Whew! It’s been a long time since I’ve written on my blog and my goodness, what an update I have! Nothing too crazy, but definitely reason to give a good cheer out to myself! I have not given up my desire to get healthier and that’s a miracle! I don’t know how many times I’ve lived this life starting and giving up on my weight loss goals. So many towels throw in, so many personal disappointments and so many pounds lost and much more gained. I’m probably healthier than I have been in 10 years, and I’ve done more exercise in the past month than I have probably also in the past 10 years!
I’m still eating low carb and actually recommitting myself to it because I know it works. I’ve fallen off the low carb wagon on the weekends and it slowly creeped into the weekday and that’s when I knew I needed to get back in check! On the topic of exercise, I’ve never been a fan. I mean, not exercising was almost my identity. My brother was the athlete in the family, not me. I always ate the carb loaded meals he ate the night before a big basketball game. The only difference between me and my brother is that the next day he would play 3 basketball games in a row, burning off all those pasta carbs while I sat in the bleachers watching and eating concession stand food. Well, I know that exercise is my biggest hurdle in weight loss so I decided that in order for me to do any of it, I’ll have to get to the point of LOVING IT! I mean, you hear about it from your fit friend, or those fitness magazines, or those people in the workout videos. People actually like, if not love, to exercise. Who knew!?!? I knew the key to doing this for good was to get myself to the gym, most days out of the week, and exercising till I got addicted to it. Well, my friend, it works!!!! Now there are days that I don’t want to get up early and I do want to sleep in, but that last just a few seconds until I talk myself into the good feelings I’ll have during and after I go. Now, I don’t do anything crazy, at least not yet, haha. I joined the gym (24 Hour Fitness Super Sport!) and loaded up I Heart radio on to my Iphone (I totally recommend listening to the radio station SpinCycle. It’s awesome, it’s like going to the dance club while working out!) and I go Monday through Friday. No exceptions, though I won’t beat myself up if I miss a day. If I do miss a day, I definitely try to make sure I go to my Hip hop dance class on Wednesday nights that I LURVE! I go in the morning, before I go to work because I love the momentum I get from exercising and if I go at night I’ll be less likely to go ’cause home is so comfortable that you don’t want to leave it to go to the gym.
Right now, all I really do is walk. For the past 3 weeks I’ve been trying to walk in intervals, meaning doing 1 minute of walking normally then one minute of walking fast. See nothing crazy. I’ve definitely seen a difference in my face and my engagement ring is getting looser. It’s really only been a month and a week since I’ve been exercising 7 days a week. I know I look like I lost weight, but the scale isn’t moving down like crazy. I have lost inches but I think my “cheat day(s)” may have hindered the weight loss so that’s the reason I’m putting it in check because I don’t want my exercise efforts to be in vain! I would say I’ve lost about 3 inches from around my body and a steady pound but I look much better and other people are noticing it too. Because of those weekend cheat days I’ll loose during the week then gain what I lost during the weekend =( However, at least I know how to eat when I’ll need to maintain my weight! I’m gonna try to limit my cheat days to a day, maybe even just a meal depending on if I can make progress that way. Anywho, I’m proud of myself for not giving up and still fighting the good fight and I’m super excited about getting healthier each day.
To celebrate my continued success I want to list some blogs I’ve read that are so inspiring to me:
Another beautiful girl who’s a beautiful inspiration! Love her blog!
The awesome Sarah Wilson who helped me start on this low/no sugar journey! I swear by cutting sugar down and out of your diet! Cutting out sugar has made a huge difference in my life and weight loss journey!
Till next time!
Here’s my latest stats:
33 years old. 5ft’ 1″
Start weight: 237lbs (Since before 4/12)
Current Weight: 222.8lbs
Total Weight Loss so far: 14.2lbs!
Mini-goal weight #1: 200 lbs
Mini-goal weight #2: 180
Mini-goal weight #3: 150
Dream goal weight: 135