Sunday, June 2, 2013
Too tired to workout
Lately I have been trying to balance my life. I haven't been working out for 14 years now and I decided to change that. I have pounds to loose that dieting does not cut anymore. After 4 babies, I have lost a total of 150 pounds. I am very proud of this and no, this doesn't come easy to me. It is hard. The hardest thing I had to deal with. I do not like myself overweight and my body doesn't look the same anymore and only exercise at this point could bring it back.
Few months ago I find a sport that I really love. I think we should all find something we love to do and it helps. For me it's boxing. It is super hard and I hate it. I only love the punching the heck of my bag part. I hate the warming up and abdomen work. I try to convince myself all day not to go: Too tired, ornery, not in the mood, stressed, kids need me, homework, dinner, didn't eat enough, didn't drink enough. The list goes on and on but I go. I have a schedule and I go. I always tell myself that I don't have to work out hard, that I just need to get there. I always end up kicking my butt and work hard.
I bought one of those calorie counting watch and I want each time those numbers up. It's a great motivation.
I will not show you a before and after picture but here is my progress:
No more arm flab
Definition in shoulders
Definition in arms
definition in legs
As I was pondering about my weight loss journey, one thing is surely motivating me. I want to be healthy and not rely on medication for diabetes (Since I had gestational diabetes my last pregnancy, I am at risk) or cholesterol in few years. My Mother is on Disability right now and all her health problems are due to her weight. So I have been warned that it could happen to me.
My doctor told me to exercise 2 1/2 hours a week. I think it is a lot but it is recommended for everybody!
I will address the food part of my journey later...
Do you work out?
What do you do?