I just rejoiced that one of my favorite bloggers had posted again after a long hiatus and realized I too was being a bad blogger. Oops! So, I am back and with some happy updates.
I am proud to announce that I am a regular now at Slimmons! Working out there has been a blast and I have made some super awesome friends in the process. I have been consistently going for the past month, with the exception of one bad week, and couldn't be more pleased with myself. I struggled for so long to find an exercise program that excited and motivated me. I am pleased I finally found it. I have a lot more energy, sleep better and am generally happier. I crave the exercise now and am sad if I miss a workout. I am going only the three days a week, but plan on upping my workouts to 4 days and then growing to 5 per week. Baby steps. Here is a link to the class I managed to get my husband, Daniel to attend. Richard pulled us into the circle to dance with him. We are at the 3:49 mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49gwa3yErDk
I am at the end of my Occupational Therapy sessions for the Lifestyle Redesign Program for Weight Loss and Management. Overall, the experience has been good. I learned more about my behaviors, the why's behind those behaviors and how to overcome them. I truly see a difference in lifestyle now. I will do a larger recap of the program on another post. I think it was successful, in the lifestyle aspect and has set me up for future success in the weight loss front.
Speaking of weight loss, I have lost a total of 16lbs this month. Yippee! I had one dicey week, but in the end, I had a tremendous month for weight loss.
During this quiet month, and my 1 hour commute home from Slimmons three days a week, I have had a lot of time to reflect and re-evaluate my goals. I know that reaching my overall goal weight of 135lbs by the end of 2012 is unrealistic. I would have to lose an average of 3lbs per week in the next 73 weeks. I don't want to put that much pressure on myself. Instead, I have decided that I would like to lose 135lbs by 2012. That is about 1.5lbs per week for 73 weeks and would put me in the 180 lb range. It is still a lot of weight to lose, however, I have over a year to get it done. I think if I can keep up with these lifestyle changes, I can make it happen. So, 135 by 2012 has a different meaning to me now, but still a good goal to pursue.
As for the blogs, sorry if I have been so quiet lately. I am reading your blogs, even if I am not commenting. Another goal I am setting for myself is to do 3 posts per week (on the nights I am not at Slimmons.)
Thanks for being here and part of my journey. I appreciate all your support and encouragement.