Daily Diary: I Finally Lost Some Weight

Last week, I joined a gym. It hasn’t been easy. I am completely out of shape – to the point that I pretty much almost pass out during every single class I take. My body convulses for the entire hour. In other words  – this ain’t pretty. But I don’t care. I really want to get FIT because I’m sick of worrying about the extra few pounds I’m carrying AND I want to set a good example for my daughter.

I’m hoping this feeling sticks.

Last week, I went to the gym 5 times which some people thought was overkill. I was told on more than one occasion that I’m “going to burn out”… but I’m the type of person who jumps into the pool without feeling the water first. It’s all or nothing with me.

So, I don’t listen to the nay sayers. I appreciate their opinions, but I feel like this is the right move for me.

This week, I’m planning on going 5 times again. If I only get there 4 times, I won’t be upset. As long as I keep going – I’m a happy camper. Yesterday morning, I met up with a bunch of friends and took an AM class. Cardio-kickboxing. Again, I almost died.

Today, I’m going to do Zumba with another group of friends. It’s funny because so many people have recently joined the same gym. It’s almost EASIER when you know people at the same place. Maybe it forces you to go in a way because you have that support. I’m so thankful!

However, through all this exercise, I haven’t lost any weight until this morning. For some reason, I thought it would be INSTANT. Like I would come home from spin (which I will never do again btw – my butt still hurts from that class lol) and miraculously be one pound less. NOT THE CASE.

Each morning, I hopped on that scale only to get off completely disappointed. The same number – over and over again. I knew I was doing right by me though… so I wasn’t unmotivated. I was just sad.

This morning, I expected the same but was completely surprised by a loss. Almost 2 pounds actually! So happy! Finally I can see a tangible result.

My jeans are still a little tight – so I’m guessing this is an overall loss. It’s not directed in the region I need it to be… but I will take it! It feels good to take care of myself. 🙂

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  1. Nadine wrote:

    Hey Vera, well done! 5 is a great number!! Theoretically you shouldn’t lose weight in the first week, water weight maybe, but as you start to exercise your muscles start building and muscle is heavier than fat, so you might experience that your clothes feel looser, but the scale doesn’t reflect that, because you are replacing muscle with fat. Do yourself a favor and don’t weigh yourself every day, once a week on an empty stomach should give you a pretty acurate recording.
    Besides the weight loss benefits, you should see a improvement in you energy levels and if you are still plagued by migraines, they should decrease in frequency (endorphins are wonderful things!)
    You need to listen to your body and mind, if you can do 5 days a week, do it, don’t worry about what other people say, it’s your body, you know it best!
    Keep it up!!

    Posted 12.7.11
  2. Laura wrote:

    Why bother posting this nasty comment? Go and be bitter elsewhere.

    Vera, well done!

    Posted 12.7.11
    • Vera wrote:

      Thanks Laura – I deleted it. My blog. My rules. 🙂 No haters on LATB. Appreciate you sticking up for me though. 🙂

      Posted 12.7.11
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  4. Beth wrote:

    Vera, five times is great for a beginner (bet you’ll be SORE next week)! I’ve been going for nine months and workout three times a week-hard but i’m considering a fourth class so wish me luck!!

    Posted 12.7.11
  5. Maria G wrote:

    How this post (or any of your post) will bring a hater? Like I said the other time, it’s like hating puppies LOL 5 times a week is a great number. You keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll get there in no time. Keep us posted, and yes! we need a picture of you in the gym, so we are completely sure is really you LOL

    Posted 12.7.11

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