I think it’s easy on a rainy day to want to stay inside and do nothing, but that is not the “new me”. I am working hard to see my personal goals met. So, today I am taking on the above Jimmy Durante quote as my personal mantra. Bring on the rain…!!
Just when you think your life couldn’t possibly get any busier……guess what? It does. Seems like I have to keep over coming obstacles getting in my way. What would we do without the Grace of Christ and the strength He keeps giving us to take things one day at a time:)))))
Everyday is a count down to the 5k. Right now we are at the half way point and all I tend to think about is I only have 6 more weeks to get myself together. Only 6 more weeks until I have no more chances to get the weight off. Only 6 more weeks until I have to run/walk a 5k. But at our group meeting yesterday it was made very clear that this is just the start of a never-ending war. I will never win or lose this war because it will never end. Believe it or not that actually takes off the pressure. I will be in a never-ending fight for the rest of my life, but that is the point right. I am winning the battle right now by being a loser. For the rest of my life I will be in a maintain battle for a never-ending war against obesity. As long as I stay in the battle I will be a hero as well as all my teammates. They are going to be heroes to themselves, to family, to friends, and even to strangers who are watching them just by becoming a loser!!
Cold temps and rain and the risk for black ice left me not wanting to go out to battle the traffic (the battle last night was enough) to ge to the Y, so I opted for the at home work out today. While my options are more limited, I do have a good treadmill to use so it is a decent option. I was happily surprised that I was able to push and go faster and do more on the treadmill itself than I have ever done before, obviously the workouts at the Y are doing a lot of good! I still prefer the options at the YMCA, and I am thankful that they have given us the chance to use their great facility, but it was nice to be able to measure against ‘the old standard’ once just to see how far I have come. Still a long ways to go on the journey, but measurable progress is awesome, never give up, never give in!
Have been having trouble with knee inflammation, especially after mini bootcamp on Saturdays, taking 3 or more days to recover. Having coach modify some things for me and waiting to see Dr to get knee checked out.
But still losing !
Officially is about 10 lbs. Unofficially is about 13 lbs.
short term goal is to lose another 10-15, long term goal at least another 10
I have really come to LOVE going to the YMCA! I really felt frustrated earlier this week when I missed one day. Last night, my daughter took Zumba and TRX Tabata with me. I love sharing this journey with my children. I feel good about passing on good healthy choices for them. I know they follow by my example and I love providing a healthy positive role model for my 3 daughters. Today, I went to Body combat and then stayed for Pilates afterwards. I really have come to enjoy the group classes. I have a hard time desiring personal workouts because I love the group ones so much. It’s hard to fit it all in sometimes, but definitely worth it.
It’s been a really good week for me exercising and staying healthy with my food intake. I’m beginning to see the hard work pay off in the clothing and how it fits. My energy levels are up and overall I’m feeling better.
We are pretty much at the halfway mark in the RBL journey but really only in the beginning of the lifelong commitment and change.
Here’s to staying on track, moving forward, and working my butt off, LITERALLY!
This week the only item on this list was to be meet with our wellness coach, Well, I did that, BUT, I also did more. I have still been going to the Y almost everyday. I love it. Not only am I losing the weight, but I am also getting rid of stress. Normal everyday stress and then the stress from what the doctors are going to want to about my back. God is by my side and He always is.
Philippian 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
I can’t believe we are half way through on our journey of Robs big loser. Tonight our trainer Sue switched us up on our workout that I am so happy about, but at the same time I am sad that the journey is just about over. Team Leslie is a great team and we are a close group. To me my team mates are more like a family to me. They are all awesome, and they have your back. We have said that we will stay in touch and still do walking and hiking together. I am really glad of that and I hope to be able to join the Y when Robs big loser is over. I’m hoping that my team mates will also join the Y, that way we can still work out together. I love GIT Y and the trainers are all great and they will help you in anyway they can. Sue comes in on nights she doesn’t have to be at work just to help us out with our walk/run and our routine. I just can’t say enough about team Leslie, but yet I can’t find the words that really describes just how special our team is. God knows and that’s what really counts. God is so good.
The first step of any issue is to admit you have an issue. I have an issue with blogging regularly. I am someone who likes to be busy. I like to have a lot of things going on so that I don’t get bored. But I have had so much going on, I have been a very bad blogger. Between working out an 60-90 minutes a day, working 10 hours a day, planning my wedding, trying to cook and eat healthy, and studying for and taking my architectural registration exams, I have lacked in my blogging. BUT… Here i am trying to get back to it.
I feel like my lack of blogging is similar to the journey to better health too. I admitted I had a problem (by applying for RBL) and now I am slowly but surely getting the results I so want to see. I feel so much better. My clothes are getting too big. Plus I get excited being able to do more and more in the gym without feeling totally winded and like I am going to die. Today I had what I would describe as my best work out yet. I did 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical with my fastest pace yet and then did 5 extra minutes because i was feeling so good at the end of the first 30! Then I did some weight training… arms, legs, crunches, and planks. I even extended my each plank by 15 seconds! What What!! For the first time (probably ever), I did not dread the next part of my routine and I did not feel like I was going to die. I was seating and breathing hard with the best of them but it was a good feeling. I would have never thought of myself as someone who would miss the gym…. but the days I don’t go, I do! (which is thankfully only one or two days a week!) Being able to work out and be a part of RBL has been a huge blessing!