So, maybe I am just basking in the glow of a shiny new toy, but my personal training is so cool. I feel like I am doing things that I have never done before, and I certainly have never EVER worked this hard in all of my life. I kind of knew that I needed some help to get to the next level, but this is way beyond what I had anticipated. I am starting to think that I had no clue how to exercise before. I think I have spent the last 10 years of my life being a weenie. (Sweat! Why dost thou forsake me!?!)
I am never going back to the meek and mild exerciser. I actually like the feeling that I am drenched through my clothes now. I love to watch my heart rate monitor beep when I hit all those high notes!!
To add to my current high, I am wearing a dress to work today that hasn’t fit in well over a year. In fact, I think it is now too big. I am still wearing it anyway, cause nanny nanny foo foo! The only drawback is I think the girls might fall out a bit, thanks to the extra ‘leg room’. I think people at work are starting to notice that I am not just the fat chick anymore. It is a weird adjustment to see people look at me this way. I think I have forgotten what is liked to be looked at, instead of looked through.
I have kept up with my Physical Activity Calories (PA). I am up to 1560 for this week thus far, well on my way to the 2200 weekly goal. If you want to know about how I calculate this, go to this site. http://www.hmrprogram.com/index.cfm/DietTools/Walk-O-Meter Click on ‘Calories for Any Activity,’ and it will give you a breakdown based on effort and current weight.
Besides my training victories, I also lost 1.8 lbs this week. I am totally stoked about this, because I felt so incredibly bloated on weigh-day. So, I anticipate Mr. Scale to be even kinder next weigh-in, provided I keep up the momentum for the back half of this week.
Eating has been pretty good. I have been keeping ‘in the box’ of my eating plan.
I had some yummy Indian food today for lunch. I love Sag and Dal and Chilli Mushrooms. Great veggie options that keep the calories down and the flavor up. Love it.
So, if you haven’t checked it out yet, Georgie Fear’s guest post this week is just awesome. Most importantly, if you go to her blog, http://www.askgeorgie.com/, she will really answer questions. I think it is rad that we all could have a Registered Dietitian as a reference.
Well, I hope everyone has a strong back-end of the week.. (Heh-heh, I said back-end.)
I am 36 and have been overweight for most of my life. There are much better things that define me, but till I work on this weight, it is the stinky fart in the room. So, I write this to keep accountable, to find inspiration in others, to rekindle the joy in myself.