I had a great time at breakfast with my mom. We went to Ihop and I got the Simple & Fit 2x2x2. I ate every last bite. It's 10 PP, but I counted it as 11 because I had some sugar free syrup on my pancakes. From there I headed over to the gym where I did 20 minutes on the treadmill, some strength training and then step class.
Can I just say how in love with step I am? I have always loved it. In my 15 year on again off again relationship with the gym, I have never missed a step class while having a gym membership. Never. Well once, but that was last week when I had that birthday party. Okay so ONE time. You still get the idea of just how much I love step. Well yesterday was pretty interesting. There was this guy who set up directly in front of me. He had to be mid 40's if I had a guess and he was in pretty good shape. His leg muscles were sick. His upper body was okay, but it;s obvious he's more into cardio than strength training, which is totally fine. Whatever works for you. Anyway he was in this gray sleeveless shirt that was tucked in which I think may have actually been a leotard, and these really tight high waisted short shorts. I am seriously cringing at the thought of this right now. Here is why I say I think he may have been wearing a leo. From the back, it totally looked like he was wearing a thong, like I could see the outline of the top. That is how tight this man's shorts were. Also, they gave me a very good picture of what he is, um, working with shall we say. And he was a hairy mother effer. I really try not to judge people at the gym, I don't. I know what it's like to be the fat person in the gym. I know what it's like to be the fat person anywhere really. And so when I see heavier people at the gym I think "Good for them. That is some one who is trying to make a change." And I applaud tiny shorts man on his commitment to fitness, but there are just certain things that should not be worn by men in public whether you're 150 lbs or 500 lbs, DON'T EVER WEAR THIS OUTFIT.
Anyway, we're doing the class and as usual I'm going balls to the wall as far as intensity goes. Stacy stops us for a water break and to check out pulse. I'm doing good, 150bpm, I should be between 140 and 160 (that's what Stacy told me during our session). So I keep on rocking. 40 minutes into the class we stop again, check our pulse. I'm in the 170's now and actually feel a little dizzy. This NEVER happens. I grab my water, walk out of class and go to the bathroom. I splash some water on my face and try to calm down. I head back into class and pick up where I left off. She's teaching us the last combo. I do it but at a very light intensity. I really want to finish. After about 5 more minutes, I just can't do it. I feel very light headed. So I put my stuff away and I left.
While I'm upset that I didn't finish the class, I think I made the right decision. I have no clue why my heart rate was up so high, I didn't feel like I was pushing that much. And I felt fine while I was doing the combos and stuff. I don't know, it was weird. I'm going to cardio kickbox today. Stacy doesn't teach it, but I'm hoping I see her so I can tell her what happened yesterday and kind of get her take on it.
I signed up for My Fitness Pal last night, and I think I have finally figured out why I've stalled. While I've been eating 26 PP every day, that only comes out to 1,080 calories! I have basically been put on a 1000 calorie a day diet and that's put my body into starvation mode. So yesterday, after finding this out, I've decided to up my Points back to 29 and see how I do with that. I really can't believe I've been eating that little. I don't eat a lot of "free" foods which I think is the problem. Most normal people are eating fruits and extra veggies and that can be enough to push them to the 1200 calorie mark. I don't do that. So hopefully this week I'll get that loss I've been looking for! Oh, and TOM, still a no show! What goes on here?
Well I have to go get ready for the gym, then I'm picking up the kids from P's house and heading to my dad's for lunch and then we're having dinner at my mom's. Busy busy day!