Skip to main content

The Best Complement

Had a long night as my son M~ was throwing up most of the night.  I must say that I never thought I would consider myself talented at catching puke.  My son was in bed with us and anytime he would stir I would be ready with the towel on the bed.  My husband and I would position M~ so his face would be positioned over the towel.  Good times :-) Note: He's feeling much better now.

My goal for this mornings workout was to get a 4.5 run in before my Butts and Guts class.  After not having a ton of sleep last night I wasn't sure how my workout was going to work out.  I was hoping to get to the gym for 8am but I ended up getting there at 8:10.  Soon after arriving at the gym I jumped on the treadmill and was feeling a little bit of disappointment in myself for not getting there on time.  I made it to the 4 mile mark just before I had to jump off and run to my Butts and Guts class at 9 ( I felt good about at least reaching the 4 mile mark). 

After class ended I went to the reception desk to borrow a lap counter for the track.  The way it works for using the lap counters is members need to leave their gym pass at the desk in exchange for the counter(the pass has your name and picture on it).  I then ran on the track for a 1/2 mile to complete my 4.5 mile goal and felt great!

After my run I went to the desk to return the lap counter in exchange for my gym pass.  The receptionist seemed to be looking for my badge and picked one up and said is this yours?  That was the best complement I have ever heard! -  The picture on my pass originates from when i first started this journey (70lbs ago).  The receptionist didn't recognize me based on the old picture :-)  With a smile I told him "that's me and I look a little different now".    


This is the picture from my gym pass.
This picture was taken on my son M~'s 1st birthday (notice I'm
wearing an ergo and that's the top of his head). 
That was a good day!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Weight Watchers vs. Jillian Michael's

It's been a little over 3 years (January 2010) since I started my weight loss journey. I reached my goal weight in May of 2011 (135 lbs). Since then it's been a yoyo and my trend had been going up over the last several months. My current weight is 150 lbs (I was 155 but lost 5lbs over the last few weeks). My goal is to lose the weight I put back on (20 lbs) plus an additional 5 lbs for a weight loss of 25 lbs in total. It's so hard keeping the weight off!!

The strategy I'm now doing this time is different. I've decided to follow Jillian Michael's weight loss program instead of continuing on with Weight Watchers. I lost the 80lbs on Weight Watchers and the program served me well. It forced me to look at portion size, calories (with old points system), fiber, carbs, fat and protein (with the new points plus system).  It changed the way I looked at food. Instead of processed foods I focused on eating a variety of whole fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and low …

Trying the 'New' Weight Watchers Program

I've been on the new WW program starting January 11th, 2018 (to date 3/21/2018 I've lost 7 lbs).  Why? Because what do I have to lose besides pounds of course!? My sanity perhaps on what seems like a life long journey. Woops! Too late!

My ultimate goal in life when it comes to health and weight loss is to be able to eat without counting calories or points. That can be very difficult for me. Since starting this blog I have earned a degree in Exercise Science and I now have certifications: ACSM CPT, ACE GFI and I've completed coursework to be a licensed coach in my state. With all my education and personal experience (80 lb weight loss) I would have thought things would be easier by now but they're not. Science has proven that when it comes to weight loss it's calories in vs. calories out. Unfortunately calorie counting doesn't account for all the psychological, sociological and biological reasons why we eat what we eat. I need to try a new approach so I'm g…

7 1/2 Weeks Post Op - 185lbs

It's been almost 8 weeks since my surgery.

I never thought I would see this day! The aqua therapy and physical therapy has paid off (as well as the surgery). My leg and back are pain free. Yesterday at my last physical therapy appointment I hopped, skipped, jumped and ran on the treadmill for 2 minutes! Pain Free!!! I never thought I would hear myself say the words: "I ran". My recovery time for this surgery was a lot tougher than the surgery I had last year. It feels like I can start to move forward.

Unfortunately during my recovery time for comfort I've done a lot of eating. When I was actively exercising/running I would get a runners high. I think that was a big help to keeping me on track with my eating. The endorphins gave me a comfort high. However when I feel stress and lack of control and running isn't an option I tend to gravitate to food. Food and the pleasure of eating it is something I can control. Unfortunately there is a down side and that is weigh…