Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Well - for the first time since I started back to the gym - I have been stepping on the scale at least once a week. First time, I was kinda surprised that I was less than the last time - not a lot but every lb counts, right? Today - I had to go the doctor - I have developed this rash on my knees that is driving me crazy - no idea what it is or even what to do to treat it at this point. So I stepped on the scale again - 3 days after the last time - and I was at 240.6 -- I wanted to dance! HOLY COW~ Look me at my lowest weight in forever when I was on spark and working out 5 days a week was 235.4 -- so even with getting back to the gym 3 weeks ago and 2 zumba or workout classes for the last 3 weeks - I am losing .. okay let me say that again - I am actually losing weight. I know I am eating every 2 hours, and my portions are better and even with I don't count working out .. I am moving more deliberately than I have in over 2 years - and I feel my desire mounting for feeling better daily! My sister in law sent me a brita water bottle - and let me tell you -- I am back to drinking water all day -- not coke or whatever - feeling hydrated and moving .. holy cow - weight is coming off. I know the most important thing to me is having my knees hurt less and having more energy. I told one my favorite moms last night when I saw her I was going to for run -- she looked around and said .. I don't see a bear .. why you running! I just laughed (of course she is thin) -- and off I went .. now when I say running .. I mean jogging/walking..but still .. normally I would have used this time to chat and laugh and socialize since I haven't really seen this people since July. Have I told you lately that softball is almost a 11 month out of 12 commitment ? My daughter finished middle school softball on Saturday and was out here on Monday... just saying. So when life is crazy -- Like mine is everyday -- taking 30-45 minutes to run/walk at a 2:25 minute practice .. means what .. Well one, I'm sweating and I think people can smell me .. but who cares .. the answer is NOT ME!~ The coaches just kept watching me move around them .. and I have no idea what they were thinking .. but honestly .. in Decemeber when we are still playing and it is freezing .. I am going to look good in my 5 layers! LOL
I actually look in the mirror and think I can see changes. I do not know if that is really true - or if it is just that I feel better about me .. so I do look different. I spoke to a mom from our middle school team about working out and how and when .. she told me - I tell busy people like you all the time .. If you can do a class verse gym equipment - you will do better. A class is designed to work all muscle categories not just one. Plus - don't try to do too much - for someone who gets 2 nights a week without somewhere to be or do .. try to do 2 classes a week - if you can do more .. GREAT .. but the reason most people fail - is that they don't meet their personal expectations - not someone elses. It has really stuck with me .. mostly because I find it true - I have to like me .. the more I like me the more others will because I value me!
All you sparkers - Value YOU! It will work - it does work .. maybe not in the time you want or whatever .. but it will!
LOVE you all-