Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Yesterday, I didn't work out since I did a lot over the weekend and didn't rest on Sunday. So Monday was my rest day. And today I went to my Cardio H2O class. I had a different "teacher" this time b/c my normal "teacher" was in Texas taking her daughter back to college. She (my instructor) will be back next week. But the indoor will be closed from 8/20 until 9/7! What am I gonna do???? I am going to have withdrawls now! LOL I have to say I really do enjoy the workouts in the water. Today I felt the muscles being worked! Legs, butt, abs, arms, it was all being worked! And with the instructor I had today, I learned a few things! Working out in the water is good for me! It helps to get the heart rate up but not noticeable! I love it. Grantd I am about the youngest person there but its nice. I get to meet older people and talk to them. LIke today, one of the ladies in the class informed me that she is 54 years old and that she works for an attorney! (Networking opportunities!!!) I've noticed that when I am on the treadmill or doing the weights, it seems like the time goes by slowly. But when I am in the water, time flies! I've found something that I really really like!!!!!
Maybe I should just do the pool thing every day. It seems to work me juts as well as the weights and treadmill. And its not half as bad on my knees and my low back.
I've made it through the first two weeks! I'm so proud of myself! Two weeks down!!! Now the test is to continue and not give up! I haven't seen any weight loss (yet) but I am working on it. I'm not giving up. Not this time. I'm determined to meet my goal.
Every time I go to the gym I meet someone new. I hear their reasons for their weight loss. Today I met a girl that was a little older than me and she is the mother of 6 children. Her youngest being 1 and oldest being 18! She "looked" bigger than me but was no where near my weight. So why is it that people "look" bigger?
I heard stories today of how people have lost weight. And then they put it back on... I don't want that yo-yo thing any more. I want this to become a habit that I continue to do and keep the weight off. I want to take care of me so that I can take care of my husband, my children and my family. I want to be able to keep up with my boys. I want to go out and not be embarrassed by how I look. I want to look NORMAL !!! I know I look normal but I look fat and overweight! I really don't like the stares that I get when I go out (either with family/friends or alone). I guess that's my anxiety more than anything.
I read on someone's Spark Page tonight that they were working on themselves from the inside out. That's a good idea! I need to learn to love me no matter what my weight is. When I look in the mirror, I don't look at anything but my face. I don't like looking at the rest of me, but lately I am forcing myself to look at more than my face so I can watch the changes that are going to take place over time. I have to learn to love me. I have to learn to have more positive self esteem. Time to start readin again! Time to start filling my head with positive stuff again.
Ok guess I need to go for now, don't want to repeat myeslf! LOL Besides I need to go work on some homework. but before I go I just gotta say
DAY 14 DOWN so time to have a small
Monday, August 16, 2010
So my workout plans got all jumbled up! I surprised my son with a tirp to Carowinds on Day #10. I didn't go work out but LORD knows I did a lot of walking, swimming and I climbed 7 flights of stairs to go down the tallest waterslide at the park! Then we clibmbed abou 5 flights of stairs to go down another waterslide. We went to the "pool" that created waves, so that was a lot of swimming and jumping around in the water. So I did get a workout in there! (Does that count?!) In my mind that counts! LOL
Then on Day #11, we (my husband, my son and I) got up early had to go get a u-haul trailer and drive 3 hrs away to finish moving our belongings to Charlotte. It took us an hour a half to load a 5x10 storage unit of stuff into a 5x8 trailer!! It was a lot of yard/lawn stuff and wood and tools and heavy stuff. Then we drove the 3 hrs. back and unloaded it all into the 5x10 storage unit in Charlotte. We stuffed everything we could in there. It was a job but we did it! I got a good workout from doing all that. It was a lot of walking and heavy lifting.
Then on Day #12, my husband and I went ot the storage unit place to get a bigger unit and had to moved everythingout of the 5x10 into a 10x20! So again, a lot ofwalking and heavy lifting. We even moved the refridgerator we had in storage! So in three days I did a lot of sweating, walking, climbing and lifting.
I didn't go to the gym and I didn't use the treadmill or the weight machines. But I did manage to exercise and get some workouts in!
I did my weight check on Sunday and then again today. Yesterday it was 323.5 and today it was 322.4... I'm not happy about those numbers....
Why does my weight fluctuate so much?! When I started I was 321.5 and then it jumped to 326.5 and now its down a few pounds! So I don't know what weight I am supposed to be looking at! LOL But at least I have my measurements written down and will gauge my weightloss with that.
Hopefully next Monday I will be meeting with the nurse at the Y to get started on the Lifestyle Weight Management program. I just have to come up with the money in order to get into the program. So we'll see what happens between now and then.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
WOOHOO!!!!!!!! Day #9 is done!
I went and did the hour class of Cardio H2O! The instructor changed things up a bit today and incorporated more than just cardio! I felt it in my legs and my arms, my abs and my butt! Guess that's a good thing! At least I know that I am working those muscles!
I'm quite proud of my food choices today! I had a nutrigrain bar for breakfast. Then for lunch I made grilled lemon pepper chicken and put it in a salad (lettuce, tomato, carrots, cheese, green olives and buttermilk ranch dressing). Then for dinner I put a turkey breast and mixed vegetables in the crock pot. That came out good!!!! My down side to the day was eating the Hershey's Chocolate Kisses! But there are no more so that's the good thing! LOL (I did NOT eat the whole bag! It has been in the candy dish for the past couple of weeks!)
I'm still looking forward to Sunday's weigh in!!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Day 8 is down! WOOHOO!!! I know some people are going to get tired of hearing (reading) this every day. But I am proud of myself. I've been doing this for 8 days now. Its a little step, but wait til I hit day 30 of doing this, that will be a HUGE milestone for me. I've never exercised more than two weeks in a row!!
Today I did 35 minutes on the treadmill. Then I did lower body circuit of weights. Boy did I feel that in my legs and my but today!!!! Sometimes I can feel the muscles and other times I can't. Anyway, on my way out of the gym today, I noticed that the Nurse was in today. I stopped in to talk to her about the lifestyle weight management program that they have. Its an 8 week program. They will test my glucose and my cholesterol. I would meet with her every week and turn in my food journal. And I would meet with a fitness coordinator to get a fitness assessment. Then have a fitness plan for me created and meet in with them every two weeks. She said that she's very surprised that I have not been seriously hurt over the past 8 days because I have gone from being very inactive to working out every day except Sunday! I told her I was determined to lose this weight. She said that a couple of women have lost 60 lbs doing this. She said there have also been people doing this program that have lost nothing. She said it depends on your commitment level and how motivated you are. She said that this is not a diet. It is a lifestyle change. That's why its call Lifestyle Weight Management. She said this is for life. This will teach me about nutrition and exercise. I have to come up with $50.00 before the 23rd. I made an appointment for then. She gave me financial assistance based on our income.
I am so ready for Sunday. I want to see if I have lost any weight. Even if it is a few pounds. I know I shouldn't expect to see a big change yet. In time, I know it will happen. I just have to remember to think of weight loss like the seasons. In winter, every thing looks dead and bleak. But beneath it all everything is just resting/sleeping and preparing for spring. When Spring comes, everything wakes up and comes to life, refreshed and looking pretty. So with weight loss its the same. All this work now is the winter. You can't see the changes right now but come spring, (when the weight loss is noticeable) you'll be able to see a new beautiful creature!
I'm bound and determined to see this one through! Oh, I wrote all over the mirror in our bedroom this morning! Positive and encouraging sayings for me to see every day when I fix my hair! I'm so excited! Who knew you could get excited about losing weight? And I'm only just beginning! What's it gonna be like when I've lost 60 lbs???? We shall see!!!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I got up on time this morning and did my Cardio H2O. Two days a week that I actually look forward to!!! Next one is Thursday. I hope that I will get to go. I have this thing called a "job' that gets in my way LOL Just kidding. I'm very thankful for my job! I went two months without any income and had my care repossessed. That was not fun at all. But now I work part time, which is a lot better than nothing at all.
Now that I've had my workout for the day, my son wants to go swimming! So I think that we'll get some lunch and head out to the pool. Might as well make use of it while we can!
I'm quite proud of myself. Its been almost a week now and I'm still going. I know that really isnt' that huge of a deal, but to me it is. I just have to keep myself pumped about this journey and continue on. There are going to be some days that are harder than others but that's when I have to press through even harder. I'm going to make it to my goal! One step at a time. But for now the victory is that I am on my way!!!!!
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