January 2009

Yep I’ve been sort of at this for nine weeks now!  And since my last post, this is where I’m at.

Since being back on track after the new year I’ve been doing better.   I started back strong the 5th of this month and been doing pretty well.  I ran on the treadmill 4 times that week, but didn’t make it to my classes.  But then this past week I made it to both Tuesday and Saturday class and I mastered the elliptical!!!  Yes, I did it! I would not allow myself to get off it until my 45 minutes were up.  And on Friday I was on it for a whole hour and went for a distance of 5 miles!! Yea me!!!

So far in January I’ve been to the gym 10 out of 18 days.  I had to take today off, I am very sore from yesterday and I did my 6 out of 7 days this week.

I also went a meeting at my gym Friday night.  They are holding a “Biggest Loser” competition.  (At an additional cost of course)  But you get a group class once a week, a challenge day once a week, personal trainers to help and motivate you, t-shirt, 1 30 minute 1-1 training session to get you started, training sheets and logs, weigh-ins once a week and before and after pics.  The winner will get a 1 year membership for free and it runs for 12 weeks.  I’ve been thinking about it.  I’m afraid of not making the weekly challenges which you need to to help build points for your team.  And I’m afraid of not losing weight.    You’re weight loss/gain not only effects you but also the team you’re assigned to.  And I’m also concerned over the cost ($100).  I just put down money for the gym and now that.  But you work with a lot of people and maybe it’s the motivation I need.  I have yet to lose weight!!  With all the visits to the gym this month, I still have yet to lose any weight!!!  And I think (know) it’s my eating.  I just am having issues changing it.

I’m trying, but this is harder than what I thought it would be.  I thought it would be easy.  I’m not doing anything and now I’m at they gym doing a lot.  I should lose something, right?


Okay, I don’t even know what day I’m on anymore!  I fell off the wagon and it rode off without me!! 😦

With having the winter break, and working for a school district, I was off for 2 weeks; you would have thought I would have spent more time at the gym.  Wrong!! I was running around a lot, the kids were sick and we went away to visit our good friends.   I took my stuff with in hopes of running, but it didn’t happen.  So I was definitely going to do it when I got home but the baby got a virus and had a fever of 102+ for 3 days and only wanted me.  So me going anywhere wasn’t going to happen.   And before I knew it break was over and a week and a half passed and I did squat!  (Well I didn’t even do that! hehehe)

So where am I today??

I actually did not put on any weight on my hiatus!!!!  Which I was extremely shocked when I stepped on the scale this Monday.  My measurements haven’t changed either.  Then I think what would have happened if I was working out.  Oh well, can’t think of that, at least I didn’t gain!

Second, I have been at the gym every day this week so far.  I think I do much better in a structured scheduled day than I do on days where I’m just hanging out and ‘I will get there when I get there’.  My schedule is drop kids off at daycare, go to work, go to the gym, pick kids up from daycare, go home.  And as long as I stick to that, I think I’ll be okay.  And I won’t have another two weeks off until next winter break so by then I should be more disciplined!!!

My next big issue I need to tackle is diet, and that is a HUGE issue!!  But I’m not losing nearly as much as I thought I would with how much I am/was going to the gym.  It’s been about 2  months and I’ve only lost 4 pounds and that has a major illness included that helped greatly with that loss.  So I know I need to work on that I just don’t know what, how, when . . . .

So please send all the encouragement you can cause I need all the help I can get!!!!!