I have been trying so many different ways to lose weight, and I've even done a weight-loss blog, but I could never stick with it. But now, I've decided that I'm looking at it the wrong way, this isn't just a blog I want to use to show everyone my progress, I want to use it to show everyone that it's possible. I was inspired by so many people just like me who have lost weight, and now I want to make them, myself, and future generations happy but proving that all this is possible if we all just try. I'm not going to lie, I may have times where I will want to give up, but I know that I CAN do this...and I will!
Starting Weight 7/9/12 - 320lbs
Current Weight 9/21/12 - 315lbs
Goal Weight - 210lbs.
Apps I use - MyFitnessPal & Noom
So, I’m at iHop and I’m about to order my meal. I literally spent 15 minutes on something that’s supposed to be completely easy. I was going to get what I usually get and eat the 1000+ Calories delightfully, but then I remembered that if I want this lifestyle change to work…I have to keep with it at ALL time. So at the last minute, I changed my item to a “Simple & Fit” Chicken Sandwich and a side of Fresh Fruit.
I keep telling myself that I don’t want that, but I know in the back of my mind I’m thanking myself for going to the healtheir option. I know this most likely irrelevant to you or your life, but it means a lot to me as I’m slowly beginning to be more conscious with I’m choosing to put in my mouth. Of course, I couldn’t resist asking for a slice of cheese.
But hey, I did say slowly right. I’m on the right path! Soon, the healthy options won’t be as difficult for me! :D
Ta-ta for now,
I’m finally paying attention to my portions and serving sizes.
Today, I made some spaghetti for dinner with garlic bread and salad. I had the plate half filled with salad, a quarter of bread and a quarter of pasta. Now I know, two cars=half the plate, but it’s a start as I never practice portion control and I finally am. I’m slowly getting on my way to a healthier me. 90% of Weight-Loss is about diet, so it’s time to start giving a 100% towards it!
So, while at the Doctor’s for my dad’s appointment, I decided to use their scale and weight myself in. I’m glad to say that I’ve lost 4 pounds in these past 2 weeks! I’m very glad for myself, I’m making progress and I’m getting motivation to know that I CAN do this! Go me!
I’ll be at the gym later today hoepfully as well, I think it’s Pilates day! (I’m blogging from my phone so I’ll have to update my weight stuff when I get home. I realized I also put the wrong starting weight in here too, I used my previous starting weight(like last year) so I have to be more careful about that and make sure I’m completely honest).
~Peace, Love, and Weight Loss~
Today I tried an intermediate Yoga Class…
Mind you I didn’t know it was “intermediate”. It had us focusing on our core and this lady, the instructor, had us doing things I seriously would not normally do. For example…she mad us do handstands off the wall. Now, I’m a big guy and never have I once thought I’d be able to do a handstand off the wall! But, I did! Now, I didn’t do the second variation which had our heads facing towards the wall and we jump our feet around to achieve the posture…I just was too scared of falling on my head…but I really surprised myself with many of the stretches that I did and were able to do. I’m definitely going to be going to that class again more frequently. I absolutely LOVE my gym due to all the different classes it has.
Ugh, I’m another day closer to weigh-in day but if I don’t do it…I never will. I’m dreading Friday. But either way, I’ll take it with optimism and see it as a chance to keep on improving myself. Also, note to anyone and everyone…do NOT do Yoga with really sore arms. It seriously makes everything about 10x harder. I ached the entire time, but I go through it! I pushed myself enough to keep on going and I’m extremely proud of myself!
Here’s to another day of fitness,and health!
So, on Monday 9/18, I did dumbells training on my arms…and they’re STILL sore. I haven’t done arm training in months so this equates to my soreness. I didn’t go to the gym yesterday, when I should have. I was supposed to go to Zumba at 7, but I had to shop with my mom instead, and then I had to cook…and by then it was 9:00 and I figured that my new favorite show, The New Normal starts at 9:30 so why go to the gym. But…I have a DVR, so I could have just recorded it and and watched it later. I need to stop wasting my life and time by saying I have no time….because I do. I need to learn how to put my health first, then my work, then my fun. I have to start pushing myself for this.
Anyways….here was my workout for Monday
Eliptical Warm-Up [LifeFitness] - 15 Minutes on Level 10 Reverse Mode
Deltoid Raise - 10lb x 12 12.5lb x 10 15lb x 8 20lb x 6 15lb x 12 - 5-10 minutes
Bicep Curl - 15lb x 12 20lb x 10 30lbx10 20lb x 12 - 5-10 minutes
Tricep Extension - 15lb x 12 20lb x 10 25lb x 8 30lb x 6 25lb x 12 - 5-10 minutes
Arm Stretches - 10 Minutes
I keep leaving for long periods of time
I keep taking absences’ and I need to stop. I don’t understand why I just get purely lazy…but I need to fix it. I need to force myself.
I think at the end of this week…I’m going to Weigh-In and also go to the gym everyday this week too. I did it last week, so I’m doing well so far.
I know I’ve been gone for a bit, but believe me when I say that I’m still doing well and focusing on myself, my happiness, and my weight. I’m been working out and eating better! I’ve lost about 10 pounds since I’ve moved here to Oceanside so I’m proud about that!
Anyways, I’m going to start forcing myself to be on more now, okay? Thank you for sticking with me and I promise I’m going to continue with this and change myself for the better!