Monday, September 02, 2013
Yea you heard me. I think I have lost my mind. I have had this on my bucket list for ages. Even when I didn't have weight to lose, I have always wanted to run. Every runner I see is lean, fit, has great legs, and did I say FIT? Right now, the elliptical is really my main form of exercise . I love it! Ultimately, having both in my life would be ideal. I have now lost 6 pounds, and beginning to feel something might be wrong with my system. I am not losing weight very fast. At my age I understand it comes off slower, however I am wondering if hormones aren't playing a significant role in the massive weight gain and the will power of it to STAY ON!! I literally have to burn 500 calories a day in a work out to see any result. Ok back to running.
So, I live in a rather nice middle class country home community. My neighbors are two police families that are always running up and down the roads. The very large neighbor lady who is always out for a walk (kudos to her) The teenage boys who run all over the place (probably for sports) and the few middle age women who walk their dogs and a very leisure pace obviously not for losing weight or they wouldn't be walking so slow. Here is my issue. My ThIGHS!!!
They rub together like I'm trying to make a boy scout campfire. They edge up my shorts between my legs and I have to pull them out all the time. Most of my weight has gathered on my thighs and my hips. I am very pear shaped. So in 90 degree weather I gues I need to buy some bike shorts and good running shoes to start this journey. Now you will see a fat chick in nice clothing trying to jog down our road.. lovely thoughts, lovely thoughts....
Ok now seriously. We all have struggled with self-esteem, self-worth, motivation to keep going. Laughing at ourselves is not only good therapy, its good motivation to keep going.
My parents are here for a visit and I've been doing very good so far! Slipped a few times of course. But overall I've been doing well.
Steps this week:
Start running (ok slow jog with my feet moving up and down)
What is my motivation?
To get rid of the slider thighs. You know what I'm talking about. How many of you end up with holes in your thigh area. Bleh..
Sunday, July 21, 2013
So I hear all the hype about doing Zumba and decide, well if they can all do it, so can I!! I was picturing myself getting all hot and sweaty feeling the Latin beat rush through my body. I would be a Goddess on 2 legs!! My hands would flow as my hips shake. Ok, let's wake up. I was more like a child given too much sugar set free in a china shop. They went left, I went right. My arms flailed around like loose fat spaghetti. If I didn't in my own house, the neighbors would have thought I was moving furniture with the help of a few elephants. My husband walked up and tried VERY hard not to laugh. He walked up the stairs, watched for about 2 min then left.(Good thing, you don't piss of a woman doing Zumba)
So, I will give it a shot again today. This time with a more positive thought. I will be imagining I am actually taking a zumba class somewhere that a man named "Antonio" will be greeting me with one of those drinks that come with umbrellas. I can picture it now. I walk into Zumba class, Antonio says something I don't understand and hands me a towel..
(My version of Antonio)
So now it comes to my Elliptical.
I LOVE LOVE my Elliptical. EXCEPT......... Mine is sqeaky and moves all over. Its from Yowza.. I don't recommend them. I literally am going to have to invest in a wireless TV headset so I can even hear tv while I use it. If you have never really had an experience with an Elliptical---WOW!! You can choose your resistance. I was starting to have knee issues and the elliptical is lower impact on your joints. It's good to use if you need a break from the pounding movements. I will incorporate my elliptical, with my Zumba.. and the running (its more like walk fast, walk slow, bounce around out of breath).
As for me?? I am feeling strong and motivated. I have set some small goals for myself. I have made it to day 4!! I've resisted Yummy sauce, Cheryl's cookies, Ice cream, and Pizza ALL in the last 4 days. THAT IS an Accomplishment. (Strong is sexy!!)
First mini goal is 5 pounds. I am sitting now at 195 pounds. I never want to see 190's again. I am only moving forward not looking back. I have other issues I need to conquer in order to maintain this lifestyle. Emotional eating habits is one issue that will cripple me faster than any of them. Negative thoughts a close second runner up.
I will beat those thoughts out!!
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