I have lost weight and gained weight, hated my body, loved my body, felt insecure, felt confident, received support and been an inspiration...My blog is my journey to becoming healthy, changing my lifestyle and becoming the best person I can be. I am completely imperfect, but I write from the heart.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
The last few days I’ve been allowing stress to motivate me…..to not work-out.
The last three days, it’s been like pulling teeth to get myself to work-out; thankfully I have people in my life who do push me when I can’t seem to get moving. Patrick and I walked two of those days. It’s a good thing I have him because otherwise I think I would have found a HOLE, crawled in and hid myself….for days.
My weigh-in yesterday proved my lethargic nature the past few days – I only lost 1 [yes…one] pound. Well, TECHNICALLY 1.2 pounds. I know I shouldn't be upset, at least I did lose a pound, but because I lost so much the week before, I expected more. As my Mother told me, at least it’s a loss and not a gain - so true. Thanks Mom J
Today, when I got home from work, I was so tired I just couldn’t get myself to run. Patrick tells me, “Honey, you have to run! I’ll even get your work-out clothes.” So as he goes upstairs to get my clothes for me, I snuck into the kids’ room and passed out on Akira’s bed. He let me sleep for 15-20 minutes which was enough to get me up and moving. I did my run and it felt good. Then later we walked for an hour.
So my advice is: surround yourself with people who will push you to do better than you think you can do. If I was all alone yesterday, I certainly would have talked myself out of running, but Patrick didn’t allow me to settle for anything less than what he knows I can accomplish.
Thought I’d provide a little motivation with picture this time. Here are a couple of before and current pictures of Patrick and me together:
May 8, 2011
January 15, 2011
May 8, 2011
I have lost 25 pounds [and 25 inches] and Patrick has lost 23 pounds!
Doesn't he look great!? So proud of my husband [who, by the way, had no intention of losing weight, but by supporting me got 'into' it]
We have turned our lifestyle around from bad habits and bad eating to healthy eating, staying active and supporting each other [and our friends] to do the same! Oh, and we both quit smoking! It's a wonderful life!