Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I just want to thank everyone for the support I have received in the last few months with this whole weight loss thing. It really has meant a great deal to me. I feel incredibly blessed and loved.
Maintenance is going to be a journey unto itself. One of those strange new adventures, especially because I am committed to continuing with the exercise and eating habits that I have established over the last 8 months.
When I started, I was hoping to be into a size 12 by the next New Year's... and I'm in an 8 or 10 (depending on brand and age of clothing). I am quite satisfied with that.
When I started, I was hoping to be more physically healthy... I never dreamed I'd run/walk my first 5K in June... and now I find, though running is HARD, I LIKE it. My body craves exercise and physical movement. (Tonight I'm going a little neurotic on where I can fit in 45 minutes of exercise before or after choir practice.)
When I started, I had no idea how much happier I was going to be, and I was already a relatively happy person.
When I started, I had no idea how much stress relief I was going to find... and trust me, I have had some backbreaking & mind-bending stress in the last 8 months.
When I started, I didn't know how many physical aches & pains would find relief... nothing earth-shattering... but my low back pain is only an infrequent visitor now... YAY!
When I started, I had no idea how much clearer my mind would be and how much more energy I would have... I feel like I could understand calculus while climbing a mountain now!
When I started, I thought I had no self-control and now I find it to be a natural part of my decision-making process...
In short, I have realized everything I wanted and so much more and I am confident the discoveries will increase.
Now the news comes out that if you are physically active, especially running, you can delay serious declines normally associated with aging by an average of 16 years.
So my feet are going to keep easin' on down the road or treadmill until they just won't go no further!
Good afternoon and greatest blessings to you all!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I did manage to get up yesterday morning to run a mile on treadmill with .25 mile warm up and a .25 mile cool down. I had a great day.
This morning, I looked at the clock at 5:30, when my eyes opened again, it was 5:45 and then again at 6:00. Needless to say, my butt wasn't exercising this morning. Then it dawned on me, if I want to change it, I need to set a goals... small, measurable ones... like getting up to exercise once per week and then increase it every few weeks until I am happy with the result. (DOH!)
I'll try again in he morning.
Today I managed a lot of exercise... 3 miles with Leslie Sansone and the I used the strength exercise list from SP and did treadmill in between each of the exercises! It basically became an intense 76 minutes of circuit training... really good...
Since I've burned tons of calories today, I get chocolate.
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