Monday, December 6, 2010

The journey begins.....now!

Well today is the first day of my weight loss journey.  I started out this morning figuring our how many calories I needed to eat.  To my surprise it was 1500!  That seems a lot since I used to only get 1200 calories, but I suppose I am a bit larger than I used to be a year ago so I guess I start off with more then gradually take away calories.  So for now I will enjoy the extra calories.

Today wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, but the first day isn’t usually that difficult, it’s the second and third day that really get me. The worst part of my day was weighing in.  I’ve put this day off for a while now because I didn’t want to know how much I actually gained.  Last fall I was around 133 and today I am 175, a 42 lb gain!  I went a bit over board on the food.  I have to say it was fun enjoying all the food, but it’s all caught up with me now.  I’ll just have to stick to my nutrition and workout plan, then eventually I’ll feel better and I’ll have so many clothes to wear, can’t wait!

I was sort of dreading the exercise planned for day one of TurboFire, but once the warm up music started I started to get over that feeling and actually looked forward to the workout.  Day one began with Fire 30 Class which was a 30 minute intense cardio workout with 2-1 minute drills higher intensity, which is tough but fun.  I did have to stop one time to catch my breath, but started it back up again to finish the rest of the workout. I had to follow the girl who modified the workout, but I'm just happy I was able to finish the whole DVD.  The second part of the workout was Stretch 10 Class, a 12 minute class devoted to stretching.  I'm not fond of warm-ups and stretching but it was actually quite relaxing even if there was a fussy baby 5 feet from me not happy that I wasn’t picking him up. 

Overall the first day went pretty good!  The only thing I'm not happy about is posting my measurements and before pictures.  But once I start getting results it’ll get easier and easier.  Now on to day two!

1 comment:

La Cabrona said...

Hi i am currently 157 but i saw 152 cuz it sounds better lol but i would like to get down to 130 0r 140 as well! Good luck i know i went crazy when pregnant as well!

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