Weight Loss Support - You mean... I actually have to sweat?




KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 02:47 PM
I know, I know... I'm a newb. I'm suppose to be jumping into threads already made and not starting my own. Those are the unwritten rules of internetness. But!

I already feel at home here and I just HAD to share with everyone my epiphany this morning.

Ready?

I actually have to like... exercise.

Amazing, right? Wait wait! Don't leave me yet! Let me explain! :cb:

I have talked about needing to lose weight for years really. I was suppose to lose weight for my best friend's wedding last year, for the summer this year.. the summer before 3 summers ago... I have been saying it and saying it.

Well I finally slapped my own self across the face and told myself, "Katie. It isn't going to happen by just talking about it!"

So I said, "Self, you're right." And made myself a blog where I could hold myself accountable. I gave the blog link to all my friends and family so they would ask me about it, ask me how I was doing... make me feel like they were discussing me when I wasn't around. Basically, to make myself do well because I would be embarrassed if I didn't.

Now don't get me wrong, I have complete faith that I am actually dedicated and motivated this time. I am meeting with a personal trainer in the morning and will have 3 sessions with them a week until April!

I've been feeling so great and proud of myself for making this commitment so publicly and openly. I was all peppy as I went to the gym today...

45 seconds later as I huffed and puffed on the treadmill, I got a sense that this will not be the glorious, easy, heavenly-light cast down upon me journey that I had pictured in my head. :headache:

It wont be pretty, but this blubber will be back up on that treadmill in the morning! :woops:


jendiet
07-22-2009, 02:55 PM
lol..yes sweating is a good sign you are doing something.

I have seen lots of newb's starting threads..go right ahead.

you have to want it for you--not in order to do something for someone else.

bitetoobreakkskin
07-22-2009, 02:56 PM
welcome to 3fc :) sounds like youre making all the right choices-keep it moving and i know i'll be reading abt your success soon! :) have a great day :)


beerab
07-22-2009, 02:56 PM
It gets somewhat easier with time though- my first day on the treadmill I did five minutes and thought I was dying lol.

Now I can "comfortably" exercise an hour at a time :D

KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 03:01 PM
It gets somewhat easier with time though- my first day on the treadmill I did five minutes and thought I was dying lol.

Now I can "comfortably" exercise an hour at a time :D

I just kept repeating to myself that it was going to get easier. That and I was imagining that if my fat jiggled enough, it would just jiggle right off of my body! :goodvibes

ennay
07-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Woooohooo!!!! Go Katie!

KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Woooohooo!!!! Go Katie!

:carrot:

Funny, I wrote that on my blog to myself this morning!

Shannon1983
07-22-2009, 03:27 PM
Welcome!! I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey. You seem totally commited and i honestly do wish you all the best!!

Fat Pants
07-22-2009, 04:07 PM
I've been feeling so great and proud of myself for making this commitment so publicly and openly. I was all peppy as I went to the gym today...

45 seconds later as I huffed and puffed on the treadmill, I got a sense that this will not be the glorious, easy, heavenly-light cast down upon me journey that I had pictured in my head. :headache:


LOL, I'm laughing because I had the exact same epiphany/experience when I hired a personal trainer and got serious. I actually CRIED my first day of PT because it was so difficult and I'm like... what was I thinking?! That this would be easy?? Good grief I was 200+ lbs and I thought it wouldn't take *that much effort* to become a runner. Boy was I wrong!

Yeah, it does take sweat and there are days that I don't want to. But I've never finished a run and thought "gee, I wish I hadn't just wasted 40 minutes of my life by running!" It's always a good, accomplished feeling being sweaty. :D

Welcome!!

Onederchic
07-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Hooray for you, Katie! :carrot:

Gela
07-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Katie your blog is a great idea! I will also echo that it does get easier with time. Just don't give up! Your commitment is inspiring!

Cali Doll
07-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Yay, Katie!!! I love how you write as your personality shines through. Keep it up, girl! I can't wait to hear how you progress.

It most definitely gets easier. *HUGS*

mayness
07-22-2009, 04:50 PM
Oh man... even after 5+ years of exercising (with some rather long breaks in there :o) I know how you feel!

But I have to tell you... there's nothing like the feeling of making progress in your fitness. Sure, seeing the number on the scale go down feels nice. Knowing that you stuck to your diet plan for the day or week feels nice. But being able to run a minute longer or just a little faster, or do a full push-up instead of modified, or get through that workout DVD without stopping for the first time -- it seems more REAL because you physically feel it happening, and it makes you feel strong and healthy, and those feelings are of course magnified by the endorphins released in your brain during exercise. :D

Now, I'm not saying the awesome emotional experience will make the exercise feel any easier. :lol: I got into a habit of doing exercise DVDs that I found moderately difficult but nothing too challenging... and my weight loss slowed down dramatically. Working hard really does lead to more progress. Recently I've been doing this Jillian Michaels workout DVD, and at one point we're doing something incredibly hard after just doing something else that's incredibly hard and she says something about feeling like you're floating on air... and I want to punch her in the face. It's some sort of jumping exercise (I don't remember which) which means I feel all my flab flopping around, I'm out of breath and sweating, and here she's talking about floating on air... that b****. (I think she just needed something to blab about to fill the time.) I just remember that whenever I've felt like I'm floating on air, I probably wasn't working hard enough to make any real progress.

KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 04:52 PM
LOL, I'm laughing because I had the exact same epiphany/experience when I hired a personal trainer and got serious. I actually CRIED my first day of PT because it was so difficult and I'm like... what was I thinking?! That this would be easy?? Good grief I was 200+ lbs and I thought it wouldn't take *that much effort* to become a runner. Boy was I wrong!

Yeah, it does take sweat and there are days that I don't want to. But I've never finished a run and thought "gee, I wish I hadn't just wasted 40 minutes of my life by running!" It's always a good, accomplished feeling being sweaty. :D

Welcome!!

My first meeting with my PT is in the morning, and there will be tears. At least she's a woman! Thanks for the welcome :)

Katie your blog is a great idea!

It's just a way to force my ideas of self-greatness onto family and friends. They need to know how awesomesauce I am! Right?! Right.

And Cali Doll.. it takes one to know one. *nods sagely* You must be a nut too.

KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 04:57 PM
(Sorry, double posts are horrible, but it deserves it!)

It's some sort of jumping exercise (I don't remember which) which means I feel all my flab flopping around, I'm out of breath and sweating, and here she's talking about floating on air... that b****.

:bravo:

Miss May, you are a woman after my own heart. Bless Jillian... I love that she is a biz-natch though!

Tomato
07-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Hi Katie,

Your post me smile. :D
Yes, it will take literally BUCKETS of sweat - but don't give up. You will get so much more out of exercise, not only lost pounds. So kudos to you for starting. Hang in there!!!
Oh, and welcome.

KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 05:18 PM
Thanks Tomato :) Tomahtoe. Tomato.

abbynormal91
07-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Ha yeah that is how it seems to be with me whenever I decide that I am going to start working out. I always forget how hard it is at first. I think that exercise is probably one of the hardest parts of trying to lose weight, but one of the most rewarding. Not only will you look good but you will feel great!

KatieBell28
07-22-2009, 05:27 PM
Yeah, but then you are easier to kidnap. :shrug:

mayness
07-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Yeah, but then you are easier to kidnap. :shrug:

Unless your exercise includes martial arts - then you're significantly harder to kidnap. :D

Onederchic
07-22-2009, 06:19 PM
Unless your exercise includes martial arts - then you're significantly harder to kidnap. :D

:rofl: Now that is funny, thanks for the giggle :D

mkmlaw
07-22-2009, 08:26 PM
This post really made me laugh -- I actually used to tell my family I didn't sweat like everyone else. Yeah, right. I just wasn't working that hard! What a difference focus and hard work have made...

KforKitty
07-23-2009, 07:41 AM
I'm just coming to the conclusion that yes, I'll have to sweat. I lost loads of weight without breaking into a sweat and only doing light exercise. In April I took up regular exercise using the Wii Fit but I did worry that I was only 'lightly glowing' even after an hour. So I've bought EA Sports Active and boy does that make me sweat (and ache!). But having reached nearly a standstill with the weightloss, its what I need to do to get the last pounds off - I really hopes it works or the sweating will have been in vein.

Kitty

rosiem
07-23-2009, 08:51 AM
Haha, i once took a bellydance class and the teacher said if the fat on your butt wasn't jiggling, you weren't doing it right- same thing with weightloss- just have to jiggle the flab right off! Way to go!!

KatieBell28
07-23-2009, 11:23 AM
I would love to take a belly dancing class! I wish we had them around here... Even though that would probably be dangerous, my belly would take someone out!

*sigh* Heading to the gym *drags feet* I dun wanna! *groan, but gets up and heads out*

KatieBell28
07-24-2009, 12:45 PM
Oh my gawd. I am so sore. Someone, just kill me now.

EveLHaelf
07-24-2009, 01:58 PM
Welcome Katie! :hug:

So, I take it that since you are extremely sore that you pt session went well? :D Congrats on getting day one finished! :carrot: You won't always feel like you wanna die. :p I am thinking of signing up for some personal trainer sessions as well, but am nervous about the price....

But anyway, Keep up the good work!

CamiToo
07-24-2009, 02:16 PM
It's just a way to force my ideas of self-greatness onto family and friends. They need to know how awesomesauce I am! Right?! Right.

Welcome to 3FC Katie! As for letting everyone know how awesome you are, just tell them. Frequently.:D Every time I lose .2 on the scale or go to the gym I tell my roommate how astoundingly awesome I am and it makes him laugh. He says there's nothing wrong with my ego.:lol:

SunshineCA
07-24-2009, 02:25 PM
Way to go Katie! I like how ya think! ;)

ruby2sday
07-25-2009, 12:24 AM
Hi Katie :welcome2:

Keep us posted on your progress. You're gonna rock it girl !

yoursummerdream
07-27-2009, 03:46 AM
Aw Katie, you seem sweet and funny! Good on you for keeping up with the gym! I just started back with my PT last week and I was aching for days, owww! I have to go back tomorrow as well, wahh!

I just try to think of how good I will feel once it's all over! I usually feel lighter and more energetic and, most importantly NO GUILT because I worked hard!

Keep it up!