Saturday, May 24, 2008
Ok, so after we got back from our trip to visit my family in AZ I jumped back on the wagon of my new lifestyle. It has been going very very well. I started going back to Curves 3 or 4 times a week and added jogging and a pilates DVD. I think the combo of different exercise styles keeps my body guessing. I started at the beginning of April at 166.4 and by the end of April was up to 168.6 which was very frustrating because I was doing so well with food and exercising. However I think the gained weight was all muscle because of the sudden increase in activity. This proved to be correct when the first week of May I dropped 2 pounds. Yay!
So I'm slowly making my way down but the best part is that I feel better about myself and am genuinely starting to enjoy exercising and mixing it up with different work outs. I've already met one jogging goal and this week I exercised all 5 days! I'm interested to see what happens with the scale when I weigh myself on Monday.
I feel like I should be able to tell the difference in my clothes, but I don't. That is frustrating. My body feels different to me. It feels leaner and even looks a little different but my clothes feel the same. I feel like the weight is just moving around. Weird.
I really do feel like I have a whole different perspective on life, though. Even though I haven't seen much of a change yet I look at things different and have started thinking things like, "What does my body need at this point in the day for a snack" rather than "what do I feel like eating." That is a huge thought pattern change for me. And I'm noticing my triggers, when I feel like eating just because I feel like eating not because my body needs something. I'm able to resist much more often and when I do give in number 1 I don't beat myself up about it and number 2 I have at least recognized a pattern which is the first step. I no longer feel like if I have a setback week it's the end of the world and I should just give up. Life happens and changing the way you live life takes time. In general I am very pleased about how I'm doing.
I've started taking a jazz dance class which is something I have ALWAYS wanted to do so I'm pretty proud of myself about that. It is my favorite thing in my life right now. I leave in such a great mood and it's an awesome workout. I only have one class left, but I'm looking into new dance classes I can take when it's done. I'm thinking I'll take a combination ballet/jazz class that's 1.5 hours. I have to get tights and a leotard and all that. =) Definitely wearing a ballet skirt.
Anyway, I think journaling about this process will be very helpful for me so here's to my first blog entry!