I've been diligently working out for the past 3-4 weeks! Yay me! BUT, I gained 3 pounds and lost 1 of the pounds that I gained. Yikes! I know, I know...muscle weighs more than fat, blah, blah, blah. I've definitely slimmed down a little, although, I really haven't lost anything. My body will lose many inches way before I see any weight loss, which is why I'm taking my 40% off coupon to JoAnn's to pick up a tape measure, so that I can keep track of my progress in inches, and not soley rely on pounds lost.
Some people are self motivated and can exercise at home with treadmills, workout DVDs, and yoga balls, but I am just not wired that way, UNLESS the hubsters decides to work out with me, and he's already declared that he won't be working out until he's finished with school, which is fine for him, because once he gets started I'm sure he'll lose all the weight in a month. My weight loss takes so much more effort! So far, I've been working out 3 days a week, which is all my schedule will allow for now, and I'm grateful for this much time.
Tuesdays- Zumba (fun cardio)
Thursdays- Stability Ball (cardio/free weights and core workout)
Saturdays- Cardio Madness (which is actually cardio/free weights; I'm drenched with sweat after this one and my muscles ache for days)
In addition to working out, I'm also trying to watch what I eat, which is very difficult for me, because I love my food. What I've done is cut out fast food and dramatically decreased my restaurant dining, eat small meal portions, eat more fruits and veggies, and have more healthy snacks on hand. I am also trying to buy organic meats, due to some hormonal issues that I have, but it is way more expensive and not readily available from a trusted vendor. If I do these things, my daily caloric intake is probably around 1,000 - 1,500, so it may take me a little longer to lose the weight, but I really am not willing or able to do much more than this.
My goal is to lose 19 lbs at this point, and I'm not sure what my inches should be. I'll have to look that up. But I want the weight off by December 1st!!! I really want to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure that I don't get diabetes or any other lifestyle related diseases. I see what my mother goes through, and it really saddens me. Diabetes has truly affected every area of her life, and it is something that I wouldn't wish on anyone.
I remember when I was pregnant, and after going through the grueling 4-hour glucose tests, the doctor revealed that I had gestational diabetes, and I cried like a baby. In that moment, I could kind of understand how my mom felt when she got her diagnosis. The doctor tried to reassure me that it was probably due to my hormones not being about to keep up with insulin production, but that was of no comfort to me. To me, it felt like the devil was taunting me and giving me a taste of what my future would be, which is what makes me workout even harder.
What are some of your fitness and health goals?