Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2 Week Check-in. Yes! I see success!

     So, for the last two weeks, I've had my big bum beaten at the gym. He-he, try saying that over and over again really fast. When I weighed in today, I was 8 lbs lighter. Hooowaah! 
     Now I can't take all the credit for my weight loss. Yes, I've been watching my calories. It's been a painful and sometimes pout-inducing experience. But a lot of the credit goes to a spiffy personal trainer from my gym. She and I worked out a little agreement. I work with her every week to edit her writing. In return, three times a week, she puts me through the most heart-pounding, exhausting, butt-kicking workout. And her little boot camps last an entire hour. Yes, there is no, "let's cool down for 20 minutes while you stretch" thing going on. It's a full hour of pure hell. 
     But I'm seeing differences. In these few short weeks, I've noticed my clothes fitting better. I feel stronger. My muscles no longer scream when I try to sit down and my lungs are improving. I haven't had an asthma attack in a week. 
    So, my next goal it to be 4 lbs lighter by the end of January. Let's see if I can do it!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Beginning

Yes, I'm back! It's January and it's hideously cold outside right now. The chances of me crawling on my bike are below 0%. I'm not a sucker for self-punishment. But it is the beginning of the year, and I'm full-blown resolutionist. I can't help it, that's just my nature.
    So, here's my deal. I worked out hard in 2012. I went to the gym at least 3 times a week, I rode my bike a ton, and I gained 20 lbs. That sucks!
     That means one thing. Something I absolutely hate, but have to do. I have to control those darn calories. So I did the rational thing and bawled my head off, then found a calorie counting website to keep track of my food. So the Big Bummed Girl is now officially at Sparkpeople. My goals this year are to lose 50+ lbs and to bike a century. I'll post weekly here to let you know how it's going, and as soon as that weather is a bit warmer, I'll be back on my bike.
     If anyone is interested, here is my Sparkpage: My Spark Page