Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I did it (Jennifer)
I did it. I went to the gym(and even went in this time :) With my new busier routine and my injured ankle and such, it has been a while since I have been at the gym. Today I did it. And it felt great. The workout was tougher than usual since it has been almost a month since my injury and my body felt it. But I did it. I used the elliptical. My ankle tolerated it but I did have some numbness in the foot area. After 6 minutes I was asking myself how I could do it for 20 or 30 minutes. I was tired and out of breath already. It was a foreign feeling. Interesting right? But I got chatting(between panting of course) with the lady next to me and before I knew it I had burned 350 calories and was well over 20 minutes. Then I moved on to some upper body weight training. That felt good too. But what really felt good was just knowing that I am helping myelf. Even though things are busier in our lives these days it feels good to know that I am making the effort to help myself. That plays a big part for me in the mental part of this journey.
Another thing I realized is that although I have "stumbled" and have had a few rough eating days, my weight has really been amazingly(for me) consistent. I usually weigh between the same 5 lbs range. This morning I was at 163.6. My range my body seems to be liking at this point(its been since June I think) is 161-166 ish. Life has been busy. I have had treats here and there. I have had, and still do, have an obstacle with my ankle. Life has happened day after day, and I realized that I seem to be handling it well. I would like to get some more weight off but so far I am proud of my accomplishments. As of today I am 63 lbs down in this journey. It is different now. I am different now. There is no yo-yoing going on. There are no binges, and therefore no guilt afterward. And there is no finish line. I now understand that I am doing this for my health and I will never be able to go back to the way I used to eat and how inactive I was. So despite the challenges that have come up and will come up in the future, I have confidence in myself that I can handle it. Now...that is something I can be proud of.
Hope you are all having a great day.
Posted by Jennifer at 2:01 PM