15.2 pounds lost forever!

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… 

Rest Days

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’m Back!

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!

Treadmill and Moving

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!

Feeling good and upping the difficulty…

I upped my walking to 30mins today after three times of walking for 25mins and doing yoga two times. My feet and legs are hurting and I was watching the clock tick down the last third of the walk, begging the clock to hurry up. You would think that adding five minutes would not be that big of a deal, but it was. After I finished my walk my legs were a little shaky, but I felt really energized and more awake then I was before I started. I am so happy I made it through the 30 minutes of my exercise. I felt great after walking both mentally and physically. I am so glad I pushed through. There will be sometimes that will be hard to get it going and to finish it. I just have to remember how I feel after I walk. I feel better after I workout, both about myself and physically better.