I am now down to 150.... it took me three in a half months to lose ten pounds. Weight loss for me has been so much like Oprah's situation, up and down... up and down.... up...up...up...
Now I am just getting it that slow and steady wins the race. I am no longer giving myself due dates on my weight-loss goals. Instead I am learning to love my body, every little inch of every huge and small part of me, right now!
What has been my inspiration?
Well, back in the summer of 2006 after I had my little princess, I was 165 pounds. My now ex-husband bought me some fitness dance videos to workout to. Excitedly one afternoon I slipped in one of the workout DVDs, stood in front of the T.V. and watched a young hot blondie in short shorts and a halter top tell me to rock out with her and her super thin and even younger hot girlfriends.
No mention or evidence of them ever being overweight, moms, depressed, emotional eaters- none of that.
I tried for an entire five minutes to follow their steps- my heart rate did not increase at all, but the heartache over feeling like a failure did. "I cant do this! I suck! I will never look like I used to!" Those girls became instant enemy's within 5 minutes. I hated them! lol More so, I hated myself for giving up so soon.
This was how working out with these girls made me feel. (Like giving up.)
I popped out the DVD and threw it across the room. I decided that I would never subject myself to working out with women who were superficial, too smiley, and obviously never lived in my kind of body before.
Being a former Jenny Craig Weight-loss counselor and client, I knew I could lose the weight. But I wanted it to be fun, inspiring, affordable, and a positive experience.
So, I decided to start my own weight loss program for myself.
I also created my own 30 minute fitness video to work out to, staring me- FAT and all!
I would not speak in the video, using subtitles instead- because I would just get more frustrated trying to follow along while trying to listen to those size one girls dancing at the same time.
I also decided that I would make my video super easy, taking baby steps if you will, to allow busy moms like myself a realistic fitness goal for each day. The video would be three ten minute fitness segments.
"If I can just get in 10 minutes today, then I'm doing great!"
So, I watched the video recently and that girl inspired me! She is real, beautiful and confident. She looks like me, and WOW- she is me. lol
I'm back on the saddle again. Thanks to a determined chicky who three years ago in spite of being over weight, and a new mom, was confident enough to video tape her own fitness regimen and share it with others like herself.
At the top of this post is a segment for you to check out... Your comments are greatly appreciated, as I am working on an extensive blog post about: "How to do the Jenny Craig program for free" and I will post along with it, all ten minute "Fun-Out" segments here on my blog for anybody who is interested in being my weight loss buddy.
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