Mixing it up
Thursday, February 09, 2012
I have been in the 180's far too long. I was only supposed to be there 4-6 weeks tops, but it went more like 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 9 weeks.
I thought at first that I plataued, but in reality I had gotten really busy at work and in my personal life and I was not taking the time to exercise like I had been. And although I was trying to watch what I eat, I wasn't nearly as diligent about it.
I also got kind of board and figured that at the very least, until I can get my motivation back, that I would maintain the 30lbs that I had lost. Then, when I was ready, I would start again in trying to reach my goal.
What got me motivated was about 4 wks ago we started The Biggest Loser contest at work. The first week, I had hardly paid attention to the competition and didnt exercise at all. I was still unmotivated......until.....the
y posted the week 1 weight loss results. I was the last name of 9 on the list. OUCH! I didnt like that AT ALL! I decided I was going to have to do something about that.
Week 2 weigh in, I raised up one slot on the list.
At that point I had just replaced my computer (still waiting for my laptop that I ordered to come in) so I bought a new video. Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30.
She has it set up in 4- 1week sets. Every week has different exercises. I started week 2 this morning. Its only for 30 min each, but she combines exercises and uses light weights while doing them. So after my first week of the new video (week 3 of weigh-in) I lost 2 lbs and moved up two slots on the Biggest Loser weight loss list. I thought it might be more but its my T.O.M. so I am waiting till next week to see if that improves.
In addition to the new exercise routine, I am also in week 2 of a 21 day corporate fast at church. I fast for 24hrs twice a week for 3 weeks. Spiritually, I am better off, and it cant hurt my weight loss goals either.
IN addition to all that, I also have been experimenting with the "juicing" that I saw on the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead that another sp member had posted. You blend or put in a juicer Kale, cucumber, spinach, lemon, ginger, apple...among other fruits and veggies and you drink them. The man lost a ton of weight and was then able to exercise...he ended up getting off all his meds and no longer has the horrible skin disorder that he was suffering from.
Between the exercise and the spiritual fast, and the fresh veggies I am positive I will make it out of the 180's.
At the end of the 4 weeks with Jillian Michaels, I think I will move on to 4 weeks with that Tybo guy Billy Banks.