I have been a little absent from the blog because I have been busy working out at the gym whenever I can, eating right (which means looking up recipes and actually cooking things), and still trying to fit in time to read.
What I am doing is apparently working because in the 38 days that I have been on this journey I am already down 15.2 pounds!
I couldn’t be happier that what I am doing is actually working!
I will try to post more often. I plan on posting my workout routine at the gym and maybe some of the recipes I have found and loved.
Until next time…
Today’s workout at the gym was so hard. My body fought my every move. It was awful. Had I been in this situation a year ago, I would have given up and gone home, not even trying to finish the workout.
I managed finished the workout I have been doing and I am proud of myself for that.
I think I have discovered the problem I had today. Before yesterday all my rest days were active rest days. I didn’t just sit around all day, I was up cleaning or whatever. Yesterday I did absolutely nothing.
I think my body needs active rest days instead of rest days. I have found that by reading some articles online that having active rest days will most likely solve the problem I had today.
So, that is my plan.
I used to think that serving sizes on food was very small. This afternoon for lunch I made on of the Knorr Rice Sides- the cheddar broccoli flavor- a few weeks ago I could have eaten the entire bag, 2.5 servings, myself and still been slightly hungry.
Well, today when I made it for lunch I was only able to eat 1 of the 2.5 servings. I was completely satisfied after eating 1 serving.
I have shrunk my stomach to a normal size. Which is wonderful, I am so happy. Plus it will save me money on food. What used to make one meal can now make 2!
On a side note, apparently cleaning the house burns a lot of calories. I cleaned- aka a folded up and broke down cardboard boxes- for about 100 minutes, I timed myself to see how long it would take to get it all done. I tracked the boxes as housework on the SparkPeople app on exercise, and it was a ton of calories burned! (Which it should have been- I worked my butt off)
I have returned!
Last time I tried to loose weight I wasn’t in a good mind set. I got discouraged so easily and gave up.
This time is different. Why? Because I have an entirely different approach to getting healthy.
This is a lifestyle change. Not just a diet and exercise plan till I hit my goal weight. This is something I will be doing for the rest of my life. So, no extreme diets or counting points on weight watchers or anything like that. I am tracking what I eat and when I eat it. Figure out my patterns and how I can make better choices. I am eating better and exercising.
I will always have to eat healthy and work out. But you know what? I am okay with that as long as it means I don’t have to worry about getting out of the car and hitting the cat next to us because I can’t squeeze out or that I won’t get out of breath walking or doing stairs or be able to go to restaurants and not have to worry if I am going to be able to fit in the booth. These are just some of the reasons I want to get healthy. I have written a list down that I am keeping to remind me why I am doing this and where I came from.
In closing I want to thank you all for taking the time to read my ‘new’ blog about me getting healthy. I will update often, so check back soon!
I went for my three month check up at the mental health doctor and they weigh me there. I had no idea what my weight was going to be. I was very nervous. Turns out I am down 6 pounds since I went to the doctor last! Slowly but surely I will do this!
I finally got settled enough in my new house to try to bring the treadmill in the house. We just got it done and I am thrilled.
I have been MIA for a while, and I have not been eating so great in that time, or working out. I quit Weight Watchers because I can’t afford it. I don’t think I need it to eat right. I just have to keep myself accountable.
Today is a new day and I am ready to tackle it!
I joined weight watchers last night. I think it will help keep my eating in order. That is the part I am really struggling with is food. I am walking every day to every other day. So, that is in check at the moment. I just tend to over eat.