Monday, August 9, 2010

Days 13 & 14

I'm starting to see a pattern here...updating this blog every 2-3 days...need to work on that. It's just that the weather has been so great and warm - I LOVE hot summers - and the last thing I want to do is sit down at my computer...

On both day 13 & 14 I spent an hour at the swimming pool. I've figured out a way to tread water and give my abs a huge workout, while at the same time keeping an eye on my fish of a daughter. I love the pool! In fact, we're getting ready to head there now. I like to go late in the afternoon because it's not so crowded and I don't have to worry about a ton of other kids pummeling me or my daughter. Is that selfish of me, or what! But who cares, it's working for me. I stepped on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh-in and voila! I lost another 2 pounds last week!! Officially at 221 now.

Along with going to the pool the last few days, I've been doing some pilates each night - and leg lifts and stretching. I don't know if it's the combination of all of those, but my back is really feeling better. And after months of pain - this feels good! I'm hoping that my chiropractor visits will become fewer and fewer!

I know I say this a lot, but this 30 challenge is great! I can't believe I didn't do this before now. The weight loss is just confirmation to me that I'm making the right choices. I'm changing the way I eat - a LOT less. Sure, there are days that I'm ravenous and feel like I could eat everything in sight, but even on those days I'm finding that my self-control is getting stronger! I think it's just that my whole mindset is changing - and it's great! I never would've imagined that this challenge would have this kind of effect on me. It pays off to stick with something for more than a day...

2 comments:

Michelle said...

You are doing a great job on your 30 day challenge! I was wondering what pilates workout you use. I have been walking but am looking at finding something to add to my walking!
Thanks!

Annika said...

Good job Faith! If you're ever in my area, come over we'll swim laps together :)