Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 33

This is the beginning of week 33. Last week kind of doesn't count because I was sick so I exercised maybe 10 minutes haha! Hopefully I can get back on track this week. I hate being sick because it's like I have to start all over again in exercising but thankfully it's not too hard  to get back on track. I'm happy to report that I have, as of last week, lost 22 pounds since beginning this exercise journey so I'm really proud of myself and I am very thankful to God for giving me the strength to keep going when I wanted to give up. My goal of losing weight before I moved out of the country was to lose 20 pounds so I'm happy to have accomplished this. I'll be leaving some time this week. Hopefully I can keep up this journey. My next short term goal is 27  pounds away. And my next big goal is almost 50 pounds away. By this time next year, I hope to have reached that next big goal!

That's all for now!

Monday, October 7, 2013

30 Weeks down!

I haven't written in a while. Family was visiting in August and September so it was pretty busy. My grandmother also passed away so there were a few weeks in there where exercising was at a minimum, but I still managed to continue to lose weight. Right now I'm beginning my 31st week of exercising and it is going well. Today I probably went overboard with over an hour of dancing and then another 15 minutes stretching, but it was good to challenge myself again. I've been struggling for the past few weeks to meet my minimum weekly exercise goal so this week I'm hopping to surpass it. :)

Also, I'm moving out of the country in another week or two, depending on when the visa stuff is finished. The goal now is to continue this exercising journey, even in a new place. I can do it!

OK. Random post but there it is.

Monday, July 29, 2013

20 weeks down

20 weeks!!! Today was the beginning of my 21st week and to my surprise I went down another 3 pounds. I was getting a bit discouraged because I was plateau-ing for a long while. Interval training seems like it has worked well!

Last week, I began Couch to 5k. The first week was pretty easy since I've already been getting in shape. I can't imagine a beginner starting out with this program though. It seems like a bit advanced for someone who has never exercised. Well anyway, I am having fun listening to my favorite songs to get me inspired to run. I have the C25k app on my Nexus which makes it nice and easy for me to do. I have also continued with my Hasfit weight training. I took a break from it for awhile, but I need to tone so that been good.

Progress so far?

  • I have less than a hundred pounds to lose which is awesome! Double digits seem more doable :) 
  • I've gone down a pants size. Maybe close to going down another one.
  • I've completed 20 weeks of exercise which is far beyond any hope I ever had of sticking with it
  • I'm at a lower weight than I have been in like 10 years.
  • I'm actually jogging and enjoying it. Not hardcore, but for someone who never thought that she could do it, I'm amazed.
All in all I feel great. God has really taken me through this and I only have him to thank for giving me the strength and the endurance for what will be a long journey ahead of me. 

On a side note, I love listening to this song for working out!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

18th week!

I can't believe that I'm halfway through my eighteenth week. My schedule has been kind of hectic the past few weeks but I've still been meeting my goals. I've been doing a little interval jogging to boost my workout and that has been going well. I haven't done Hasfit in a few weeks, except for some stretching, so I want to add that into my exercising again. My eating has gotten a little sloppy as well so I'm hoping to get back on track. It hasn't been horrible, but I might as well deal with it before it gets bad. All in all I'm staying strong and with it so that is fantastic!! Cheers!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Week 15

There is nothing that says success quite like shopping for clothes and finding out that you've gone down a size. :) This week I'm upping my exercise a ton!!! Just trying something different. We'll see how it goes. Also, I started doing the 3 mile brisk walk so, pretty good. All in all I feel great!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Beginning the 14th week

So, I started something new on Saturday. A walking workout. I've been walking a few times a week for the past month or so, and just last week I began walking after dinner as well. I do feel a lot better getting a little extra exercise in at night without being ridiculous. I also enjoy the fresh air blowing off of the trees as the sun sets. More than exercise, though, it is a good time to think and just be with God in his creation. Because Since I've been enjoying these walks so much, I decided to check out some blogs and see what others are doing with walking. I came across this:

It's a Leslie Sansone at home 2 mile walking exercise video. When I first saw it I thought it was stupid. It looked cheesy and it seemed dumb to walk in place at home for a half hour. However, I wanted to walk at the park on Saturday but then it rained so it was hard to motivate myself to go outside. So I decided to give the video a try. Man! It kicked my butt big time, in a good way. I have been exercising at different intensity levels for 3 months and going on walks as well for just over a month and yet I still felt out of shape for this beginning 2 mile brisk walking video. I did it and felt exhausted afterwards, then felt fine 5 minutes later. It was a fantastic workout. Still a bit cheesy, but what can you do. Being the ambitious and impatient one that I am, I want to do the 5 mile one, but I know I have to work myself up to that. For this week, this is what I'm doing. I will be walking outside too as I like to move around more and to have a destination of where to walk to, but this is nice too. I'll also try to get in some of my normal exercise as well.

I'm hoping for a good week!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

12 weeks down

Wow! I've been at this for 3 months! A quarter of a year!!!!!! And although my pound loss is going slowly, the inches sure are coming off. I feel great!!