Here’s to week 8!!! As I said last week, I started some light weight lifting. All I can say is ouch!! I did not realize how far I had let myself go. After the first day I started doing it I was so sore I could not even think straight. At first I thought I had hurt myself, but after the 3rd day most of the soreness went away. I made sure I drank plenty of water while doing this and made sure I did not push my muscles to far over what I could do. I know I will build my muscles up to what they need to be and maybe a little more. It just takes time 🙂
As far as my weight, it’s as I expected. I knew I would not lose weight this week because of changing things a bit. Am I disappointed? Not at the moment because I know it will come off as I am doing my new exercises and I will start to look better as well.
I’ll be honest, I really wanted to lose so much more weight than I have. I am sitting at week 40 and I have not moved much at all from my original weight. Is it because I haven’t tried? No I have tried. Is it because I don’t want to? No, because believe me I do. Have I changed at all? I think I have…just not in the way I wanted to. But like with everything, when you set out to do one thing or change another thing and you end up doing or changing something else. I really have not reached the goal I set myself so many months ago but I did change my kids’ outlook on their diet and exercise routines. I did learn to cook more things other than what we were eating. I did stop eating out like we used to. I have cut our consumption of soft drinks to almost none. With all this said, does this mean I am going to stop trying to reach my goal weight? Does this mean I am going to go back to old habits? Does this mean I am going to quit? The answer is a resounding NO!!