I know that I said that I'd be blogging more and I hadn't done so much since that time. I think it is only fair that I get more personal and public with my blog, I've recently went through something that made me realize it is time for a change in my life, (granted I knew it was time for a change well over 11 years ago) but it was my most recent push. I started to become active again, I started wanting to lose weight, I starting wanted to feel light and beautiful, and it wasn't for anyone else but me! My husband decided that he would be my "trainer" and after one session with him, he wore himself out, so it was totally up to me to keep momentum and motivation. But I do say that instilled something in me that made me realize he's not only supporting me the best he knows how, but he believes in me. With that in my back pocket, I had to decide what I was going to do to reach my goals.
We collectively decided that I was going to try something to help with my hearty appetite, an appetite that often ensured that I'd over eat at every meal, so we went with SENSA. >I've been using Sensa for about 3 weeks now, I can't say that it is/isn't working just yet, but what is good about Sensa is that it HELPS you to achieve your weight-loss goal while you continue to eat the same foods you already know and love. But see I thought if I altered the way I eat, that Sensa would be that much more effective, right or wrong? I have no idea, during the day I find myself starved for foods and at night, my appetite is curbed more? Is it Sensa or that I eat "regular" food at night? I have no idea but during week 1, I lost 1lb, week 2, I lost 1lb, in week 3 I lost 4lbs, and now coming into week 4... We shall see.
Another thing I decided to do was listen to the crowds, the crowds were all ranting and raving about ZUMBA, on some online chatboards, a couple of co-workers of mine, and I thought NOW must be the time for me to try this, I purchased Zumba for the Wii, and my thoughts were I'd try my best to do it everyday, but worst comes to worst a minimum of every other day, that combined with some things that my husband taught me I felt confident and I was seeing the results, I felt tired, but energized, I felt like I was making progress and my "trainer" even complimented me on being determined and focused.
But if there is one thing I know about me, when I need to lose weight, I have to totally be active, I have to change the way I think about and eat foods, I have to be conscious and while my husband is awesome and supportive, when it comes to food, my family loves to eat, they love to eat things that aren't so healthy and because of our schedules, we tend to eat at a late hour. That is ultimately my hindrance, my downfall, the one thing I simply must overcome. I don't have a problem waking up early to exercise (while its really hard), I don't have a problem delaying dinner to workout, but making meals that make sense for everyone is a challenge.
So my next goal is to get past my slump because I poured my eyes out this morning when I realized that it was 5 days into the week and I hadn't lost any weight yet, and stay motivated, don't let one week keep you down, find healthier fulfilling alternatives for myself, that work well with what the family is eating and get back on track so I can reach my goals.
I am welcome to suggestions, ideas, recipes, anything really. But I know one thing, I have to stay focused.
Until next time Blog Pals,