So apparently I’m not that great at blogging as mine is a little short! I did want to reflect over the past few weeks though. This challenge has been so great in motivating me and I am so glad to be on the right track. I am starting to see the differences in how my clothes fit and I am enjoying working out and learning new yoga poses. It’s been a struggle a lot of days though because two weeks into the challenge I was diagnosed with severe anemia so that has made things more difficult. It’s a lot harder to push through when you feel sick and tired when you know there is a reason for feeling sick and tired instead of just thinking you are overweight and out of shape. And even when my mind wants to work out more or do more things my body doesn’t always let me. There’s also trying to find the balance with eating the foods that will help me lose weight and the foods that will help me increase my iron and those aren’t always the same thing. I did have a couple of days where I felt like throwing in the towel and just having a slush or pop which is my weakness but then I reminded myself that it’s even more important now that I get healthy and take care of myself so I ignored those thoughts and kept pushing through. After all, that’s how I ended up in this position of being overweight in the first place. So on my most down day I almost drove right past the gym but then thought, no, just go do 5 minutes on the treadmill at least. I went in and ended up doing 45 minutes and I did feel better. So I will keep going, regardless of the results of the top 15 because I need to do this for me and for my children who need me to be as healthy as I can be.
PS- I just realized that everyone else was smiling and looking pretty in their before pictures while I look like I am getting a mug shot taken! oops! Please help me get to the top 15 so I can get my after picture taken to balance that one out
This has been a great couple of weeks and a hard couple of weeks at the same time. I am so grateful to be part of this challenge. It’s definitely been full of ups and downs but mostly ups. I’m proud of myself for how quickly I got back into the routine of eating healthy and working out but also drained from all the extra commitments. I am thankful that I have been able to lose over 9 pounds and have already noticed that I am not as winded doing things. My favourite part of the challenge so far, besides meeting so many amazing positive women, is finding out that I love yoga. I always kind of thought I would find it weird but it’s such an amazing match for me and I couldn’t believe how excited I was to get there on Sunday evening and how much it helped me start my week! I look forward to learning more about myself and seeing the changes both physically and emotionally