Soo it's another week. Yesterday, I weighed in and gained 0.4lbs and I was more than okay with it! (See previous blog). I just have a new outlook on this journey. I read recently, "This race doesn't have a finish line, just laps on a different track. Stop running so fast. Slow down, and take in the lessons along the way"
With that being said, I am full focused this week and in the weeks ahead. I picked out what will be my final weight loss reward to myself when I reach my goal. No, you can't know. Lol. You will see it when I get it!! But let's just say it's more motivation to PUSH!
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I was asked by a reader to blog about my journey with fitness so here it is. It has been a roller coaster journey. Many of you have been following me for some time and know that I always have a new fitness adventure. I get bored very easily, I get distracted very easily, and I am always trying something new - most of the time before I finish the last thing. This probably isn't my best quality BUT...the thing that is important is that I am always moving and I am always challenging myself.
In the beginning, I would walk on the treadmill on occasion, then stop for a longer occasion....then start a little here, a little there, but never stayed consistent.
Then I bought Zumba for the Wii in about January 2011. I fell in love with working out. I woke up every morning to do it and when I started, I would say "Wow I never sweat like that in my life" (LOL makes me laugh now....little did I know......muuahahaha)
I then became a fan of a page on FB called Nicole's Weight Loss Challenges (Definitely check it out! New challenge starts tomorrow!!) When I started participating in those challenges I would see all kinds of workouts that people were doing and I was always so curious! I started buying workout DVD's like a madd woman! I bought Leslie Sansone Walk at Home DVD's and found myself impressed that I was walking 5 miles with Leslie! I bought kettlebell DVD's and really learned about some new muscles. I have Wii Active Personal Trainer that I used to make custom workouts for. I would go on Netflix and find any kind of dance workouts they had on there.
Last year, when they announced the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge 5K, I decided I was going to train to run it. I started out doing really well, got up to running 7 minutes at a time.........PAUSE.
One day, I saw Nicole mention that she had just completed a Turbo Fire workout and I was completely intrigued. The NEXT DAY, I saw it on an infomercial and an hour later I was on the computer ordering it. Turbo Fire became my soul mate workout. I fell in love immediately. The first day I couldn't complete the first workout, Fire 30. I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest. But it was so much fun, I kept pressing PLAY. After a few days of Turbo, I was in the middle of a workout and fell and twisted my ankle, or so I thought. It turned out to be a small fracture that to this day I have just lived with. Needless to say, that put a damper on my running.
But I did complete the Weight Watchers 5K with a power walk:
Eventually I got better enough to start walking again and I was back to doing Turbo Fire with low impact modifications. Once I got myself back to jogging a little bit, I went out for a jog with my family one day, just to be stopped in my tracks by back pain. This was in about September 2011. I was out again.
I spent weeks going to the chiropractor and eventually he said I could get back on the elliptical.
Since then, I have had no more injuries, thank God, and continue to do whatever floats my boat for a given day! I started INSANITY in the beginning of the year and I loved it. Once my daughter ended up in the hospital for a week and my calendar got off track, I decided to put it on hold for a bit.
|One day after Insanity!|
I am back to running and finally have been able to complete a mile of straight running. I run, I do the elliptical, I lift weights, I do 30 day shred, I do Turbo Fire, Insanity, Leslie, Kettlebells, etc etc etc........
Can you see the pattern???
Life happens. I have a full time job, I am a full time mother, a part time student, I just picked up a part time job, as well as maintaining family life BUT I always make sure to make time for fitness. I always am willing to try something new and I am always challenging myself to reach new levels. I may not always stick to a certain schedule or a certain workout but I think that that is what has worked for me! If I feel obligated to do something, it makes me less likely to do it but I enjoy sweating, so if Monday I want to get on the elliptical, Tuesday I want some Insanity, and Wednesday I want to lift weights then so be it!!
That's what works for KJB. Find what works for YOU!!
Whew you made me tired! BUT so glad you mix it all up and dont get bored. That is the most important thing with weight loss. Keeping that body confused! So glad you have not had more injuries too!
I love your outlook on your weight loss journey, very inspiring! I also really dig the wide variety of activity that you do, I admire the way that you haven't let injuries stop your progress- you rock!
I'm like you I have to constantly change up my work outs, adding new things in and keeping a rotation going to keep me going and keep my attention going on things LOL
Thanks for sharing this! I really hope to one day enjoy exercise as much as you do! I really admire your dedication.
Just found your blog. I am just starting my WW journey to lose over 100lbs. I"m 12 down so far!!
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Wow! Thank you for sharing all your experience in the blog :) I guess I can learn from you how to gain back the once upon a time body :D
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