Saturday, November 03, 2012
I like change, so I am always trying to think of what my step in life is going to be. For example, I work for a school district, but I've moved up in position four times since getting hired by the district. Now I know I need to get my butt in a MA program, so I can apply for supervision, and I am planning on doing that this year because I want to move to the next step. Status quo is not good enough!
With fitness, it's kind of the same thing for me. Okay, I can do this, now can I do that? When I started out, I never imagined myself even reaching the goal weight, but here I am a mere 8 pounds away. I didn't even think I'd lose weight at all. I just wanted to feel healthier. but man, 182 pounds lost and so much gained! I started walking, then wii fit, then walking/running, and now it's like 13 miles plus every weekend, 50 minutes of cardio and/or strength training every morning, and 200 abdominal crunches every morning. I thoroughly enjoy it. I never thought I'd be so muscular, but I have grown to really like feeling strong. Right now, I have this goal of having a nicely defined six pack, and I know I can do it. I was telling my friend at work, that I could totally see myself being one of those really muscular, weight lifting looking, women. It's not what I set out to do, but once the 8 pounds weights do not feel like a good workout, isn't 10 pounds the next step? I have this need to keep pushing it. Lately, the fitness videos that used to make me feel so good, feel a bit boring. Not a whole lot gives me that breathless, great workout, feeling. I have an older Tony Horton video (power 90-it was before px90), and I find myself rewinding the jumping jacks/lounges/running section like 3 times in a row just to feel like I got a good workout. I am thinking of trying those "Insanity" videos. I need to find a better workout (any suggestions?). I remember when I was just starting out and everything made me feel all sweaty and breathless... not so much does anymore. I love that feeling! I think that is why I love running, I can keep pushing it. I can always run faster or longer distances... it's all up to me and my level.
It's funny how much I've changed. I remember one hot hot day, when I was still like 340 pounds, seeing this woman out running. I said, out loud, "I would so rather be fat than be out running in this heat." Ha! Not true anymore. I like sweating... and when you're thinner, and there is less insulation, hot weather doesn't feel nearly as bad. I think now my statement would be "I want to go running".