This week marks 31 weeks since surgery and I have lost around 60 lbs with 80lbs to go. I admit that I have not lost as much as I hoped by this time, but I am working on ways to improve that. As I mentioned last week, one of my main goals is to increase my exercise.
It is overwhelming when I walk into the gym and see a bunch of fit people working on various machines. Where do I belong in this jungle of sweat and metal? I have been working out at the gym several times a week, but it’s quickly become not enough. My weight has plateaued and I am increasingly becoming frustrated. The hard part is not comparing myself to others.
Despite these challenges, I think I have come up with a solution. Between finding a workout partner and trying new programs, there is an opportunity to improve. I am starting the woman’s running clinic in March and look forward to meeting new workout buddies. The walking/running should help me jumpstart my weight loss. I also am reaching out to my old weight training coach to see if she could help me come up with a plan. The support from these groups will give me the structure I need to succeed in my fitness goals and not make the gym feel so overwhelming.
WLS has definitely been a journey of ups and downs. Currently I am struggling, but I made a commitment and will overcome this hurdle. I look forward to the future and continuously feeling better both mentally and physically about myself. Thank you to all who have been there for me through the ups and now the downs. If anyone else is struggling and needs someone to talk to please feel free to contact me!