Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Months and months and months of being the same weight I was running out of ideas. I've tracked and stayed in different ranges (between in the sparkpeoples suggested low and high). I've done strength training and cardio, zumba, 21 day Fix, Supreme 90, walking a few miles everyday, my bike, elliptical... still sitting at exactly the same weight I was months ago.
So my husband asked me what I did to lose the weight the last time. It was racquetball! We used to play for a few hours a day.... 6+ hours a week. I loved it. I enjoyed it. It wasn't work. It was fun!
But the closest courts are 25 minutes away and I already have a gym membership to a local gym (that I rarely go to!).
He came home Monday and said, "We are going to the racquetball courts and signing up. We aren't waiting til the other gym ends its one year contract, and I don't care that it takes 25 minutes to get there. We are going!"
So we went and signed up and played for the first time in 2 years. Wow! I was pooped!
This is it. I can feel it. This is what is going to make me happy and get me past this plateau.
My advice....Never ever quit trying. If something isn't working there are hundreds of different things you can try.
If I'm wrong and I'm still stuck at this weight then I will try adding something else.
It's hard. I've shed many tears at my feeling of failure. Questioning why I have bothered trying for so long and so hard. But my amazing husband is my support, as are two amazing spark friends. I'm reminded of why I began this journey and that I never want to climb up to an even unhealthier weight.
I visited Plateauville for a few months now, far too long. I'm ready to pack my bags and get out of here!!
Friday, July 11, 2014
I'm bad. I gained a few pounds. Can't blame it on anything, anybody, but myself. I keep trying to pick my head up but it wasn't working. I bought the wrong foods, half-heartedly did my workouts and just tried to skate by.
No more! No more adding fluff to my gut! I can't take a break from this. This is life. Even if the scale isn't showing my hard work, and it's depressing, I can't give up on trying. I just need to find something different.
So this "different" rolled in. My husband said he mapped us a 5k and he ordered me a new sports bra (one of my many excuses why I couldn't workout well) and he said he wanted to start trying to lower our time. Score! Competition against myself and my time! I'm game!
My bra fit perfectly! It's amazing. I have a big chest, but not big ladies.... if that makes sense, and therefor I had the hardest time finding something in my size. Most bra companies don't even carry a large number with a small letter. But my amazing husband found one and he did great! I'm even going to order a few more!
Enough about my lady bits though... onto the 5k!
We did our 5k today. The sidewalks were rough trying to push Olivia in the jogging stroller. We had to walk a few times when we could have ran. We did run as much as we could though on the flat areas. I didn't time any of the running parts. We would just say, "ok, run to that blue house, go!" and then we would get to that house and every time I would try to push myself at least one or two houses further. I did the 5k in 50 minutes and 40 seconds. Awesome! Way better than I though! Next goal is to get it under 50 minutes! EASY!!! I can totally shave 41 seconds off!
Our plan is to do that specific route once a week. Since the terrain isn't flat the whole way we figured this was the best way to judge how well our progress is. The other days we can map out different 5ks or less or more... but every week we will return to this loop and check how we do!
I'm excited! Let the game against my self begin! (and let the scale show that this girl means business!!)
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