It's been a pretty good week to say the least. As I said in my post last week, I was having issues with eating enough calories. I ended up upping them to 2,000 calories a day on the days where my workouts were strenuous. The result at the end of the week?? A LOSS of 4.6 lbs! I am totally back on track and feeling positive and upbeat.
I'm also pretty happy about my new fitness routine. I have found my "Niche" at the YMCA. I attend classes there almost every day but Wednesdays...those days I save for my strength training. I am making some new social connections and really enjoying it.
I've had a couple of people approach me this week and ask me how I stay motivated? Well, I can sum it up in about three answers:
1. I don't EVER want to go back to the way I was 2.5 years ago. I am terrified of being over 300 lbs again.
2. My mother. Even though she is gone, she is a HUGE driving force inside me. In her own way, she let's me know when I need to step it up or smarten up or whatever.
3. I hired a personal trainer and a damn good one. Ben taught and showed me so much about exercise and what I was truly capable of achieving. I went from hardly being able to bench-press the bar, to pressing upwards of 120 lbs. After I started seeing results, I wanted to keep going. While I don't train with Ben anymore, my love of exercise continues. Every time I get frustrated with something in my fitness routine, I think to myself "What would Ben do?" A personal trainer can push you beyond what you never thought you could do. I have made exercise a part of my life. I no longer think of it as a chore. It's what I am.
So those of you out there that need movitation - Believe in yourself, push yourself and most of all, just be yourself...and NEVER GIVE UP!
Wish me luck for my weigh in on Friday!
Hugs to everyone!