Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday~Wait For It...

Wait for it...

Wait for it...

That's right! I finally reached my first goal of 10 pounds lost! I'm so happy! I lost 5 pounds this week! I had lost 8, but then gained back 3. So instead of losing 13 pounds, I'm only counting ten. I'm not going to count weight I had to lose twice. Maybe now, even when injured or busy, I will try harder not to gain any back! Anyhow, I am pleased and am excited for my next goal of 16 total pounds lost, because it has special meaning. I am focusing on how much I have lost, and NOT how far I have to go...must think positive!

I had my free consultation with a personal trainer last night, and that went well. He showed me a 30-40 minute routine I can do without weights. So that way, if I can't make it to the gym, I have something very effective that I can do at home, or anywhere. That was nice. He also let me know my exact target heartrate range for my age. I know where I need to keep my heartrate to concentrate on fat burn or cardio. (focusing on fat burn!) So, now it's up to me. Personal training is not in the budget! Hehe Although, he did say that if I got stuck in a month or wanted a new routine, I could pay for just one session and I bet that would really be helpful. So, I had a great week, I'm really enjoying the gym, as I knew I would...I've always loved gyms....and I'm looking forward to another great week!


  1. Praise God, that is awesome news! Wow, 5 pounds in one week! That's just great. I'm so happy for you, especially because you have the right focus in mind, health. How is your back holding up to the new exercise routines? It might be painful at first but once your body adjusts it should help you feel stronger. Yay! I'd do cartwheels, but I think instead I'll just cheer you on and not risk breaking anything!! LOL!! Have a fantastic day.

  2. Thank you so much Arlene! My back is doing alright. I'm pretty sure it's still out a little, but not bad enough to pinch the nerve. So I just keep icing it and stretching it out really good. I'm trying to protect it during workouts, and the trainer showed me which machines to stay away from, and which ones to slowly use to strengthen the muscles in my lower back without putting it out. So hopefully, I can make it a bit longer without going to the chiropractor. It will be so nice if I can get these muscles strenthened so that my lower back issues are such an issue anymore!

  3. Super-dee-duper! What an encouragement boost to lose 5 in one week and then the help from the trainer and the gym...blessings all around! Yay Kristi!

  4. WAY TO GO KRISTI!!!!! That's awesome!

    I'm so glad you were able to see a personal trainer - especially to get exercises that are good for your back.


  5. Kris, Congratulations... You are doing an awesome job. How is everyone? Blessings my friend,