I knew it was only a matter of time before it happened and I was able to fight it until now. I have fallen off the wagon and am having a heck of a time catching back up. I know I will. Why does it have to be so darned hard! I just need to refocus and get back in the game. Ah, I am human. that is good. So ladies, it's okay to have a slip up. Just figure out a way to make it a success. :)
I have been trying to find a fitness routine for a few weeks now. I have found a lot of ideas. I just feel that I need to find something that suits me. Sitting here typing this here are what "requirements" come to mind:
1) Needs to fit into my schedule. In the last couple months I have added babysitting, taking the girls to school, starting a baking group and cradle roll.
2) Needs to be quick and not take too much time.
3) Needs to fit into a small-ish space
4) Needs to be done easily around a 15-month old and a 2 year 1 month old.
5) Push-ups optional (not so much a fan of those)
6) Planks also optional
7) Need to be able to recognize and perform the exercises.
Those are my "requirements." I have a few options that I think would work. The only hang-up that I am having is the amount and the repititions. I know I would just need to work my way up to the amount but it is just wrapping my head around it that is stalling me.
Here are some routines that I have found that I think would work for me:
Problem: I don't recognize all the exercises so would need to look them up. Credit to dailyworkoutapps.com
This one sounds really awesome but again I don't recognize some of these and/or don't know how to do some. Credit goes to fitabcities.com
Looking at this one, I think it just made my top 3! Credit for this awesome plan goes to Downtownn.tumblr
The following two are more of my inspiration ones since they are more colorful and eye-catching. The amounts and repititions are higher on these so they would need to be something that I would need to work up to. Credit for these awesome pictures goes to: Domestic Mama and 365days-of-healthy.com!
I am supposed to weigh in tonight. I am not going. Before you judge me, I have a good reason. #1) my child is sick and #2) I have no sitter tonight. I will miss it but I will be back on track next week. :)
Today was weigh in day. It's a down week! YAHOO for losing 1 lb this week! (Losing 1-3 lbs a week is healthy weight loss!) My total is now 31.5 lbs lost. :) 24.5 to go until I reach my goal!
As part of the weightloss journey, there are ups (not so fun) and downs (so enlightning!) Tonight was an up night. But, I am not mad or angry, or upset. Many things about being a woman is your monthly visiter and she is never kind to my waistline (Usually making me gain about 2 lbs.) So, I know that next week I will be down again. :)
I went back to work today and now I have to re-work my lunches again. I will win this battle! Next week will be a "down" week. :)
Keep smiling my friends. I know I am.
It pays to be persistent! I went 30 weeks of bouncing within 3 lbs. One week I would be up and the next down. Last week, I BROKE the plateau! It felt awesome! This week, I am down another 2 lbs. Bringing my total weight loss to 32 lbs lost. :) I feel great and I have SO much more energy! Loving life!
My journey to shed some weight started over a year ago. I hit 204 lbs (which for my frame and height is a lot!) and decided that it was time to be more diligent about what I was eating, how much of it I was eating and to get fit. My self-esteem was at an all time low and it was affecting how I felt as a parent (I didn't feel I was a good mom) and it was even affecting me at work. ( I didn't feel like I was doing the best job I could, hence the self-esteem plummet)
First things first. I needed something that would keep me accountable. I started researching the best possible option for me. I didn't want pills, or gimmicks. Just straight up diet and exercise. I found the perfect program for me and joined up. Weight Watchers seemed to be what fit my lifestyle to best. I saw immediate results. They tell you that 1-2 lbs a week is healthy weight loss. The program was easy to follow and really inspiring. I still attend weekly meetings for tips and tricks and to be cheered on when I meet certain goals.
As with any weight loss, it has had it's peaks and valley's. I still attended my weekly Weight Watcher's meetings and get re-inspired every week. What I found the most interesting is that when I told people that I had joined the program, they all said the same thing. "What? You aren't that big!" When I explained to them that I really was "that big" and that I didn't feel good about myself, they then began to realize why I was on this journey. The best part was, they were super supportive of me and encouraging me to do well. I have some really great friends that help me too. Whether it was providing me with a really great recipe or just words of encouragement, they were there for me. My husband has also been supportive. When I told him I needed to do this for me, he said one thing, "So, do it." I did and still am.
I have had several people ask my why I started this journey, and I always say the same two things.
1) I want to be around to play with my daughter and watch her grow into the beautiful woman she is going to be
2) I don't want to be the fat mom that other kids tease her about. (not that, that is good in any shape or form!)
This past March, I felt I needed more to my diet. I needed the exercise part. Now that I was a few pounds lighter I felt I could move more. So, I meet up with a personal trainer 2 times a week! (Her name is Sabrina and you can check out her website here.) I love it! I feel so strong and empowered when I am done a really intense workout. I also feel really good about ME! I have lost 30 lbs to date and I feel SEXY! I feel like a good mom because I can get on the floor and play with my child. I feel like a good employee too! I AM good at my job!
below is my before and right now picture. I still have more to go, but am totally proud of myself for how far I have come!
Stay fit and have fun! (Do you remember those commercials? They totally make sense to me now.)