Friday, July 16, 2010

Back to the gym

Made it back to the gym this morning.  I feel better already.  Just feel like I have more energy, more ready to face the day.

So I did manage to wake up and get to the gym by 5:30.  I hit the elliptical right off and just like a race I was out of the gates quickly.  This of course was followed by me feeling like I was going to die about 2 minutes in.  I slowed down and grabbed the side rails and hung on until I finally caught my breath a bit.  I then got in a rhythm and manged to knock out a total of 30 minutes.  I was tired.  I had to use the side rails several times but I made it.  I started to do some lifting after, but was just to tired.  After a shower I felt refreshed and ready for the day.

I had forgotten that getting up and working out in the morning is a good thing.  It just makes you feel better.  My mood of late has been for crap.  I know that getting some kind of workout in helps.  Just gotta keep it up!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

And this afternoon I will again be a member

As I mentioned before I am rejoining the gym.  I am working on trying to do something about eating right.  I know so many who have been down the path of weight loss only to regain what they thought was gone forever.

So I know what happened.  I know that I stopped exercising and stopped eating right.  I stopped weight watchers, I just stopped.

So what do I do differently this time?  I think the biggest thing is to make sure I go to the gym and exercise.  Burning calories is key and honestly being stronger and in better "shape" is going to be a good thing.  Regardless of weight you have to have a healthy cardio vascular system.  The easiest way to make sure you are healthy in that regard is to work that system out regularly.  Even at my lowest weigh of just under 300 pounds I could run a 5k without stopping and without what I would call extreme effort.  I personally know people who appeared to be in good health who could not accomplish that.

So the gym, check.  Now to the eating side of things.  I counted to points on weight watchers and it taught me soo much, but I just cannot go back to counting points.  I will leave the title alone as it did get me several readers who I abandoned for a long while.  I am going to try to eat clean.  Try to avoid processed foods.  Try to stay low on calories and fat, and high on fiber and protein.  (So basically stay low on points in WW words)

I do want to take a hot second to tell anyone reading who is on WW to not give it up if it is working for you.  Learn as much as you can.  It is a quality program.  People lose a lot of weight using their system.  At this point I just do not think it is right for me.

Thank you to everyone still out there.  I love all of you and hope you are well!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Like a bad penny...

So a new start?  Just got off the phone with Snap Fitness.  The gym I used to go to all that time ago when I lost all that weight.  I will be dropping by on Thursday to pick up my access key and get a shot workout in.  Then it is back at it.  Get out of bed in the morning and get to the gym.

I will keep you updated on the progress. 

Basically what it comes down to is that I have to get back to eating better and getting the exercise my body needs.  I am not sleeping well, my knees hurt again, I am tired all the time, and just feel like crap by the end of the day.

So if you will indulge me this one last time...