Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Weigh In - 06/09

I know I've been fairly quiet on my blog, aside from my weekly weigh in posts... I've just been busy the last few weeks (which seems odd because I'm home 85% of the time).  Thankfully, now that the kids are technically finished with school and out for the summer - things are finally starting to settle down.  I'm still going to continue homeschooling them over the summer though because they're driving me crazy otherwise!

I've had another great week!  Sunday I did an hour and a half Zumba - the class was pretty packed and I was at the very back; it was hard to see what the instructor was doing - since it was a new instructor I wasn't familiar with her "moves."  I wasn't the only one in the back trying to "fake it till you make it."  Still lots of fun and a great workout nonetheless.

Monday I ran 6 miles on the dreadmill.  I don't typically do my long runs on the treadmill because it's fairly boring (even with the iPad) - but I wanted to do a longer run and I knew I wouldn't have enough time to get it in after hubby came home from work.  I still cannot believe that I'm able to run 6 miles!

Tuesday I was supposed to walk on the treadmill because of the longer run the day before - but I really wanted to run.  Yes, I'm weird - I know!  However, I did "intervals" to break it up a little... I ran a total of 2.5 miles and walked 2.5 miles followed by 25 minutes of strength training. 

Wednesday I did Zumba again.  Thursday I did a 4 mile run on the treadmill... I don't know what's gotten into me, I swear!  When I first started running I consistently challenged myself to go farther but I wouldn't exactly say I loved running - I loved the fact my heart rate got up quickly and stayed up - but that was about it.  I'm a very competitive and driven person - however, I'm not out there running against anyone but me, myself, and I.  I do it for the challenge - I do it for my health/fitness - I do it because I just can't stop!

When we visited Morocco a couple years ago - the hubster and I would sneak out every morning after prayer while the kids were asleep (don't worry my in-laws were home with the kids) and go out for coffee and fresh baked pastries.  One morning as we sat in our chairs on the cafe patio we saw a lady out running and my hubby commented, "She must be American because Moroccan women don't run."  I laughed.  I'm sure there are Moroccan women who do - he just likely never noticed... I told him the other day, "Do you remember that lady we saw running in Morocco?"  He said, "Yes, why?"  I said {with a smirk}, "You know that's going to be me one day, whenever we go back to Morocco." 

Here's my weekly progress...

Current weight: 229.6
Last week's weight: 232.8

Difference: -3.2 lbs
Total lost: -46.4 lbs

I'm very grateful things are going so well; it really helps me stay motivated and keep my resolve.  Resolve - that's the perfect word because it means so many different, yet powerful things.  Resolve means determination, solution, analyze, as well as to be transformed.

When you lose weight (especially a lot of weight) people consistently ask, "How did you do it?"  I know they're really hoping to hear something other than, "Diet and exercise."  The truth of the matter is there's no other HEALTHY way to lose weight other than a proper diet and exercise.  However, the next time someone asks me this question I'm going to answer, "HARD WORK and RESOLVE!"

I wouldn't have been as successful as I've been without either!  

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