Tuesday, February 15, 2011
My garage is now my home gym. I am so excited. We have a wired shop in our backyard that we were going to convert to a gym. Well, he realized that it could be pretty dangerous if I were going way back there by myself and something happened. We feel like we live in a pretty quiet and safe neighborhood, but you never know what could happen. Anywho...We decided to use our garage. We began the tedious process of moving everything out of the garage corner into the wired shop. It ended up being less stuff than I originally thought. We cleaned the floor and walls. We went to look at paint, and I picked out this pretty blue colored paint. It took us about 2 hours to paint the garage.
I finally bought myself an elliptical, which is the one machine I've always wanted but had never bought. Back in 2006 or 2007 I bought a recumbent bike when I wanted an elliptical. Then in 2008 I bought a treadmill when I wanted an elliptical. I paid a lot of money for both of those machines that I hated. I just gave them away. Now it's nice to have something that I actually wanted.
Since I bought the elliptical, I have been working out on it several times. It has definitely been kicking my butt. I even got up this morning and worked out by dancing to 4 songs on my Just Dance 2 for my Wii and then getting on my elliptical for 20 minutes before getting ready for work. I am seriously considering working out some more once I get off of work. As much as I say I hate exercise, I donít really think that is the case. I love the feeling I have once itís over and Iíve had a pretty good workout. I am really looking forward to the future of a healthier and smaller me.
This week is the last week of the Medical Weightloss program. Thank God. It is something that I would not do again,and I wouldnít encourage anyone else to do. I havenít been able to dedicate myself to it this last week. It has been too mentally challenging, and to me it just isnít realistic. The one good thing I can say about the program is that I did lose 13.5 pounds, and my work pants have gotten very baggy on me. I really look stupid in them, even with a belt on. I had to give some away in hopes that I will not fit in them again like I did the last time. I am able to fit some other pants a little more comfortably, and it feels good.
After this program is over, my husband and I will be joining Weight Watchers. I am looking forward to it because I want to try the new program that they have. I also would love to stop being an expert on how to lose weight and actually put the knowledge into action. I have tried Weight Watchers several times, and I know that it works; however, I havenít really allowed it to work the last couple of times because I knew too much without putting my knowledge into success. I am looking forward to eating what I want in moderation and just being mindful altogether. I know that it is not an easy task, but if I just commit myself to doing the right thing, I know that it will work.
This time of starting over, I am trying to be more active on SparkPeople and reach out to other members more for support. I do have my husband at home for support, but sometimes you need other people too; people who have been where you are and are journeying to where you want to be. There are so many people here on SparkPeople with stories to tell. When I see how far some people have come, it gives me hope that I can do it too.