I figured what better day to post because 2009 WILL be better and tomorrow I will be posting my weight loss and fitness goals/resolutions for 2009. I have been battling my weight for as long as I can remember. It’s always a struggle and has been so easy for me to fall back into old patterns this past year.
I was doing great and then just started going backwards. I had to stop kickboxing (Turbo Kick and Turbo Jam) and that really knocked the wind out of me as I burned the most calories doing that 3 times a week. I haven’t been able to figure out how to make up for that but I will. I feel horrible that I have gained back all I worked so hard to lose.
But there really are no excuses, I just need to to gain control and focus. It’s almost like I’m starting over. I had lost over 80+ pounds and gained back over 30 lbs. THAT is not good and it all needs to come back off plus more. I’m not going to harp on this but I wanted to post so that those of you who read my blog and struggle know that
1) There will always be struggles we have to work through
2) It takes time and dedication
3) You are not alone
It’s time for me to re-commit. I know how great I felt every time I exercised and hopped on the scale and saw a loss. The inch-loss was a shock to me especially when I was able to go from a size 26/28 to a size 14/16. I HAVE to keep going! Will you help me stay accountable? Also, please share any tips you have that could help with accountability.
Did you have any weight loss and/or fitness struggles this past year? Feel free to share them here so we can put them behind us, wipe the slate clean and move forward. I’m commited to helping you by helping myself and to keep sharing my journey with you.
Bye bye 2008.
Yes, Angie! I have also been struggling with my weight this year. We had to move and we got in a car accident kinda took the get up and go outta of me. I have access where I am living to a large room to do my walk away the pounds (which I think you recommemded) and a stationary bike…need to quit feeling sorry for myself and get back into a routine. I have gained back approx 10lbs.
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Angie, Angie, Angie.. First, you are amazing!! More people should have even just half the dedication and commitment that you do.
We all have setbacks, it’s just a part of life.
The important thing is how we deal with those setbacks and you have obviously made the decision to not let those get the best of you and to keep moving forward (my favorite motto btw!)
Just remember, you’re on the journey of lifestyle change, not a quick fix. I know you know that already… just a little reminder.
I know you’re going to do great in 2009!
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Chris: Thank you for stopping by and commenting. It’s hard to get back into the swing but we have to do it. Walk Away the Pounds is great and I love the stationary bike. Great to hear you’ll get back into those to start. Let me know how it goes.
Patty: Thank you so very much for your inspiring words. You always have a way of making me feel better. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
You KNOW I’m struggling right there beside you, right? I’m a woman on a mission out of food control. I even slacked on the workouts this last couple of weeks.
Today has definitely been better – of course it’s weigh in day at WW, and I had a 5 lb gain last week. I probably maintained this week, but that’s the way it goes. I am not out of points so far today and I broke a sweat exercising – 2 bonus items for the day!
Like you, I am going to work out a plan and bust my buttocks to stay with it. We need to keep in touch and hold each other up thru this.
Happy New Year and New You (not that there’s anything wrong with you as is.)
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it WILL get better! 🙂
Linda: I know you know what I’m going through so thanks for commenting. Food is something I have a real hard time with too. Definitely want to stay in touch.
Tamzin: Thank you so much for stopping by.
it will DEFINITELY get better because you ave decided it will.
and because we are all here to lend the proverbial hand.
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Thanks Miz for the rah rah, you rock Carla.