It's a girl thing... that is all I can say... I took the plunge and got about 5 inches cut off my hair this week.
Here is a before... It was just too hot... too much...
and I was sick of always having clips and ties in it.
I have to laugh at the pictures at the top of this post.
I have not mastered the self photo.... lol.
That must be a teen-girl thing.
My kids take any pics of me. And then I delete 99% of them.
But anyway, it is short... and I love it.
I can garden and workout and not have to worry about it.
It grows so fast, who know how long I will keep it this way...
but since it is in the 90's and HUMID... this is perfect.
So about the diet journey.... I have an update.
Went to the appointment with my new personal trainer last week.
She did all my bloodwork and it was all good.
I am glad, I had no idea really.
Sugar, cholesterol...everything was normal.
I weighed a pound less there than at home, that is good to know.
She measured every square inch of me... really...
it took like 30 minutes with the fat pincher... lol.
I don't know what they call that thing they measure with.. but uuugh... not my favorite.
Then she did a stress test of exercises to see my ability.
Crunches, which I already do...
pushups... they suck... but I did okay... will work on that...
and then they had a platform step about 12 inches tall,
higher than a normal step and you did that as fast as you can for 3 minutes.
I thought "I can do this no problem!" I do an hour on the elliptical, this will be easy... NOT!
90 seconds on the left leg and 90 on the right and my heart was RACING.
But I finished strong and she saw how long it took my heartrate to go back to normal.
Wow, that really surprised me.
So what did I do?
I took apart an old ottoman and now I have a step too at home...
been doing it every day.
Wow was my calves sore after the first day... but I have been doing 100 steps per leg since.
Still walking, but it is so darn hot.
Swimming is nice, but I don't think I have been burning the calories I need to.
Hubby is off work this week
and we have been snacking and eating bigger meals than normal.
With the girls home it seems I am always in the kitchen.
My salads for supper have been on hold.
And with that I am up about 2 pounds.
But I know I will get it back off next week when he goes back to work.
Saturday will be the 20th and it is my 6 month mark.
I will be near to 45 pounds gone in 180 days.
That is awesome in my book.
I do not see it as a race.
I am just living every day as healthy as I can.
There have been days I have not been able to exercise and eat right.
But they are few and far between.
I am giving myself 18 months, 2 years if I need to.
But right now I am just happy with my knee and legs feeling so much better, stronger...
more energy and comfortable.
So in 4 days I am going back for my first one-on-one workout.
This scares the shit out of me.
But I want to have the trainer, Jennifer, show me what she thinks will help.
I have never been a jump around kind of person.
I like to have both feet on the floor.
I have no coordination I swear....
but she is going to start me on more resistance and using my body as weights.
After that I will start one of her classes and then once a month have another one-on-one.
I still think the majority of the time I will be a walking-elliptical person.
But I am open to try this.
A few months ago I would have never thought I would be sharing this.
But I am so much happier and healthier now.
I am just more open to new things, so it may be for me... or not... but at least I gave it a shot.
If you don't hear from me all next week...
you'll know I'm too sore to type!
So today I leave you with a quote I think is so true...