Since I am trying not to focus on the number on the scale so much I am going to try and remember my non scale victories.
~The most important one for me is walking into a Weight Watchers meeting however long ago it was now I can't even remember but without that first meeting I would not be where I am today for sure! I went with a friend of mine who has since stopped going but she also made goal.
~The second biggest one has got to be my doctor taking me off blood pressure medicine! WooHoo!!!! Took my BP Saturday and it was 114/80! still good!
~Noticing I can see my toes past my stomach
~Asking my doctor why my foot looked swollen and he told me it was muscle! "Really!?!?!? yes. Wow!!!!" :)
~actually seeing my knees
~noticing my calf muscles...my legs are not smooth to shave anymore..oh darn
~I have awesome biceps! Working on the triceps they are not so easy.
~I can get through an hour long spin class!
~ I have taken Zumba classes (my knee doesn't let me take them anymore but I do use the one on my Wii every so often)
~I actually spend time at the gym...NEVER in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought I would be going to a gym and actually liking it, yes I said I liked it)
~I will go on 2 mile walks just because I can
~I get out of my chair at work more often just to see the number on my pedometer go up
~I can actually get in and out of my husbands race truck and I don't feel stuck in the seat!
~I have more energy!
~I am not bored as much as I used to be...don't know how that is but I have noticed I'm not.
~I can see the dimple in my cheek again, which makes my mom happy lol
I can't think of anything else at the moment but if I do I will update my list.
I'm not where I want to be but I am ok with that. I so wanted to be further along in my journey then where I am but I have come a long way and it has taken some time to get here too. I have had some set backs, I have let life get the best of me on more than one occasion which is why it has taken me a long time and why I am not where I originally thought I would be by now. Right now I am more going with the flow as supposed to how I usually feel like I am going against it. I am taking a break from what seems like a never ending up hill battle. Does that mean I am going back to my old ways...nope! Have I had a couple stumbles in the last couple weeks..yes! Stressing about everything is why I have stumbled and that is one of the reasons why I have decided to go with the flow. I am trying to enjoy the moment, take in the sights and relieve some of the stress I put on myself. I have enough stress with work that I can't control, I don't need to be adding to it with the things in the rest of my life. I am remembering what I have learned, trying my darnedest not to break the good habits I have formed it has been a struggle but I am determined not to break good habits. When the new year comes around I will pick up where I left off, already signed up for a new fitness class Tuesday nights :) January 1 I am hitting it full throttle again! No resolution those get broken, this is game on! So in the mean time Merry Christmas! Enjoy whatever holiday you celebrate and I will see you in 2015 with bells on!
I don't know if it's really mixed emotions, laziness, stress, frustration or boredom? or maybe all of the above? I know if I don't go to the gym and/or workout I am not going to lose weight. I know if I don't put the right things in my mouth on a regular basis I'm not going to lose weight. Lately this has been kinda difficult. First off I can't get enough chocolate and I was thinking I was looking for the sugar and it had something to do with my lack of sleep, but now I am not so sure. I still seem to be having trouble with this on occasion but not as bad as over the summer. The last few weeks have been stressful at work and there have been longer hours and with my travel time and errands to run after work I have been eating later than I would like to as well and eating foods that are easier to make and not always the best choice but still better than the choices I would have made before I started this weight loss journey, so that is a plus (gotta remember those pluses) Yesterday because of having to go to work I didn't work out at all...I should have a t least found a video or done something here at home because I know things I can do but I didn't think of it. Today I decided to cut my Sunday routine and all I did was the bike for 30 minutes, because of the craziness of the last few weeks between my hubby and me I wanted to spend some time with him that was not sleeping or getting ready for work or eating dinner...he had to go for a little ride so I kept him company and got to see a friend from the racing series that I haven't seen in a few months. I haven't been walking on my 15 minute breaks which I will admit I am missing but the weather has been so cold I don't dare go outside in work clothes for more than it tales to walk from my truck to the door...brrrr. (I am thankful we have not been "blessed" with accumulating snow yet) Typing this I realized that what I have read about exercise giving you energy kinda seems to be the truth...the more I move the better I feel and I haven't been able to get that activity in and I am feeling kinda blah. So with that being said I am going to get off this computer and go do something
I really thought I wanted it, I really did. If I really want it then why do I keep falling? I have been having trouble limiting my sugar intake...I have been able to avoid in more in the last week or so then the prior 4! Today I fell off the wagon...again! What the heck is it with chocolate? it used to be just once a month I had to have something chocolate and once I had it I was good. About two months ago I noticed I had to have sugar of any kind I thought it was because I was tired and maybe it still is, today I am kinda dragging. I am going to try and get to sleep a little earlier than usual today because I know sleep is a key part of weight loss as well. I just wonder if there is something else that could be wrong, and of course I don't have to go back to the doctor until June and just had blood work done last June and he didn't see anything wrong with my results. UGH! Halloween isn't too far away and with Thanksgiving and Christmas there is going to be candy abound at work especially, I can keep it out of my house but I can't keep it out of work. I am worried I will not be able to get through this until after the holidays and then I will have probably gained 10 more pounds!
Saturday, I tried two new workouts mainly because friend was supposed to be leading the session but she ended up being sick. I went in thinking I was going to do a 30 minute HIIT IT class, HIIT IT is an interval cardio session that basically works your whole body. Then the instructor convinced me to do the next workout TRX for 30 minutes...that is resistance training using your own body weight and arm strength by holding a strap suspended from the rafters in the ceiling. My upper arms especially my triceps and the area around my shoulder blades is soooooooooooo sore but yet they just feel stiff like if I could just stretch them out they would feel so much better but it hurts to stretch them out lol My lower abs are also sore so it make it hard to cough and of course I wake up this morning with a pesky cough. I was going to go to the gym and ride the bike but friends decided we should walk the reservoir here in town so we did that...both sides that took 2+ hours! When we were done I was very thankful that we took it easy because my arms seemed to get worse by the minute. Now they feel all stiff and I am going to bed...hopefully I will be able to brush out my hair lol.
The view from the side I have never walked until today :)