Tellin’ The Truth Tuesday

by adustyframe ~ June 5th, 2012

I’m still getting my exercise in! I’m so tickled at this change in my life because it’s seriously not me! Last week, I purchased new cross trainers to help me during exercise. I’ve never purchased shoes for exercising before–I just wore my old tennies.

I started the Jillian 30 Day Shred. On day 1, I decided I wasn’t speaking to Jillian! After day 2, I’m happy to realize that I’m not as sore so hopefully, I’ll make it. I am doing it every other day which may or may not be the way it was intended but I figure if it helps me get through it then it’s fine.

I’m also going to share an embarrassing story with you only because it highlights my progress.

A few years ago, I played the piano for the local youth choir. We warmed up in the basement of the library, then took the stairs to the 2nd floor. That meant 6 flights of stairs! I was way too embarrassed to say that I wanted to take the elevator so I started tromping up the stairs.

It was torture. My legs were screaming. I was hot and sweaty. I was trying to hold my mouth closed so no one could hear me gasping for breath. It was horrible and I was so embarrassed.

After we reached the top floor, it took me nearly 20 minutes to stop wheezing and to cool off. Not a good day for me. I’m fairly certain this was very shortly before I began my weight loss journey and this may have been one of the reasons.

Fast forward 2 years–I still have weight to lose. This past year, I’ve sort of fluctuated up and down at about the same weight and while I get frustrated, I see so many positive changes. I think my body had to regroup a little and the best news is that I haven’t given up and gone back to old habits. I know it will come off eventually!

If you’d have told me 2 years ago that in 2 years of hard work, I still wouldn’t be done losing weight, I may have given up. But looking back at the 2 years, I say it’s been worth it.

So, back to my story! Lee and I went to the library the other day and I looked for a book. He went upstairs to make a copy and I followed him shortly. I took the steps–this time only one floor but still 3 flights (it’s a big old building!). I got to the top and as I stepped on the top step, the painfully embarrassing day flashed into my mind and I smiled!

I wasn’t in pain. I wasn’t huffing and puffing. I wasn’t embarrassed! I had just tromped up the  stairs like it was nothing! That made me so happy. A great reminder that all this work is worth it.

James and I went to the library again later that week, and on purpose I trotted up the same flight of stairs–and I made it without sweating or hurting! I think I’ll do that every time I go to the library just because I CAN!

For the summer my goal is to keep exercising regularly and to limit my carbs. I’ve been eating (mostly) low carb but I want to be purposeful about tracking it. Right now my goal is 50 g. of carbs or less per day but I may up that a little.

What about you? Any health goals? (Big or small!) Also share any progress you’ve made pretty please!



4 Thoughts Shared to Tellin’ The Truth Tuesday

  1. Madny

    I’m really proud of you!!

  2. Judith

    What an encouraging experience! Weight Watchers is doing a 6-week activity challenge and so I’m trying to exercise M-S for 6 weeks. Maybe start a habit? I have been more purposeful about getting to water aerobics, and I think I should be able to go 3 days/week this month!! I read online of someone who’s trying to walk 40 miles during June. I’m not sure I’ll do that in June, but it’s the type of idea that I could latch on to, so maybe next month? Thanks for sharing your progress; it’s motivating!

  3. MamaHen

    You are doing great! I am still walking most evenings, but I feel stuck. I’ll keep going though!

  4. Lisa Beth W.

    Wow, that is great progress, Lizzie! No matter if all the weight comes off or not, you are so much healthier! That is such good news for you and your family. I am proud of you!

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