Friday, January 13, 2012

Weighing In

I'm not sure what the official stats are on how many people quit on their New Year Resolutions before January is over, but I am proud to say that both Evan and I are still on the Weight Watchers Wagon!

How's it going?

After my first weigh-in on January 7th, I had lost 8.8 pounds.  I have to admit I was pretty stoked to lose that nice chunk of weight, right out of the gate, without adding any exercise to my routine.  I had several people warn me that the first week can give you a false sense of accomplishment.  Much of the weight lost is water weight and your body is responding to a sudden change in nutrition/activity. 

Fine.  Whatever.  I lost 8.8 pounds!  Quite frankly, I really didn't care why or how it happened.  I just celebrated my victory with gusto.

After my first weigh-in, I started adding exercise into my life.  The last time I exercised on purpose was before I was pregnant with Isaiah and I had a membership to Curves for a couple months.  As soon as I got pregnant, I quit pretty much immediately.  It's like I was looking for an excuse to stop sweating intentionally.  Up to this point, I made jokes about how the only thing that would get me to run would be if something with fangs were chasing me, and even then I would probably end up with bite marks in my butt because there is absolutely no way I'd be able to outrun the vampire/werewolf/rabid dog or whatever it is that was out for my blood. 

Yup.  Running is not my friend. 

Anywho, I started using the EA Active game for the Wii as my method of exercise.  Even set on Easy, that thing had kicked my butt after only 2 workouts.  I was hobbling around like an old woman and whining like a toddler due to my sore muscles. 

Now I'm actually throwing around the idea of buying a used treadmill or even getting really crazy and attempting to run a 5K at the end of the summer. 

Do I still hate running?  Yes, I do. 
Do I still despise exercising?  You betcha.
Do I still drag my butt down the steps muttering curses under my breath when I have to workout?  Uh huh.
Do I still feel like 20 minutes on that thing must be equivalent to a Last Chance Workout on The Biggest Loser?  Ok....maybe not.  But it does get me really tuckered out.

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

I guess the summary of my first 13 days on my weight loss journey is one of being hopeful.  After a good start of losing weight, I am proud of myself for sticking to my points and for actually following through on exercising. 

More than anything else, I am incredibly proud of my man.  In his first week on Weight Watchers for Men, he dropped 12 pounds!!!  Absolutely amazing, dude.  I couldn't be more thrilled for you, honey!

We CAN do this.  Together.

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