I've been doing pretty good by my standards! LOL But then again my standards aren't as high as they probably should be. I'm getting up at 5:15AM. I did it 3 days last week and 2 so far this week. I set a goal to walk 5 miles a week but in the three days I worked out last week, I did over 5 miles. I think that for now I will leave it at 5... I don't want to jack it up and put myself in a bind trying to meet that goal but again I know I need to challenge myself to do more. Well I will work up to that I guess. For now I'm just glad that I am able to get out of bed at 5 am to go work out! Some mornings, its hard to get out of bed that early!
I'm trying to figure out when this "extra" energy is gonna get here! LOL I need it since I am getting up at 5 am and not getting to bed til 10 or 11 at night. When I get to bed I am pretty much out like a light when my head hits the pillows!
Hmmm maybe this getting up early is a really good thing. My husband just told me that he should get up when I get up because he's awake anyway. So I told him oohh you can go with me and work out!!!! (He's not been to the Y since the pool closed!) He's never been in the gym area either. And since we're paying for a FAMILY membership, he should go! Because if not, then we should just reduce it down to me, that would be a bit cheaper. But then again, the boys like to go swimming and they do have an indoor pool! Anyway, I'm hoping that he will start getting up with me and going to work out. It will be good for him! He might like going or he might be my helper... To motivate me and to get me going. He could be my work out buddy!!!! LOL
Well time for me to get off here and get to work! More later on this bumpy journey of mine! LOL
Well October was not a productive month for me at all!!!! I rarely worked out. I rarely logged in to SP. I just didn't do what I know I needed to do. And here it is November already! UGH! All the EATING holidays are quickly approaching! I want to lose more weight before family starts coming to visit! LOL I just want to be smaller than what they remember. I want to look better than I have in a long time, not to mention feeling better too.
Last night I decided to get my stuff together before bed so I could leave at 5:30 AM to go workout. With all the stuff I have to get accomplished in the day, I've not been able to get to the gym. I figure I can't go to work at 5:30 A.M. so I will get up and go to the gym workout, come home, make breakfast and then get ready to head out to work. At least that way I am getting my workout in there and getting my day started productively.
5:15 A.M. this morning, the alarm went off. I laid in bed for about 5 minutes and then got up, got dressed and went out the door to the gym. I was working out early this morning! I was quite proud of myself. There were (including me) 7 people working out this morning. The Y coach was there. He was a chipper person first thing this morning! Which was nice because he was kind of cheering us on and making sure we were working hard! LOL And when I was finished with my workout he told me that he was proud of me and glad that I was there this morning working out and that the dedication will help in the long run.
This morning I walked 1.75 miles on the treadmill in 35 minutes at an average speed of 2.9. Then I did chest press, leg press and abdominal crunches. Each one was 3 sets at 12 reps at 30 lbs on each one. Needless to say I'm quite proud of myself. One day at a time is how I have to take it. I can't focus on more than that. I mean I've been saying for a LONG time that I should get up at 5:30 and go work out but I am NOT a morning person so getting up that early is quite a challenge for me. But I need to make it a routine and habit.
I am determined not to let this depression keep me prisoner any more. This going to the gym and working out is going to become my "me" time. And of course I'll still reward myself along the way with stuff but not with food!! I'm very curious to see how much weight I can lose this month if I get up every morning to go work out at 5:30 am! I lost 20 lbs from August to September. So let's see what I can do in November?!
Well I need to get off of here and go get some stuff done before bed so I can get up at 5 am to go to the Y to work out!
Saturday morning I got myself out of bed and went to the 8:30 A.M Deep water cardio class. I like the deep water class better because I was in the deep end of the pool and have to work on keeping my head above water while I work out. It was a little more tough but I managed to do pretty well I think! I'm so proud of me because I did make it to 5 Water Cardio classes. And the thing is its not ALL cardio. I think we do about 30 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of strength and 5 minutes to warm up and 5 minutes to stretch and cool down. Proud of myself for managing 5 days of exercise in ONE week!!!!
Now here's the best part!!!!!!!!!!
I needed a longer tape measure to get the correct measurements of my body. So my husband and I went and got a tape measure from Michael's tonight. When we got home, I had to use it!!! So here's the breakdown:
The first measurement was taken on 8/23/10 and then the second measurement taken today 9/12/10 with the difference listed (inches lost!).
I am sitting here crying at my computer as I write this!!! I can't believe that in less than a month I've lost 11.4 lbs and all these inches!!!!!!!!!! Its actually paying off!!!!! Even though I didn't do anything for 2 weeks, what I am doing is working!!!!!!!!! This is amazing to me!!!! I'm just thrilled!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can only imagine what its going to be like when I reach my final goal?!
Oh, by the way, I still haven't rewarded myself for losing 10 lbs. yet. Every time I go to get my manicure and pedicure, there is some reason I can't get it done. So hopefuly this week I will treat myself. And I've decided when I've lost 50 lbs. I am going for a full body massage. And when I lose 100 lbs, I'm being treated to a day at the spa!!!!! I'm looking forward to some pampering!!! But for now I'm super excited about the progress so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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...
Every Tuesday I have to check in with the nurse, Phylis since I am doing the Lifestyle Weight Management Program. Well today was the first check in with her. My weight is (drum roll please......) 315.1 lbs!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! I've lost 3 lbs in a week, and a total of 11 pounds since I started. Even with me being somewhat lazy last weight, changing what I eat and how much I eat, I lost 3 lbs!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!! I want to cry!!!!!!!! I'm really losing weight this time!!!! I'm working at it and I'm changing what and how much I eat and I'm dropping the weight!!!!!!!
So this means that I have reached my first two little goals... Meaning, I get to pick a movie for "date" night. And I get to go get a mani and pedi!!!!!! Now I have to think of two new goals. But I met my first two goals and now I get rewarded. That is HUGE to me!!!! WOOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Today after meeting with Phyllis, I did an hour on the recumbent cross trainer. When I got up from that my shorts were soaked with sweat! I didn't realize I had been sweating that much! I'm so glad that I'm doing this. And next week, its back to the pool!!!!! Starting Monday night if we get home early enough. If not I will be doing Cardio h20 on Tuesday night! I can't wait to get back in the pool! I love doing the cardio in the water!
Well I'm off to do a little dance and see where I can get my mani and pedi done asap!!!! I'm so EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!