Loosing 11lbs in One Month and still going strong!5:54 PM
I've been trying to loose weight for about five years now and over the course of three years I've kept off about 30 lbs from my highest weight. But, I admit while this seems like a good number... at one point I had lost 50 lbs and over the last year I have put back on twenty pounds. My biggest weakness is I loose motivation quickly. I can usually loose weight when I want to, but keeping the momentum and making a life style change is what really does me in. There are some great things that have come out of all my yo-yo weight loss efforts though, first of all I have found a load of yummy healthy recipes I would eat even if I wasn't dieting and my kids love the meals as well, secondly: somehow it gets easier and easier to start up working out and eating right each time I have to restart loosing weight, and thirdly: I've learned a lot about nutrition and my eating habits and weaknesses. So what's so different this time around? Well its actually my workout...
I usually just get on my stationary bike for 30 min a night while watching my favorite TV show and thought I was doing a great job. It wasn't until I found Physical Fix that my mindset towards working out changed. Physical Fix is an online custom workout website where I get to pick the intensity of the work out based on my needs and the equipment that I already have at home. Plus, this great trainer keeps an eye out on my progress, questions, concerns and keeps a steady flow of communication and helpful tips to keep me going. You can imagine the surprise and motivation I felt when after leaving a comment about my first workout I got a reply from the trainer within half a day. It has made all the difference having a trainer to interact with and motivate me when Im down, sore or un-motivated. And getting to work out in the comfort of my own home at the same time. Working out in public is just to much for me and with Josh Zitomer's program I get the individual attention that I need with the privacy that I want. I also like that it tells you how many calories your about to burn in the upcoming workout. Plus the only time I have to workout is after my kids go to bed and I just don't have the resources to get a babysitter so I can go to a gym. I couldn't of found a more perfect program for myself.
Josh Zitomer (president of physical fix) gave me an extended trial so that I could fully take advantage of their online program and I have to say now that its over I have a hard time going back to my routine stationary bike. I miss Physical Fixes workouts. I got so much out of each session (an average of just 30 minutes). At the end of the six weeks I was able to do twenty pushups, lunges, and I did the plank for the full amount of time. This coming from someone who could not even do one lunge or push up on day one, let alone get my butt off the ground to do the plank. I am definitely getting back on his workout program if its the last thing I do.
My weight loss journey is by far over but I feel like I've gotten off to a good start. So keep an eye out for my next weight loss post coming up in a month and check in to see how I'm doing. My goal is to loose 30 more lbs by July 18th and keep it off for good. I have a new love of feeling strong and powerful, I have so much living to do and I need a strong lean body to do it in.