Okay, I lied about the Omega-3s.
But I'm TOTALLY telling the truth on the hope part!
It's been a full month since I've been back in the saddle. I realize I just posted about it a few weeks back, but this is in BLOG time people, roll with me!
Last Saturday marked the end of my first month on Weight Watchers online. I figured I would report to you straight away, lest you think all of my Tweets about working out were just a big old smoke screen of sweaty lies.
I suppose I could write about everything, but first things first, you want to see the results, yes? The proof? The documentation? So be it: (click on layout to see it larger)
Awww yeah, baby. 10.5 pounds in the first month.
Now before you smart nutrition-minded health nuts start thinking: But Cathy, that is WAY too much for one month, let me tell you this: the first 5 were practically a gimme simply by not shoveling all of the crap that I was putting into my body. Seriously. I knew that alone would account for some serious puff reduction.
I have been hitting my points range every day (22 points for my weight and height). I've been eating tons of steamed veggies, and lean proteins, and fruits. I've been drinking water and lots of herbal tea. But the key for me? I've worked out all but 1 day during this first month.
I've given 30 or more minutes each day to my body and made it move. My workouts include jogging and power walking on a treadmill (jog 20 minutes, power walk 10) and light weight lifting. Just this week I'm adding a yoga routine in from a DVD my neighbor loaned me. I'm averaging about 12,000 steps a day, tracking that on my new Timex pedometer.
I'm basically a straight A student right now. I'm looking at moving my body as non-negotiable.
The reward is not only in the numbers. I'm wearing a pair of Size 14 Target jeans that were just a hair too tight before, and now are a bit loose in the tushka.
I realize that not every month will be filled with this type of result, but I have to take a lot of pride in feeling that so far, I'm doing pretty dang good.
How is your journey going? Have you joined in with me? Because based on the comments last time, a whole mess of you were gearing up to.
Remember, you can document your journey right along with me using this template, or this one. And for those of you who can't bear the thought of taking a picture of yourself, then take a picture of your workout clothes, or your shoes, or a bottle of water—anything to signal the start or continuation of a fitness journey.
And for those of you who think it's brave to post a shot of yourself in workout gear or talk numbers, here's what I think: it's just a number, and it's just a body. I realize if I had 100 more pounds on my frame I would very likely sing a different tune, but I believe you have to own what is yours in an effort to change it.
For better or worse, that's what I'm doing here. And lest we not forget, it failed spectacularly last year.
This year? I'd say things are looking up.