So, a couple of weeks back I blogged about reaching my highest weight ever (except for when I was gestating). Well, I was wrong – that wasn’t my highest weight ever. I jumped on the scale on Monday knowing that my exercising and eating right was surely going to be reflected by the numbers on the scale. 183. Do what? I have gained 3 pounds. Sigh.
Anyhoo, I already know that I’ve got to stay encouraged, continue to get my exercise on, make wise food choices and eventually – eventually – the weight will fall off. If it could fall off oh say before I go home for Christmas that’d be phenomenal!
In addition to my cardio work at the gym – which is now almost $30 a month cheaper thanks to a hospital-employee discount whoo hoo – I am back on the 100 pushup challenge. I started Monday and my shoulders are definitely feeling the burn. Next week I am adding the 200 squat challenge to my regimen so that my quads and glutes can get in on the action.
So although I’m not where I want to be weight wise, there is joy in knowing that I’m working toward my goal. Joy in the fact that I’m saving $360 a year in gym membership fees. And joy in knowing that when I look good I feel good.
In case anyone is interested in challenging themselves, the pushups and squats challenges – along with others – can be found here: http://hundredpushups.com/