Saturday, April 10, 2010
For months I have been disapointed that I have not lost any more weight. I measure myself and have not lost on inch. I go to the gym every day, take classes, go on the eliptical, do weights, why not.
I realize I am 59 years old, back surgery, years of bad eating habits and lack of exercise. This is a life change for me, not just for awhile.
After my pilates class, my instructor came over to me, put her hand on my shoulder and said, " Diane, you are becoming very strong and have great form, keep up the good work."
Needless to say, I have been feeling so good about myself (this instructor is alway correction us on form)
I find myself walking a bit taller this week and feeling stronger. I am so glad I did not give up on myself, just do my best and not give up with my exercising that eventually I would get stronger. there are still days, the body just won't move that way, so I would motify the exercise.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I have been focusing on weight loss since I joined SP. I do the food tracker and plus write down every bit that goes into my mouth. I have been entering my cardio and strength training. Being a goal and task type of person, I am always looking for perfection, comparing myself to others. I go to the gym 5 days a week, taking a spin class, zumba class, weight training and what ever class for that morning. I also have been doing 45 minutes on the elliptical or treadmill (depending on how sore the legs are)
Today, a friend in the class said she had noticed how much I have lost. I looked at her with a puzzled face and said that I haven't lost much. She said oh, yes you have, you have firmed up. I thanked her with a nice big smile and said she made my day.
Now that I'm home and have logged in, I realized that I feel good and energized. I have more body strength and mobility than only a few months ago. I am also a happier person.
So I might not have lost the weight that I had planned for but I sure have gained something more. I know the weight will come off, but the positive attitude and feeling of self worth is more important to me right now.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I had not looked at the picture I posted on my page for a few months. I might not have lost much weight but I definitely have lost some fat. I no longer look like a square, I have some (not much) but some curve to my body.
I took the spinning class and Zumba. Wow, was I sore after the classes. I was unable to stand up in the spinning class, now I can stand up, sit down, and handle most of the moves. The Zumba class was the same in the beginning, boy did I sweat buckets. Near the end of the class, I could not wait for it to end but stuck through it. Another benefit to this class, I am doing it with friends who encourage me all the way and we also have a lot of laughs. Going with friends keeps me motivated, you do not like to cancel out on your friends. We all have different aches and pains so we realize every week is different, either your body will let you kick, jump and bend or it will be a little stiff and not let you bend or move like you did last week. Oh well.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
I have been walking for one mile on the treadmill every day last week and plan to walk for the month of February. I want to add more steps every day to see how long I will walk at the end of February.
I have not been doing well with losing weight. I took out my points finder from weight watchers and to see how many points I have eaten so far today. I can eat 22 points and I have eaten 16 pts already. Oh well, just will just keep plugging. On monday, I will doing a spin class (30 minutes) and Tuesday is a new class, Zumba, that should be a lot of laughs with my 2 left feet.
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