First, the good news. I tried a new machine at the gym this morning: the elliptical trainer. And I tell you what, it sorta kicked my butt (in a good way). I had never tried it before but I really liked the combination of working the legs and arms at the same time. Now, I'll be honest with you - I could only do 10 minutes of it. I finished out my cardio on the treadmill doing interval training with alternating levels of incline. But boy did I feel refreshed after.
Now, the bad news. I weighed in today and gained 1.2 pounds. I was not happy about this and considered throwing a big "F YOU!" at the scale. But it's not the scale's fault. It's MY fault. I'm owning this. Nobody's fault but my own.
Now normally this is the part in my fitness regime where I say, "screw it, I'll always be fat no matter what" and quit. But I AM NOT QUITTING. You hear that, fat residing on my person? I AM NOT QUITTING!