Thursday, September 27, 2012

Surgery, Weight Loss, and Blessings

Its offical, I have to have my medial meniscus repaired.   I will be having surgery October 4th.  Workouts have ceased.   So its been about 5 days since my last workout.  This has been so hard!! The emotional and mental stress makes me want to eat!!!!!! Its easier to eat healthy when I am working out!!!  The goal during this time is to trust God, stay within calorie budget, and get somethings done I have been putting off.

Today was weighin day! I lost 3.4 pounds this week.  That is 12.5 pounds since I started P90X and 39.8 pounds total. Can you say encouragement???

I confess I am a little anxious about this process, but remember I do not want to be weighed down with anxiety. (see previous post)  I know the blessing in this is that God is teaching me that the things I get so overwhelemed about are not worth the stress I give them. I give so much time to stress, worry, and becoming unglued.  When I do this I know I miss out on precious moments around me.  I will also be able to take care of some things that I have not been able to get done with the time off work.  I know that God has been faithful to me in that past and will be next week. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Girl Interrupted

Do you want the good news or bad news???  Good news helps off set the bad news right?? 

The good news is I really like the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. The work outs have been fun, fast paced, and I have burned lots of calories!!!! I have also increased my overall weight loss total to 36.4 pounds, my total since committing to working out with a 90 day program and staying in calories is  9.1, and my wedding ring is beginning to fit again.  All things to celebrate!!!!!  I can also celebrate all the people God has brought into my life to support and encourage me.  I am so thankful for everyone of you.  It is the accountability that helps me.  I pray that you will be blessed like you have blessed me!!!

One such person is a friend that God has placed in my life.  She even went out and purchased the JMBR program to do it with me.  On Monday 9-17-12 I was feeling very anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed.  This precious friend committed to going on a walk/run with me.  I should have paid her a co-pay for the awesome listener she was for me!  That is one of the things I LOVE about just run it all out. 

It was this night I became girl interrupted! 

When I crawled in bed that night, my knee was sore, this was not new, I injured it about 5 weeks earlier. During the night it became painful.  I could not sleep on my right side and it became increasingly difficult to walk the next day.  A doctor visit and MRI later shows I have a torn meniscus.  I have attempted to modify workouts but it is hard and it hurts. 

I will be continuing to eat healthy and making an appointment with an orthopedic doc. 

God showed me a bible verse last week during my bible study for interruptions like these.  Maybe it will help you with your interruptions.

"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap." Luke 21:34

Lets not let anxieties weigh us down.

Friday, September 14, 2012

P90X update and Change

I would never have thought I would be working out 6 days a week for such a long period.  It has now been 38 days of this type of routine.  Did you see that?? 38 Days!!!! WOW!!!!  I have seen some weight loss, in fact about 6.7 pounds disappeared in the first 30 days.  (That makes my total 34.6….it’s a been a slow journey, with lots of ups and downs.)!!!! I am happy with that number, but yet I feel a little frustrated. ….Its 6 days a week people!!!  Where’s the burn?? I want more!!!! The days that I do the strength videos and yoga I don’t burn much and the time commitment makes it very hard for me to get in any runs or other cardio. Despite some frustrations, I am pleased to say I can now do a wide leg sit-up, even more than 1.  They are not pretty!!  I am amazed that I was able to do that within the first 30 days.   

I started P90X before school started in hopes that I would get the routine down and keep up with it.  When school started, I found that the workout times were increasing my stress level.  I work part time, my oldest has homework, both kids are in activities, plus all the jobs to run the home, and I have been overwhelmed.  I started researching and found out that Jillian Michaels Body Revolution was 30 minutes, and I could add in a 30 minute cardio DVD if I wanted.  I loved this idea, I could then add in more runs too.  So  on Day 36 I began my new 90 day workout program.  I LOVE it!  The pace is fast and fun.  My calorie burn has been in the 400s and today was 783.  I did 2 cardio workouts!!!  The JMBR and kickboxing. 

Looking forward to the weigh in this week!!!