Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dear Motivation, Please Come Back!

Wow, Its been a while since I have written. I guess I could say the same for keeping up with my health and my weight loss. So, here's to starting over.
Its kind of strange..from my heaviest weight, I have lost over 70 pounds. Since March of this year, I have lost just over 60 pounds. When I look in the mirror, I don't see a difference. I still see fat, and I still see rolls, and I still see myself hidden behind all of that. No, I am not looking for a pitty party, I am not being hard on myself or looking for you all to tell me that I'm beautiful - I already know this. :)

So, my goal for the next few months is to get back on track with my original diet. No more bread, pasta, potatoes, chips, crackers - etc. I'm back on track. I want to lose 40 more pounds by the end of the year. I think its totally do-able, its just going to take concentration and hard work.

I just got done with my first P90X workout. I haven't done this work out in quite some time. I remember trying to do it over a year ago, and WOW what a difference 70 pounds really makes when working out.
It was still definitely hard, and I'm rather exhausted now, but It was easier to get through it - although I was praying for the dvd player to spontaneously combust. I GOT THROUGH IT, and I'm crazy sore, but I'm excited to see how well this does for me doing it 6 days a week along with the diet.

I'll spare you the grueling details of the amount of pushups I did and how I almost knocked the ceiling fan down when I was doing jumping jacks (okay, I'm totally kidding, but it would be really funny - don't you think?!)

Anyway - Short and sweet tonight.

Feel free to send me your motivation, I'll definitely need it over these next few months in order to reach my goal.

I should sleep like a baby tonight after that workout!

Thanks for reading! Have a fabulous week!


  1. Do it, woman!!! You're my hero. Love you :)

  2. Lindsay RrrrrrrrrrrivvvvvveraSeptember 23, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    Sister...The time has come...for you to teach me the P90X routine. I will be over Saturday Night...after work to get my work out on!! We can do it together...Love you

  3. Sometimes I wonder what my motivation really is...especially when I have a spell of not being motivated.

    Some things that have worked for me:
    *A work out partner or group--you know, to go up bleachers with : )
    *One time I posted motivational notes all over my house saying things like "eat a carrot instead", or "2 lbs a week", or "reach X amount of weight by 11/30/10", or "you are beautiful".
    *It might sound crazy, but I pray for help being healthy & motivation to reach my goals.

    It's hard, and it's a constant battle we have to keep up throughout our life--sometimes I try to look at the bigger picture of what weight loss & maintenance can teach me about other parts of my life....

    Keep it up, girl!