I had planned on back tracking. Not in a bad way...I had planned on starting with week one and transferring my paper pen journal to blog. I had weeks 1 and 2 typed out but the page just didnt want them yesterday! So, I'm starting here with my week 5 post. Throughout the week I'll go back and do 1-4. So...here we are 35 days. What?! I'm amazed with myself seeing how far I have come! Lets start with the numbers for this week.
Weight 266.2 down 5 for the week 23.5 total!
Chest 49.5 down .5 for the week 4.7 total
Waist 45 down 2 for the week 9 total
Hips 56 down 2 for the week 8.5 total
R thigh 24.2 down .8 for the week 3.8 total
L thigh 24.5 down .5 for the week 3.5 total
R calf 15.2 up .2 my calves have turned from jellied fat to beautiful muscles!!! I'm ok with this gain!
L calf 15.5 up .5 same as above.
R bicep 12.8 down .2 for the week 1.9 total
L bicep 13 same as last week. Still .7 total
The measurments in my upper body alone bring in happy tears! I'm doing this!!!
I have continued my streak of excersize each and every day. I have stayed away from sugar and gluten still, but have allowed myself (with no guilt) some cheese. I allowed myself organic cheese. Most importantly I allowed myself am actual serving...not an entire pound! Its a victory.
This week I got the audio version of Positively Unstoppable. The Art of Owning It. By DDP. Im so glad that I did! As I've said, my husband is a huge wrestling fan so i was already aware of most of ddps story. But to hear about the emotional gravity that he, and so many others have over come inorder to own their lives was inspiring. Wednesday night this happened and I posted in the Facebook groups...
Sorry, in advance for the long post. Tonight was a huge NSV for me and I have to share!!
When I was in 7th grade we "ran" a mile and were timed in gym class. I completed a mile with the time of 15 minutes and 56 seconds. I'll never forget that time. I was so proud of myself. I had no idea what a good time was, I only knew that I did it. I was very excited when my mother picked me up from school. I couldnt wait for her to go though get though my siblings and finally ask ME about MY day. With all the pride in the world I told her that I ran a mile in 15 minutes and 56 seconds...and waited for her to be proud of me too. Instead she pulled over on the side of the interstate to yell at me. " You didnt run you crawled. I'm so embarrased that my daughter can't even run a mile." This was just one of the days that that woman broke me.
Fast forward to today....my day 32. her words have always followed me for 25 years. I dont get out with my kids and play. I dont walk further than I have to. 33 days ago I stuffed My body with whatever Crap I could find. Fast forward to Today I WANTED to work out....thats crazy enough on its own....but i wanted a change of pace. I asked my daughter if she would be my walking partner tonight. Her eyes lit up like it was Christmas, she was in!! I told my husband I was going to go walk. He has been my #1 cheerleader in this, so instead of just an "ok" he said great, whats your goal. I told him i was going to put my hrm on and walk until I had been in my target zone for 45 minutes. I went out and walked a mile and a half. I did that!! I didnt run, but I completed what I set out to do. I kept my heartrate up. I completed my goal. I'm so blessed to have a family that us supportive, not toxic. I'm blessed to have been given the opportunity to TAKE my second chance at life!
When i came I'm from that walk I could barely catch my breath. Yes I had worked my ass of...but so many emotions were flooding in at that moment! I posted this on Facebook. I woke up the next morning to over 200 likes and over 50 comments. I woke up to support. I woke up to knowing that people were cheering me on. Most important I woke up knowing that I wasn't alone. Many comments were made expressing that they had been in my shoes. They knew how it felt this not only gave me the drive to keep going in weighloss abd just getting healthy...but it made me want to post more. What if I could encourage others through this? Yes I'm still at the beginning of my journey...but I could make a difference!
Arthur's story is amazing. I'm loving getting to follow Chase Greene's journey right now. But I'm noticing that I dont see videos popping up about women who have reclaimed their lives. I can do that!
Labels: I found it ironic that this was discussed in the book. This is a theme that has been consistant in my church this year. Ive heard it week after week but it clicked this week. Starting this week, I am writing my own labels. I am not who my mother said I was. I am who God and I say I am. In not her daughter....I'm HIS. Im not weak, I'm strong. I am capable. I'm not going to be fat forever...I AM working everyday to become healthy and an example for my kids.
I'm going into this week with new goals.
1. Drink more water.. Why is this so flippin hard?
2. Excersize everyday BUT find 2 days to walk.
3. Pick 2 mornings to set my alarm extra early and work out before work.