Watch Me Loose It

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My, My Some things never change.

Hey there peeps. Did you forget about me? It seems like it's been forever. And if you think about it, it's been almost a year. Holy Batman that is a long time. Well in the past year a lot of things have happened.

Let's see......
David had to have surgery (AGAIN)
Someone broke into our home (Stole my camera 2 weeks before graduation)
Kayla graduated (OMG I know!)
Vacation (Of a life time)
We Moved (same great town another area)
My brother in law had brain surgery (He is doing WONDERFUL)
I lost my drive (But I have recently found it again).

It has been a crazy year for sure. But things are def looking up. David is now healthier than he has been in years. He is even gaining some weight (so freaking cool).

Some JERK FACE came into our home while David and I were at work and helped himself to my camera. I didn't notice until we were walking out the door for graduation. It totally sucked. On top of the mini breakdown I had 30 minutes before the biggest day of my daughters life, I wasn't able to take photos like I wanted too. Thankfully I was able to get my camera back, but a little too late. Now I don't trust ANYONE...not even the cat.

Kayla is working full time now. In January she will be working (at the same place) for a year. What a HUGE accomplishment for a young adult. She will start nursing school hopefully in January as well.

Our Vacation of a lifetime was amazing. We took a 7 Day cruise. Our ports of call were Cayman Island, Jamaica, and Cozumel. It was AWESOME. We did everything from swim with giant stingrays, driving across Cozumel in a dune buggy! We snorkeled and meet the most wonderful people ever.

We have lived in the same house for the past 3 years since we moved to Morgan City. I loved the neighborhood, but the price kept going up, while the house kept going down. We stumbled across this house almost by accident and 6 days later we were moved. It was NUTSO. But we like it here alot. The house is super cute, AND we are saving over $400 a month. HELLO!

My sisters hubby found out he had a tumor that was impacting the base of his skull. It was effecting his hearing, and causing partial paralyse in his face. I am happy to report by the grace of god he is doing wonderful! He still has a long road ahead of him, but he concord the hard part. Now it's just the frosting on the cake.

So in all that I have lost ME some where. I didn't totally give up, I just moved myself to the back burner for a while. Well now its time to start back on me. I am moving me back to the front of the line. Working on me. And doing for me. David and I have been talking for a while, about me hiring a personal trainer. I have been wanting to so bad, but the funds haven't been exactly right for it. Since we moved and were able to save some money that way he finally gave me the green light. :) :)

I have a really good friend Anna, whom I am pretty sure I have mentioned before that has been working with one and I have been living vicariously through her for a while. Well when she found out that I wanted to start, she talked to him and he said he would be willing to work with me at Anytime Fitness. So I had a consolation with him. After about 10 minutes I felt like I could totally trust him with my health and fitness well being. I signed up on the spot. I will be working with him twice a week. He has also designed an eating plan for me that will help me, along with working out, reach my weight loss goals. On our first meeting we really didn't work out (or at least he says we didn't) He just wanted to get some base readings. Like how many push up's I could do in a minute (16). How long I could hold the plank position (7.1 seconds). How many set ups I could do in a minute (44..not too shabby there). And how long I could hold the the Wall Set (25 seconds). After wards we talked about food and set some goals. Well actually he set one for me and I couldn't be happier. Thanksgiving, November 25, 2010 is when I have to reach my goal. He is not really big on weight goals, so we picked a size goal. I will be a size 22 by 11/25/10!

Last night was my first official work out. Oy! Boy was I scared all day. He told me to warm up on the treadmill before he got there in the evenings. So I walked about 1/2 mile by the time he got there. Then is when the fun started (NOT). We started interval training. I was walking 3.5 mph base with an incline of 3, and about every 3 minutes he would crank it up to 5 for 30-60 seconds. Holy Batman that was crazy. Let me be perfectly clear people I DON'T RUN! Well that is until last night at least. I couldn't believe it. I was kinda proud too. That lasted about 20 minutes or so and we moved into the workout room. In there I got to toss around a few balls, some big...some small...some really heavy...some really bouncy...Well you get the picture. (OUT OF THE GUTTER PLEASE). Rounded that off with some resistance bands and I was DONE. I almost wasn't able to lift my arms to unlock the car door. Words can not describe how I felt when I left tho. I feel like maybe there is a chance for me. I am looking forward to what will happen next.

So I ask you, would you like to Watch Me Loose It? For Real this time? If so stay tuned. I will...yes I said it...I WILL WILL WILL post at least once a day. Even if it's to say OMG HELP ME. But I plan on using this to document everything. I even have some before pics that I will add. I will also add my measurements *cough kill me cough*.

Anyone with me still?


Trish said...

Rachel I didn't know you had a blog and I am glad you posted it on FB! I am so sorry about all the struggles you have been through and I am praying for your hubby, God is good and it seems he is working!

As you probably know I am on a weightloss journey too and I find the more support you have the better you do. So I am here to offer my support and cheer you on! I know you can do it, I can do it! I will bookmark your blog and follow your progress!

kathy.shilling said...

Yay for you, Rachel!!!! You are an inspiration to me, girlfriend! I have been too long at my plateau and by following you and Anna to Anytime Fitness, I am going to reap benefits right along with y'all. I WILL do it!!! WE WILL DO IT TOGETHER!!!!!
Love you, girl! You have been such a breath of fresh air in my life. I am so happy to have you as my friend.

Angelfire said...

YAY!!!! I am so proud of you for getting back on you! Life throws us so many curve balls and sometimes its hard to stay focused. Remember, doing this for YOU will help the rest of your family in the long run! You will be healthy and around for them for many years! I love you girl and I soooo cant wait to see you! I miss you soooo much and all the fun times! I love Texas but I hate leaving behind some of the greatest peeps I know!

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