It’s a Fit By 50 Update! Woot Woot!
So here we are, April 11, time to face the music… drum roll please….
I am down 6 pounds! Thanks to Thanksgiving and Christmas I topped out at 169. This morning 163 🙂 Although this does not seem like a huge amount, and I do have a ways to go before I reach my goal, that is equal to 2 pot roasts!
Imagine yourself with a pot roast stuck to your belly and another one to your butt. Well I have lost both of those roasts! Yay, me!
Let me just say that there have been a few hills and valleys that I have encountered thus far. Valleys first…
I hate mornings. I do not want to get up. I would rather stay awake until 1 or 2 am and then sleep until 9 or 10. It really works for me 🙂 The problem is, yoga is at 8:00 which means that I need to arise by 6:30 or 7, if I really push it, to get there before the class starts. In the last 2 weeks I have gone exactly twice. Not because I was busy, but because I couldn’t drag my body out of my bed. Full disclosure, I do suffer from depression and take medication for this. And sometimes, especially in the winter, I have had difficulty getting up due to my depression. However, that is not the problem here. The problem is, I just do not want to get up! Sounds more like a discipline issue to me, don’t you think?
Seriously tho, who wouldn’t want to snuggle with Crosby in the mornings. He is so warm and cuddly. And I just love laying in my bed in the morning. Listening to the birds outside, or the rain, or the cars, thinking about the things I am going to do that day, what I might want to blog about, checking my email and Facebook, thinking about nothing, praying, listening… I love it – all of it.
That does not mean its good for me. I love chocolate chip cookies and Portillo’s Cake Shakes, but that doesn’t mean they are good for me. 🙂 Honestly, I am open to any and all suggestions in this area. Next week, I am planning to go to bed before 11:00 and have Big Jon open the blinds when he leaves for work at 6:15. It’s a start. Baby steps, baby steps.
Second issue – yoga hurts. Well, it’s not supposed to hurt but when you are as out of shape as I am. Well.. And, I know it would hurt less if I went more often, but it does hurt. Today, I was really hating the instructor. It hurt during, after and I know tomorrow will be brutal. But here’s the thing – I am getting a wee bit stronger, a titch more flexible, and I did loose 2 roasts so I must press on.
Enough already with negativity! I hear you! Lets get on with the positives? As if losing the 6 pounds isn’t positive enough, I feel so much better. 🙂 I’m off the soda, I am loving the taste of plain water, or Kombucha, or iced tea. Without going into too much detail, my innards have not been this regular in many, many years. And the bloating is gone too. I truly believe it’s the Kombucha – more on this coming in a future post. I really just feel better 🙂
Lastly, but probably most importantly, I am learning to eat differently. Instead of eating for the taste and then continuing to eat for more of the awesome taste, I am eating to nourish my body. Previously, when there was Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries in the pantry (still can’t get my Favorite Baby to give them up) I would want that for breakfast. Today, instead, I had 2 fried eggs and a whole grain english muffin with 100% fruit spread. Simple stuff, but its working.
I’ve found that I am turning to food when I am hungry – what a concept! I know, right? I am not craving sugar like I used to. In fact, I baked a red devil cake with marshmallow frosting last weekend and haven’t even had a piece! I don’t even feel bad about it! I would say that this transition is nothing short of a miracle, and I mean it.
What are you doing to get Fit By 50? I would love to hear about it!