This past week I have been sick. Even missing work, which I hardly EVER do!! Today is the first day back at the gym. OMG I so needed that. I feel SOOOO much better after sweating like a pig!! I never, in a million years, did I think I would say that but here I am. I guess I am really on board with this whole life change. It may be small changes but hell, I have stuck with going to a gym since Dec. I am proud of myself for doing it. I may not have the results that I was hoping for (I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week) but I am doing pretty darn good. I started out 2 years ago at my heaviest at 325. I have had a baby since then and over the last year I went back and forth with what I was doing with my health. After I got married, I decided I was going to really give it a try again. I honestly didn’t think I would make it past 1 month. 4 months later and I am down to 285. So over the last couple years, I have officially lost 40 pounds. My goal is 200. I am hoping I can do this because I want to be around for as long as I can. I want to see everything my kids do!! I want to be able to play with my kids as they grow up. I don’t want to be on hundreds of pills just to get through the day. I am almost 35 and so far I don’t have to take pills. I am really proud of that but I know that can change any day. I give myself over to that higher power to help me on my journey and I pray that I have the strength inside of myself to complete this goal.
I really didn’t think this would end up a blog post. This whole thing started as a post on facebook but I decided at the end to put it here instead. Thank you to all of you who are here to support me. There are a few people who comment on facebook that I never expected to and it makes me feel good that after all these years, they still care enough just to say good job. It feels good to know that it isn’t just me or my mom but others cheering me on too. So THANK YOU to all of you who are out there cheering me on and supporting me. It really does make a huge difference!!
I am weighing in a day early because I don’t think I will remember in the morning. So my last weigh in was 291.6, and this mornings weigh in was 287.4. Really proud of my 4.2 lb loss!! So now I have passed my mini goal. I no longer have a mini goal. I have a major goal of 275. I have also started working out in the morning instead of at night because I find now that I have a hard time falling asleep. I did work out Monday morning but didn’t this morning. The only reason is because when my alarm started going off, my legs started cramping. I was not going to go try to work out with my legs cramping. So I filled my day with LOTS of water and hopefully I will get there again in the morning but we will see what this crappy weather has in store first. I am loving the fact that the 2 new pairs of size 22 pants that I bought, I now need a belt because they are getting baggy on my already!! Kinda hating that too because they cost enough money!! Well, I gotta go get the baby in the bath. Have a good night everyone!!
Since I am no longer doing the C25K for a while, I thought that I need to change my goals then. My last mini goal was to do the first day of week 4. That changed because I don’t think I will be able to breathe through it yet. I want to build up to that. I will do it but just not yet. So my next mini goal will be with weight. My major goal is to get to 275. So my mini goal will be 290.
My workouts are going to be changing too. Tonight I did 30 mins on the elliptical. I know I am going to feel that by morning!! So my plans are going to be every other day. One day will be elliptical and the next will be JM 30 day shred. I know you are supposed to do the 30ds every day but I am just beginning and want to do it this way until I can get my body in agreement. I have a hard time doing the jumping jacks so I think that maybe a week or two of doing this every other day will help. Once I get to how I want my body to feel, I will start doing the elliptical every other day and the 30ds daily.
I am proud of myself nonetheless. 30 mins on the elliptical for someone my size is awesome. I am hoping soon I can stop saying “for someone my size”. Oh and I can’t wait for Wednesday for my weight in!! I did a sneak peek today and I am stoked!!
I completed week 3 day 3 for C25K!! I have completed my first mini-goal!! I am so proud of myself that I actually jumped up and down at the gym when I finished!! My day made it so that I didn’t want to go. I went ice fishing this morning and ended up hitting my head with one of the ice house poles while setting it up and it gave me a goose egg and a small headache. After that I went and painted a ceiling and then the trim in a kitchen. Would have done more but ran out of paint because I wasn’t sure how much we needed or how much we could get finished with needing to finish taking down wallpaper. After that we got dinner and the snow started. We are in a blizzard warning here in MN. We are supposed to get 2 inches tonight and another 2 inches tomorrow. Well when I went to the gym, we had about an inch. When I got done, you couldn’t see my foot tracks. I say we have about 2-3 inches now and it is still coming down pretty good. My husband didn’t think it would be a good idea to go but I wanted to complete my goal and decided to go earlier then normal, which turned out to be a good plan!! Anyways, next week is going to be a killer for me. At 2 mins jogging, I am running out of breathe and next week I start doing 3 and 5 min runs. Yes, I have been doing the 3 min but that is with 90 sec runs. I am not guaranteeing I will get through day 1 of week 4 but that is my next mini-goal. It might take me a time or two but I will do it!!
Today I finished C25K week 1 again. I missed a day because of an out of town funeral. I brought my workout clothes because I was just going to buy a day pass and hit the gym but half way there, I realized I forgot my shoes. All I had was my winter boots, and I can’t run in those!! I am looking forward to starting week 2. I am hoping I will actually compete week 3. That is my current goal is to just get through each week. The only reason my goal is to complete week 3 is because I made it to week 2 once before. I really need to remember my motivations and move forward with this change. My food intake hasn’t been the best lately because, for some reason, I have been feeling pretty depressed. Maybe because I ate lots of sugar over the holidays and now I have been trying to cut back again and going through withdrawals but either way, I am working on it again. I refuse to call it a diet because I want it to be a change. We are also going to be trying to keep all the sweets out of the house because I know that I cannot control myself very much yet. My husband really needs to stop bringing pop home because it is just very tempting!!
Not sure if I said this before when I talked about goals in previous blogs but besides my short-term goals, I have my major long-term (other than 100 pounds). I want to run a 5k. I am planning on running in the local Cornfest 5k. It will be my first ever and my brothers told me that they would run with me. They are very much in shape and I am very jealous!! I will hold them to it!! So Andy and Nick make sure you take that weekend off now so that you have no excuses!! It is 8 months away!!