Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm back in the gym, religiously

Yes sirree! Monday through Friday (today), this week. I've been going to the gym each day, after work. Then, I come home, shower, cook supper, eat.....then if I'm lucky, I'll still be awake come 8:30 to watch TV. LOL! Then, day starts all over again when the alarm clock sounds at 0430 (it sounds more like an actual scheduled activity when I post it as military time). I have been receiving the nicest compliments from coworkers. One coworker, who hasn't seen me in three weeks, said she has seen a very noticeable difference, and she can really tell I've lost weight.

I'm down almost 20-lbs (or 9 kilos) since I started working out religiously and watching my calories. This journey began on 11-11-08, and I am proud to say, I continue to do pretty well. I didn't gain any weight over the Christmas Holidays. As a matter of fact, I dropped three pounds. I feel stronger, more energetic, and don't feel like it's so impossible to do, any more.

If you made a New Year resolution to get fit, I wish you all the best. If I can do it, you can do it!! Feel free to share what is working for you; and feel free to drop me an email and ask questions, whenever you like!

7 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!!!!!

20 lbs. is a huge accomplishment!

So, 5 days a week?
How long do you work out for? 30 minutes, an hour?
Did you change your diet as well?

Yes, do share the details!

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

That's fantastic! 20lbs...Wow Congratulations.

Jennifer E. said...

Way To Go! That's awesome. I too have been meeting my gym requirement goals for the New Year. Thanks again for introducing me to SparkPeople. I have my co-workers doing it too! Keep up the good work!

Thanh said...

In so proud of you!

Karen said...

Good for you, Ethel!! You're doing great and have really stuck with it! Congratulations!
:> TiikkiStars/Karen

Jennifer said...

Ethel, I'm so proud of you for this wonderful accomplishment. Even more (in a self serving, I suppose, kind of way) I appreciate the inspiration and motivation you've given to me.

This weight loss journey and journey to better health and YES happiness is not an easy road. But your words of inspiration touch and reach many of us who are on the same path.

THANK YOU!!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

My main goal for this year is to get fit and lose weight. Fingers crossed I will keep it up!

Well done you, 20lbs is a fab achievement! :)