Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Checking In...

I haven't posted my progress in awhile. Lately I've been doing okay with a steady loss. However today was not such the case.

I gained, 4.6 pounds.
Current Weight: 292.4 pounds
Total weight loss 21.4 pounds

Frankly, I am embarrassed. This past week was miserable. I was so unfocused. I anticipated a gain, but really, that is just completely out of control. I got my 3 exercise session in, however, they were all stacked one day right after the other (gym on Sunday, walk on Monday, Zumba on Tuesday and horseback riding on Wednesday).

I am sure it didn't help that I worked a 48 hour shift just prior to weighing in. Practically chained to a desk, I don't get many opportunities to move about. One of the pitfalls of my job. Not that it is an excuse, but I do feel the need to acknowledge outside forces that can work against me. I usually plan for long shifts, I have "supplies" at work, but my supplies were low and originally, it was only a 24 hour shift, not 48... and it happens. 

But I went for the meeting and I sat there. I knew exactly why I had gained, I was unfocused, I ate what I wanted, I didn't properly exercise and space things out. It just goes to show you how quickly one can sink back into old habits. Its comfortable to fall back into old habits. But if we always do what we always did, we will always get what we already have.... that is my mantra, I don't want to be the fat girl, I want better for my life....I will be better.

So after the meeting, I got my errands done and then I called my dad and we both went to the gym. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. It felt good to get back in the gym after a week off. I didn't want to overdue it since I had Zumba tonight.

I love my Zumba, I am so glad that my girls included me in their fun. By no means am I an expert, but I sweat my fat ass and I smile through it... I laugh and have fun, while getting a workout in. Its amazing.

I did think that I over did it with the elliptical and the Zumba, my legs are hurting and I have a bit of knee pain, so I am going to take some Aspirin tonight. I hope I didn't do too much damage! I plan on taking tomorrow off from the gym (but a girl friend of mine and I plan on going for a walk at the beach) and then gym on Thursday and possibly a horseback ride in on Friday (depending on the weather).

I can and will be better. My gain will motivate me to do and be better and kick ass this week!


jackieblue said...

I hope this week is going better and you are kicking some serious @ss!

Jenny said...

I love the you go to Zumba and are loving it! That's just what exercise should be, fun, and something to look forward to- that's awesome!

I hope this week is better for you and agree with PP, you really are kicking some serious ass!!!

Take care,


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