Monday, March 22, 2010

Things are Happening!!

I have not reported my progress yet. I have made a lot of changes and things are starting to happen:

Journal - I keep a daily journal where I record my progress. I track my blood pressure (AM & PM), water and food intake, exercise and weight. It's fun to see my progress from week to week.

Calories - I started keeping track of my calorie intake ~ January 2010. It's amazing how the calories add up. Writing the calories down has really helped keep me focused on my daily goal.

Exercise - Last year, I started with 1 - 2 days per week, 1/2 hour per day - walking and water aerobics. I have worked up to 5 - 6 days per week, 1 to 2 1/2 hours per day - walking, weight lifting, stability ball class, water aerobics, swimming, biking and stretching. Also I started exercising with a personal trainer, Brooke. She has really helped me stretch my confidence. She has shown me that I am a lot stronger than I think and she pushes me to my limit. It's exciting!!

Mobility - I can walk 3 miles, ride my bike for 15 miles, and swim for 30 minutes without stopping. I can squat and jump. I can reach around and wash my back and can turn at my waist and look behind me. I could not do those things a couple of months ago.

Weight Loss - I have lost 27 pounds so far!!

Clothes - I have gone from size 22-24 (sometimes size 26) to size 18-20!!

I have a lot more energy! I sleep really well!! I have clarity of mind and I am still extremely excited and focused on my journey!!!

People are starting to notice the changes in me!!

What have you achieved on your journey? I hope you are well on your way!!


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