Saturday, August 28, 2010
I apologize for being gone so long, I had gone to Puerto Vallarta for vacation with my Mom and daughter.
Also I was feeling discouraged and defeated and did not feel as though had anything to write about....BUT I do...
SO I have joined weight watchers now for over 2 months and have been struggling to kick this weight and even get to the 5% weight loss goal. Week by week I jot down my points and weight everything and: I lose, I gain, I lose, I maintain, I GAIN, I lose; I am sure y'all get the point. So this has discouraged my desire to want to continue this journey.
The hardest time for me is that ONE FRICKEN TIME OF THE MONTH that I bloat so badly I look like I am about 4 months pregnant with twins..lol Well not that bad but that's how I feel and it reflects on the scale. To the point that I have missed my weight ins as I am afraid of seeing that dreaded number.
While on vacation in Mexico, I wanted to eat and drink so therefore I knew that I had to workout if I didn't want to gain tremendous pounds. So every morning I woke up before Mom and Akesha and I went to the resort gym and ran on the treadmill for 30mins. Running has always been a goal of mine as I often see people just running and looking cool and sleek and relaxed. So I ran. Thank Goodness as I only gained 2lbs. Not bad, but then what happened....OH YES! THAT SPECIAL TIME! FRICK!
So I almost gave up, but I said I have come to far to give up now ( Mary Mary...lol) So I bought this DVD workout set called INSANITY.....Lord Have all Mercy on Me..
These workouts are dangerous. The warm-up had me panting and sweating and oh Lord I am sweating now just thinking about them. So each DVD is about 30-40mins long. Let me tell you I would recommend this to everyone that wants to start their fitness routine. SO 6 days a week for the DVDs, I run two-three times a week, and still see Aaron twice a week. I've only lost 6 damn lbs! But what I can say is that I am one dress size smaller and slowly on the way to another one.
I am eating a little better and really trying to watch what goes into my mouth. This is key
My cousin Cylia Lowe
has inspired me as she has just completed her Iron Girl Competition last week and still strives to lose weight and be healthy and hasn't given up. Follow her blog
and see how she has transformed herself and keeps motivated, you go CUZ!! Brap Braps... It has inspired me to want to train for something on that level as just working out with only the purpose of weightloss is getting hard, but when you have a goal in mind then it becomes true to what you really want. So I am going to continue with my running and bike more. If I am smart I let Akesha do the swim part of the event cause there are a few things wrong with me in the water:
1) My hair will get wet
2) I can only swim to save my life, no long distance and
3) My hair will get wet
So I am going to a wedding in Jamaica in October for my friend Danny and his lovely bride Tahani and this had caused a little stress. As you know in Jamaica it is HOT and this means strapless dress or sleeveless dress I was worried about how I was going to look and feel( cause you know Big Girls experience heat in a whole other way than skinny people...lol) . But I found a killer dress that is a size 14 that I fit in amazingly. I always go for the 18's and 20's as I am still in that mind set of big. But this sales associate said try this on, and WOW! size 14 and looks WICKED!!! Love ya Tahani but I might have to steal that show on this one! LOL! Kidding! Love you both.
Anyhow take a look at some of my pics from Puerto Vallarta!