Today was my first time back at the gym in about 2 years, I think. I really enjoyed it, didn’t do much more than cardio for my first time back, but am going to get a program made up for me to combine cardio and weight training once I get a few more sessions under my belt.
I didn’t go huge guns and try everything at once. I did the treadmill, cross trainer (eliptical) and the stationary bike. All in all I did about 50 mins total. I felt good about that and I know at the end of it I looked like a particularly sweaty tomato, but that doesn’t bother me. I’d be more worried if I worked out and didn’t sweat, to be honest. (Not going to lie, right now, I don’t have a muscle that doesn’t hurt, even my butt hurts. Literally aches as I’m sat here. But I expected that so my plan is for a hot shower before an early night) I’m actually really glad I waited until now to go back to the gym because I’ve lost 25.5 pounds. I can’t imagine trying to exercise when I first started on new years day. Just walking up the hill made me huff and puff.
My weight loss is still going really well, I lost 2lbs this week after staying the same last week. I took my measurements and I’d lost another 8 inches all over, which takes my total inches lost to 20.5. 4 inches off my bust, 3 inches of my waist, 4.5 inches off my hips, 1.5 inches of my thighs, 3 inches off my right arm and 3.5 off my left (or visa versa, I can’t remember of the top of my head.)
I’m really pleased with inches lost because it tells me that the changes I’m starting to notice in my body aren’t just my imagination. The biggest change, in my opinion, is from my face and my chin. As in I only have half a chin left to lose instead of having two extra chins. As I still have a long way to go, losing inches slowly, along with weight slowly and steadily is what I want. I went back to the gym, not only to boost my weight loss but help tone me up as I lose the weight so that hopefully I won’t have lots of excess skin when I’m finished, and at a weight that is comfortable for me.
I feel like every week my confidence is growing as well. Things like a top that was a snug fit when I bought it six weeks ago fitting well, or a top that fit really well six weeks ago now being too big. It all makes me smile, knowing that I’m heading down toward the next size of clothing.
I have family coming in August to stay with us, so that’s thing to look forward to and also I’ve got a big family thing happening in October for my gran’s 90th birthday, where all my family from all over the UK will be there but also my cousin (who I’ve never met) and her husband and kids, and her mum (who I’ve met once, when I was fourteen), will be there from Australia, which will be a surprise as my gran has no idea they’ll be there. With all the family being there and not having seen them since Jan this year when I went to stay with my gran, its going to be exciting to see how much weight I can lose (sensibly) between now and then. I’ve got roughly 7 and a half months or 33 weeks until then, or 32 weeks until MY birthday as its six days before my grans. If I lose 2lb a week until then, that’s 64lbs on top of the 25 I’ve already lost makes that a loss of 89lbs, which is 6 stone and 5lbs, which would take me down to 12 stone 10lbs, or 178lbs.
I think the last time I was that weight was when I was about fourteen years old. That’s crazy. Of course, I might not lose that much, and that’s fine too. As long as I keep losing weight, I don’t care what I lose. If it takes me a year or three years, at least I know I’ll never again be 19st 1lb, or 267 pounds EVER AGAIN.
I have half a pound to my 10 per cent weight loss, which is a great achievement in and off itself. After that my next goal is 10% again, which is 15 stone 7 pounds, or 217 pounds which is a loss of 24lbs.
I put in a post on the weight watchers app the other day that normally at this point, thinking about what I’ve got to lose would have put me off and I would have sabotaged myself and given up by now. But now I feel like, I’ve lost 25lbs, okay bring on the next 25, and the one after that and so on until I get to my final weight. I can’t weight, and I am looking so forward to being fit and healthy. Bring it on!