Back in this post, I shared 7 goals for the new year; and #3 was to get my weight down to 139 pounds.
I'm not there yet.
I'm not even close.
This post from the middle of December gives more details about my weight-loss journey, and on that day I weighed 154.8 pounds (down from the 172.4 that I weighed on May 20 when I started getting serious about losing the pregnancy weight I'd gained with Moriah). So what's been going on since then?
On January 1, I was 153.6; however, for the rest of January, my weight was actually higher--bouncing around in the 154 - 155 range. I felt a little discouraged about it, knowing that I wasn't showing great self-control in what I was eating (but continuing to eat too much anyway) and also realizing that spending most of my time indoors in the cold of winter was not helping in the exercise department. In the warmer months, at least I can go out and jump on the trampoline from time to time to help burn some calories, but January isn't usually conducive to that (although we did have a little warm spell in the middle of the month, and the boys took advantage of that time to jump on it). :)
January did have one bright spot, exercise-wise, in it however: this. :)
I had mentioned to Jeff that it might be nice to have a treadmill, so could he please keep his eyes out for one on Craigslist? :) All the treadmills that I had seen online had been surprisingly (to me) expensive, but I know that Jeff is a better online-searcher than I am, and I had a feeling that he would unearth something better than what I could find. :) He did.
It's called a Cardio-Glide, and I think Jeff ended up paying around $25 or so for it--a price I was quite happy with. It does more than a treadmill does, especially in the areas of shoulders, arms, etc.; and the way it combines strength training with a cardiovascular workout is great (especially for someone like me who is completely lazy when it comes to fitness). :) I like it a lot.
So do the boys. :)
I'm striving to become more consistent with exercising on it every single day, but I'm not perfect in this. Regardless, my weight this morning was down to 152.4; and I'm sure the exercise is helping. Although of course I'd love to be making faster progress toward my goal, I'm just grateful to be doing something to move in the right direction!
When Jeff first found it on Craigslist and sent me an email about it, he included this video. Sometimes when I'm exercising on it, I imagine myself in this situation. :)
It's great motivation, to be sure!! :)