Monday, January 24, 2011

I Heard the Best Thing

We had a Monday.  Woke up with a migraine and had a flat tire, needed to replace it, had to replace two!, change the oil, align all 4 tires only one was damaged and needs repair, fights with and amongst the children, etc. etc. etc.

I had a Coke.  I ordered it at McD's because their 32 ounce is always $1 (sad that I know this).  The good news, though, is that I didn't drink the whole thing.  Yay me!  I did drink more than half though.

So, I went to the gym tonight and worked out with Carlos.  We saw the older lady who knows my in-laws, and she said, "You can really see a difference!"  I wasn't sure she was sincere, but Carlos mentioned a couple of times that my form and posture have improved and he rarely had to correct or fix me.  Though he did have to increase my weights a few times ...


I know we've been working out on and off since November, but really, the last couple weeks of consistency have helped a lot. 

Consistency ... such an obnoxious word. 

We don't do the same thing every night I go, or even every two or three times I'm at the gym.  Shaking it up is a key, as long as you are consistently doing something. 

Carlos also said he's going to miss me once my sessions are done and that I'm his favorite client.  Awww.  He's the new assistant manager at the gym here, so he won't be there most of the time when I'm there working out unless he's off the clock and doing his own workout, but I'm sure he'll get over missing me. 

Kiddo asked me today if I was done going to the gym after my training was over, and I said no.  I decided I would need the weight equipment if nothing else, so I will be hitting the gym still even after Monday.  I haven't noticed a huge difference in my weight or size, but some women don't and can't lose weight while breast feeding.  I may be one of them.  BUT, the things I have noticed?  I have more energy.  I can keep up with the littles better.  The house is cleaner because I have the energy to clean stuff more often.  I also hadn't realized how bad off I was -- I was having to use my arms to push up to get out of bed or off the couch.  I don't need to anymore.  I can just stand up.  I can just get out of bed.  And (bag over head) I'm actually getting to shower or bathe every night instead of every other, because I am too gross to sleep after I work out.

So, I won't be winning any weight loss or body building competitions, but I am making a difference for myself.  And if other people are noticing?  All the better.


Leslie said...

Amen to that! I've been working out 5-6 days a week for eight months and have lost a whopping 12 pounds, but I've decided that I'm okay with that. I have seen other benefits (like the ones you mentioned, plus I'm more "together" emotionally--it's a LITTLE easier to be patient with my kids, I sleep better and am therefore a happier person, etc.). I don't need to be a certain arbitrary size or weight to be happy. What's important to me is that I like myself and I'm trying to be healthy. It's all a process, right?

steph k said...

Good job! :)

Lindsay Anderson said...

I am always encouraged by your posts.

Something to think about: Leslie mentioned she has only lost about 12 pounds in the last 5-6 months. Well, I think you didn't gain it all over night. You gained it slowly. While it may be discouraging that you aren't having "Biggest Looser" results, you ARE creating a healthy lifestyle. I have a friend who has been loosing about 25 pounds a year. She's lost about 150 pounds! So keep it up!