ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. ~ 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.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson