Thursday, September 20, 2012
I don't know how many people from SparkPeople use the YMCA, but I would not go anywhere else. I tried a gym years ago. Felt so out of place. Then along came the YMCA. I joined because I needed to lose the weight. I was pleased with how nice people were. How willing they were to help. Then things for me changed and I stopped going. Here it is 10-11 years later and I'm still for the YMCA.
I love the one I go to. Every morning I see the same Fitness person on the floor. He's very bright, happy, cheerful, encouraging. When he saw me this morning, as usual, he gave me a high five and asked how I was doing. I told him I was on day 25. He said see I knew you could do it. And as I left today, He said see you tomorrow, Day 26! He was just as happy about that as I was because as I was walking out that's all I heard him shouting, Day 26! Yeah Day 26! So I walked out with a smile today. I would not go to a normal gym for NOTHING now. At the Y they have classes, water classes, the gym, basket ball courts, dance classes, get togethers... You name it. And for me to join the volleyball "club" was only $10.00 Which isn't bad. But the other classes are included in my membership. I just feel like I get so much more from the YMCA than I do a normal gym.
Day 25 has been completed! I started the day off with sharing a motivational quote/picture from Sparkpeople on my facebook. Then I went and did 36 minutes on the treadmill and walked 1.62 miles. I've already managed 5 glasses of water. I've never gotten past my fast break goals. I believe it is time to change that. Since now I have this exercise thing down as well as writing everyday down, its time to work on MORE water every day. I want to get off of the fastbreak goals and on to the next step!
I am being very successful at this. I am being productive. Over a month ago I used to get up make Brad's lunch/breakfast/coffee and go back to bed. That is, if I even got out of bed at that time to do all this for him. Sometimes, he would just let me sleep and not bother waking me. Yes I am still tired but the difference is I do not go back to bed. I get myself dressed and out the door to the YMCA. This way I get my exercise done first thing in the morning and my day doesn't ruin my plan to work out! I actually get it done. No more excuses. I've made no more excuses. And I'm on the road to a better ME!!!!!
So to those who want to stand there and watch me burn, by means you can stand there and watch but guess what I'm burning the fat away. I'm creating a healthier, happier more productive ME. This time next year I will be able to say look what I did. Look how big I used to be! I can't wait to see my boys' reactions when they see the changes I've made. I can't wait to take them hiking and be able to do it with them! Yep I'm doing this! I'm making a difference in me and my life and my health!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Well thanks to SparkPeople and myself logging in and tracking my workouts, I've discovered that I have been doing this for 24 days and not 23 like I thought. I started August 27th. So WOOHOO!!!! Almost a month now! I am amazed that I have gone this long! I'm so very proud of myself! I am doing. I am being productive. I am making changes. I am making progress some where along the line!! 24 days in and I am still going. I am still going to my counselor, so that's another positive!!
Its fall and I'm loving the cooler weather. I don't like the snow/ice cold weather, but this comfortable leaving the windows open kind of weather, I absolutely love! Which means I can go in the attic and get my fall decorations down and decorate the living room. Time for a different look in my living room!
Next week starts the one month fall challenge! I'm ready to add it to my list of accomplishments that I have actually completed!!!!
Come on SparkPeople! We've got this!!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Even though I was disappointed yesterday, I'm still here and I'm still going. I can't give up. I will not give up. This weight will come off sooner or later. Although I'd like sooner but I'd rather it come off slowly so I can keep it off! I don't ever want to be like this again. I want to get healthy and fit and be able to be active and find clothes that fit without costing hundreds of dollars. I want to walk into stores and not worry about if they have my size or not. I want to go to amusement parks, state parks, fairs, carnivals and not get tired after the first 10 minutes because of all the walking I had to do. I want to ride the rides again. I want to make my children proud of me. I want to make my husband proud of me. I want to have a life not dictated by my weight. I'm 23 days into this. I know where I want to be at day 84. And when I successfully complete day 84, I want to do it again. I want to keep pushing til I can see that scale say 199!! When that day comes, I am not quite sure what I will do! All I know is I will be one happy person. I have a long road in front of me but I'm going to do it!
I believe that over this journey my mind set will change as much as my body. I am going to counseling to help with the depression and borderline personality disorder. I am on NO medication. I want to do with without any type of medicine. And I think that keeping this journal, and writing in it every day of this journey, I will be able to go back and remind myself why I started. Where I was and where I don't ever want to be again. Oh I know some of you already know this and/or do this. But if you haven't noticed, I quit just about everything I start. So for me to still be going is a huge accomplishment right now.
I'm glad that SparkPeople tracks EVERYTHING. Because I am on a roll! I have logged in to SP for 16 days straight. (A first!)
I've been exercising 90 minutes a week for 3 weeks straight (according to SP) 4 weeks was the longest from 6/24/12 to 7/21/12. Wow out of 185 weeks I've only worked out 22 weeks! That's bad LOL After this 12 week program I will reset my consistency ratings. Those are some sad #s! LOL
Well Its time for me to get out of here and go get my cardio done for the day!
Monday, September 17, 2012
I stepped on the scale this morning. Actually I did it four times and each time the number did not change. According to the scale I've gained FOUR pounds!!!!! I'm not quite happy with this. I'm working out, I've changed my portion sizes, I'm not eating junk. I'm staying within my calorie range, so what's the deal?! After I go to the YMCA I will see what their scale says and then when I get home I will take measurements to see if I've dropped any measurements.
Because this has frustrated me, I mean four weeks in and I gain four pounds?!- I did a search on here. According to one Q & A, my body is retaining 3 molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. So in 4-6 weeks I should see the weight start dropping. All I can say is I hope so. I can't tell a difference in my clothes yet so the only thing I will be able to see a difference in will be the inches. I'm trying not to get discouraged.
I'm going to keep pushing through. I will not let this stop me. I will finish this 12 week program and on day 84 I will know if I've been successful or failed. I'm on day 22 so that's a record! WOOHOO!!!! 63 days to go til I am finished with this one program. I'm still proud of myself for still going and still working out and still pushing through!
Off to the YMCA to get my upper body work out done, despite still being sore from playing volleyball, although I'm NOT as sore, which is a good thing!
Update: I did my workout at the YMCA. Their scale said the same as here at home. I came home and measured but NO CHANGE. Nothing has changed except my weight went up. I'm a bit disappointed. I'm not understanding what's wrong. When does this weight and inches start coming off??? Aughhhh..... But I'm not giving up. I said I was going to keep pushing through to day 84. And if there is no change at Day 84 then I know something is wrong!!!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I'm so glad that I decided today would be a day of nada! After playing 90 minutes of volley ball and then spending the rest of the day, from 1-5, helping my husband re-organize the garage, I am moving so very slowly today. EVERY SINGLE muscle on my body HURTS!!!!!!! I can't believe that I hurt this much. I knew I hadn't played volleyball in a long time but geesh! I am really outta shape! Guess yesterday I used muscles I haven't used in years. I don't even know if I could muster up the energy to get to the gym today if I had a workout planned. I just hope that tomorrow I will NOT be this sore.
Good points on yesterday, I was active for 90 minutes straight. I was sweating, had the heart rate up and had fun. I can't wait to do it again!
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