Let’s Get Real: {My dirty laundry}

Feb 21st, 2012

If you are new to these “Let’s Get Real” talks, you might want to check out part 1 {My weight lost journey} and part 2 {I thought I was going to die} to bring you up to speed. In a nutshell, I was crazy and announced my dirty laundry here in the public eye and almost had a nervous breakdown about it. Ha ha. Ok, not really. But, I am getting personal on you here at All Things Thrifty and I don’t do that very often due to my complete and utter lack of personal confidence in my body. So, after bearing my soul in part 1 and getting an overwhelming rush of support from YOU, I cannot deny the fact that it was the right choice to share.

I have been working out 6 days a week for almost three weeks now. When I say “work out” that phrase seems to be way too nice for what Terica the Scarica {our group trainer} has in store for us each day. Ha ha. I’m telling ya, I’ve never worked out so hard in my life. On Saturday we did 24 minutes of interval training that included “burpies” and “screamers” and those words seem to better describe what it was like. I also lifted weights and tried to do a pull up {emphasis on TRIED}. Yesterday I crawled around the track on my hands and feet in push up position and crab walked backwards. What the!?!

I’ll be honest, last week wasn’t great. I stood on the scale and the number went up. I cried. I’ve actually cried several times during this process. My brother {my personal life coach} says I should stop obsessing about that “number” because it’s not about that. So, I’ve tried not to. I know that I am doing this the “right way”.

I went to the Gateway to Wellness and they ran a RMR test that tells me where my “calorie weight loss zone” is, and you were all right. I wasn’t eating enough. I was actually in the “dangerous zone.”

The work outs are getting easier in some ways. I was able to keep pedaling for an entire spin class the other day. YAY! But, this morning I didn’t want to get up. It was a tired day, and I dragged myself out of bed. I’m always glad I went to the gym afterwards though. My ankle is having a hard time {because I had a compound fracture in a car accident ten years ago}. But, I know it will feel better when I weigh less. Plus I have this darn hernia that I got from a terrible cough during my pregnancy with Creed that is ridiculous. I should have gotten it fixed, but money sucks. I have to modify a lot of the exercises because of those two things, but I’m doing ok. I’m telling ya, I could use a NUMBER of things as my excuse to NOT do this. But, I am doing it. In fact, it is REALLY fun. My teammates are freakin’ awesome. I love working out with people that I just. plain. love. It makes it easier {fo sho}.

So, I have some dirty laundry that follows me around. PLUS I have a lot more dirty laundry {literally} because I sweat my ACE off every morning. Yesterday my clean laundry pile was as tall as me {don’t judge}. WOAH. HA HA!! So, this post has a double meaning. BAHAHAH.

I just wanted to give you all a little update and MAINLY tell you THANK YOU for all the support, the e-mails, the comments, the facebook messages…EVERYTHING. I’m quite proud of myself for doing this, I’m not going to lie. I have to just keep trudging along and remember that slowly and surely this is going to work. My pants that I haven’t done up since before Thanksgiving are not staying up anymore without a belt. YAHOOOOO!

Love you all and thanks again for the supportive messages. You ROCK.

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