Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday #11

I'm sitting here, not really knowing what I want to say.  These past twelve weeks have been awesome. Let me go ahead and weigh in before I go any further. 

This week's weight loss is 3 pounds for a total of 28 pounds in twelve weeks. (Yes, we are only on weigh-in number 11 because we skipped a week at Christmas.)

These past twelve weeks have helped me in so many ways!  I truly do feel like a different person already. I have a long way to go still, but I am so excited about the progress I've made.  

I haven't had a soda in twelve weeks.  I feel so much better! I have more energy.  I think the old Amanda,or I should say, the real Amanda is slowly emerging. I no longer feel like I am a slave to food.  It doesn't control me. I control what I put in my mouth. 

Before I started trying to get healthy, I honestly never thought I would be able to lose weight again. I felt helpless.  I felt out of control. I was miserable. As my body has adjusted to not eating garbage, it has gotten easier! I crave fruits and veggies. The cravings for brownies and cakes and chips are few and far between. I was super stringent at first, but now I am finding a balance.  I am developing a healthy relationship with food....the fact that it is a way to fuel my body for great health as opposed to my best friend when I am upset.  Is it okay to have a slice of pie occasionally? Absolutely!  But it can't be the norm. It has to be the exception.  

And as far as fitness goes, I am getting stronger every week. I still could up the ante a bit with my exercising.  That is my goal this week.  To put more into exercising.  

I am easing myself back into running. I ran for the first time in a month this past weekend.  I didn't have any knee pain during or after the run, so I think it is safe to start increasing gradually.  I am going to start training so I can run those five 5Ks this year. 

Last week at Boot Camp class, we did Tabata drills.  Have you ever done those?  I really liked doing them. It was my first time. You do a group of exercises for intervals of 20 seconds, resting 10 seconds between each exercise.  You repeat that set, lets say 6 times before moving to the next group of exercises. 

Use this chart to do Tabata drills at home.  It is a great workout! I also have some other Boot Camp workouts and others on my Fitness and Weight Loss Pinterst Board.  

What I am doing is nothing special.  Tons of people lose weight.  Tons of people are probably doing it at a faster pace than I am. I hold no allusions that I'm doing something unique or fascinating. It's not. It's just a real life struggle being fought by a girl who had had enough. But, I want to reiterate that posting this helps me so much with accountability!  I want to thank you for all the support and encouragement.  

And I truly to hope to encourage others.  If you are struggling, I really do know what you are going through.  I have been down in the gutters with it all. Please hear me when I say that you can do it

Be sure to check Facebook later today! I am going to post another fitness challenge. Are you in?

To view the post that started my weight loss journey, click here

Follow this blog with bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...