Thursday, August 19, 2010

Snap back to Reality

I'm embarrassed to even write this.

So, you remember that New Year's resolution I made back on January 1st? Things were going swimmingly. Scroll on down to resolution numero dos. Part one was done in a matter of weeks. Part two was well under way.

Then, nothing.

I lost about 10 pounds. Then the weight loss stopped. I didn't gain weight, I just wasn't losing it. I've been at a standstill for about 4 months now. Most women would be happy. And, to be honest, I can't complain. I'm still eating whatever I want and not gaining weight. Oh the benefits of breastfeeding!

Now for the embarrassing part. In an effort to kickstart my weight loss, I went to the gym Tuesday.

For the first time in over 12 months!

Ouch!

It really is embarrassing... especially considering the fact that we have been paying for my gym membership the ENTIRE time! Yea, yea- it's only 10 bucks a month. But still.

Not good, people!

I decided to attend the Step class that I used to go to on a semi-regular basis. It kicked my ass.

And to get the point across to myself even more that I'm in HORRIBLE shape, I decided to stay for an additional Power Abs class.

Big mistake.

I was afraid I may not be able to walk, tie my shoes, or pee the next day.

**sidenote: Felt great Wednesday, feel all kinds of sore today!**

But, it's good. I definitely needed this reality check. Just because I'm not gaining weight does not mean that I should continue the lifestyle I have. I'm not constantly eating junk, but I could be eating better. And I know that I need to be hitting the gym more often.

I have decided to attend this Step class once a week (because they only offer it once a week), try out some of the Yoga classes the gym offers, and I will also be signing up for a Running/Walking class that helps train beginning runners for 5ks, etc.

I'm hoping that once I find my niche I'll be more motivated to work out. Afterall, I always feel fantastic after a great workout. I just need to get off my ass and make that workout happen!

I'm determined to actually keep this resolution...

Wish me (and my poor, flabby body) luck!



3 comments:

  1. Oh, girl, I know the feeling. Except I didn't lose 10 pounds. I gained 5. KILL ME! A friend of mine is joining the gym that we did and we're going to be accountability partners in this - we both have weight to lose. Let's do it!!!!!!

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  2. Good Luck, for me classes really help. Anything that has a pre determind time. This way its not I'll go to the gym after I finish the million in one things I need to do in my house. Its I have to be at the gym at 7.It really keeps me going and I don't feel like I'm dragging when I'm there. In my Zumba class (which if yours has I highly recommend) I sweat more than I have ever sweat before. Its a great workout! You burn some serious calories in that hour.

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  3. Good for you for getting back into the gym! That had to be really tough. And AMEN on the benefits of breastfeeding. I'd still be doing it today (if it didn't suddenly turn you into a social pariah when your kid turned 18 months old) to get the weight-loss kick!

    ~Elizabeth

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