Monday, 30 January 2017

End of Week 36 - A little and some measurements :-)

Good Morning/afternoon/evening everyone :-)

Hope you are all doing well and had a good week.

The gym is going really well and I am actually enjoying going.  I think once you start going regularly you tend to want to go more.  I have made a point of going to the gym as soon as I have dropped Emily at school.  That way, I don't go home and just end up doing other stuff.

I have still been doing my Treadclimber in the early mornings as my cardio work out and the gym has a little bit of cardio but mainly strength exercises.

Here's the workouts :-)

You'll notice that on Friday I did two gym sessions.  That's because I had been in the morning and decided to go along with hubby in the evening too :-)

On to the weigh in.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight End of Week 35
164 lb

Weight this Week
163.5 lb

Weight Loss
0.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
56.5 lb

So a little half pound weight loss this week.

I decided that I would do my measurements too this week, to see how I have done since the last measurement check in.

This is good to see and a reminder that what I am doing is continuing to make a difference.  So even though I only had a small weight loss this week I feel good about where I am going :-)

What keeps you motivated when you only have a small weight loss?  I know the lower I get in my weight the harder I will have to work, but as this is a life change not just a quick fix, the slower I lose the better chance I have of keeping it off in the long term.

To think that just 8 months ago, I was having difficulty just walking around to do the weekly shop and now I am not out of breath, or in pain and I look forward to each new day.  

I Am Enough Coaching on Facebook posted a great request the other week - use one word to describe how you are feeling at this present moment in time.  Do you know what my answer was?

I am contented.  Because that is how I feel about my life, I have a fabulous husband who is always there for me and supports me, and I have two amazing daughters who always make me so proud of who they are, and what they have achieved.  I love my life :-)

Have a great week.

Another Quote shared by Steve from the I Am Enough Facebook page.

"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life,
to wait until you're ready.
I have this feeling now that actually
no one is ever ready to do anything.
There is almost no such thing as ready.
There is only now.
And you may as well do it now.
Generally speaking,
now is as good a time as any."
Hugh Laurie (Actor)

Monday, 23 January 2017

End of Week 35 - A weakling I am :-)

Well hello there.  Hope you have all had a fabulous week.

So, as I mentioned last week I have started going to the gym.  I knew I had no physical strength, but wow - I am such a weakling LOL!

Anyways, I know that I will definitely benefit from doing the circuit training, my body certainly hasn't rejected it ;-)  I just need to get used to using muscles that I never knew I had :-)

I started off on the Monday night with the introduction phase and then Tuesday morning met up with one of the instructors who took me through the machines and some additional exercises I could do to improve my strength.  He was very helpful and I was raring to go.

I have added a column to my workout graph to show the Gym sessions I do.  Saturday morning I actually went along with hubby - it's so nice to do something together :-)

My intention this week is to actually go along every morning, straight from the school run, as well as keeping up with my Treadclimber workouts too.

The gym time included a warm up and cool down session on the elliptical machine.

Let's get to the weigh in then.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight End of Week 34
165 lb

Weight this Week
164 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
56 lb

That's another pound in the right direction - and the equivalent to 4 stone in UK measures  LOL!

Do you ever get those days when all you do is snack?  I had a couple of days like that this week!  I did account for it all in my daily reckoning of food, and then got back on track the following day.

What do you do to overcome those craving/snack attacks?  Any tips?  Let me know how you deal with those times.

Anyways, I hope you all have a fabulous week.

I am sharing a great inspirational quote this week, from the I am Enough Facebook page - when I need that little bit of encouragement or inspiration that's where I go :-)  Thank you Steve.

Quote of the Day
"I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination."
Jimmy Dean (singer, television host and business man)

Monday, 16 January 2017

End of Week 34 - Off to the Gym

Good day everyone.  Are you slowly getting back into a routine.

We have had a couple of weeks of the dreaded colds in this house.  So exercise has been the last on the to do list :-)

I have decided to join the local gym and tonight is the orientation visit.  I will continue with my Treadclimber first thing in the mornings, but I also want to start toning up those saggy bits.  I did try using the resistance bands in the house, but find it difficult to get motivated to do those.

So, I am going to the gym with my hubby and will use the facilities there.  I might even try some workout classes with a friend :-)  Go me!  LOL!

Anyways, this weeks workout schedule looks pretty poor, but yesterday I did manage to do it and I think I might finally be seeing the back of this cold!

As you can see, I am changing up the speed again, have to keep those burned calories above 300, just my preference, no particular reason :-)

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight End of Week 33
166 lb

Weight this Week
165 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
55 lb

Another pound in the right direction and considering I did't exercise, I am happy with that :-)

Pssst - hubby lost 5lb in his first week - go hubby :-)

Have a fabulous week.

Quote of the Day

"Picture yourself in your minds eye
as having already reached this goal.
See yourself doing the things
you'll be doing
when you've reached your goal."
Earl Nightingale (Writer, motivational speaker, radio personality)

Monday, 9 January 2017

End of Week 33 - Getting Back to Normal

Hello everyone.

Everything is returning to normal after the Christmas Festivities and unexpected trips.  The girls are back in college/school and hubby is back at work today.

Hubby is joining me on this journey, by keeping track of his exercise and calories using My Fitness Pal :-)

I am continuing with my getting fit for 50, after all I am 50 for the whole of 2017 :-)

First major goal is approaching - my aim is to reach 160lb and then I am going to set another goal - more details on that when the time arrives :-)

This weeks work outs were going well, until I caught Hubby's cold - although I did force myself to do a workout on Saturday as I was off out for a meal with some girl-friends.  I had to leave it yesterday though as I just couldn't get the energy, I can't remember the last time I had a full blown cold - I think it's because I have lost 50lb of insulation LOL!

Anyways, here's the workouts :-)

Lets get on with the weigh in.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight End of Week 32
169.5 lb

Weight this Week
166 lb

Weight Loss
3.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
54 lb

Great weight loss this week, I believe my maintain of last week was more than likely a bit of fluid retention after our trip away :-)  

Have a fabulous week.

Quote of the Day from the I am Enough Facebook Page :-)

"Life is only as good
as your mindset"
Author Unknown

Monday, 2 January 2017

End of Week 32 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope that 2017 brings you all that you can wish for.

I have a confession to make. This week I have not done any workouts!

However, I have a good reason ;-)

Christmas Day my husband and daughters surprised me with a treasure hunt.  Normally, it is I who arranges the treasure hunts for the girls, however this year they turned it back on me!

I was sent all over the house looking for clues - the end result was that my husband was whisking me away to New York City from the 27 Dec - 30 Dec :-)  There were lots of tears as I was in no way expecting this!  It is my Christmas present and to celebrate my 50th birthday which is only 3 days away, the 5th January.

We had a fabulous time in New York, did lots of sight seeing and lots of walking!  All I can say is that being 50lb lighter certainly helped :-)

I will share a few of our photos with you :-)

Times Square before the ball was raised for New Year.

Just some lights as we were out walking.

 Outside the Lincoln Center before going in to see The Nutcracker NYC Ballet

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Saks 5th Avenue Light Show

 And we caught this lovely photo by the NYC Christmas Market 
- the Empire State Building all lit up.

So, lets do this!

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 31
169.5 lb

Weight this Week
169.5 lb

Weight Loss
0 lb

Weight Loss Total
50.5 lb

I am actually happy with this maintain :-)  Now we can get back to it with everything slowly returning to normal after the holiday season.

Have a fabulous week everyone :-)

Quote of the Day

"New Years Day is the first day
of a
365 page book.
Write a good one."
Brad Paisley (Singer/Song writer)