Wednesday, June 27, 2012
So the past couple of weeks I haven't been in the gym as much as I would have liked. I have had some medical issues to deal with and all the high school graduations I have been attending have wiped me out.
One thing I have continued to do during this hectic time is to continue with my personal trainer 2 days a week. I think that has kept me on the weight loss journey, just not as fast as I had wanted.
Well after working out last night with the trainer, I felt so inspired!! He is so encouraging and works the right sets of muscle that don't make me feel as if I am about to die.
As I crawled in bed from exhaustion I started watching Extreme Weight Loss. The young lady featured last night weighed 355 pounds. She was shown how to cook a meal and exercise (which she whined about). She was given the first goal of losing 90 pds in 90 days, I thought how in the world can a woman almost 400 pounds do that. Well to my amazement she did it (if I didn't go to work for 90 days, and worked out 4 to 5 hours/day, I'm sure I could accomplish that as well). she eventually had the support of her husband to quit her job because her health really needed to be her ONLY priority at that time.
I couldn't stay awake to watch the entire episode but I must say after all of her whining, she pushed herself and never gave up.
I woke up this morning with a fresh look at dedication and perseverance. I am determined to get at least 1 hour of cardio in a day, as well as alternating strength training. I wanted to be much smaller than I am by now, but that will not stop me.
I have to remember "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Be blessed.