Small things first- I started officially working my new job today. So fun! I LOVE it! I hope everyday is as good as today was- it was fun and exciting and I got so much done today. I wanted to work...and the pressure is so far removed from my last job. But anyway, on to the second exciting thing-
Marty called me again tonight to go to the gym. Apparently he really likes going with me. :) Even though I was just busting it out on the stairmaster the whole time, it was so great to have him there somewhere in the gym, working out and waiting for me. He's so great. This is monumental for me- to suddenly be comfortable going to the gym with him (since I've been so reluctant this whole time). He's so conscious/aware/thoughtful of me too- I think he could tell I was wary at first so tonight he was just like- 'hey, no pressure- let's just go together. You do your thing, I'll do mine. If we work out together, great- if not, great too. I just want to go to the gym with you I like going with you.' It seriously made the trip so much easier- not only having a buddy, but that buddy being him. When he brought me home afterwards he started kissing my neck in the car, telling me I smelled so good and that I was so hot (I was NOT "hot" and smelling good- I was dripping sweat (was that the hot he meant?) and I'm sure I smelled horrible. But I think he likes athlete girls or something- it would make sense to me because he works out so much himself). Either way, it made my night- it made me feel good because I knew he was being genuine and honest about it. He also went to the grocery store with me tonight to buy all my ingredients for the 4 new recipes I'm going to try this week. He's so supportive! He kept reminding me how great this transition to this new job is going to be, since I'm not working the horrific long hours that I was before. Last time I was on WW, I would make about 4 new recipes a week to keep myself from getting bored. Well, it worked last time- so why try to fix something that ain't broke? I decided this morning I'm going to do it again. I just keep running across so many yummy looking recipes! I can't wait to try them all! Here is a GREAT blog that has WW points and FABULOUS recipes if you're looking for low-fat healthy foods (thank you Kenz)...http://weight-watchers-points-recipes.blogspot.com/ It's a girl name Gina- and she's uh-mazing. Try her dishes out sometime- I'm trying 2 of them this week! Which brings me to my most exciting part of my post tonight- the FIRST DAY of WW!!!!
Weight Watchers. Wow. It's changed quite a bit since the last time I was in there. Last time I was a WW girl, there was the flex plan and then the core plan- and the core was the brand new hot thing. Now it's totally different. I love it though. I was a little hesitant before I went in there today- I actually sat out in my car for about 20 minutes before I went in and kept calling my mom to have her tell me if I should do it or not; But she wasn't answering her phone. I was having a hard time because I didn't want to spend the money. It's hard when you've been losing on your own to pony up the cash- but at the same time I had to remember that I haven't been seeing the results I want because I'm not pushing myself hard enough. I am the queen of starting something and being good for about 3 days, and then I'm off the wagon again. So when Deb told me that WW was having a special- I decided it was time to get with the program! After a few frantic calls to my mom I finally decided I better just go in and check it out.
I forget how nice everyone is at WW. The women have been there, so they're not looking at you like the people at the gym who are signing you up for a trainer and have clearly never had an ounce of fat on their bodies in their lives. When the lady saw me looking around and reading everything in sight, she realized I might need some help and she came right over. I'm glad she did- she gave me that extra push I needed to sign up. I told her I was concerned about the money- she reminded me I can cancel after the first 2 months anytime I want (it's buy one month get one month free right now). So I signed up and stayed for Debbie's meeting.
I don't know if this is the new standard, or if this was only in Debbie's class- but she went around the room and asked each of us what we were going to commit to this week. I decided to commit to drinking water all week (no soda) and exercising everyday (except Sunday- as usual). I know this isn't a huge commitment- but I'm so happy with these commitments nonetheless. I'm super happy that she actually made us say- "This week I'm going to do x and y." It made it more official in my mind, me committing to these things out loud- to the whole group. By small and simple means...I know I always say that- but it's so true! (By small and simple means are great things brought to pass.) I'm so excited to be on this journey right now. I feel like WW is exactly in line with my thoughts about dieting and eating healthily up until this point- so it won't be hard for me to continue to work on these principles in developing healthy eating habits. Plus my mom called to see how it went and when I told her how awesome it was, she challenged me to a weigh off. We're going to see who can lose the most lbs this week- and I know I can show her who's boss! ;)
All in all- today was a spectacular day. I feel more confident than ever that I can make this dream of being confident and back in shape a reality- I will be back to doing triathlons and marathons in no time! Or at least I'll be enjoying a body that is in shape and looks like it does triathlons and marathons all the time again. The best part about being in shape? Feeling so good inside and out. (Yet another thing we talked about in our meeting today- how much better we do when we take care of ourselves and feel good about ourselves...which is why we're doing what we're doing- right? So we can feel better about how we look! YESSSSSS!)
Ok guys- I think that will have to do. 45 minutes later- I could keep writing, but I don't know if you're still reading or not. Have a fabulous journey-