So I was actually excited to hit the gym yesterday......on queue MandaPanda texted me to see if I was going and I told her I was looking forward to it...and I meant it. When was this turning point? I think it was my moms statement to me that she was wondering if it was worth it because I had not lost much compared to other diets I had been on...I started to reflect...which I am good at...I mean I am a girl right?
All my other diets I exercised my butt off why was I not doing it here? I mean I was getting walking in but not everyday and never got my heart rate in the zone. I think I was trying to see what the band could do? On HCG I never exercised and I lost 1lb a day...thought it was awesome and I think I thought I could do it here....ummm no. I was not losing anything and it really was due, I think in part, to not getting my heart rate up doing some exercise as well as watching my diet.
I started exercising after my mom said that and the first two weeks at the gym it was hard to motivate me, sometimes I wanted to not go and other times I didn't want to keep my heart rate up and in my burning range but I did keep going(fake it till you make it).
Well this is week 3 and it is like a whole new me,
I am looking forward to the gym,
I am running on the treadmill,
I am mixing it up with the bike and eliptical and just love coming home drenched from working out...I do not prespire or dew....I sweat like a pig in heat!
I am sick and weigh before and after and usually lose about 5 lbs in water--then proceed to drink it right up again..but it feels so cleansing.
So when it comes down to it, was it that my body was ready to step it up? Did I need my mom to give me some tough love to basically say I need to step it up? Or did the stars just align and it all work out(hubby did step up and takes johnny to the pool while I am working out). I think it was just a combination of all the above.
I hope this keeps going for awhile..I know I am going to hit some burnout phases...I always do but I am going to ride out this exercise thing for all its worth.
PS---I love how my clothes are fitting, when I work out I feel I look good, I can tell things are getting smaller---why because my skin is so dang loose it shakes and billows like a sail....my arms have gotten so saggy its scary --- don't ask me to wave or I will knock myself out! Also, my legs have gotten so flabby I need my spandex to keep it together...I can't imagine what it is going to look like in another 80lbs..oh lordy!
But I am loving how skinny is feeling!
I am so in for the BOOBS challenge but not sure how I am to pay for it because I don't have a paypal account.