So many of you have followed my Journey to 150lbs from earlier today. I have gotten everything ready both mentally and physically in order to begin this journey. I have weighed myself, didn’t get a pic but will take one and post it tomorrow, taken measurements of my bust, waist, hips and thighs (42, 36, 41 and 24 respectively), set my alarm for 6:00 o’clock, signed up SparkPeople (calculated my BMI – it’s 26.4 which means I am over what is considered “healthy”) and I have chosen an exercise program that I think I will enjoy. I don’t know if you guys ever heard of Hip Hop Abs. Well I was going to purchase the collection but then I saw they had one of the DVDs at my local library so you know me, Miss Cheap, I borrowed it for one week and will try it. If I like it, then I am going to purchase the entire workout package. Whew! What day!
You may be asking why I chose SparkPeople. I actually used it twice before with great results after the birth of both of my kids. However, I was more committed after my first child and not so much after my second. Coupled with the fact that I was studying and usually would eat whatever was on campus, I just stopped exercising one year after my son was born. He is now five so that coupled with me not eating properly contributed to the muffin top.
With Spark People, I found that I did not have to diet, just eat using their meal suggestions (or eating meals that had caloric intake information and exercise and voila! I was losing weight. I do plan on going to the gym as well (I got a free trial membership for 7 days to a local gym) but I also get to use the gym on campus for a very nominal fee during the summer. I am committed to following through with this.I also saw a notice about a six week yoga class at church which is paid by donation!!!! If I mix up my routine, I feel I will have great success or I may decided to stick with one method, I will see how that goes.
There will be pitfalls but I hope to get encouragement when I start to see results (and if you are following me, please feel free to offer words of encouragement).
If you are also looking to shed a few or more than a few pounds let me know what you are doing. We can all learn from one another.