Monday, February 06, 2012
Still being slightly under the weather I didn't get up at 4:30 to go to the gym. Instead I got up at 5:30 and was able to squeeze in 45 minutes on my treadmill.
While I'm on the treadmill in my garage I usually watch weight loss shows on my laptop. Today I was watching a MTV episode of I Used to be Fat. On this episode the girl's dad was very supportive. At one point he said, To be successful at anything in life takes commitment. So true and something I want my kids to learn but I started thinking about me.
The dad continued by saying, you can come to the gym but are you committed? Are you giving it your all?
I can get up early and walk on my treadmill for 45 minutes. It's a healthy choice but will it give me SUCCESS? The success I want? No. I have to commit, give 100% and that means to give my best. Will my best be the same everyday? NO!
So today I wanted to give it my all, test my body, push it to see what I could truly accomplish, today, NOW.
I was able to jog 1 minute segments seven different times. I walked for four minutes then jogged for one, etc. Total workout was 46 minutes, didn't start my jog segments until the 12th minute.
Can't wait to see what I can do after I'm 100% over this cold.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
My husband thinks I'm being silly to worry but each day I get on the scale, since the beginning of the month, (only 5 days ago), I've lost at least a pound or more. In the past 5 days I've lost 6.8lbs.
I've been eating 100% healthy, due to being sick with a headcold I've had some days with no exercising.
I'm not sure if the extra weight is coming off because I have sped up my metabolism, or because since my body is sick it's using up more calories or a combo of both.
I don't know if I should just relax and let what wil be, be or do I need to make some adjustments like upping my calories? But then maybe my body might decide to quit losing the weight and give me a struggle for a week or so.
My total weight loss since January 3rd is 22.2. My goal for February was 10lbs but I've already lost 6.8. Maybe I should just be thrilled that I'm ahead of my plan but I want to do this the right way, as healthy as possible.
Okay, that's it for now. Just me sharing my thoughts for today. Still sick, hoping to feel better so I can get up at 4:30 for my ST and cardio day at the gym tomorrow.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
My 15yo son si 6'9". He's a tall skinny thing, not much muscle. In the past year he has grown 8" so he's been having an adjustment period to his body (and, No, he's not done growing).
He's currently on his school's JV basketball team. The varsity coach knows he'll be an assett to them as he keeps growing, getting stronger and improving his skill level. One of his JV coaches took him to our church's gym one night after his school practice. They worked out until 10pm.
The next morning my son said to me, "Mom, look at this weight vest. My coach made me where it while I was working out. You should give it a try." Yeah, RIGHT! "Uh, NO THANKS" I said, "Besides I already have my own weight vest on, it's just under my skin".
The vision of The Biggest Loser episodes when they have to put back on all the weight they've lost flashed through my mind. Wouldn't it be great if I could put 160lbs on my athletic boys so they could understand how much weight their mom lugs around each day.
After my kids left for school yesterday I noticed that the weight vest and bball gear had been left in my entryway. I decided to clean it up and put it in my boys' room. As I picked up the weight vest it didn't come up as easily as I had first expected. It was HEAVY! So I was curious, How much does this thing weigh?
I went upstairs and weighed myself then stepped back on the scale holding the vest. It weighed 15lbs! Oh, My STARS that's less than I've already lost. As of yesterday I had lost 18.4lbs
What a great visual that was! I couldn't help to share my revelation so I texted my son to let him know. Then I told him I only have 9 more weight vests to lose!
It's an amazing realization that I had been carrying extra fat/water around with me daily that weighed as much as the vest. I'm excited seeing the numbers come down on the scale but I'm more appreciative of the hard work having held weight, that is less than what I"ve lost, in my hands and could actually FEEL my accomplishment!
1 Weight Vest Down, 9 To Go!
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