Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weightless Wednesday

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great Wednesday. We got more snow last night, so I'm not looking forward to the little drive to work. Our car tires aren't very good and it's pretty windy and slick out there.

I want to start a weekly post to help keep me accountable with my work out schedule and goals. My husband and I joined a local gym a couple weeks ago and we've really liked going so far. We have had a few days where we didn't quite get to the gym - mainly on the weekends. But, so far we are still going in the right direction.

Here's a before picture of me when I wasn't working out at all and let myself balloon out. At my heaviest I was probably up to 180 pounds. Not where I want to be at all! I had to wear my baggy shorts and baggy tank top on this trip, and I wasn't comfortable at all.

So, now we've been trying to go to the gym every day after I'm done with work. My husband really likes swimming. He was on his community swim team growing up so he's very natural in the water. Me? Not so much. I did swim lessons when I was in 8th grade and it was very embarrassing and painful. I never really liked swimming and it's carrying over. He's been helping me a lot with my strokes and speed and I'm not the best student. I get kind of cranky when he's giving me tips, so I need to be a lot better with that. My mother-in-law did give us some new goggles and gave me a hair cap. I've never used one of those before and it felt like I had shrink wrapped a balloon to my head. But -  it helped sooo much! So did the new goggles. No more leaking! :) It has made our swimming routine much more enjoyable.

I like to run. When I was little, I hated it! I used to walk when we had to run the mile in gym class and just pretend that I was too cool to run or that I didn't want to mess up my hair for the next class. (I probably hadn't even done anything with my hair that day!) But, now I really like it. I had run a couple races right after graduating college - just 5ks. A couple years ago I actually ran a 10k which was a huge goal for me. I'd like to get back up to that and maybe even run a 1/2 marathon at some point in my life. Last night we ran 2 miles together which was great. My husband doesn't really like running, but I'm happy he did it with me. Since it's snowy here we ran around the track in the gym and he had to run past a pilates class full of women while he was doing it. I love him so much!

So - I'm hoping to use my blog to help keep us accountable. We've got a vacation (and I'm in a wedding!) this May and we'd like to be down several pounds and feeling much better by that time. So, Wednesdays will be devoted to my challenges and successes here as I try to get fit and healthy. I'll be calling it Weightless Wednesday because hopefully I'll weigh less than I did the week before. :) Please feel free to chime in with any tips or challenges you've faced. I'd love to hear it!

Heaviest weight: 180
Starting weight: 175
Today's weight: 163
Total Lost: 12 lbs


  1. Great job on the missing 12 pounds! Just curious...what was your 'starting date?

  2. Good Work.I know what it is like.Keep up the good work.


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