Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In

Well, Boo!!! I gained 0.9 lbs this week. That puts me at 202.1. Of course, I didn't do such a good job of eating right or going to the gym like I needed to. I know what I need to do to keep this from happening again. I didn't do it today, though. I ate a "Dude" and a hot fudge sundae from Dairy Queen for lunch. Time to pull my head out and get back on course. Good thing I have Zumba tomorrow.

Another important step to take toward getting back on track is getting enough sleep! I'm off to bed now.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fun, Fun, Fun

I've never had so much fun working out than I've been having at Zumba. It's amazing how adding music and some fun moves changed my whole perception of working out. It also helps to have awesome instructors. :-) This is way better than the aerobics classes I took in the 80's. Both of my instructors make me feel like I can be sexy, even at my current size. My hubby tells me all the time that I'm sexy, but that's his job. It's the other comments he makes that let me know I'm really making progress. We went out to dinner on Valentine's Day. When we got out of the car, he said, "I'll race ya!" So, I raced him. Not only did I keep up with him, I actually wasn't winded when we stopped! Later that evening he told me, "I was watching you when we were running, and your butt is getting smaller." (Well... that's not exactly what he said, but it's the gist of it. :-D ) The point is, he noticed that I'm losing inches. You know you're making progress when your husband notices the changes.

I talked to my soon-to-be personal trainer tonight. I have an appointment on Monday to meet with him and get the paperwork done to start my training. I'm excited! I'm ready to learn more about how to get myself into shape and be healthier.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day at work. I hope I didn't blow it too much this past week. I'd really like to get back below 200 soon. I weighed 201.3 last Wednesday. Here's hoping for the best! I'll let y'all know how I did.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let's Try This Again!

I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted last. My life has been rather hectic, but I think that MAYBE I can get into a writing routine again. I do have one routine that I've almost nailed. At the beginning of 2012 I started going to the gym again. This time I'm taking classes. On a good week, I go to Zumba on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. I LOVE Zumba! I've always liked dancing and Zumba is a great way to get a good cardio workout. Here are a couple of pics of me ready to go to Zumba on March 27.
I'm liking the results I'm getting, too. I've lost a little over 10 pounds since the beginning of the year. I'm also noticing that my clothes are fitting better. (You gotta love it when body parts start getting back into the right shape!)

In a couple of weeks I'm going to start seeing a personal trainer at the gym. I had a "test drive" on Wednesday and I liked the trainer I visited with. He was telling me what we could do to help me reach my goal of losing 60 more pounds. It will be good for me to have a pro guiding me in the right direction.

Weekly weigh-ins at work are still on Wednesdays. We are also doing a "Biggest Loser" type deal at work as part of our wellness program. Our final weigh-in for that is on April 16. I've lost 10.3 pounds since January 16. That's almost 5%. I'm hoping to lose at least 3 or 4 more pounds by the final weigh-in. I've been in a "friendly" competition with our benefits specialist during this time. He's an evil, evil man. We have monthly luncheons for our company's charitable organization and he LOVES to bring decadent desserts. He does it on purpose! The other competitors in our "Biggest Loser" group and I got together to get back at him. His favorite candy is Heath. We got together and bought a couple of bags of the fun size ones and hid them all over his office. We also sent them to him through the inter-office mail. He found most of them right away and distributed them amongst us. Every now and then he still finds them in some little nook he didn't check before. I wonder how many he actually ate.... LOL