Okay so now that I'm totally stressed out, I'm still noticing changes in my body. I'm trying really hard not to get discouraged but its really hard when you find out some really difficult things. They found out there is something wrong with my 6 year olds thyroid. Well, I guess God has a reason for wanting me to change my habits as well as my families. The kids are taking this way better than I could have ever expected. The only one that I am meeting resistance with is my hubby. Go figure. I'm not sure that he will ever realize that this is a good thing.
I was excited when I noticed there were things that I could do that I haven't done in a while. I was able to run for about a minute on the treadmill without my knee killing me. I'm working up to it though. I was proud that I was able to work my way up to ten minutes on the wave machine at the gym. :) Thats a plus. I was only able to do about two minutes in the beginning. It just shows that you can do anything you put your mind to. I've noticed my clothes are fitting a bit differently. They are just a bit loser and don't feel as "snug" as they were. I actually looked at myself in the mirror the other day while I had my shirt off. I wasn't totally disgusted. My hubby actually noticed a few differences in my body and voiced his opinion. LOL. I think he was looking for brownie points.
This is proving to challenge me a bit more than what I had originally thought. I never imagined it would be easy but I never thought it would be this difficult. I've really been intrigued with juicing and went to a wonderful class on it. They were gung ho on going all organic and I"m just not sure I could go that far. BABY STEPS!!! Rome wasn't built in a day. I am going to try to get a juicer eventually, just not in the cards at this point. But I"m going to work a bit extra to get a bit of extra money to try and afford it. I think it will help not only me but the kids. I'd love to try more natural things for them and help fill them up without all the fats and sugars.
To update on the Biggest Loser Challenge: well, they are posting in the front who is on the top at this point and we are only a week in. The top individual female lost 4.4% of her starting weight in just a week. I've really been kicking butt in the gym this week but having to take two days out to clean the rental house didn't help (and I'm going to have to do more this week). I"m trying to juggle everything and keep moving. I think I am going to do six days of weights along with my cardio and take Mondays off from the weights so I can do some kick butt cardio and then maybe a few extra minutes in the sauna before my weigh in.
I'm a bit more nervous about my weigh in this week. My monthly visitor decided it was time to show up so that doesn't help. I"ve watched my salts and I"m drinking water. I haven't really had the munchies or craving a ton of sweets. I did eat a snickers bar the other day but it fit within my points and I think I still had quite a few left over. :) I had ate really well that day so that I could have that little snack and I did up my cardio that day also.
I have increased my cardio to 45 minutes every day. I do about 15 minutes warm up then about 25-35 minutes of weight training and another 30 minutes of cardio. I've been burning about 400 calories everytime I work out. I"m on my way to a better me!!!!