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What a rollercoaster! Happy Day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today has been crazy. I didn't get into work as early as I had planned (way too warm in bed this morning) so I didn't get my homework done like I had planned. I had to present to two classes and also teach my own class. I have three homework assignments from my class to correct, which is terrible planning on my part, but I still went to the gym.

And I enjoyed it! Because of my back injury, I am only doing cardio right now on a treadmill. I just can't afford to hurt myself right now especially. So I walked for an hour, but I did one of the treadmill programs so that it felt like I was climbing a mountain. We'll see how I feel about that tomorrow, and how my muscles feel about it, but I forget how much I do enjoy working out. I just don't enjoy being around everyone who is in such better shape than I am (but hopefully in the future those people will be me) and it can be painful to change so many times a day. That sounds really silly to say out loud (or in a blog) but it is true.

I am really looking forward to feeling better about myself and getting back into the pool. But I refuse to buy a new suit until I know that I'll actually get into the pool, so until then I will keep up the treadmill plan and see how that goes. I figure I will give it a month and then I'll make an appointment with a trainer at the gym to set up a strength training program for me.

it was also a weigh-in day for me...my own schedule, but still, its important to keep these things regular right? And I lost almost five pounds. I had to get off and back on the scale again. Considering how defeated I was feeling yesterday, this was a huge shock. A good shock, but still a shock.

On the topic of weigh-ins, I am starting too challenges in February. Seems that I do best with a little competition! That isn't a surprise to anyone who knows me at all. My local gym is doing a "Give a ton, lose a ton" where people are getting pledges for non-perishable food items or money for every pound lost during the months of February, March and April. I am currently up to $2 a pound in pledges from my family (since the live too far away to give food) but lots of the pledges are for one can of food per pound, etc. Then the goal is to help our community lose 2000 pounds during this challenge, something every community could use, right?

And then I'm doing one of the challenges through a team on Sparkpeople, and am looking forward to getting to know more people and be able to support my team!

Unfortunately, after the gym I had to go back to the office to get some homework graded, but soon I will head home and celebrate a great weight loss achievement with some herbal tea! Never thought I'd say that!
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