Back on Track with Friends

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I think I have slowly found myself back on track. Though I can't take all the credit. I have two really good friends who have set up an accountability group. Through out the day we text each other to see how we are doing with our food choices and also our workouts for that day. We even send in a snap shot of our calories/exercise totals for the day off the Sparkpeople mobile app. It's great that even though we aren't in the same city/state we have this support for each other.

I also have a good friend who is here on the AFB that has really pumped up my workouts from introducing me to new classes such as the circuit training class to coming up with workouts on her own. Let me tell ya, those workouts that she has put together have really kicked my butt and it's great info for me to use on my own (which I have done on several occasions). The one class she introduced me to that I have fallen in love with is Krav Maga. Its a self defense class and fortunately right now they are offering it free on the base, but I do want to figure out a way to join the gym that the instructor runs since they also have a class for kids and I think it would be great for both Hayden and Dakota (if she's allowed to do it).

So this week I have kicked my workouts in high gear and have tracked my calories and stayed in range. I can (hopefully) see the light at the end of the tunnel and getting the weight that I gained back off, plus the little bit more I had to lose to reach goal.

Switching gears a bit...

About a week ago a friend of mine sent me a picture of me and asking me if I remembered the girl in the photo. This was the photo:

I told her no I don't and I don't want to! But to be honest it was a good thing to see this photo. It really helps to show that despite the set back I have had with the weight gain. That even though I might have put on a little bit of weight I will never look like that girl again. That from now on I will look like this or even better:

(sorry for the blurriness)

Random Thought: When taking a self defense class and you are holding the the pad for the other person to kick or knee be sure to brace yourself or you'll end up on your a$$ across the floor, like I did a couple of weeks ago. It's now my goal to put someone on theirs!!
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    Love the blog post! I have found myself not eating to well,even though I exercise and drink a very good amount of water. Reading this made me realize I can get back on track and will,and reach my goal weight,all I have to do is connect with friends and give encouragement as well! BTW,great job on the self defense class! emoticon
    3272 days ago
    Awesome - you are doing great!
    3272 days ago
    Awesome! It's great to hear you found a program you love!
    3272 days ago
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    That's awesome! I plan on taking MMA classes once I lose 50 lbs. That wIll be my reward for all the hard work. I took a free self defense class a while ago, and loved it! Love the pic comparison, you're doing amazing!
    3273 days ago
    Wow! You have done an amazing job transforming yourself!

    Way to get back on track, keep up the great work
    3273 days ago
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