Day 172: New Gym and Great Picture!!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Let me just start off by talking about this weekend and revealing my most recent picture with my boyfriend, Ricky...
This is approximately 26-27 pounds down at a Christmas party this past Saturday. I felt amazing (thanks to a gift from Jan-Marie, or BOBCATGIRL76, the gray shirt I'm wearing). I got a few compliments on my appearance and was told I looked good. What ultimately surprised me was getting asked what I'd been doing. People actually care what I've done with my lifestyle, and that was really cool. So I got to share about SparkPeople and all that the website has done for me. I also told people about exercising.
When I shared about my want to potentially sign up for a half marathon, there were a couple of doubters. I feel like I can use those doubts as fuel to motivate me further. I just need to get myself back to running. And sign up.
My mom and I signed up for our local gym on Saturday. I had a pretty good workout that day and yesterday I did leg work, which surprisingly does not have me sore today.. I don't know if that's a good thing necessarily - did I not push myself enough? I felt like I did when I was at the gym, but I also have never created my own workout plan before. I suppose that's a work in progress, haha. Now that I have this more permanent gym membership and have moved home, I'm determined to actually kick some serious weight loss. Today I was back up to 229.8 from 228.2 and ugh, that's so frustrating!! Eating at home is such a trigger issue for me so I hope to be able to lock that down and start focusing more on what I've been eating and how much. I had portion size down so well at school in my apartment and now I have to control myself in my "comfortable" place (home) and help my body and mind realize that I need to keep my eye on the prize of being healthier and happier. Here's to trying to kick that 5lbs by the end of December!
Thanks for reading, SparkFriends!