Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Getting better

I'm taking the day off from exercising! I have been to the gym three days in a row and I'm worn out. I am in a pretty happy place at the moment though. I weighed in yesterday and I am have lost 7lbs so far! I was hoping to lose a little more after three weeks, but I will take what I can get. They post the names and percentages of the contestants at the gym every week. I am not at the top of the list, but I am not at the bottom either. Over the last couple of weeks a couple of things have happened that really make me aware of my weight and how badly I need to lose a lot of it. One was seeing Leslie try on a tshirt of mine that doesn't fit me. It is a 3X and is really tight. She wanted to wear it to sleep in and when she came out wearing it, I found myself speechless. It was enormous on her. All three of my kids could have easily fit into it and had some room left over. The other thing that really let me know that I was so out of shape was having to chase after Sophie when she ran off from the splashpad the other day. We have been there a couple of times and the kids are usually good and stay right in the area with the water. I went there with my mom, charlotte and Sophie. It was a little crowded but not too bad. We were there about two minutes and I noticed Sophie walking on the sidewalk off to the side of the area. I got up to walk towards her and she just took off down the sidewalk. Once she knew I was after her, she ran even faster and laughed like it was the greatest fun in the world. By this point I am in a dead run and not even close to catching her. She made it all the way down the sidewalk where it turns right before it gets to the street and just followed the corner. Then she ran back towards me in the parking lot. I finally managed to catch her there and let her know that she was not supposed to do that. She just laughed and tried to get down and run some more. No amount of reasoning or disciplining works with her sometimes. She just doesn't understand that she is doing anything wrong. She just thinks we are playing a game when I am chasing her and she is way in front of me.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Weigh In

I am officially 3lbs lighter!
I had a bit of an unmotivated week. And I really didn't think I had done enough or had eaten well enough to have lost anything. I thought for sure that the number on the scale was going to be higher than when I started. Seeing that I had actually done some good gave me a brand new optimism for this whole project. After weighing in, I actually wanted to get out there and work out. And time flew by. Before I knew it I had been on the treadmill for 30 mins, the elliptical for 15 and then doing some weights. I had been there for and hour and half. And I felt great. I was in a lot of pain, but it was the kind of pain that comes from accomplishing something that requires hard work. I was proud of myself. That isn't something that I say very often. I am trying to get better at congratulating myself for things no matter how small they are. I originally had no intention of going to the gym today, but Charlotte begged for me to go. She just really likes the kids play area and wanted to go hang out there for a while. If she hadn't insisted, then I probably wouldn't have gone. Way to go Charlotte!

On a fun note, I went to the Bowling for Soup concert on friday and had a blast! I discovered a couple more bands that I am crazy about now. They all put on awesome live shows. And after the show I hung around and got pictures with some of the band members and picked up a couple of new cd's. I am now a huge fan of Patent Pending and Freshman 15. The top picture is Chris from Bowling for Soup, second is Mike from Freshman 15 and third pic is Joe from Patent Pending.

So, to recap, I am in a super good mood, I saw some rockin' bands and I am going to sleep like a rock tonight. Good night everybody!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Not too shabby!

Turns out exercise isn't as awful as I think it is. I made it back to the gym yesterday and I plan on going again this evening. I find that the reason I don't look forward to exercise is that I get bored easily and if I don't have something to watch or read while walking or running, I tend to not do it as long. Thanks to Hulu on my phone, I can watch just about any tv show ever made and that seems to help. I am one those easily distracted people. I can see something shiny and completely forget what I was doing right before that.

This has been a fun and busy week for me. On tuesday, Michael and I went to see Roger Waters from Pink Floyd. He was playing in Houston at the toyota center. They did the whole Wall album. It was a great show! I haven't heard a lot of those songs since I was younger. My parents have always been big fans of them. I can remember when I was a kid, going to see the laser pink floyd show in the planetarium at the science museum in Houston. Michael and I have gone to see it a couple of times also. I know my dad would have loved to have been there. Hopefully he had a good view of the show from heaven.

Tomorrow night I get to go watch my absolute favorite band, Bowling For Soup. They are playing at Fitzgerald's in Houston. I have seen them 5 times! They have never dissapointed!