Monday, March 07, 2011
Whew! It's been 3 weeks since my last post. I was hoping to get here every week but life happens and things get busy! I have been consistent with my workouts and am still Loving it!! I actually look forward to waking up before 6 and getting it done! I just feel sooooo amazing afterwards. I have so much energy and I just can't sit still. People are going to think I've got ADHD cuz I'm always bouncing around!
What makes this so amazing is that I'm back to my old happy self again. This is huge for me. I used to be the girl they called smiley at work cuz I was never in a bad mood, always happy, never got down, mad, or lost my temper. Flip back to about, oh I don't know maybe after my mom died almost 10 years ago. That's where things took a shift. I became moody, snapped more easily and just was not a happy person anymore. People stopped calling me smiley because in all actuality I was a capital B. And I continued on. Some days were good some days were bad. More days however, were dark and depressed.
Then I quit smoking 4 years ago and that's when the you know what hit the fan. I had smoked for 14 years and now what do I do? So then I became addicted to sugar and binge eating on the weekends, and then at nights after work. It just progressed into this out of control disaster. My moods worsened, I was constantly snapping at my co-workers, son, and just shutting myself off from the world. It was horrible. I was losing my friends, and people didn't really like to be around me anymore.
So today I just feel so blessed that I have found something to bring that happiness back into my life. Exercise has been the anti-depressant that I should have been taking a long time ago. So this is more important to me than the numbers on the scale right now, because I am actually happy. I'm happy with myself, my life, my son. I like who I am today! I couldn't have said that two months ago and that is the biggest accomplishment I have achieved so far. With the way that I'm feeling right now, anything is possible. I know can reach my goals, I know I can make this year my best year yet, I know things can only get better from here on out as long as I keep loving myself and doing what I need to make me a better person.
Now with that said, lets talk about results. I have seen some results after 5 weeks. I was wondering if I would since I wasn't putting in a lot cardio at first but I am happy to say I am down 5.7 lbs and have lost 4 inches! This last week I dropped 2.2 lbs which I was shocked with! I'm hoping with the increased cardio I can continue on that path. Also, this last week I started tracking my food with loseit.com which also syncs with my iPod Touch which makes it much more easier. Once I get my heart monitor in the mail, I will be tracking that as well to help better track my daily calorie burn vs. calorie intake. So that is where I am thus far. I don't know when I will be able to post again. For sure, after week 9 of the prep schedule to post my results again.
Here are my before's and after's:
Starting: 5 weeks:
weight: 203.9 198.2
chest: 48 47 1/2
L. Arm: 12 12
R. Arm: 13 12
Waist: 45 44
Hips: 48 47
L. Thigh 26 25
R. Thigh 26 25