Sunday, August 7, 2011

Postponed Weigh-In Results

I almost quit the blog.  I was telling myself that I needed a reboot.  I thought I needed a break from the whole blogging thing, and I don't know if I would have come back.  I'm still frustrated with the slump I'm in, but I'm starting to understand it.

Last Monday I got home from my bike ride and weighed myself.

If you can't read that, it says 247.1.  ACK!!!  That's a gain of 4.4 pounds.  My weight climbed all month in July.  Understandably so; my mind was in other places.  Between my wife, Claire's, health and a thus far fruitless job search, my heart really wasn't in the weight-loss game.

I have been doing a lot of bicycling.  I thought it was enough to get rid of some weight.  Clearly, that's not the case.  While cycling is a good workout and a great idea, it isn't the end-all be-all of losing weight.

Yesterday, Claire and I celebrated her 24th birthday and she did something that inspired me.  She signed up for Weight-Watchers.  She has shown me that she's committed to losing weight and I want to be right there with her. 

Today we went to target and she bought a couple Jillian Michaels workout DVDs.  She bought the 30-Day Shred and the Yoga Meltdown.  We put in the Yoga Meltdown DVD and started it.  I've never really had a lot of faith in yoga.  I just couldn't see how it was a good workout.  Holy crap, was I ever wrong.  10 minutes in, I was coated in sweat and trembling.  I couldn't even finish the workout.  I feel a little rubbery now, but I realized something.  In order to lose weight, I need to work really hard

So here it is.  I am going to work really hard and melt away this squishy outer layer I'm carrying around with me.  247.1 is not acceptable, and neither is phoning it in. 


  1. So proud of you. Love you.

  2. I LOVE Jilliam Michaels!!! :). But I haven't tried her yoga DVD yet... When Claire gets up to level 3 of 30 day shred, buy burn fat, boost metabolism!! That DVD is awesome and requires no equipment! :).

    You'll get back into it! Just take it one day and one decision at a time.

  3. I loooove yoga!! It helps me get stronger and in better shape faster than anything else I've tried. Also, it's fun. :)