Oh, week 7. This week I have not lost any more weight but lost another .75 inches for a total of 11.25 inches! I am now completely confident that this is the rest of my life. I am still amazed at the things I am finding to cook. I am now looking into what I can do to keep working out at home. My husband and I have determined that I will purchase some Kettle bells to continue my workouts at home. The trainers are awesome because they are more than willing to share their knowledge, however I am going to miss seeing them 2 times each week. I have decided that I will miss them and will be doing 1 workout a week with them, because they always push me just a little more than I would myself. I have learned that having a schedule is important. My schedule over the last 7 weeks has been-Monday: Workout, adjustment, and massage. Wednesday: workout and adjustment. Friday: Nutrition. I have realized that this schedule is great because I will be able to still workout (strength training) on Monday and Wednesday because the girls will be involved in things after school and on the off days I will be able to continue my cardio in my basement and down the street! I am so excited that I have found a plan that works for me.
This past weekend I went on a walk with my husband, a good friend of ours and our girls. We also stopped at a park and I was participating. I can’t tell you the last time I just hopped up and started really playing with the girls, my husband and our friend. I had energy. I finally felt like I was part of the group and my husband was so happy to see me actually be involved! My life is changing and I love every minute of it. Even in the middle of a workout when I don’t want to go anymore I think about how far I have come! I now workout exclusively with 12 kilo kettle bells. I feel like I am participating in life, not just stumbling through it! I am still smoke free and I have enjoyed seeing the differences that this is having on my health also.
My Quote for week seven is: Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races, one after another (Walter Elliott)
Filed under: 8WW on November 7th, 2013