Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I officially am a member of a gym! I am very excited about this new chapter in my weight loss and getting healthy efforts. I feel like this is a good time to renew and recreate some goals and commitments for myself. This is an ever evolving journey and I am ready to adapt baby!
Also, as kind of a side note, I realize that a gym membership is not always a viable option for all sorts of reasons and that some people simply donít like them. And I totally get that too! I lost 30 pounds without a gym, just my little apartment gym and doing spark videos in my apartment, and running around the park. I had no interest in a gym when I first started and I donít think it would have been right for me then. What leads to my excitement is that I have had such success already and that what I am doing is becoming slightly stale and not feeling quite right anymore and that is just my situation. I love it when I can just feel and listen to my body and mind and understand what it needs and mine is telling me that it is time to push myself and spice it up! So for those reasons I think this membership is going to be great, and because I am so much more self-confident than I was, even six months ago. Sure, I have a long ways to go and I have bad days and tough moments in the mirror every day, but I know that this journey is not about what other people think or worrying about their opinions. Itís about me and I want to dance silly in Latin Heat class! Haha
I just feel like I need to focus on where I want to be. Who do I want to become? I am really happy with my progress and I want to keep the momentum going.
Starting weight (roughly) 200 lbs
Current weight = 168 lbs
Starting waist measurement = 36.5
Current waist = 31.25
Starting hip = 46
Current hip = 41
Starting thigh = 29
Current thigh = 25
Starting Upper arm = 14
Current Upper arm = 11
On the one hand it can look like a little progress, but to me it is factual evidence of all the hard work I have done and all the ways I have changed my life. Iím so much more optimistic now about the future, and although it is coming slower than I would like, there is no longer any doubt that I will get to where I need to be.
Increase my endurance and energy level (This has already changed so much, but I want to keep it up!)
Decrease my mile time and run like a cheetah! haha, ok at least run like a healthy average person
Try new things and push myself
Know that I deserve it
Know that I can do it
I want to continue to lose at least 5 pounds every month, while gaining strength, definition and happiness!
Wish me luck as I wish everyone else luck on their fantastic journey!! Hopefully progress pictures soon, it is really showing in my face! Loving it =D