Thursday, March 14, 2013
But first things first.
Workout yesterday: Treadmill w/inclines 45 min; elliptical 45 min; plank 50 sec; jacks 14; squats 65;Weights 5 & 8#s 3 sets of 12 and drum roll please.... 10 walking lunges (yeah I did it)
Today: Gym/Wog; 50 sec plank; 70 squats and 15 jacks; 10 walking lunges
Okay my success story for yesterday is that I talked myself into trying the walking lunges. I actually did 10 while waiting on the roofer to pick-up his down payment. Wasn't that bad but my balance is way off. Good thing I did them in my hallway so the walls kept me from falling over a few times. My knees crunched loudly but they will get better. I think I can keep this up. Like I said yesterday I felt good and amped and I worked out with that energy. I feel that way today as well - I guess some of these vitamins are working
Now for my weigh-in - I'm down 1.3#s!!! Should I be surprised by that? No it just goes to show ME that what I blogged about on the 8th was the truth and now I have the proof in the pudding. I stayed consistent with my eating, drinking water and exercising through the weekend and through the week and I dropped an actual pound. After my praise break ... my prayers were to remain consistent with this discipline.
What's your thoughts: I change into my workout clothes at work. So a lot of my co-workers have seen me doing this for quite some time. One co-worker that I don't see when I leave ran into me the other day. She starts joking w/me and male co-worker that I look good faking like I'm really going walking (joking around). So the male co-worker says no she's been dedicated to this for quite some time. So the thoughts that played through my mind is ...I guess people maybe saying - yes she looks like she's going to workout but we don't see any change in her; she must not be doing it right because she's not losing weight... thoughts along that line. I had to check myself on those thought quickly.
I sent my niece a picture of an outfit I had on and joked that she should ignore the belly roll. So she said wow auntie you look so young. My brother said the same thing to me a week ago. So we chatted about the hard work we're putting in but certain parts of our body isn't appearing to notice we need change "there" to really feel like it's working. So I realized that I was falling into a self defeat mentality by looking at this area as my focal point. So we encouraged each other to stick with it.
Do you ever have moments like this when others know you're on a weight loss journey and it's been a while without much outward change? Do you begin to make excuses for why it's not working? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.