Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Boot Camp Kicked My Behind!

As you may know I've struggled to keep my weight down for the last year or so. I must confess that I have not been consistent! Fortunately I haven't gained any weight but I wanted to loose a little bit more. When I graduated high school I weighed 115, while in college a gained 15 which put me right at 130. But when I started working I gained 5 more...grand total of 135!

While I wasn't happy there I could tolerate it! So in 2007 Mister had knee surgery and we bought a house. When I rang in the New Year in 2008 I was 142. So of course I was starting to get worried but not concerned enough to really do any real exercising. So in the first 6 months of 2008 while planning our wedding I gained 14 pounds. I got a trainer, counted calories, practically starved myself, you name it and I couldn't shed a pound. Unfortunately, on my wedding day I was the largest I have ever been in my life, a size 12.

Well...after our wedding the weight just melted off. In September I was the Matron of Honor in my best friend's wedding, by then I was a size 10. By November when my birthday came around I was a size 8 weighing in at a nice and neat 135. Which brings me to today...I weight 134 and I've turned my focus to toning.

So one of the ladies in the Bible study invited me to join this boot camp thing with her. This is my second week and I'm happy to say that I'm seeing improvement. The first workout kicked my behind! I couldn't walk up the stairs from Monday until Thursday. By thighs and my butt hurt like I have never felt before. I was all enthusiastic about it....after that first workout that all went out of the door! Well on Friday I convinced Mister to go with me and Janelle brought her husband. We had fun working out as couples....but again that workout kicked my behind. Even Mister had to applaud me for my efforts because he was hurting too!

I am happy to report that today was the first time that I actually made it through the entire workout unmodified. We did 200 lunges, 100 bench presses, and 100 dips! So, I'm happy with the results so far...I'm only motivated because I have a partner who is motivated. I'll keep posting about my results...hopefully I have finally found something that I will stick too. By the way Happy Hump Day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter, Boot Camp, and Exodus! A Good Mix!

So...the past 2 weeks, I've been trying to get myself together that's why I'm behind in blogging. Mister and I are having the Couples' Bible Study at our house every week from now until (who knows). During the season it was at another couples' house, which was fabulous, but since the majority of the group lives closer to us, we decided to have it out here. At first I was a little apprehensive...but we have such a supportive group! I'm glad that we're having it here...I needed to step out of my comfort zone.

In October when Mister went through the injury thing my workout plan went down the drain. Now that he's all better I can re-focus on myself...I started Boot Camp with one of the ladies from the Bible Study group and I have established a love/hate relationship for it! I love the feeling afterwards and hanging our with her but I absolutely hate the sweat and pain while I'm there. I'm so glad that she invited me to go, she's a real trooper and I need someone who's enthusiastic and encouraging. Because I'm definitely not that when I'm by myself!

We had quite an interesting Easter weekend starting Thursday. Mister and I went to pick up my sister from school and brought her here for a little r&r. Well turns out that was the last thing on the r&r for me! She and I did a little spring shopping and she and Mister made homemade chocolate chip cookies. Easter morning we had a pancake breakfast, rushed out of the house for church but made it on time. After church we had dinner with the Bible study's so good to have close friends. I made mac&cheese and the punch...since I'm not the cook in my family I was nervous about cooking for other people. But we all made a dish and our dinner was good! Overall we had a good weekend!

(Last topic for today) For the last week or so I've been reading Exodus very thoroughly so that when The Ten Commandments came on I could compare. So I set the dv-r to record and thought that I would find time this week to sit down and watch it. I wish somebody would have told me that it was 5 hours long. So that's waiting until this coming weekend..hopefully I'll find 5 consecutive hours to devote to watching tv! Hope you have a GREAT week!