh. and im not sure if the only reason i feel like my legs got a work out is because theyre sore from last nights tango with the elliptical machine.
alright im crashing the party.....

breakfast: nutrigrain bar, banana, bagel

lunch: corn and rice

dinner: pasta and tomato cream sauce

snack: nutrigrain bar, green tea

tonight my friend and i tried a water aerobics class. im not sure what i think about it. it almost seemed too easy. is that possible? my legs got what feels to be a decent workout but my arms and abs...bleh. and im not sure if the only reason i feel like my legs got a work out is because theyre sore from last nights tango with the elliptical machine.
Originally Posted by subbrock
Welcome. I love the eliptical machine. Never tried water aerobics, I was afraid someone might see me. Did spinning, that was pretty cool. My co worker teaches it. She plays great music while we pedal.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

1/25

Morning workout: 30 minutes of eliptical, back workout today. Three pyramids of back/lats. Ab work today as well.

Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal, banana, skim milk. two slices of flax toast no butter.

Lunch/Dinner: six inch turkey, light mayo one stripe, lettuce and banana hots.

Snack: chips and salsa. blue corn low fat chips. bowl of cottage cheese. handful of cashews.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

Breakfast: grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich on light whole wheat, 6 very thin sandwich slices of turkey breast (50 cals). Water.

Lunch: 6 inch roasted chicken from Subway, all veggies/no cheese, mustard. Bag of Fat free Lays Light chips, Diet Coke (needed the caffeine!)

Snack: 1 small red plum, 1 cup of strawberries spinkled with cinnamon, and 1 slice lowfat provolone cheese.

Dinner: baked potato with salsa only, a few pieces of baked flounder, about 10 small boiled shimp. Water. Dessert=No Pudge Strawberry Shortcake bar, 90 cals.

Snack later will probably be a jello sugar free gelatin snack, 10 cals.

Gym: did 41 minutes on the elliptical at high resistance, did tons of walking at work.

Tikigods--how did the doctor thing go? Hope you're feeling better!
I had a really bad bout with hepatitis last spring after receiving Zithromicin(sp) that three day anti-biotic. Basically it shut my liver down, caused it to inflam (hence the hep), turned me yellow with jaundice, and for the most part nearly killed me. I was literally a few hours from going on the donor list but for some reason turned the corner in the 23rd hour and started recovering. The worst is the itching that goes with the toxins your liver can't detox coming through your skins. I can honestly say that really sucked.

It was a pretty eye opening experience. Yesterday was my monthly check up to monitor the damage done to the liver. I guess right now they are concerned it might be susceptible to cancer.

Thanks for asking. It was a long day yesterday. Always nerve raking.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

Jan 26

Morning workout: 30 mins eliptical, lat rows one set

Breakfast: Oatmeal, banana, skim milk, two slices toast flax bread no butter

Lunch: Grilled chicked Smart One

Evening workout: chest three pyramids, triceps three pyraminds

Dinner: Oatmeal, skim

Snack: Cottage Cheese, fat free with pineapple

Thanks so much for keeping up with this thread. You really don't know how much this means to me.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

jan 26

breakfast: bowl of lucky charms (i know, im terrible)

lunch: spinach, cheese, tomato sauce, pita bread

dinner: rice, beans

30 minutes on elliptical machine (3+ miles)
I had a really bad bout with hepatitis last spring after receiving Zithromicin(sp) that three day anti-biotic. Basically it shut my liver down, caused it to inflam (hence the hep), turned me yellow with jaundice, and for the most part nearly killed me. I was literally a few hours from going on the donor list but for some reason turned the corner in the 23rd hour and started recovering. The worst is the itching that goes with the toxins your liver can't detox coming through your skins. I can honestly say that really sucked.

Wow! Yeah, I know all about the hepatitis stuff (I'm in nursing school and see it while working in the hospital all the time) and its definitely scary. I'm so glad all worked out well--and yeah, the itching gets better with time!

Breakfast: grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, 2 very small pieces (1 ounce) of last night's fish, and 3 very thin sandwich slices of roasted turkey. Water. I know this sounds pretty disgusting but the more protein I eat in the morning, the longer I last being on my feet all day!

Lunch: again raided Subway with my friends--6 inch roasted chicken, no cheese, all the veggies, and a squirt of mustard. Fat Free Light Lay's chips, Diet Coke. Water.

Snack: 1 cup strawberries sprinkled with cinnamon, 2 thin sandwich slices lowfat provolone cheese. Water.

Dinner: will be eating out, so don't know for sure. Planning on a salad with grilled chicken or something similar. Dessert will be a No Pudge Strawberry Shortcake bar (90 cals)

Gym: did 35 minutes on the elliptical at high resistance.

Been hungrier this week--I think I'm burning more calories by walking around all day and I've been increasing my workouts to 35 and 40 minutes instead of 25-30. Trying to listen to my body and give it the fuel it needs!
I had a really bad bout with hepatitis last spring after receiving Zithromicin(sp) that three day anti-biotic. Basically it shut my liver down, caused it to inflam (hence the hep), turned me yellow with jaundice, and for the most part nearly killed me. I was literally a few hours from going on the donor list but for some reason turned the corner in the 23rd hour and started recovering. The worst is the itching that goes with the toxins your liver can't detox coming through your skins. I can honestly say that really sucked.

Wow! Yeah, I know all about the hepatitis stuff (I'm in nursing school and see it while working in the hospital all the time) and its definitely scary. I'm so glad all worked out well--and yeah, the itching gets better with time!

Breakfast: grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, 2 very small pieces (1 ounce) of last night's fish, and 3 very thin sandwich slices of roasted turkey. Water. I know this sounds pretty disgusting but the more protein I eat in the morning, the longer I last being on my feet all day!

Lunch: again raided Subway with my friends--6 inch roasted chicken, no cheese, all the veggies, and a squirt of mustard. Fat Free Light Lay's chips, Diet Coke. Water.

Snack: 1 cup strawberries sprinkled with cinnamon, 2 thin sandwich slices lowfat provolone cheese. Water.

Dinner: will be eating out, so don't know for sure. Planning on a salad with grilled chicken or something similar. Dessert will be a No Pudge Strawberry Shortcake bar (90 cals)

Gym: did 35 minutes on the elliptical at high resistance.

Been hungrier this week--I think I'm burning more calories by walking around all day and I've been increasing my workouts to 35 and 40 minutes instead of 25-30. Trying to listen to my body and give it the fuel it needs!

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