Thursday, February 4, 2010

Progress Report month#1

So many of you know I have been engaged. And due to many circumstances like money, work, my weight etc....we have not planned our wedding. But this year I am getting married. On December 31, I made the decision that I was waiting any longer. This year was not passing us by. I made many decisions from that one decision. One of the decisions was to start doing something about my weight. My sister in law and I went to our local YMCA that we use to be members of. We reopened our accounts and updated our membership. That was the first step. The next step was actually sticking to what I said. So I talked to my wonderful fiancee, and we worked out a schedule. He is being so supportive. I have had so many excuses like I have to stay late to get catch up, or my son and school work. I will no longer have any excuses because rain or shine I am in that gym working out. I will tell you that this month did not start as smooth as I thought it would have been. The first week I did have to work late and never made in to the gym. Luckily there was a mix up in the paperwork and I would off not been able to get in anyways. But I worked out at home and started eating better. I lost 6 lbs. Week two I made it. The first day I worked out was the begining of my committment. That day I worked out and came home. I actually was in so much pain that night I did not sleep. Day two was not as good either. I was so sore from day one. I didn't sleep day 2 either. But I kept going and it kept getting better. I take breaks when I have to, stop when I can't go any further, but keep pushing to make it through every class. I work out for two hours every day, Monday-Friday. I pack my clothes, and after I leave work, I go straight to the gym. No u-turns, no pitt stops. Trust me, when I say, it is not as smooth as it sounds. Leaving work with stuff plied on top of other stuff, people trying to talk to me, emergencies coming up, etc... is has to do. But I am a happier person ever since I started working out my stresses in the gym. I actually have fun. And I am not alone. I have a great support system. My bestfriend and sister in law workout with me. And I have great trainers ready to kill me and get me back in shape. For two hours I belong to them. There are days that I have to workout on my own and those days are long and hard. But I keep seeing me walking down the aisle in my dress and i keep pushing it harder. No pain, no gain right, or something like that. I lost 3 lbs. I made it to week 3 and I hit a slump. So my fiancee took me to a place called My Fit Foods. It is like Nutrisystem. They have cooked food to help out in your diet and healthy eating. I went in openend minded because I felt I was eating right already. Well I wasn't. I am up from 6 am get hom until 8 p.m. and I only was eating in the bottom half of my day. I signed up for the 21 day program and I love it. The food taste great. This week I lost 4 lbs. Yeah I made 1 month. This will be 8 day on My Fit Foods and I lost another 3 lbs. I am happy with my progress. I am eating better. I am getting healthier. I am losing pounds. I can't see it yet but others can. My fiancee saw it two weeks ago. But I guess I am pushing for more. My goal is to lose 30 lbs before my wedding in September. Month 1 is over and I am committed to finish. I have had many temptations but I keep focused. It is hard to just say No sometimes but it was saying Yes that made it this bad. This is my progress report.
Do something.
Start today.
Grab a friend.
Do it for yourself.
Set a goal.
Achieve that goal.


Busymomsteph said...

You should be so proud of yourself. They say the first step is always the hardest, but it looks like you are well on the path. Good luck to you! Keep it up and don't forget to take plenty of pictures to help track your progress.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you! You deserve all the great things that are happening in your life. Remember I'm always here for you in any way I might be able to help you. I love you!I can't wait for the big day!

Anonymous said...

Haha I forgot to sign my post...