Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Time

Okay, I deleted that last post. I thought about how I would feel if my friend wrote that about me and it would make me want to put my head in the oven. So, thank you all for your advice and comments, but I'd feel really horrible if my friend ever found that, so I took it down.

On to happier topics! I have a weight loss milestone to share with you all. I've debating putting my weight out there, but I've decided that my happiness outweighs (HA!) my embarrassment. If you're horrified by how much I weigh, just don't tell me, 'k? Last Wednesday, I finally broke below the 200 mark! My weight begins with a 1! (Granted, I'm still at about 197, but that's still less than 200, damnit.) I need to step up my workouts and right now that's something I'm struggling with. I have such a hard time finding time to work out. I've mentioned that I commute a hour each way to work, so that lets out working out before work. There is no way I'm getting up any earlier than I already do. (Although, I have thought about getting up a couple minutes earlier and doing a 10 or 15 minute workout. If I can figure out how to do that without waking everyone else up, I may.) I've been going to the mall at lunch and walking a little bit a few days a week. Once a week, I go over to a friend's house and we work out to the The Firm dvds for about an hour. And I go to a Zumba class at the gym one night a week. I guess the real problem I struggle with is laziness. Even just typing all this, I think, "Oh, I don't want to do ANY of that." So tell me, how do you fit in workouts? How do you keep yourself motivated?

15 comments:

Alice said...

DAAAAANG GURRRL! congrats!!

and eesh. if you figure out how to stop being lazy / find time to work out? PLEASE SHARE. i am sucky at it, personally.

MeganElise said...

Is there any where you can park that's about a mile from work? It'll only take you 15 min to walk (each way) and that forces a 2 mile walk into everyday. I live about a mile and a half to work and try to walk it every day. It doesn't take much longer than communiting by public transportation and is a nice way to wake up for or winde down from the work day. And the 15 miles a week it forces me to walk is nice too!

Pickles and Dimes said...

I'm going to pop back here later to see all the suggestions because I'm also trying to figure out when to find time to work out. (I cannot get up any earlier or I will go insane from lack of sleep. Seriously.)

Good luck on your weight loss journey!

Shelly said...

Alice - thank you!

Yeah, I think everyone struggles with it.

Shelly said...

Hi Megan Elise and welcome! That is a great idea, and I will definitely look into it. The only problems I can see are 1) I seriously squeal into the parking lot right on time to work most days, so adding 15 minutes to my morning routine will make me late. and 2) I will arrive at work sweaty and gross. Which might be tolerable. I'll look into it.

Shelly said...

Shauna - Thanks! I hope we get lots of suggestions.

Jess said...

Yay! Congrats! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to get to that milestone myself!

BeckEye said...

Congrats. I'm working on losing some weight myself. It sucks.

Shelly said...

Jess - You will get there! And it is SUCH a great feeling! Thank you so much for the encouragement.

Shelly said...

BeckEye - yes, yes it does. Thanks!

cheryl said...

Congratulations! You're so right on finding the workout plan that works for you.

I liked being at the gym, but I hated going. I hated having to change clothes and getting in the car and going.

So - I work out at home. I jump rope. I lift dumbbells. I do crunches. Oh, and sometimes I do step aerobics (5-15 minutes.)

Sometimes my jump roping is scattered throughout the day. Maybe that periodic revving up of metabolism helps. At least that's what I tell myself.

All movement is good. Moving feels good.

Way to go. Keep it up!

Shelly said...

Welcome, Cheryl, and thank you both for the encouragement and the tips.

Hyphen Mama said...

Congratulations! You did it! It's very hard and you have to give yourself credit for what you can accomplish with work and EVERYTHING else!

I always find that I can't break through a plateau without twice-a-day workouts. Making time is so tough...especially during the summer. Walking at the mall during lunch is a great plan! Keep at it, don't give yourself a hard time if you just don't have the energy one day.

Shelly said...

Hyphen - I agree - it takes twice a week for me, too. And I have even more motivation right now because I just went down a pant size! WHOO!

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