Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Working on my fitness!"

"he's my witness.
I put yo' boy on rock, rock
And he be lining down the block just to watch what I got"

lol I love that song. Fergie, you go girl!

So lately I feel like I've been putting all of my time and energy in to making healthier choices. I'm constantly scouring Pinterest, blogs, websites, and television programs for better health and fitness options! But I still feel like I'm not doing enough. I've changed my eating habits, cut down on sugar (i shared a dessert with my husband the other night, but other than that I haven't had sugar!), gave up cokes, been going to the gym, bought weights today.. But I just want to do MORE! lol I'm becoming obsessed. It's like all of a sudden it clicked. Literally, I woke up one Sunday morning, checked my weight for the first time in MONTHS and decided I needed to do something about it! I have been a crazy, emotional wreck the past week and a half, but physically -- i feel incredible! I didn't think I could last an hour on the treadmill, even just walking. I didn't think I could do 50 squats, or lunges, or jumping jacks, or wall push-ups! But i'm doing it! It feels so amazing. And I thought giving up soda would be just this grueling process and I'd crave them all the time.. and I don't. I bought Coke Zero thinking I could use it to ween myself off of soda slowly, but I haven't had more than 2 or 3 sips out of a can. Wasteful, yes. But my body is appreciating it. I had the initial caffeine withdrawal headaches, but they went away and now I WANT water. How crazy is that? And I WANT vegetables and I WANT fruit. I'm learning about all of these delicious food options that i've been depriving my body of. I just really feel good about it..

My husband is worried that this is just my "weight loss high" because I lost 2 pounds.. But I think it's more than that. I KNOW that there will be a time when I won't lose hardly anything.. that I'll plateau. But I also know that right now is not that time. With the weight that I am currently at, I should EASILY be able to drop more than 2 pounds in a week. And I plan to do just that. I just love the idea of getting back to my athletic self. lol Who cares if I want to relive the "soccer glory days?" If it means being healthy, getting exercise and doing what's right for my body, then so be it! I feel super motivated, and I love it :) I can't wait to show off my After pictures. lol

Anyways, I just wanted to share a few things that have kept me inspired so far. :)

here's a little collage I made, showing some of the things that keep me going. New shoes, pounds lost jars, quotes, and pictures! This is why I love Pinterest! lol :)

I'm also currently debating on documenting all of my weight loss on this blog, or if I should keep it in a private notebook. I guess the only thing I'm worried about is more ridicule than I've already received. I KNOW I'm big.. I'm overweight. Morbidly obese. That's why I'm making a change! But I know that some people would rather be malicious and cruel, than commend someone for admitting their faults and commend their efforts to change their ways. So I still have some debating to do. I might make a separate weight loss blog, and keep it private. Then later, if I choose to open it for public, I'll do that. :) What are your thoughts? Should I document these things? I would like to be able to look back and see the progress and changes I've made. lol Idk. Still got some thinking to do. :)

Do you try to eat healthy? Or are you like my husband and eat whatever you want, never work out, and maintain a slender figure and can still run circles around me?? haha :)


  1. I do eat healthy...after being almost 300lbs and i got rny surgery to help get pregnant and to get healthy i eat very healthy and exercise..Girl you doing great!!!

  2. Thank you, Teresa! I'm trying! haha Do you mind me asking what kind of surgery it was? I am very concerned with the possibility that I may have PCOS, and will have difficulty conceiving in the future. PCOS runs in my family, but I haven't brought up my concerns with my doctor.

  3. I have the Rny (Royx-en-y) they stapled my stomach so now i have a little pouch..after 2yrs since surgery i can pretty much eat anything however i make wise choices and eat healthy..i do alow myslef a cheat day here and there.but most of the time not..I love walking and i just started Holy Yoga...very awsome and a great workout!! But you sound like your doing geat rememer we all have bad days and don't give up on yourself..pick yourself up and kick butt the next day!!

  4. I've always wanted to try yoga, but I would need a beginner's class for sure! haha I am not flexible in the least bit.. but i'm looking in to it :) thanks for the encouragement! Right now I am feeling fantastic and loving my accomplishments. I know bad days are in my future, and I am thankful to have a wonderful support system in place for when those bad days occur.