We just completed week 6 of our community weight challenge and had our weigh in. Remember that our team is made up of my husband, my daughter and myself.
Well my husband has lost 31 lbs and Britney and I would like to kick his butt for having it so much easier. My daughter has lost 9 lbs, her goal is 15, so she’s almost there, pre-baby weight! And I have lost 20 lbs. I’m happy with that but I’m not done yet.
Last week was a difficult week for me, in the mind. I drink 10-11 glasses of water a day now and have cut my Diet Coke down to one 20/24 ounce bottle a day, which is saying a lot, believe me. But, I felt stuck. Like I was sticking to my new eating habits and nothing was happening. I felt frustrated with the difficulty in getting to the gym and actually with my motivation to work out.
So, my first 6 weeks I kept my calorie intake to about 1200 a day and exercised 2-3 times a week. Not near enough exercise I know. So over the weekend, I got the Body for Life for Women and quickly read it and started those workouts three days ago. 3 days of cardio and 3 days of weight training a week. Granted I only started Monday but so far I feel great!
And part of the feeling great is a mental thing, I feel successful. I walked Monday (2 miles in 30 minutes), and Tuesday I did the 45 minutes of weight training and I have to admit I was really scared about it, but I did it! And I even walked 2.2 miles on Tuesday and did my crunch routine in the orange book. Yesterday, I got to shovel snow so I got the cardio outta the way. I thought this was going to be a lot harder than it turns out and I feel more encouraged. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I've been losing inches and emptying out my closet, saying goodbye to a lot of dear friends but looking forward to making new friends. :) I'll get to shop 'til I drop!
So, that’s where I’m at.
The flowers throughout this post were my Valentine’s Day flowers and the iPod up there was my Christmas and I took all these with my macro lens and the awesome Ring Light I got for my birthday. Think you all are in the loop now! Feel free to think of me when you eat that cookie or piece of chocolate cake. ;0)