Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Weight Loss and Fitness Motivation

I'm a fluffy gal who is trying to get rid of some of her stuffing.  I'm cuddly, soft--you know all those words that describe a big ole' teddy bear.  I'm trying to fix it. 
  It didn't get there overnight, so it is definitely not going to go away overnight. 

My husband has been a great motivation for me.
He stood beside me and did the 24 day challenge with me.
By the way, it rocked!
You can click HERE if you want to check it out yourself.
The first 3 days were the hardest.  The first 10 pounds were the easiest to lose! became harder.
 But 20 pounds later...and I'm getting the hang of it.
Sure, it may be disappointing that people may not see it.
You see, I know I'm a bigger girl. It will take a while for people to notice.
I have had friends and family notice.  My grandma LOVE her dearly told me...MY you've lost weight.  Now see, Grandma is 102 years old.  I just thought she couldn't see me well, so I got closer to her. ;)  She said WOO-EY, how much have you lost.  I told her about 20 pounds, and she said it sure does show! ;)  Yeah, I need to visit granny more often! ;)

Now, that the challenge is over, and school is out, it is time to keep myself on a routine.
I started walking.
 I thought that (above) was a good place to start! 
No, really though, I started walking on the treadmill.
And yes, this was my attitude--I had worked myself out of any kind of workout regimen.

I mean the closest work out I had been getting for a while was a push up from the couch.
Though when I was in school, I was getting some occasional sit ups in.

But I started feeling more energetic.  Weird, right?
 I know I had read this quote below before and I thought...whatever
But it's true.  I did feel better.

So then, I went to that wonderful hubby of mine.
I said I don't want arm flab.
I don't want to be in school and using a pointer, or doing the Phonics Dance and my flab is still swinging away, or riding a roller coaster with the kiddos and seeing our picture and my arm flab is waving at the camera.
 So he helped me out.

I have just little weights here at the house.   I don't pay for a Gym Membership.
I mean there is nothing worse than being a bigger gal and seeing all the skinny people working out.
I'd go to a gym too if I had the body that I was supposed to have! :)

So my wonderful hubby wrote down a little workout for me.
He just looked a few things up and started adding things as I went along.
I use little weights from Wal-mart and I have a little exercise mat I use for comfy-ness.  :)

Here's my little routine as of today.
Notice it says Morning----
After working on my arms, and walking on the treadmill, I thought I can do this.
Why not try to start running instead, I said....
 Try the couch to 5K, I said.
Yep, I TOTALLY need this shirt.

But in the end, it's not the fact that I run EXTREMELY slow.
It's not the fact that I'm not working out with a major routine.
It's the fact that I'm trying.

Now I'm not saying that what I'm doing is the right thing or not....
I just know that I'm seeing changes with me.
Am I Tired?  -ISH!
Am I Sore?  Some Days!
Do I HONESTLY feel bad if I don't work out?  Yes!  
(Wow, who would've thought I would have said that?)

 Here's to the next 20!!


  1. You go girl! You're doing great! It's nice that your husband is supportive. Your post is a good motivator.

  2. I loved everything about this post! I can relate to everything you shared. That's awesome that you are making positive changes and sticking with it. That's the hardest part for me. I can't wait to hear about the next step in your getting fit journey! You are awesome friend!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Aww thanks so much Karen!! It is definitely rough, but one day at a time. Inch by inch, not yard by yard! :)