Friday, January 27, 2012
Has it really been close to a year since I posted??? ugh. Proof is in the pudding. I haven't been in "control" of my life for about 6 months I bet. Control for me means staying active, lifting weights, controlling my body. Life seriously got in the way. The 2 oldest kids who we have homeschooled their entire lives began public school (10th and 8th graders) son had his ACL replaced with a cadaver ligament, which has involved physical therapy 3 days a week, too many catering events to list, you know, LIFE. I have gained nearly 25 pounds. damn it. Well, the past 3 weeks I have been trying baby steps, to change that. Small changes again, walking again, being more aware of what I put in my mouth, the last 2 weeks I added a Jackie Warner DVD to the mix. and you know what? NO change on the scale. grrr. I keep telling myself that no matter what the scale says, I know I am doing something good for my body, for my health. So there you have it. I feel almost as f I am at square one, but reality says, Hello: I have only 25 to lose, 120. HUGE difference. This re-awakening also meant that I finally got out into the garage to make some room for my weights again. Since hubby came home from elk camp, he just dumped everything right in the middle of the garage and its just been getting worse and worse. He kept saying he was going to take care of it, but its been MONTHS. I figured enough with the convenient excuses for me to not work out. I bit the bullet this Tuesday and spent 2 hours cleaning up. I still can't park in there (hopefully this weekend He'll get his stuff put away) BUT I have a good space--1/2 the garage cleared and organized and I get to work with my weights. I did venture out there for the first time today and I feel GOOD! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lifting weights! WAY more than dvds in the living room. I have a bench, an olympic bar, and curl bar and 300 lbs of weights for them, plus a "step." I put my music on, turned on the heater (its was in the 20's) and got my sweat on. Yes, I am MUCH weaker than I was probably this time a year ago, but hey, I got out there, I lifted, I got sweaty and I know that in 2 or 3 weeks, I'll be stronger. WAHOO! Here's to re-awakenings and new beginnings and taking control back!