Post # 1
A while back I posted about how my doc told me I was officially overweight (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/its-official-im-overweight) and I was really bummed about it at the time. When I posted about it, I was so overwhelmed in the best way possible with all of your replies and words of encouragement. It really made a gal feel like she wasn’t alone!
I’ve been working out like a fiend and have improved on my eating habits since then, and I’ve decided that I don’t want to post any more updates in the old one because it had a negative vibe attached to it.
So here’s a new post for all of us to share our weight loss updates, to continue encouraging one another, and celebrate our efforts!
My latest update – I was at a bar with some friends watching the Canada VS US game (YAAAAAAAAAAY CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I didn’t have ONE beer! That’s a biggee, especially for a beer guzzlin’ Canadian chick like myself. I drank me some soda water with lime all night long, and you know what? I felt great! I was having just as much fun as everyone else and consuming (and paying) less!
Post # 3
that’s awesome! congrats!
i started working out in january and two months later, i’m STILL working out. lol. that’s a first since i tend to lose interest in video based workouts [i’m working with p90x] and even added jogging to the program, which is shocking because i hate running. haha. but i’m feeling a lot better, even when i pig out on junk food. score one for us!
Post # 4
@tea I too have recently started spending more time on the treadmill. I used to be an elliptical girl and would always say I was not meant to run but now I like the challenge of getting through 5 songs or 6 songs on the ipod at a steady jog of 6.0 and a small incline and doing this for 35-40 minutes with small breather breaks throughout.
Old school Madonna kept me going-I must have looked pretty silly mouthing the words to Like a Viirrrgin. What keeps you going?
Good job ladies. Let’s keep at it.
Post # 5
Good luck! Just so you know, there is another post called Workout Buddies where we post about our weight loss goals and progress. Rosie has been posting them for a few months now and I’ve taken over for a bit.
Post # 6
@tebemrsg, i haven’t been running with my ipod just yet. i wanted to get more used to how my body felt when i ran plus, since i’m jogging outside, i wanted to be more aware of what’s around me instead of being lost in the music. i miss my ipod. haha. but i’m following a program for beginning jogging that’s helped A TON in keeping me motivated to jog. it breaks everything down into manageable sections. this week i jog for 90 seconds then walk for 2 minutes. SOOOO much easier and confidence building than just going out and jogging for however long. that was no fun. haha. now i have tons of smaller victories in each jogging session!
Post # 7
This time of year in NYC the untrained stick to the gyms and treadmills! I wish I could be outside but I have a hard enough time just walking on icy sidewalks let alone running and trying to stay warm.
Post # 8
Congrats! I know what it’s like to be overweight- I gained a TON of weight during my freshman year of college and after I got on birth control for a little while. I’m doing exercise videos for my cardio and toning, and I hope to move up to P90X (which honestly looks a little terrifying) in May.
Good luck- it’ll be tough, but keep your mind on your fitness goals!
Post # 9
Here’s an update!
I recently returned from a girls’ weekend in Miami. I fit comfortably into a pair of shorts that were too tight on me last summer. Huzzuh!!!
I also met up with a friend last week who I hadn’t seen in a month and she noticed a difference. Niiiice!
On average, I’m working out every other day per month – wow! I never thought in a million years I’d be able to do that!
And this Saturday, I’m preparing myself for my first CN tower climb. 1776 steps to the top!