Monday, January 4, 2010
One year ago
at my heaviest march "06 "
Almost exactly one year ago, ( Dec 29th to be exact) I started my journey to being healthy. For the first time in my adult life, I was going to not be overweight anymore, I was not going to turn 40 in March 2010, 120 pounds overweight. I made up my mind then to get the weight off, once and for all. I had a goal, to lose 120 pounds in 15 months, ( by my 40th birthday), I could do that, right? :)
I had a plan , I had read Jillian Michaels book Winning By Losing from cover to cover, and I felt like I was kind of armed with the right tools to start this. I was going to put myself first, for the first time in my adult life, I was going to come first, EVERY SINGLE DAY. I was doing this so I could live longer, be a healthier, happier mom, A better employee, a better wife, and for once to be a person that I liked. I wanted to look into the mirror, and love what was looking back at me, I knew that once I looked better on the outside, I would feel better on the inside. I needed that for myself.
Jake and I joined LAFITNESS on Dec 29th 2008, and let me tell you, if I had not had Jake going to the gym with me those first couple of months, I dont know if I would have kept going. I would work all day, come home, eat some dinner, and at 7pm, Jake and I would head out to the gym. Many nights I wanted to not go, But Jake was there , standing in the hallway, ready to go, how could I say no when he was wanting this too? We went 5 times a week, for 51 weeks last year, I went to the gym 5 times a week. The only time I didnt go 5 times was when I had my carpul tunnel surgery the first week in APR. the surgery was on a WED, and I was back at the gym the following monday. ( I figured if I was back at work, I could be back at the gym) . I ALWAYS had the fear ( and honestly, still do) that if I skipped a workout, it would become two workouts, then three... and so on. I knew how easy it would be to not go, and to fall into old habits, and I wasnt going to let that happen.
Reading Jillians Book. Also armed with the info I need for my calories. Jillian said that the ladies on the Biggest Loser were on a 1200 calorie a day diet, ok then, that is what I would be on too.
this was taken new years eve 2008 .
More story to come, this is just the beginning ,.