Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My exercise update

So in case any of you are watching my ticker over there ---> I wanted to provide an update on my getting in shape goal. Technically I haven't really lost that many pounds; my weight just happened to fluctuate up and down here and there and 7lbs is the difference between the highest and lowest. haha. At first that was discouraging. BUT I decided that even if the scale hasn't moved yet, I am still seeing results that just aren't as easy to measure. I have noticed:

  • I have more energy
  • I am getting more toned
  • I have finally located my abs
  • Said abs are getting stronger/detectable
  • I have better posture
  • I have no qualms about holding either of my children for an extended period of time
  • I am happier over all because I have "me" time to recharge

So anyway, these are good. I started calorie counting using babyfit.com since it takes breastfeeding into account (which uses 500-800 extra calories per day) and it is helping me to not eat out of boredom. I am also making better choices since I would like to feel full from the food I eat but still not eat too much. This was my third day of doing it and I must say, it is easier. I made a rule for myself to only check the scale once a week, so at the end of this calorie-counting week I will see if it made any difference. I am really enjoying working out though!!

2 comments:

Maggiehovey said...

Spectacular!!! Congrats and keep it up. I ditto every bullet. Doesn't that feel exciting?!

Stock Family said...

You are awesome! I'm going to check out that website. I gave up on poundage a long time ago. Its just discouraging. I decided to measure myself instead and that way I actually see a decrease in the numbers :) Good luck!!