Friday, October 24, 2008

Mini-Me Friday #5

Okay, I skipped a week. Sorry - my husband was gone for almost an entire week, so I passed over a few things. Cleaning the house and blogging were two of them. ANYWAY...

Last week, I lost 1.5 lbs -- which I highly suspect was more than that, since I am betting I had previously gained something -- and this week, I lost another 1.5 lbs. SO...I am down a total of 5 pounds so far. I'm happy about that! Only 15 more to go and I'll have met my goal for this session of our group meetings. I think I figured out I needed to lose about 1.5 per week to make that happen, so I am on my way!

One thing that I've done for myself this week is...I JOINED A GYM!!! Hooray! I am so stinkin' excited about this, I just cannot even TELL you! A woman in our group said that they were having "blowout" prices for memberships right now. I used to belong there - it's an all-women gym, which I absolutely love...so I went to check it out. She was right -- it was a great deal! (For starters, they were taking $100 of the $125 registration fee off, if that tells you anything.) I could have gotten an even better deal if I'd signed up for three years, but I am having some FAITH that we are going to sell our house this spring, so I only signed up for one year and am hoping to have to join a new gym next fall.

As for when I'll be going...well, I'm gonna be back to my crack of dawn workout ways. The gym opens at 5:30 am and I plan to be there waiting for them to turn the key! Chris doesn't leave most days until around 7:00, so that will give me time to workout for at least an hour and run home to get everyone going. On the days that he needs to go in early, he will just come home by 7:30 so that I can work out before they close at 9:00 pm. I think it is going to be just fine, actually. Not only do I want to avoid paying the daycare costs, but ya know - my kids are around enough germs as it is...no need to push our luck.

So. There ya go. Did MUCH better with sticking to my eating plan this week and I exercised 4 times, even before I joined the gym. I feel like I'm starting to turn the corner and am excited about making more progress each week. By the way - if any of you are hoping to downsize yourselves, feel free to join me and do some Mini-Me updates of your own!

Here's my verse for this week...
Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes."

7 comments:

Cheri said...

I am so impressed with your dedication. I don't think I would be dedicated to be at the gym at 5:30!

Shelley said...

5:30 am...girl, you are AWESOME!!! You are doing SO great! I am so proud of you. It isn't easy, but it is WORTH it!

I'm Sadie said...

CONGRATS one your weight loss! That's great! As for the 5:30 thing, I am glad I don't have a gym nearby! LOL!

BethAnne said...

Woohoo! Lost weight AND joined a gym. Keep it up! I hope your enthusiasm rubs off on me.

Rebekah said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I am so glad you've been able to join a gym. Just to get away- a little "you" time.

I am just now getting back to my Firm videos. After months of losing 2 gaining 2, I have made a new determination to get this last 10 pounds off.

Kristin said...

If I was only able to work out at 5:30 am I would need gastric bypass surgery by now. You are the woman. keep up the good work.

Alana said...

You're doing awesome! Great job. I'm impressed that you are willing to get up at 5am to exercise! I hope it continues to go well for you!