Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weight Loss Update

I haven't posted about my weight loss in a good while so I figured I was due to post about it. A year ago last week I joined a gym to lose weight. I weighed 195 and was sick of my weight. As of this morning,  I am 154!!! I have officially going past my goal weight and I am on to my next goal. I have lost 41 pounds and now I want to lose another 9 pounds to get to 145. I know I can do this and I want to lose it before my cruise in October which gives me a ton of time and can help me tone my body as well. 

Recently I had felt like I had reached a point where I was  no longer losing weight. I was stuck. I decided I had to change up my eating habits and work out routine. I started eating a little healthier that I was, more lean. I cut out all drinks except water, even juices are gone. I workout 5 days a week. I am either in the gym or doing some other form of exercise. I have also joined 2 softball teams. One is for work and the other is a team with some friends that plays in a local league. After our first 2.5 hour practice, I was so sore. I used muscles that I have not used in years. Sure I run and lift weights, but actually throwing a softball and batting for hours is so different than what I am used to it. I am one of those people that actually likes being sore after a workout but this sore, was a whole different level. It hurt when I sneezed and coughed! My body is finally adjusting to the new pace and it is losing more weight and I love it.

I am hoping with the change in my schedule that I will see those 9 pounds come off pretty quickly. I have found myself not as hungry and when I do eat, it is not as much. I used to be able to sit down and chow down on some food. Not anymore. It just does  not happen. I do not love food anymore, I do not want to go out to eat because I know it is a waste of money for me. I won't eat all the food and I will feel sick afterwards. For me, that is a good thing. It is saving me some money and I am not getting all of those bad calories. 

If you are on a weight loss journey, do not give up. For me, when I started, I thought I would never get to wear I am right now but I am here. I have lost 41 pounds, I am down 3 jeans sizes and 2 shirts sizes. That is a huge accomplishment for me. You have to start determined and fight. If you have a bad day, it is okay. You can start over the next day. You are allowed to have cheat days and eat something bad. You just can't do it every day! If anyone ever wants help or wants to talk about losing weight, just comment below or e-mail me. I would love to help you! We all have to start somewhere.  

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