Sunday, January 06, 2013
A couple of months ago, before I fell off the wagon, I was weighing myself on Wednesdays, and I dubbed them Weigh In Wednesdays. I got all the way to 22 pounds down before my resolve finally broke. That seems to be my breaking point. So when I get to that again, I am going to employ all of the good habits I am developing now to push through.
I am pleased to report that week one was a smashing success! I have been to the gym every day this year, expcept for today, because it is closed. As I added strength training to my regiment yesterday, I'm actually kind of glad for a rest day. However, if they were open, I would be there! And I may go for a walk later in the day, you never know! But rest days are important, too. I did have a couple of days where because of misjudging portion size, or some other careless error, I went over my calories by 50-100. This is probably one of the few weeks where I could get away with something like that and still get results. And while I'm not new to this little game, there's still a learning curve when you're getting back into the groove. Diet and exercise, it really is the ultimate combination!
I noticed yesterday, while on the treadmill, that I had to increase my speed because my heart rate wasn't getting up to where I wanted it too. It was only a little bump- 2.8-3.0- but isn't it amazing how quickly the human body adapts? That one little thing there is a sign that my fitness level creeped up just a smidge in only a week! I was a little annoyed at first because I wanted to hit my burn- but I'm really quite pleased with the display of progress. It's motivating, for sure!
And now on to the main event of this post: My weigh in results! I am down nine pounds, for a total from my heaviest recorded weight of 13 lost! YAY!!!
So I'm actually rapidly approaching that fated 22 pounds. Only nine away. This time, though, this time I WILL get through it. I have amazing support from my friends. Especially the ones who are on the same journey as I am. And I really like my new trainer. I need to remember to copy down the measurements she took off of me on our first visit so I can add them to SparkPeople and have that record to keep me going when maybe the pounds aren't so much coming off. It will help me keep perspective in the long haul.
One step at a time.That's how I'll get there.