Morning all!! I have changed my exercise routine this past week because I felt like I was getting in a rut. I have started doing more aerobic activities as well as some light weight lifting. I probably am not going to post a fit check next week just due to the fact I am having surgery on Thursday on my wrist for carpal tunnel. We’ll see how that goes. When I can I’ll post an update until then….have a great week!!
G’morning all!! It is a beautiful day and I hope everyone is have a good one today!! I have had some big improvements. I got out with my daughter for 30 minutes playing soccer over the weekend without becoming winded!! I know it’s not numbers but you know something…I starting to not really care so much about those numbers. Yes I want to lose weight, yes I want my cholesterol to come down, yes I want my size to shrink…but just the fact I was able to do what I did this weekend made all that unimportant.
Hi everyone!! Here I am. This week I started my exercising again. I enjoy it but as with everything…when the holidays come it all get’s pushed back. When I started again this week I was at 180.8. I dropped a pound so I know I can get back on track as long as I stay on track and not get distracted 🙂 I said way back last year I am not doing it primarily for weight loss but it is nice to see it come off. I am going to the DR for a check up on February 2 so we’ll see where I am at that point. Hopefully it will be in a good place. As I said on my post earlier I was going to post my Fitbit email. So here is the screenshot from this morning at 4:32 am:
Ok maybe not so much a vacation…more like not doing what I needed to do over the holidays. The one thing I did do was exercise. I’m so glad I did. Because even though I did over eat and I did eat a lot of stuff that I really should not have…I did not gain as much as I thought I would. Yes I did gain some back…2.5 pounds…but I am not going to beat myself up. I am going to pick up where I left off and continue with what I am doing. I will lose the weight.
I am going start my weigh-ins starting next week on Tuesdays. I will continue to put all the info that I have previously provided in my blog. I will continue with all the measurements I have been providing. I will get it done 🙂
Along with this I am going to do a weekly post for the various yoga positions. I’m going to be brave and post pics of me doing the poses as well as some info for each pose. So more than likely until I can get some of the harder ones under control, I’ll be showing some of the easier ones. I know there are a lot out there that do yoga and probably are in a lot better shape then I am. I am open to new ways to do yoga. Let me know…I would love to try it!! Hopefully, I can pass some great info onto all of you out there.
I will see you all later for my fitness revelations!! Take care!!
Sorry about the lateness of this post…between the kids and Hubby I have no idea where the week went. I guess a can start out with a couple of good things in my journey…I put on a pair of jeans today that I have not put on since 2010!! What an amazing feeling that was!! It still was a bit snug but you know what…I was able to button them and zip them up…lol!!!! My husband laughed with me about it and was so happy I was feeling good about it all! The second thing is whereas I did not lose weight this week I noticed how my legs are toning back up and looking a lot slimmer then they have in a long time. I am so glad for that. I’m looking forward to winter because I will be able to wear my knee boots again…yay!!! So overall I think this was a good week. I did see some results even though it was not where I wanted…I will definitely take them because I know it is just a matter of time that it will all change 🙂
Here is to week 7!! I have stayed pretty much at the same weight as last week but the difference is I have started light strength training to couple with my Gazelle. When I was younger (geez that sounds like I am ancient), I used to do light weight lifting. Not only that but I used to help my dad in his tire shop to move tires, clean out the bays, and help load his truck…anything that my brother was not able to do I helped with. When I look back at my younger self I realize the one big thing that changed in my life was I no longer did as much strength training as I did when I was younger. I used lift dumbbells when I was not lifting tires :). It was a huge thing and I never realized how much. So in changing my lifestyle choices that include my eating and exercising, I am going to add some light strength training to my routine. I know adding this kind of exercise probably will not allow me to lose weight as quickly (muscle weighs more then fat) but I believe this is a better route to go especially as I am getting older. I need that extra protection in muscle mass to prevent major issues.
So here I am now. I am not excited about my weight but you know what I am not going to focus strictly on my number although it is important and I am going to lose the weight I want. I am going to focus instead on building my strength, endurance, and well being. Because my health is more important and the changes I make now will show the end results I want.
So here I am another week has gone by. I have not lost weight since last week but at least I did not gain. I am still where I was last week. The only thing that did change I lost an inch on my backside. I guess that’s a good thing 🙂 I can actually get into a pair of jeans that did not fit me 2 months ago. Unfortunately, I do not think I am going to make it to my goal for this month 0f 176 but I am going to wait till Thursday and see where I am. Until then here are my stats for this week:
This week I have got out while it has not been raining and actually started walking outside again. I love it this time of year because it still is cool but not so cool that you need a coat. I love the sunshine on my face and the cool breeze as I am walking. Ahhh….I love spring 🙂
Well not much has changed since last week, but at least that means I have not gained anything either. I know I feel tons better and will continue no matter what. If Ian just get those numbers to move it will be great. That will come….I can wait 🙂
I guess I am getting lazy. I don’t mean too but you know what…it happens. I am back and I did not forget I had to post this. It was just a little easier to do today versus yesterday. Hopefully next week I’ll be back to my normal posting schedule 🙂
So here I am, at week 29. I have made a little progress but I’ll be honest it is not the way I want it to go. I want more results. I am almost tempted to go back to the old ways and just forget it. But you know what, I’m not going to. I am going to continue this. I have made some progress. Not in my weight loss though, but in lowering my cholesterol. My Total Cholesterol last year was 259. When I went to my annual visit, I was down to 202!!! Yes I know that is still high, but you know what I will take that!! My sugar was at 86 and my thyroid was in normal range. So maybe all this effort I am putting in is making a difference. Just wish it would show on the outside. I guess it will eventually 🙂
When you start something new, it is always a mixed bag of emotions. Some good, some not. When I started this new lease on life, I was excited, nervous, mad, hurt…and many more that I can’t put into words. I was so happy that I had convinced myself that I am finally going to do it, nervous I think because I am not sure if I can, mad because how could I let myself get in this shape, and hurt because I had failed myself. All of these and more have been floating around in that thing I call a brain, and at times it really plays havoc on my nerves. In the last 5 weeks, I really noticed how much I was stopping myself mentally from doing anything. I had convinced or got complacent with myself. I had told myself that you are fine, you look nice for your age, you fill everything out nicely…yes I did say these things to myself. I said these to convince myself I did not need to change. That I was fine the way I am. Whereas the reality of it, I was slowly going downhill.
I now realize, even though I am still the same person, I need to change that outlook. I need to adjust it. You know why? Because even though that outlook does soothe my self-esteem and makes me feel good…it gives me a false sense of self-esteem. It actually can be very toxic. I don’t need to change me, I need to change the way I perceive things. I need to be able to see my flaws as well as my beauty. I need to remind myself you might look good now but you will not only look good but feel good too at the end. I need to break out of the cage I put myself in when I started telling myself that I was ok when I really wasn’t. That’s what this journey is all about and believe me I am learning so much about myself that I had forgot.