A bit of good news, future plans and a gym membership=)

Monday, October 08, 2012

So, my life has just generally sucked lately. I have been really depressed and haven't had the motivation to do anything. I had a long talk with my husband last night about my current feelings and my fears about the future. I was feeling a little better after the talk, tired but much less stressed.
After waking up this morning, I felt this sort of renewed sense of self-worth. I decided that I was not going to continue to be down on myself. I got my kids off to school, pulled out my workout clothes and drove to the Curves gym down the road from me. I met with the owner and tried out all the equipment. I really liked it there. I signed up for my free week and walked out feeling awesome. I had only done a few seconds on each machine, but just moving my body made me feel better.
While I was at the gym, I got a bunch of measurements done. I wasn't paying too close attention to many of them. One that really hurt was my body fat percentage, 48.8% Nearly half of my body is just fat. GROSS. However, the good news came next. She had me step on the scale. I watched as she slid the first weight to 250 (NOT SHOCKED), and then I watch in somewhat amusement as she moved the smaller weight, first to the 30, which is where I thought I would be. Then over to the left to 28. 278 POUNDS. I hit my 20 pound loss. I was so excited. I can't wait till this Sunday, so I can really celebrate.

So, I have some future plans that are somewhat exciting. Next Thursday the 18, I am attending my son's very first field trip to the nature center=) Lots of walking. Friday the 19, I am doing a walk-a-thon with my oldest daughter at her school (We are team Michigan State,,Go Green Go White),,and then finally Saturday the 20th, my husband and I are taking the family along to my youngest daughters girl scout trip to the apple orchid. Picking pumpkins. I can't wait.
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    1594 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are doing totally great. Keep it up!
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  • HHOLT6
    emoticon awesome news
    1597 days ago
  • JDAVIS4521
    Thanks Hal! They used a calibrator.
    1597 days ago
    Great job on the 20 pounds! You're doing great, and I'm glad to see you're doing a gym membership, just make sure not to target the same muscle groups everyday, and also to not just rely on the machines, (do some free weights!)

    Did they calculate your body fat by a calibrator? The pinchy thing (?), by doing math, or by putting you in water? I find that the math says I'm in the 40s range (I'm actually almost out of it math wise) however when I was 308lbs in college beginning of this year I was 38% body fat when they calculated differently. That was before my weight lifting classes.

    All you want to see is improvement through! So keep walking and wallin' (push ups that is :-P) and good luck! :-)
    1597 days ago
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