Thursday, September 29, 2011
Okay people - persistence and a never say die attitude pays off. Thanks to all who commented on my blog post from a month ago. I was in an ugly place that day and your support helped me hang in there.
In the past month, since the last entry, I have finally lost approximately 3.5 lbs and have moved away from that dreaded number 160. I would love to lose another 3 over the next few weeks to be closer to my goal for my daughter's Marching Band Senior Night when I need to walk her across the field. But, even if I don't, I know that I can and will take the rest of this weight off (approximately 26 lbs to go) and that no matter what that scale says I am healthier, stronger, and more fit than I have ever been in my entire life. I know - no matter what the scale says- that I am walking across that football field in much better shape than I ever imagined I would when she started band in seventh grade.
I'm feeling great in the classroom, I'm back in the ballroom again, and am still running - though not as often as I would like. I also added strength training ala the SparkPeople recommendations on my fitness page and strongly encourage everyone to do so. Who knew I had ribs and abs under all that fat???? I'll never wear a bikini (far too old and modest for that) but am totally comfortable wearing a leotard to dance class. Go figure!
So, for all of you who may be struggling. Cry, rage, get angry, get frustrated, but don't EVER quit. Be persistent, reach out to others for support and encouragement, and continue this double marathon of getting fit and healthy!