Thursday, September 09, 2010
The YMCA indoor pool is back up and going. And I've been to Cardio H2O three times so far this week. I'm so proud of me!!! If I can get in there tomorrow and Saturday I will have reached my goal of five times this week! I know I don't HAVE to go 5 times a week, but I'm trying to get it in my mind that I HAVE to do it 5 times a week. If I think I can get away with minimum, I'll do the minimum. So 5 days a week of cardio, I'm gonna get this weight off of me.
When I checked in on Tuesday I hadn't lost any weight, but I hadn't gained any either. So I guess that's a good thing! But its my fault because I didn't work out at all for two weeks! So I'm back to working out consistently. I've got to get in the groove again. I've started again! So proud of me!
I've got 28 more days to go. 28 days til VEGAS!!!!!!!!! woohoo!!!!! I can't wait! I am hoping and praying that I start dropping the pounds! I want to be below 300 by the time I get to Vegas. So I'm going to continue to work hard and reach that goal! 28 days to go!!!!
I'm on the road to my goal. One day at a time.
Oh, I did reward myself with picking the movie for movie night. Tomorrow I am planning to go get my mani/pedi. (If I have nothing else come up!) When I lose 50 lbs, my reward is going to be either a spa treatment or massage! I haven't decided which I want yet! Guess that's something I should start working on. My next short term goals...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Today I met with my "fitness coach" and completed the fitness assessment. To start she figured out my measurements, and my BMI and fat percentage. My BMI is 50.1 and my fat is 48.3 percent. I was like almost half of my weight is fat?!?!?!?! Next, I had to walk/run a mile as quick as I could, pushing myself to get my heart rate up. I did a mile in 18.5 minutes. Then she had me lifting weights. With my arms I was able to lift 100 lbs. And with my legs I was able to do 150 lbs.
For now she wants me to do 4 days of cardio at minimum. If I can fit it in 5 days a week, that would be better. She said I don't need to worry about the weight training because I am ok on that. She said that I need to get rid of this weight first and maybe later on down the road we can worry about weight training.
I have to work in MORE vegetables and fruit into my diet! Which I already knew that but seems to me that this eating healthy is going to get EXPENSIVE!!!!
I stopped by the nurse's office to get a check on my blood work.... My levels looked like this:
Glucose: My level: 99
Cholesterol: My level: 165
Range: less than 200
Triglyceride: My level: 138
Range: less than 150
HDL Cholesterol: My level: 40
Range: more than 60
Calc LDL Cholesterol: My level: 98
Range: less than 100
Non HDL Cholesterol: My level: 125
She said that overall I was good. But my "Good cholesterol" was low.
I am relieved to know that sugars and cholesterol are good. That means that for now I'm doing ok. I just have to get this weight off of me. I've kinda fell off this week. I haven't done anything since the pool closed. I miss going to the pool...
Anyway I had to work for one hour today. Then I took my resume to a business because they said I had to "personally hand" my resume to the Manager... Well guess what the manager wasnt' there when I went by there today. So I left my resume any way. Then I came home. And was home for maybe 10 minutes when I had to leave again for an interview with a totally different business. The interview lasted about an hour and 10 minutes! WOW right!? We talked about why she's hiring for a new person and all the drama that surround that previous employee. How hard is it to do your job when you are at work!? LOL I'm hoping and praying very hard that I get this job. I'd love to work full time again!!!! No benefits but the pay is pretty good! And if I start working full time, I'll have to go to the Y after work! Wow talk about some long and busy days! But nothing is going to stop me from losing this weight.
We have 43 days til Vegas!!! I'm determined to lose more weight before I get on that plane. I want to be able to buckle the seat belt without asking for an extension!!!! Think its possible??? Well, we shall see! Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!!
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
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