Saturday, June 9, 2012

I'm Knocking on a Big Door!

Good Saturday everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It's another lovely weekend here.  I'm lookig forward to the activities planned.  Hanging out with friends today and family tomorrow...good times :)

I had a really good week.  I'm still kicking up my workouts each week...always aiming for higher intensity workouts.  If you follow me on Facebook, you also saw that on Tuesday I was inspired and rocked my best elliptical workout to date.  Of course, I had a lovely view during that time.  There is this really nice looking guy in the gym that I was scoping out.  Wow!  That was fun and fantastic.

I also reconnected with a really good friend of mine.  She's my riding buddy.  For those of you who don't know, I happen to own a motorcycle that I like to ride from time to time.  I haven't ridden it much over the last year.  To be honest, being as heavy as I was made for a poor experience on the bike, and I was seriously considering selling it.  Now that I've lost 60 pounds (more on that later), I find that I'm rediscovering how fun motorcycling can be.  This picture is from over four years ago when I was learning how to ride.  I was also starting to gain back all the weight that I'd lost. 

Not only does my friend ride, she's also a fitness instructor.  She's Zumba certified and she also teaches Kettlebells.  When I told her I'd lost a bit of weight, she was very encouraging.  She also offered to workout with me a few days a week.  She likes to go to the beach to do strength training and other activities.  I will most certainly take her up on her offer and join in.  She's the perfect person to help me with the strength training portion of my workouts.  She's truly a blessing and is also inspiring.  I'm glad I have her as a friend.  Many hugs to you A.S. :)

Now, why is my mood all about TWO this week?  What does TWO mean? Well, I only have two pounds to go before I reach my one year goal of 62.4 pounds.  I'll admit that when I started my "new lifestyle" never though I'd be sitting on the brink of a milestone six months ahead of schedule.  I'm taking this as the pure blessing that it is and MOVE ON.  Knowing I'm close is really motivating me.  I could have bummed out of my workout yesterday and today, but I didn't because each calorie burned puts me closer to that target.  I'd love to meet it next week, but even if I don't, I'm knocking on that door, and I want in so bad!  I'm going to keep working hard, keeping pushing, and Breathe.  That's all I can do.

P.S. - I go to the doctor this Friday.  He will most likely write up a prescription for lab work.  I'm hoping he may consider taking me off one of my diabetes meds since I've been having a few lows lately.  Don't worry. I'm ok.  I keep my gluclose tablets close.