I lost four pounds this week - whoop, whoop!!! Everybody do the happy dance. I know I did when I saw the numbers on the scale.
I have finally found my groove again. I started swimming laps this week. I have only been able to do ten and that has been a great challenge. This old girl isn't used to that much exertion yet. I had to take more than a few breathing breaks during those ten laps. It feels good though to be making an effort and a change.
Today, when I did those laps I was able to take fewer breathing breaks. I took that as a sign that I'm building my endurance and soon I will have to add some laps.
I also made some adjustments to my eating. I am trying to eat less. I haven't put myself on a real restrictive diet. I don't do well with eliminating foods. My main goal at this point in time is to eat less and move more.
I think the fact that the scale showed a four pound loss this week indicates that this plan is working for me. I am really encouraged by this small victory, which to me seems bigger than it probably does to those of you reading this. I have been struggling for so long to get my mind back in this place. The place where I feel I am in control.
I also ordered a Zumba DVD. I just received it in the mail yesterday and I am looking forward to checking it out. My hope is that it will be a fun form of exercise that I can switch up with my swimming workouts. It's important for me to find exercise that I will enjoy. If I don't like it, I won't do it. It's just that simple.
I'm really excited and I want to encourage anyone out there who is struggling to just hang in there. Try something new and don't beat yourself up.
I'll let ya'll know how the Zumba goes!