Tuesday, March 29, 2011

no pain no gain?

Yesterday was a gym day. Its going really well. I actually enjoy it and the people are really friendly too.. I was doing my workout and went to go to the next machine and slammed my knee into a machine and it HURT, and still hurts and has a huge bruise as well:( figures lol. I woke up this morning and my toe is killing me and of course you look up online why and it says it could be gout, diabetes, a pulled muscle etc... so im hoping i just somehow pulled the muscle.....

I weighed myself again yesterday as well and am down 1 lb. of course my weight is always flunctuating so we'll see what it says at my next weigh in at the gym in april. you have to get weighed and measured once a month to track your progress. There also starting zumba classes soon i hope they have some on saturdays so i can do it that would be so much fun. The first one is a monday night at 530 but i dont get home until 6 or later so thats not helpful....

back to the gym tomorrow!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Think after - before

That was a Swedish saying i found online yesterday and it resonates with me. I need to listen to my body more instead of what tastes good. Sure I can eat a bag of mini cadbury eggs or a plate of cinnabons but then i feel very sick to my stomach for hours after. So my new motto is think after- before. Before I decide to eat something I know will make me not feel so good, I will tell myself if you eat this you will feel sick. Hopefully I will listen.

My current weight as of last Monday is 248, and i wear a size 26 jeans....... yup I'll finally admit it out loud....... My end goal would be to at least be a size 14 again.... yes i once was a size 14 for a brief time..... But life happened....

I'm putting myself first, I'm going to go to the gym and I'm trying to eat better, small changes work the best.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 5

Today was my third day going to the gym, its getting a bit easier, my legs arent as sore as the first day so thats good! I like that there are only 2 or 3 older people there when i go in the morning and everyone seems nice not that i have time to chat much (or could hear over the loud music).
Cant wait to see some results!!

my weakness

Now time for the gym!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 3

Today was another gym day. Its so hard to get the motivation to leave my house and go to the gym, i would rather just go straight to work... But i made myself go to the gym... it was only my second day going, I cant blow it off yet:) There were only 2 old ladys there, and the person who works there. I was told I am doing great and she couldnt believe that I was so sore after mondays workout, she said i must have really been working my muscles..... ummmm no probably just because i have gotten so out of shape... Kicked butt again today, not looking to wake up tomorrow, i can barely feel my thighs as it is...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 2

OMG! I'm sooooo sore this morning! Guess that means I got a good work out yesterday.
no gym today.... plan to do Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 1 Part 2

Once I got my butt out of the house and got to the gym it went well. The lady who works there was really nice, she weighed and measured me and then showed me how to reuse the machines. She then introduced me to the few old lady's that were working out (and really skinny) but they were all nice too! I then was able to go around the second time by myself!  The lady that worked there said I did a great job and will be able to start the curves smart program in 1 or 2 weeks instead of the month it takes most people. With curves smart you have a little tag and you put it in each machine and the more you work out it increases your resistance and lights up to encourage you to go faster. Should be interesting..... Next gym day is Wednesday!

Day 1.

Today will be my first day at the gym.... I really dont want to go, but I know I need to. Not looking forward to getting weighed and measured and having the lady follow me around while teaching me to use all the machines again. But I know in the end it will be worth it. It would be nice if i had someone to go with me, I hate going by myself. I need some motivation!!!   Hopefully its not that crowded at 530am.

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." - David Viscott

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Must exercise!

So I finally caved and joined a gym yet again. I had been doing really good. I had lost 65 lbs total. Met my boyfriend gained 30 back, joined a gym and lost the 30 again.... We'll a year ago now I moved in with my boyfriend and have ever so slowly gained all the weight I lost back...

For the most part I eat pretty good, lots of salads and veggies etc. But I have an addiction to carbs... mmmm bread, mac and cheese, pasta yumm! I really need to work on my portion sizes..... Also I don't exercise, which isn't helpful either. Most of the time I eat 3 meals a day with little to no snacking which is great.

I just started a new job a year ago. I work as a nanny and the baby was 3 months old when I started with her so I was just sitting around most of the time. Now shes 15 months old so I'm getting a little more exercise chasing after her. I blog about my job here if anyone is interested www.diaryofaprofessionalnanny.blogspot.com .

Yesterday I walked into the gym and told them I wanted to join. The lady gives me some info and then says did you just want information or did you want to join... I just said I wanted to join...
Anyway it must have been my lucky day. The usual joining fee is $199 but this week they are waiving that fee and you only pay the $39 a month.

After joining the gym I ran (well drove) to fashion bug to get some exercise clothes as I obviously didn't have any. 3 shirts and 3 pairs of shorts later I am ready to go!!

Monday morning will be my first morning. I'll get weighed and measured and will get to do my first workout! Lets see where this journey takes me.