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It's been 4 weeks now since Mom and Rose joined the gym with me. They aren't going much anymore...after the second week my Mom got some much crap from my Dad that she is just sorta fed up with it. Makes me very sad because i was seeing improvment wtih her memory and her attitude...now her attitude sucks and she's not able to really focus all that great. I'm not giving up. I'll still invite her every single day and I'll still offer to go pick her up every single day.
Me on the other hand...have made it my mission in life to get tot the gym every single day, except on Tuesdays (standing date with Mom) and Sundays (Day of rest and spending with honey). I have started running in the pool rather then just swimming/walking. It brings up my heart rate and really pushes me. I have been able to keep it up for 2 hours at a time...totally awesome!
Today when I went to the gym I did 30 minutes on the treadmill, worked out on 7 or 8 of the weight machines then went to the pool and ran for an hour and 10 minutes. Talk about feeling great!
If i didn't notice the increased energy and the increased stamina I might get discouraged because the scales are not moving. I can't tell if my body is changing most of everything I wear is sorta baggy...to hide all the fat...it's still hiding it well...but these are the same clothes I have been wearing for at least 2 years now...I don't really shop much, no job sorta does that for ya...but anyways.
I am loving the gym, it's so amazing how much more energy and just the general well being I get from a good workout. I look forward to going to the gym and getting that rush. I'll go to the gym tomorrow (yes a saturday) and do my two hours in the pool. I had to buy some pool shoes because of the concrete rubbing the bottom of my feet raw...well almost...i knew once I started running in the pool that it would get bad if i didn't get shoes...so I was one step ahead.
My stamina is something else too...while i'm exercising that is...once i get home and have eaten about two hours home i'm so crashed out i just need a nap. I'm sleeping better at night too. It's sorta funny cause i used to be able to stay up until all hours but now around midnight i'm no exhausted it's next to impossible to keep my eyes opened. I sleep if left alone until about 8am now..where it used to be 10 or 11 or 2 if i was really left alone...lol.
I'm loving life more now I feel better about myself and my whole life. I knew this would happen if i ever started doing it again, it was just so hard getting to this place...but damn it's so worth it!
A promise to myself...I may give up dieting, I may give up sex, but I will never give up working out at the gym! lol
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