You see, over the past few years when my weight has yo-yo'ed, losing five gaining ten, losing ten gaining fifteen over and over and over, my weight crept up, UP, UP. I never lost more than twenty pounds at a time, and even then, that was short lived. I was certainly never consistent enough for any significant change. I hadn't changed from the inside out.
But today is different. I have been consistent for over fourteen weeks now. There has been a shift in the way I live. A paradox to what my life was before. Each day, I see a glimpse of the Amanda that I once was peeking through more and more. The athlete growling inside of me is showing herself. The fiery-not-gonna-stop determination is being stoked each day.
|Day 1 at 304 pounds.|
|A couple weeks ago at 28 pounds lost.|
Today is a good day. A great day. Not just because of the pounds lost, but because of what I've gained so far on this journey; a freedom from being controlled by food, a positive outlook, and feeling better about myself.
This week's weight loss is two pounds, bringing my total to 30 pounds lost!
I am so excited to hit that thirty pound mark. I think the adjustments I made from last week paid off.
Also, I finally broke down and got a gym membership. I was just going to Zumba and Boot Camp classes, running/walking and lifting free weights at home. I have finally got it through my stubborn head that I can't run right now or I am going to completely blow out my knee. I joined the gym so that I can use the Eliptical machine and the weight machines in addition to attending classes. Maybe one day I can run again, but right now I think it is best to play it safe since my knee has been bothering me a lot again lately.
I got on the Eliptical yesterday for the first time in over a year. I stayed on for thirty minutes. My quads were on fire, but I loved every minute of it. I also did ten minutes on the treadmill, jumped rope, and did all the leg machines. I absolutely enjoyed working out. I wanted to keep going, to keep pushing myself but time constraints had me reluctantly walking out of the gym. I think I might be getting addicted to the high that comes from a good workout.
I can't wait to go back today!
To read about my weight loss journey from the beginning, click here.