Fitness Challenge week 46 and 47

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Well here I am at week 47. Let me start out saying I have been busy otherwise I would have been posting more regularly….sorry everyone!! Now on to the post….

I am not anywhere close to my goal but I am learning a lot about my health. In the last 47 weeks and even before that when I first started, I started to do this because I was having the beginnings of major issues…anywhere from asthma all the way to high cholesterol. I was not in good shape and could not go and do things with my kids that I wanted to.  I mean I was not even 40 years old and I felt like I was falling apart. I weighed almost 190 pounds and every joint felt it. I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. So I started on this journey with the decision not so much to lose weight as to get healthy again.

And it seems that I have.

I have not lost as much weight as I would like to and in the process I have gained some back and lost it again. In total I have lost 13 pounds since I started. I know that does not seem like a lot but considering I really did not go into this to lose weight but to get healthy, to me, it is a lot. It’s a lot because I have kept it off. I did not gain it back after losing it. It shows if you change your diet you will not only lose weight but will regain your health. Yes I know I should not tout any huge successes because commercial weight loss programs will “guarantee you that you will lose 50 pounds in 6 months or your money back (insert sarcasm)” but to me this is a huge success. Not in terms of weight loss but in terms of me taking my body, my health, and my life back.

I am going to continue doing just as I have and will continue to update my progress. I will change myself the better and teach my children to live better and healthier. I don’t want to leave them sooner then I have to and I want them to have a long, healthy, enjoyable life. The more I learn the more they learn. Maybe by changing my path, I have change theirs for the better.

Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.

Aisha Tyler

 

Weight: 174.8

Bust: 38 in

Waist: 32

Hips: 37

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Fit Challenge Week 16

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Well after the high I was on last week came crashing down, I sort of overindulged. I realize that even though I hit my goal unless I stick to it, it will come back very quick. As I had said in previous posts this weekend was my anniversary and hubby took me out to dinner. I didn’t eat badly, I just over ate. Then on Sunday we went out on a 5 mile hike which was great. We all had a blast!! But when we had lunch I went back to my old habits. So needless to say, I did not do well over the weekend. But you know what, it happens. You cannot change overnight. You will have slip ups and not achieve what you want sometimes. You can make all the excuses, but what you do after that is what makes you successful. You have to pick up the pieces and go again.

 

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 175.6

Bust: 38 in

Waist: 32 in

Hips: 38 in