Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Me?

The New Year brought with it a determination to get my life back on track. We joined the local YMCA and I am hoping to get my weight under some control. They have a 12 week to a new you type of program that I signed up for. Basically, it is a way to get yourself used to working out on a regular basis. The first thing we did was weigh me, measure me and look at my BMI. Talk about depressing.

I am at my heaviest weight ever.... including my weights through three pregnancies. *sigh* It's no wonder I have high blood pressure! So. I weigh 228 pounds at 5 foot 5 inches. I am obese. The little machine that the Y uses told me that I am carrying 39 lbs of excess body fat and that my ideal weight is between 166 and 189 lbs. Which I can deal with, cause every other scale I have looked at shows me needing to get down to like 130 lbs.

Anyway. I started working out and have done 3 days so far (since Tuesday). Although 30 minutes on a treadmill is not much of a workout. But, my legs are sure feeling it. I am going to try to ease into this and not push myself too hard. I want to keep it up, not burn out. Ideally, I will lose a pound or two a week once I really get into this. But for now, if I can get off that treadmill and not be winded or have burning thighs I will be happy.

I am planning to update my progress here weekly. I hope that means I will HAVE something to report. Wish me luck.


Sydnii said...

Good luck! And remember: getting healthy is a lifestyle choice. You can't just change one thing (more exercise) and expect it to work out. More water, plenty of sleep, well-balanced meals are also super important! When I was losing weight, I always focused more on "feeling good" rather than "feeling thin." Because a healthy heavier weight is always a better feeling than an unhealthy lighter weight.

Laura~peach~ said...

you go girl wish you were close enough to go with... cause i am so bad at lacking motivation.

Zabrina said...

I found you on the weekend Blog Hop at Closer To Lucy! I followed you, was wondering if you could follow me back?

Z's Space

Birgit said...

Sending your good wishes and lots of positive energy to ease your way to the new you. :)

Tracy, last year you won the book Disneystrology at Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween. Could you do me a favor and look up my birthday (July 21)? I am a big Disney fan, and it would be so cool to know more about my birthday character according to Disney. Hah! Any chance for a scan of July 21? I would be happy!

Greetings from Germany,

Sheri said...

You can do it! :)

DFly said...

You can go do it! I've been working out for about 6 mos now and the battle is ongoing but the results make it so worthwhile. Just give yourself a little room and be gentle, it's an effort that is going to take time and commitment and some days will feel impossible!! You can do it!!