Weight loss

I started counting calories, which I said I would never do and voila! I lost 4 pounds this week! It has really opened my eyes to how many calories things are (especially the little things like a small piece of chocolate). Now I am forced to ask myself it the piece of chocolate is really worth the 66 calories or if I should eat something else. Sometimes it’s worth it…because we all need to eat things that make us happy. But sometimes it is not because you realize you are eating because you are bored ­čÖé

This was a good lesson…and a great week! Here’s to next week! Hope everyone else is doing well!

Day 2.

I went to the gym yesterday and walked a mile. Today I decided that to motivate myself I would spend the day telling myself how excited I was to go tonight and…
IT WORKED!
I went to the gym knowing that I at least wanted to do 1.10 miles, so that I could say I did more than I did the day before and I did 1.96! I am so proud of myself! It’s amazing what some good music and motivation can do for you!
Today’s lesson: fake it til you make it. Tell yourself you love to go to the gym and want to go until you want to go because it actually feels good.
It is time for me. And I know this time I can do it!

Lazy days

I started getting lazy…so I stopped writing.
I woke up today and decided I need to get back on track. So despite feeling kind of crappy, I went to the gym. I am going again tomorrow…I hope to continue this trend.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Hello Jello…legs!

Last week I decided to see how a personal trainer could help…so I bought 2-30min sessions. Today was my first.
I go in…knowing I was in for one heck of a workout, but soon realized that I under-estimated what was about to happen! Squats, Lunges, Russian Twists, weights. I know it helped…but certainly did not expect to get Jello legs. I know jumping out of bed tomorrow may turn into a crawl, but it is worth it!
Tomorrow I will focus on cardio! Life is good!
Short post tonight…got to get some rest! Hope everyone else is doing well!
To happiness & health,
Sarah

Wake up call!

I switched gyms to a closer one so that I would be more motivated to go. For me…a closer gym=higher level of motivation. I have been going pretty consistently for almost a week now. Yay me!

Well today I met with a personal trainer for the “hey…here is your fitness level/here are some exercises you could try” thing.

I loved it.

Well…the wake up call came when they brought out that little machine that you hold out in front of you that tells you your body fat percentage–which to me means how fat you really are. That little body fat machine (which I am not entirely convinced is correct) makes me cringe more than being 200 pounds. More than anything. Seriously. Since the last time I used it my % has went up. YIKES. Wake up, Sarah!

In an effort to get motivated and more importantly, STAY motivated. I signed up for 2 personal training sessions. I know they can show me workouts that would be beneficial that maybe I have not thought about before. I hope I love it…and I hope it is worth every penny.

That stupid body fat┬ámachine was the biggest wake-up call I have ever had. It is time for a change. I need to workout…I need to eat better…I need to feel great.

Other than the body fat┬ámachine…my day has been fabulous, so here’s to that!

Life is amazing. Be Healthy.

-Sarah.

Day 1

I woke up today and realized that I must get in shape.

I was at softball last week…it was hot and humid and my heart rate was still within “normal” range, but much higher than it usually is.

I often wonder WHY I have lost my enjoyment for this game. A game I have played for literally half of my life. It has hit me. I have lost enjoyment because I can’t run to first base without being out of breath. I can’t play in the summer sun because my heart rate goes up. Who can possibly have fun feeling like that?

It’s time for a change.

I just turned 28 and weigh 200 pounds. It’s no body’s fault but my own. I choose not to eat right or exercise.

3 years ago when I started dating my husband I weighed 157. Almost 50 pounds in 3 years.

This is Day 1.

Day 1 marks the first day that I will make a lifelong commitment to myself to be healthier. Not just to lose weight, but to be healthier. In shape. A better me. A grocery list packed with fruits and veggies, not with chicken nuggets and cookies. It’s time to focus on my health. If I don’t, who will?

It is going to be a long battle, but I know that in the end it will be worth it.

I want to go see/hike through some National Parks next fall and have put together a “National Parks Road Trip” with my husband. TheBadlands, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Arches. To do that I MUST be in shape. If I can’t enjoy the experience of hiking around seeing the beautiful, wondrous things that nature has to offer… I don’t want to go.

Here’s to the next step. The healthier step. A longer life. A happier life. Here’s to Day 1.

My first commitment to myself: 20 min of exercise a day. Some days I will do more but everyday I will do at least 20 min.