Friday, November 16, 2012
As I weighed in yesterday and was sad because I hadn't lost a single thing, in fact it said I had gained 2 pounds, I realized I had to do more. I have known that it takes more than eating healthy to get healthy and lose weight but just never found the motivation to get off my butt and do it.
Well a friend came by and we were talking about how we use to work out and need to start up again at a local army neighborhood center that has a exercise room and play room for the kids. Well we talked and planned to go today. She cancled on me at the last minute but I refused to cancel on myself. So I got off my butt and went. So glad I did. Even thought all I did was 15 on the elliptical and 15 on the treadmill, it was still more than I had done in 6 months. It's about time.
I am taking it slowly and learning to get use to walking before I start running. However, I add in the elliptical to get extra cadio. Love those things. I will add weight training in for a few days a week later on. Don't want to burn myself out. And by the way my son was horrible. He continuously kept opening the door to the play room and running out. He is almost 2. So while I was getting that 30 minutes of cardio in, I kept having to stop and start so that I could go put him back in there. My daughter was a angel but she is usually a good little girl anyways. She is 1.
As I was working out, I was watching them through the glass (the playroom and exercise room and conneted but separated by one wall that has two huge windows so that you can watch your kids while you workout. I love it. And it's free so that's a big bonus. ANYWAYS.. As I was watching them, I realized that I am doing this for me but I am also doing this for them. I want them to have a healthy and fit mom that can do things with them and not have to sit on the sidelines everytime. I want to be a active parent. The fit soccer mom lol. And also, I want to have a long healthy life with them. Before I decided to lose this weight a few months ago, I was going down a really bad path. I was not going to be around for a long life. I was headed toward some major weight issued health problems. So glad I decided to save my life and lose this weight.
Here is to the next 73 pounds that I need to lose!!