As of yesterday, my weight is down from 155.4 to 154.2! 1 more pound and I am halfway to my goal of 36 pounds lost!!! I didn't make it to the gym on Sunday or Monday but I am going today and hopefully I won't miss anymore days this week. Saturday when I went I did a 2 1/2 mile walk on the track and even ran for one lap. I realize 1/8 of a mile isn't much but it is a start for me. I actually felt like I could have gone longer but my pants have gotten so loose that I thought they were going to fall down! I felt a little awkward running while holding on to the waistband of my pants! My plan is to just keep running a little farther every day. It wasn't as awful as I thought it would be so who knows how far I can push myself?!? I am going to sign up for the dirty girl run in June and I hope I don't embarrass myself too much!
The biggest change for me has been my eating habits. In the past I have tried just about every fad and diet there was but I am finally changing the way I think about food. It really started to sink in a few weeks ago how awful I had been treating my body. I am taking part in a small group that is following Jen Hatmakers's book "7:staging your own mutiny against excess." The first week was the chapter about food and It was such an eye opener. For so long I used the excuse that I couldn't afford to eat healthy but after going through my pantry I realized that I was spending so much on junk food and things that I wasn't even eating. If I honestly just bought what I needed I could easily afford to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables I should be eating. God put on this earth exactly what we need but we have become so used to artificial and processed food that we have forgotten what we really need. It is amazing how much better I feel already not having all that junk in my system. Surprisingly I have even stopped craving so much of it. I just hope that I can stick with it!
Speaking of working out, I better get off this computer and get my butt to the gym!
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you....So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
1. Mommahunt said...
I think this is a great way to think that if I buy what I really need to be healthy and not the junk I wouldn't have so much waste. I am going to have to start thinking more like this