I Rocked it!

Last week, I had a small hiccup.  The scale was not kind to me but it could have been worse.  A whole lot worse!  I ended up gaining what I had lost the week before.  0.8 lbs.  Yeah, yeah I know, its not a big gain at all but still not something you want to see on the scale after working hard all week.

Flash forward to this past Thursday.  My next weigh in day.  I was a nervous nelly even though my scale at home was showing positive results but who knew what would happen between home and the meeting. LOL
I had no reason to be nervous.  I am down 4.2 lbs for a total of 110 lbs lost! I am getting further and further away from 200 lbs and I couldn't be happier!  I will soon be only considered overweight and not obese! So close! Original BMI was 47.3.  I am now 30.1 and then only 1.3 lbs to go to be considered only overweight!

I do attribute my loss this week to changing up my workout routine.  I had been doing 70 minutes of WATP and it had been working for me up until about a month ago when my losses were quite small compared to what they had been and with my gain last week, I was pretty sure that was what it was.  This past week, I started alternating The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max and The Biggest Loser Workout: Power Sculpt
and how it worked!  My legs were sore for over a week! Even now, my legs and arms are jelly afterwords.  Guess its working, huh?! LOL And there is nothing like Jillian Michaels yelling at you even if its on DVD! LOL. Now if only I can get my head wrapped around the fact that even though I am only doing a 30 minute workout, it is just as intense as the 70 minute Walk Away The Pounds workout. I am already researching my next workout dvd's to get when these two stop working again.  The only problem I have is I am completely unco-ordinated.  If I can't do the moves the first time around, I am likely to not continue it.
Would you believe it if I told you I got my husband, whom has fought me tooth and nail to exercise himself, finally got up on the couch today and did the half hour Cardio Max with me! He complained the whole time but at least he stuck it out! LOL Will see how he feels in the morning....

Anyhow, I am off to catch some zzz's now as I am fighting a slight cold.  First one all winter and thankfully isn't throwing me for a loop... yet!



Dictionary.com says the definition of inspiration is:



1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology.
     a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
     b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired
I think in what I am talking about, the definition we are needing to focus on is either number 4 or number 7although I do personally see a lot of number 6, especially when I exercise.
 Just about every day, I am told I am a great inspiration from others that are trying to lose weight themselves.  On Twitter, on Facebook, at my Weight Watchers Meetings, in person and on online message boards.   I am so glad I am able to help so many to focus on their journey, re-focus on their journey or even to start their journey.  And even though it has taken 10.5 months and hard work, I have a hard time telling people I have lost 105.6 lbs as its an embarrassing fact that I actually let myself gain so much weight to let me have a 105 lbs loss and I still have about 40 lbs more to go!
Don't get me wrong, I have worked hard to get where I am and continue to do so on a daily basis.  I guess I just haven't ever been the person to be in the limelight so to speak.  The last thing I ever wanted people to do was look at me and now people are looking at me as inspiration for their own weight loss journey.
I have been mulling this over since my weigh in that saw me reach my 100 lb loss and entering into Onederland.  And I do admit that I was embarrassed  but, as one of my friends so pointedly said, that was part of my past and I am doing something now to change that.  I don't want to say I am inspiring, more like I am encouraging others to find their healthy journey what ever it may be for them. I will do anything I can to support others as others have supported me along my journey.

 I started to do the Couch to 5K today.  My hips are achy but not sore and my tibialis anterior muscles in both my legs are sore.  I think I might have overdone it so I will go back to my other workouts until feel I can do the C25K again. I felt good while I was doing it until about 3/4 of the way through and then my hips started to ache.  I need to do something different to stave off boredom with my workouts.  I will do them still but am bored, bored, bored! 

Now just to figure out how to get my hubby to start moving his butt! LOL
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. "
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe