Life since meeting my goal!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I had mentioned numerous times how frightened I was of meeting my weighloss goal, because I have regained it all back other times. I must admit I am still a little afraid of that.
But.....just as I met my goal, a new gym opened up in our area and I was able to get in on the charter member price..for lifetime. Woo hoo. I have had a great time being able to try some new classes.
One of my goals there was the start strength training..although I hate it. I know it is super good for me. Turns out I don't like it any better than I ever did..BUT...there is a Body Pump class.. a weight lifting class. So twice a week I am loving that. So much better than machines for my tastes. Plus I asked the instructer if one day could be moved 30 minutes later so I could make it. She made it happen so I really feel obligated now. The class and that committment is just the push I need.
I also tried Zumba. I really enjoyed it and, because of grumpy knees, I bought the shoes. so..another form of committment for me!
I did try spinning class. Had wanted to for several years. I guess I anticipated too much as I did not enjoy it at all. Found it monotonous as well as difficult..maybe just a little too old for that. LOL
As far as food. I am struggling. I get really tired of tracking, counting, remembering, etc. I still do it most days. Go over some days, but still not within a gaining range.
I have discovered that I am a numbers person and need a lot of 'change up' to keep me motivated.
One of the ways I am having fun is learning to do new tricks on my hula hoop. Back to childhood and loving it.
I also have a new goal. I have always been so interested in health/nutrition/fitness. I have recently felt called to help others. Today at the gym, I was re introduced to a Christian Weight loss/healathy living program that I had heard about years ago. I looked it up on the web and just knew this was for me to lead. I recieved the pastors blessing and hope to start it in Janurary at our church. I will be telling them about SP, too.
ANyway..the eating is still my biggest challenge and the ever present fear of regaining, but over all I feel good about where I am. I am hoping a new, in person, group to lead will add additional motivation and accountability to keep me going.
I am still here for you at SP. Wish I could give each of you a hug.