Saturday, June 23, 2012

60 Days

 Exactly 60 days ago today I started on my new journey.  I have to say I am quite pleased with the results thus far.  I have worked hard and made many many changes to my daily life...Lifestyle changes...

1. No Diet Coke...quit cold ....yes folks it can be done and you can live without caffeine...well at least I can!

2. I do some sort of cardio every single day.  I get up early and I do my cardio before eating breakfast...and yes I am hungry when I get home...but it sure taste good!

3.  I have changed my eating habits...which is a work in progress.  I eat more protein than every before...I eat my veggies and fruit too...and Greek yogurt and I LOVE cottage cheese! What I don't eat is all the junk I use to consume on a daily I crave it? Eh not really... except certain parts of the month! 

4.  The best thing I have been doing is working with a trainer.  He has helped me so much...and has me doing things that I never thought I would even attempt to do much less like to do! I go two times a week to Your Fit Studio... you can click the link to gain more information...

5.  I sleep so much better... I am usually very tired by the end of the day...especially on workout days...but really every day!

6.  My family is engaged in what I am doing and seem pleased!  I think I talk about it too much and promise to try to curb my enthusiasm ! 

I started this journey because I was tired of the way my body wasn't responding... I was icky tired, not very enthused and it seemed like everything I was eating stuck to some part of my body! I have to say I wasn't very hopeful when I started working out... but that has changed in the last few weeks... I have seen many positive changes...which started with my clothes fitting better and then progressed to me being able to see the changes...then my family started seeing the changes...and then other people!

Life is Good!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Growing Pains

Upon the birth of daughter number one I was about 70 lbs heavier than 9 months earlier.  Twenty Seven years later I am about 10 pounds less than that. 

By nature or stubborn willfulness I never dieted.  I was never one that  wanted to curb my appetite.  BUT I always wanted to be healthy.  I loved to be active..I tried my legs at running/wogging...I loved to swim and bike ride and I did it all...but I never lost any of the stayed and stayed!

About 5 years ago when put into a stressful situation at work the weight started falling just 35 pounds.  I didn't realize at the time what was happening only that my clothes felt weird and that I was not happy...most likely depressed.  I was only eating very little a day...that was considered food...and then junked it up at night...but the weight came off...

Until...I was back into a normal situation.  Then I was pretty cavalier and the weight started piling back on...and then some big life changes came about...and more weight was added...then I got to the point were it was just what I chips and drink soda...and pretty soon it was all back! 

Well...after I fell and hurt my knee about a year and half ago and then re-occuring pain..then physical therapy...I said "ENOUGH"  I decided then and there that I needed to make some BIG changes!  After a therapy session...where I saw a very large YOUNG women come into the work out area of therapy...with impending knee surgery, limping...not doing her excersises... I became very concerned...

I went home and started to look for a personal trainer...I went first to Facebook...then to Craigslist...then I emailed the Physical Therapist that was working with me... He led me to someone that is helping me immensely...

I can't even really explain it.  I have or should I say he has been working with me for about 7 weeks... helping me make lifestyle changes... that are working...I am now doing cardio..walking and biking...the workouts with him are beyond my spectrum of "yes I can do this" and I am eating much much better...I am losing weight and am seeing it happen... my clothes are fitting much self worth is much improved... I am liking what I am seeing in the am actually looking at myself in the mirror! 

I have a ways to go...but I feel like it is in my reach... I owe a lot to (I hope he doesn't mind the link being on here!) I know he will say...that I am the one making the changes...but for now I am giving him the kudos...because I know how I am not a self-MOTIVATED person...

My plans this summer are to keep working on myself... I am fortunate to have the summer off to focus on it! 

Life is Good!