Well, I went to the gym today!  I say this without any enthusiasm…it really felt like a chore and I didn’t want to go.  I am having a down day and I dragged myself off a video game to go.  I know I will reap the benefits for going, but I want to “want” to go.  I know I need to change my attitude about the gym or I am going to get back in the same habits that got me to 196 pounds.

I need to find something I enjoy doing and yes I play softball, but it’s not exercise with 12 other people on the team.  Oh well, I am going again tomorrow…maybe!

Spurt- the sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth. 

I was reading over my last posts and believe when I was working out a lot was one of my gym spurts.  I have been extremely slack since I got back from the beach.  I don’t know where that motivation is from the last couple of months.

Currently, I am still 180 which is still a long way from 196!  So, this week I need to make a move to the gym for long periods of time and not “short bursts”.  I think I get so stressed at work that I get off and just chill to the point of laziness.  I am really trying to get out of that routine and I know the gym would help with the stress.  It would also help if I would stop letting work stress me out.

So, this week I am getting back on track! I am going to the beach again this weekend for a softball tournament…so it’s not really a vacation.  I will be getting some exercise over the weekend.  Well, I will be back to report afterwork tomorrow.

Okay, so I haven’t been here in awhile. I have been pretty busy lately playing softball and not working out! I have been really slack over the past couple of weeks and I can tell! I am still maintaining my weight of 180, but I am never going to get past that if I don’t start back soon.

It’s so frustrating…once I hit that wall and the weight is not dropping off as easily I am not as motivated to workout. I am trying to get back into it though! I am never going to meet my goals at this rate. I did wear a swimsuit at the beach and I definitely could tell a difference in the pics that I didn’t want to take! The two skinniest girls on my softball team wanted to take a picture with me…I told them I would if they sit. One girl came out in a model pose in the pic! Lol…it’s all good though! I am going to work on it…especially since softball is winding down.

I know it’s been awhile since I posted, but I had my first paid day off since Christmas so I just relaxed! Well, I was at the softball field for 12 hours then relaxed for two days! I managed to not gain any weight during the break, so pat on the back. I weighed in this morning and I was 182…probably won’t hit my goal of 175 by next Friday when I go to the beach, but I am okay with my progress.

I was back in the gym afterwork and I know they say workout with a buddy, but I disagree! My coworker wanted to go to class with me…my first warning sign should of been when she didn’t want to walk to my desk to get the aerobics schedule (5 feet she had to walk). The class is Fit and Firm from 5:30-6:30pm…we get into the class and she says (loudly) “I am about to go”! I glance at the clock and it’s 5:45pm…I talked her into staying longer and at 6pm she is ready to go again! I talked her into staying again…at 6:15pm she is ready to go again…I said “bye”! You can only talk people into doing something they don’t want to do so many times and then leave it alone. It’s cool if your workout partner is motivated too, but I am not a babysitter. Anyway, I stayed and got a good workout!

Also, two people noticed I have one chin instead of two…very proud of that! Lol

I must of accidentally went into an advanced class of Step because everyone looked like the instructor except for me! She was doing the mambo and around the worlds! I understood basic right, V-step, and hamstring curls after that I was lost! So that didn’t go the way I planned, but I have a softball game tonight so I will get some cardio then! Also, I don’t remember my step being so big! I was dying in the warm up…I looked at the clock thinking it had been 15min, but damnit it had only been 5min!

My feet hurt too…I need to get some inserts or something! Maybe I need to just get all this weight off my feet..I am sure that would help too! Lol

I don’t know how I lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks but it sure did seem easy then! Now the weight doesn’t seem to be coming off as easily. It’s getting a little frustrating, but there is no turning back now. I was showing my moms a pic an old pic of me at new years and she said she could tell in my pics that I gained weight. She was just being nice…what she wanted to say was “you have a double chin in that picture”!

It’s all good because I am aware of every new roll, cellulite, and double chins! I also notice when something is tightening up too! I have been doing a lot of strength training, so I am going to work on going to a class that’s not Zumba, but cardio based. That’s my goal for tomorrow…no more crazy detours to extreme dancing! I am just going to take Step!

Oh and my current weight is 183!