Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DAY 144

WHOA! Who thought I would make it that far? Not me! To date, I'm down 45 pounds!! I struggle on a daily basis to drink enough water, but it is my saving grace. I can immediately tell if I haven't had enough water for the day. The scale with fluctuate 5-6 pounds. I'm telling you, water is vital to weight loss.

My friend Val, and I no longer work out together. Now that school has started (she's a teacher), and her kids are back to their after school activities, she just doesn't have the energy left at the end of the day. So, I now work out on Ft. Polk. Sometimes I go with my mom. Other times it's with my BFF Misty, and other times, I go by myself.

I am officially addicted to the gym (never thought I would say THAT), and have to remember to take a break sometimes. My husband told me to stay home one night last week, simply because my body was exhausted. I just couldn't go anymore.

It's strange that I would love the gym so much. I have always thought of the gym as being for "skinny people." I know... please don't ask how I came to that conclusion, because I'm not sure myself. BUT, when you have all of that equipment at your fingertips, you can do so much! The gym is my zone, my place of comfort. I don't care who's there and may look at me funny. I am often the only woman there if I don't bring one along. That, I actually like. To me, there is nothing more obnoxious than the "perfect 10" worrying about her looks, rather than her health. Really lady? It's a gym, you're supposed to sweat. That is something I do A LOT of.

In the last 4+ months, I have felt better than ever. I have learned so much about myself, my potential, and most importantly, my CAPABILITIES. I found a strength I never thought possible. I know that if I can conquer my weight (which I am), I can do ANYTHING (which I will)!