I’ve been in Weight Watchers for 9 weeks. Today I hit my 20lbs down!! This hasn’t been a cake walk but also hasn’t been overwhelmingly hard. I do a very little bit of exercise. I eat really good and splurge on fast food or fancy coffee drinks once every so often. I don’t feel deprived or miserable. I’m starting to see the changes. My pants now need a tighter belt, some of my shirts are a bit baggy. I feel good, too. Just this week other people started noticing my change so that was nice. If I keep up this rate I’ll be down 50lbs by the end of the year! I can’t let myself get off track during the holidays or our vacation in November. I’ve struggled with weight for as long as I can remember and I’m pumped to be making this effort for myself.
Part of my four month goal is to get in better shape between now and January. I’m really awful about going to the gym even though it’s about 5 seconds from my apartment. It just feels like a weird foreign place. So, I’ve decided to take up home exercise with YouTube videos. I found a channel that does 5-20 minute videos. Each one focuses on a different part of your body and seems a lot less boring than this Gillian Michaels DVD I attempted last year.
Yesterday C and I did 2 videos and were like “wow, that was a hell of a work out!” Today we are like “what the hell were we thinking our bodies went through the ringer!” I am no small woman. Doing crunches is a nightmare, my body does NOT bend that way and the chances of it doing that without losing 50lbs is very slim. My abdominal area as sore, my knees are sore, and my hips are not happy! I imagine if I keep at it, I will eventually not feel like I’m dying every time I laugh or walk, right? We have decided to do this routine every other day until our body doesn’t ache so much and then we will step up to every day.
We already eat healthy but are making a real effort to avoid sugar. The desserts are our downfall. If we work out regularly and leave out the sweets we will be on the right track. I know people say “No Pain, No Gain,” but I really hope that we don’t end up breaking ourselves into little pieces. haha.