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. 

5 comments:

  1. So proud of you. Love you.

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  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.

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

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