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Life since meeting my goal!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I had mentioned numerous times how frightened I was of meeting my weighloss goal, because I have regained it all back other times. I must admit I am still a little afraid of that.

But.....just as I met my goal, a new gym opened up in our area and I was able to get in on the charter member price..for lifetime. Woo hoo. I have had a great time being able to try some new classes.

One of my goals there was the start strength training..although I hate it. I know it is super good for me. Turns out I don't like it any better than I ever did..BUT...there is a Body Pump class.. a weight lifting class. So twice a week I am loving that. So much better than machines for my tastes. Plus I asked the instructer if one day could be moved 30 minutes later so I could make it. She made it happen so I really feel obligated now. The class and that committment is just the push I need.

I also tried Zumba. I really enjoyed it and, because of grumpy knees, I bought the shoes. so..another form of committment for me!

I did try spinning class. Had wanted to for several years. I guess I anticipated too much as I did not enjoy it at all. Found it monotonous as well as difficult..maybe just a little too old for that. LOL

As far as food. I am struggling. I get really tired of tracking, counting, remembering, etc. I still do it most days. Go over some days, but still not within a gaining range.

I have discovered that I am a numbers person and need a lot of 'change up' to keep me motivated.

One of the ways I am having fun is learning to do new tricks on my hula hoop. Back to childhood and loving it.

I also have a new goal. I have always been so interested in health/nutrition/fitness. I have recently felt called to help others. Today at the gym, I was re introduced to a Christian Weight loss/healathy living program that I had heard about years ago. I looked it up on the web and just knew this was for me to lead. I recieved the pastors blessing and hope to start it in Janurary at our church. I will be telling them about SP, too.

ANyway..the eating is still my biggest challenge and the ever present fear of regaining, but over all I feel good about where I am. I am hoping a new, in person, group to lead will add additional motivation and accountability to keep me going.

I am still here for you at SP. Wish I could give each of you a hug.
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  • MIDDLTEACH
    How refreshingly real your blog entry was (is?). In reality, some things work and some don't; with struggles- we win some and we lose some; to keep life interesting, we try new things, new challenges. Loved it. Thanks.
    2931 days ago
  • MOSTMOM1
    You sound like a kid in a candy store, except the candy store's a gym. Lol. Have fun trying all the new stuff. Have you tried mini twin hoops yet? I can't remember if you have or not. They're a lot of fun and a great upper body workout. Lots of new tricks to learn. So glad you're leading a group at your church. We had something like that at one of my churches years ago and it was a great program.
    Spark on!
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    2938 days ago
  • WILDFIREKRISTIN
    Bless you for wanting to help others. I feel you will inspire others as well as you do us. What a true blessing your life is and being able to share your life with others is only going to help you stay on track and focused upon you.

    Can't wait to hear how your classes are doing in Jan.

    Hugs,

    Kristin
    2951 days ago
  • RUNNERRACHEL
    Wow! You're trying new things and looking for ways to keep it interesting. I also need to find things I LIKE or I won't stick with it.

    Happy to hear about your gym, and the Body Pump class you enjoy! THAT'S GREAT!

    I love Zumba, so cool that you got the shoes.

    As for Spinning, give it another try...It depends on the instructor/your mood and just getting used to the class. I've been and loved it and been and didn't like it. You might want to give it another try.

    And that's so cool about your church starting a fitness group! I've wished there was a Christian gym/group that I could be part of. What is the name of the program?
    2952 days ago
  • GERMANIRISHGIRL
    Sounds like you are doing great!

    Spark on!

    2954 days ago
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