Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 3: Where did that muscle come from??

I think it is safe to say that I am hurting in places I didn't know existed!! Wow!
After yesterday's awesome workout I was already pretty achy...and then I met with my trainer for a bit of spinning (20 mins) an low-impact Zumba...then I went to an hour Zumba class! Let me tell ya...I am Beat! Day 3 is over and I'm feeling super great to have survived it. Believe it or not I rarely make it to this point without cheating "just a little" and that's just the downward spiral to the end of that attempt. I have been attempting to lose weight various ways for well over a decade...and since I'm only 28 that tells ya I've been doing this since I was a teenager. Never have I lost more than 50 fact, after thinking about it a bit I'm almost certain that 36 pounds is the most I've ever lost! So I am ready to bust past that like an all-star!

Last winter/spring was when I lost the 36 pounds and I started off really great! I was going to the Y 4-5 times a week, I was doing pretty good on watching my caloric intake and lost 11pounds the first week, and then 5 or 6 the second, and then it was a smaller number each week because I would cheat just a little more each week until finally after about a month and a half I quit going to the gym because what was the point if I couldn't stick to a diet? Not to mention the fact that my right foot had started hurting pretty bad and then it got even worse when I stopped exercising. I later found out that I have Plantar Faciitis (more commonly known as bone spurs) and will be dealing with that until I get a large portion of this weight off. That's actually what made going back to the gym such a struggle.

Tomorrow I head back to work after having the last two days off. I'm nervous! I always have a more difficult time working healthy eating and exercise into my busy work schedule. But let's face it...that's LIFE! I've got to learn to do it! There is no Biggest Loser Ranch here for me to be able to solely concentrate on weight-loss!!

Pray for me!
<3 Honor

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1: Yes, I am a copycat, but I'm embracing it!

I say that I am a copycat because I am doing this blog after being inspired by Sean Anderson's journey in his blog, "The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser". He is a talented man who has a way with words that captivated me from day 1 of reading his blog and today I get to meet him!

My journey starts today because I was chosen to be a participant in my local YMCA's Healthy Living Challenge. Today we have our first weigh-in and will be having an event where Sean Anderson will tell us of his journey to losing more than 250 pounds! I am ecstatic! I plan to use this blog in a similar way that he stay accountable to myself, and to help myself stay motivated. I've never done something on a daily basis, so I won't promise that...but I plan to do my best!!

The Challenge is supposed to last for 16 weeks which is four months. I plan for this to be just the beginning of a long and rewarding journey. My first big goal is for the length of the challenge. I would like to lose 100 pounds by the end of the challenge. That would be 100 in 112 days (April 30, 2012) I know that it would mean some seriously hard work and dedication, which I've never stuck with so I'm not going to give up if I don't reach that because it is a HUGE goal. However, I am a very goal oriented person and am competitive as well, so I do believe that if I put in the work, I can make it happen. I AM SOOOO EXCITED!! The official weigh-in is in two hours and I feel like I'm about to jump out of my skin!!
I'll try to check back in tonight with my official starting weight and BMI, if not, I'll see ya tomorrow!

Ok...first weigh-in is behind was ugly...BUT, that's the ONLY & LAST time I will EVER see that number on a scale!!! E.V.E.R. I can't believe I am about to post this, but my starting weight is (*insert drum-roll here) 350...**GASP!** my scale said 333 last night which was difficult enough...but this? This is SCARY!! My health coach says to be happy about it, because that number is gone...we are leaving it behind. That is EXACTLY what I have in mind---Now I'm headed in to Wal-Mart to buy some healthy food:-) stuff I like though, cuz I'm not turning into a vegetarian, no-carb, crazy health Guru today...just working on a better version of me. Whew...this is gonna get interesting!
I plan to link this to my Facebook...but I just can't do it yet with that number hanging over me...maybe in a few weeks...

The journey to the new me has begun!
<3 Honor :-)