I had a great day yesterday. Ended up with 5-32oz glasses of water. I've never peed so much. But, know what? I feel really good. My energy is coming back and I feel really good. The scale is starting to budge. I have my official weigh in tomorrow. Of course for the DDDY challenge, we weigh on Sunday. Seems like things are working.
Today I returned to Tae Kwon Do. I remembered that I really really really like it. I remembered most of the moves. I also was reminded about how hard it is. I am certainly the fattest person in the room, by far. But I kept up and did everything. Yeah me! For warm up we: jog in place, jumping jacks, lots and lots of hard stretching in various positions, 60 sit ups, 40 leg lifts, 20 push ups, kicking, lots more stretches.
The leg lifts are hardest for me for sure. You remember this torture well known to PE teachers world wide. I remember having to do these in gym class and practically crying because I couldn't do them and when I did it hurt so bad. In TKD, we do 20 straight leg up and down and then 20 where you raise, lower half way, hold and then back up in the air without touching the ground. I did it. I had to put my legs down only once which I feel is a HUGE victory considering how long I've been out.
I was sweating like a beast. Thank God for good deodorant. Turns out the other people in my class have moved up in belts since I was there so it was just me and one other white belt. She didn't know much of the material yet, so I actually ended up helping to teach her. We did our breaking holds and kicking drills. And our basic form. I found out I know pretty much all the material I need to test for yellow belt. GREAT news since getting my yellow belt is one of my Hot 100 goals. The test is on the 19th of November, so I'll be practicing. The kids will find it hilarious to see their Mommy test for a change.
I had forgotten how good it feels to punch and kick something really hard. (Yes. I do have anger issues.) It's really great stress relief. I was so happy when class was over. Mainly because I was tired, but also because I was proud of myself for going back. It would have been so easy to not go back, to let it go. It would have been easy to let them all think I was too fat for the class. BUT, that's not me. Not anymore. The fact that that's what people might be thinking about why I wasn't in class anymore just chapped my ass. I pranced in there today like I owned the place and believe me, there were some surprised faces. The skinny chick next to me couldn't do all the push-ups. She had to convert to "girlie" ones after about 5. I did ALL TWENTY. Ha ha. One small victory for fat chicks everywhere!
My diet has been great today. I had yogurt and a banana for breakfast. Lunch was a lean cuisine ravioli meal and another banana-potassium for the muscles. For snack I've had an apple and an orange. Dinner will be salad and veggies and I'm not sure what but Nanny's cooking. I've got plenty of calories left. I've had 5-32oz glasses of water today already. And it still tastes good. I'm definitely changing. Today I noticed that I can almost get my wedding rings on my middle finger now. I'll be measuring tomorrow.
So what have you done lately that you thought you couldn't do? What have you done that OTHERS thought you couldn't do? What are you doing to take your active lifestyle "out of the box" of the walk, run, bike, gym, norm?