Today is a GOOD day for weighing in. As I stepped onto the scale it said I am now down to 260.7 lbs! That means that I lost 5 lbs this week and I am now down 48.3 lbs. I could just die from excitement that I'm only 1.7 lbs away from my 50 lb weight loss goal!
The other day it was perfect weather outside and everyone in Cali were heading to the beach. I told Mr. Sonboul "Man, with all this weight I've lost I feel so skinny! I feel like I'm ready to put on a swimsuit and tan on the sand"... and then I said "better not though, being that I'm still heavy at 260 something" lol! I know I still weigh so much, but I feel amazing AND skinny! sure 260.7 is totally Fassy to the world, but going from 309 to 260.7 makes me feel like I'm a whole new person. So for now, I will hold off on the swimsuit and put it on my todo list for Aug ;)
Let's talk about exercise. I've read so many books, have worked out to so many different types of DVDs, have taken so many different exercise classes and so I feel like I know a lot about this subject. For me personally I love to sweat when I workout, which means I look for high/intense calorie burning cardio workouts, and avoid yoga. I know so many love yoga, but I just find it boring! I want to dance and move my body, so I often look for cardio classes. I have never liked the stop and go, so cross fit wasn't for me either. I adore Zumba, all Kathy Smith DVDs, Cycle classes, step aerobics, running, and all the Wii dance games.
So here's what I suggest. Try something and if it's not fun, look for something else. You should like the workouts you are doing and they should be fun. Sure you want to feel the burn, but it should be fun! One of my other favorites exercies is speed walking with friends. You can talk out all your frustrations about kids and hubbies and burn calories at the same time. It's a great workout to clear the mind and fat away. I also love and have made it more of a goal to play outside with my boys. We have been going on family bike rides every weekend, playing handball, basketball, and so much more. The other morning Bradley went with me on my speed walk and it was a blast. We walked down to the beach and had a funny game going, trying to out walk each other. Turns out my abs got a workout too, because we were laughing so much.
Whatever you pick. Love it and enjoy it! Doing that will allow the weight to come off faster and it won't feel so torturous. I can't wait to hear what you love and what works for you. So please do share in the comment section. I'm always on the lookout for new workouts.