Burgundy: You can get this off! You've done it before and sounds like you have already started getting on the right track again. I sold my elliptical over the summer, never used it and it wasn't that great for me - it was really hard on my knees.
My gym is moving to a new location so they are closed for a week...well, it was supposed to be a week, but there was something wrong with the flooring, so I am without a gym for 2 weeks now. Dustin (new trainer) told me not to work out during that time, I'm having issues with my feet (Plantar fasciitis). So, I've been resting, but really watching what I eat. Going to lift weights here and there just to get some workout in, but my foot is killing me. May have to get different shoes. I have been in the zone lately and it feels good to be focusing on myself for a change.
January will be a rough one for me though. 2 weeks without the gym, super busy time at work and I am know studying for a certification that will take 2 years to complete and is super tough all at the same time. Juggling that and my workouts and home life is going to be hard. I'm thinking (if I can switch my body clock) that I will then go to the 5 a.m. workout (less ways to find excuses not to go at night) and I can get it out of the way. Then I will have evenings with the family and can study when they go to bed. It's going to be a rough time, but I have to find a way.
So, my 1/2 weigh in - total of 16 lbs and 11 inches gone in the month of December. Dustin was impressed and said that from the moment he saw me, he knew I'd be super motivated. Just hoping this lasts.