Winston Churchill

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weight Loss - The Ongoing Battle!

My weight has yo-yo'd up and down since having Winston.  It's been an ongoing source of frustration for me.  The facts are that I'm older so it's harder to lose weight than it was 10 years ago and my free time has been next to non-existent since Winston was born.  I made progress last year when I did the HCG diet but since I didn't have time to work out regularly, I put back on most of the weight I had lost within 9 months.  Winston has reached a point where he can start helping and doing things for himself and I finally have time to exercise on a regular basis.  In January I again began the task of losing those dreaded excess pounds and getting back in shape (New Years resolution of course).  Anyway, through a lot of hard work, diet and exercise, I've been able to drop just over 20 pounds!  I can't even begin to tell you how much better I feel.  Today at the gym (I have a membership at a small gym by our home), I had an experience that drove home to me how far I've really come.  While I was lifting weights, the gym manager/owner came up to me and asked if I would be willing to be in a commercial they were filming for their website.  I was hesitant to do it but agreed when he said they were filming several people.  I thought he meant they would be filming everyone who was there working out but when it came time to film, it was just me they were filming.  He explained that they were compiling clips of some of their members to show case the gym on their website.  They had me do several different weight lifting activities and even though I was kind of embarrassed, it was great to receive recognition that I'm finally looking fit again.   Of course, I still have some problem areas that need work, but I'm in a good place in my life right now.  I've waited four years to be able to get back in shape and it feels great to finally be headed in the right direction - not to mention how great it is to finally be able to fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes again.

1 comment:

Lauri's Photography said...

As your sister, I know exactly what your battle is like. I'm so proud of you! I know how hard it is and I can't wait to see the change in you when we come up.
Me, I'm on the bad side of the weight gain and thanks to a move and a newborn, I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I keep reminding myself that in a few years I'll have more time to devote to exercising like I use to. Time and a season. I'm just hoping that all you in Utah won't notice I'm a bit more chunky than I use to be.
Never give up. Right?