Thursday, July 13, 2006

I've heard it said ...


       

It seems I take a lot of photos of food, it plays an important part at family gatherings.

      I really wouldn't mind knowing what being thin feels like again, who would? I just seem to have trouble finding the motivation to make the diet and exercise changes necessary to achieve the results.

     

     There was a time when I knew exactly what feeling thin felt like. (OK, so it's been a while) point is ... I was not always over weight and although I don't expect to look like I did in these photos again, I'm posting them as a reminder to myself of what being thin looked like.

     I'm sure that if I were to really put my mind to it and was willing to put in a whole lot of hard work, I could certainly find out what feeling thinner than I am now feels like, don't ya think?

     

     On the 4th of July I walked back through the doors of LA Fitness and started putting the unused gym membership I'm paying for, back to work for me.

     At this point, I'm doing well to make it through the first 2 miles on the elliptical equipment, but already it's getting easier and quicker. Just getting the old blood pumping and more oxygen to the brain feels good and I'm grateful for every 2 miles I ordinarily would not have traveled.

     Next week I'll be adding a weight/resistance routine and will begin working my way up to 5 miles instead of 2. I'm searching for the inspiration to make a real commitment, butfor now ... just showing up will have to do.

     No workout partner at the moment, but am looking for one. With my wacky new schedule, that may not be as easy as it's been in the past. I'll keep you posted.

     Not sure that looking at these thin photos will help motivate me but ... it's got to be more inspirational than looking at a bunch of heavy photos.   

                      

      These last 2 photos are before and after shots, my way! After all ... this is my journal and I don't have to post anything more unflattering than this right now if I don't want to, and I don't.

     BTW ... I am so not as sad as that very last photo makes it seem ; )

                                                     

8 comments:

luvmort said...

I am SO proud of you!

You go, girl!

ally123130585918 said...

Coy good luck with your exercises and diet ~ but I must say I think the todays photo is lovely ~ Ally

suzypwr said...

Whether you lose weight or not, you are doing your heart and brain a lot of good to keep the blood flowing well and toning your muscles to make your body more efficient. I am sure it makes you feel better inside :)

I wish I were moving there instead of where I am going - I would love to be your workout partner! I need a new one too :). I usually go by time on the elliptical - 45 -60 minutes works well for me. I also switch from going forward to backwards about every 10 minutes. It works slightly different muscles, so it is sort of like a mini-break each time you switch, but just as much work for your heart.

xoxo

onestrangecat said...

oh i just to be thin just like those photos!!!
i just don't have the motivation to go to a gym.  i have good intentions but the follow thru is hard.

Kathy

lifes2odd said...

Walking through the door at the gym and starting that first workout was the hardest part. It all gets easier from there! Keep up the good work!
Martha :-)

deabvt said...

Aww, into the gym...that`s great!
Hugs,
V

cneinhorn said...

I am so proud of you too Coy!  You can do it too!  little things, little changes, this way you're not feeling deprived or a slave to the gym...I think that's why I burned out originally before I gained the weight...overkill on the exercise....it's finding that happy medium in our lives...with our eating, our activity, our weight, all of it.  Keep the positive thoughts, the thin thoughts...you'll get there!  Wish we lived closer, am looking for a workout partner too  :-)

sunflowerkat321 said...

Oooops....I remember you asked me about aqua.  I'm SORRY I haven't gotten back to you!

You should be really proud of yourself for taking these first steps.  I have been VERY slack since my sister died and it's showing.  finding the motivation to start is a big part of the battle.  Good for YOU!