Sunday, April 16, 2006

Proof Positive That My Body Was Just Waiting Around Expectantly for Me to Get On the Ball

I've lost 5.4 pounds and 3 inches since I started my exercise and healthy eating 9 days ago! How's that for results? I seriously think my body was primed. I had been on such a weight loss kick last year, but was off track since the Bar last July. Maybe once your body is used to losing weight, it's not that hard to make it remember again.

Suffice it to say, I am thrilled. I know that this is pretty fast, and I know that probably a bit of the measurement difference is due to my time of the month having come and gone, and I know that my results next week will probably not be nearly as dramatic. But I'm happy. This gives me such encouragement to keep going.

Weekly workout wrap-up:
Monday - one hour with Denise Austin
Tuesday - one hour with Denise Austin
Wednesday - forty minutes with Denise Austin. I was really tired, but I managed to get through the aerobics half hour. However, I decided to just do the yoga from the Pilates and Yoga half hour to get myself relaxed.
Thursday - helped a friend move. Up and down 21 stairs multiple times, half of those times carrying heavy boxes and furniture. That counts as my workout as far as I'm concerned.
Friday - nothing. I was really tired again and just couldn't get any energy.
Saturday - one hour with Denise Austin
Sunday - day of rest. I'm committed to that. It's the one day I don't have to go to work and I'm not worrying about exercising. I may even curl up for a little nap in a bit.

I haven't had any sugar this week, and have managed to mostly stay away from refined flour. A couple of times a week a man shows up on the corner near my office and sets up a fruit stand. I got some amazing oranges and strawberries this past week. I'm trying to keep up the amount of fruits and veggies in my diet.

I've noticed I have so much more energy since I started to work out regularly again. I know that's the way it works, it's just nice to feel the fruits of my labors.

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate! I don't have any plans today, which is actually just fine with me on my one day off.


Laura said...

Yay Kelly!

Also, you have COMPLETELY inspired me to become motivated once again. I even got back on the scale for the first time in over a year, and have now finally recovered from the panic attack it induce. Also, I've started tivoing Denise Austin to do as well since my schedule and finances aren't compatible with a gym. Now, I just have to actually DO the workouts instead of skipping over them on the TIVO menu - hee hee hee.

Way to go on the five pounds - that's so awesome! (I'll let you know when I can say the same. Actually, since it will be the first time I will have been able to lose weight since being on Predinsone, I'll probably let everyone know. I'm thinking of having a blimp fly across the sky with a banner. It would be fitting, afterall.)

Kelly said...

Woo hoo! I'm so glad. I'm telling you, Denise Austin is ROUGH sometimes. Although if you write and say, "I don't know what Kelly is whining about. Denise Austin shows are cake" then we are no longer blog friends. Just sayin'.

Laura said...

Oh I did Denise Austin in college. I know what an unrelentless biznitch she is. That might be part of the reason I'm procrastinating. Well, that and I'm doing heavy manual labor this week which involves carrying boxes up stairs all day long. I can no longer feel my thighs. Actually, this might be the best time to try Domniatrix Austin - the numbness might be my best ally.