Sunday, January 8, 2012

Get Off Your Broom 2012 Challenge: Week 1 Results

This week was full of successes for me.
I started a fitness class. See the post here to read about my first weight training class – OUCH!
I lost 2.4 pounds which surprised me because my legs are really sore and I figured I would be retaining lots of water while they healed.
I drank LOTS of water, every day.
I followed the Weight Watchers plan.
I got new clothes to work out in, I figure since I am going to be working out with other people, I should be dressed in something that doesn’t look like I use it to wash the car.
Over all it was a very successful week. Because of some after weight training pain I did not start the Yoga class that I wanted to start but once my legs get accustomed to working out I will add that into my schedule. Until then I will be walking on my treadmill and stretching.
The mini challenges this week were to:
1)       take a before picture – done- I will share it later, I want to wait until I have an in-progress picture and put them side by side – I think that will motivate me more.
2)      Take my measurements – I will post these later as well. I have official measurements from my weight trainer at the gym and every 6 weeks I’ll be getting them done again by her, so in 6 weeks I’ll post my first measurement updates.
3)      Make a plan. You can view my first post here for my plan.
I am pretty happy with how this week went.
One of the things my Weight Watchers leader talked about this week was to sit down and figure out why you want to lose weight. Once you write down an answer to that questions then ask yourself – “what will that do for me?”  answer that question, then ask again  “What will that do for me?” and continue that way until you get to the base of why you are doing this. Once you know why losing weight is important to you, you can think of that reason when things get tough and it will help you be inspired to continue on.
For me – If at all possible, I don’t want to be dependent on medications when I am elderly. Exercising, eating right, and losing weight will give me an edge on that front.  I want to be as strong and healthy as I can be for as long as possible, so that I can live my life on my terms. I want to enjoy my life, my family, feel good in my skin and be happy with how I look (yeah, I know, a little bit of vanity there but that is how I feel) I am OK with getting older (I’ll be 46 in April), I am even OK with the signs of aging that I am starting to see but I want to be the best person I can be regardless of my age.
Next week I am cutting my Diet Coke down to 1 per day (currently 2), then the following week I am done with it. I am already preparing for the day. I have found that if I make raspberry or peppermint tea and have those throughout the day I do not crave soda. I like water but I prefer to drink something with more flavor!
Have a great week!


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  2. Congrats to losing 2.4 pounds girl! :)

  3. Well done! I am really considering Weight Watchers to give me a little more motivation but I think I might get confused about the points :S