Thursday, January 21, 2010

Testimony-- Alice SSFC

Hi, My name is Alice. You'll find my introduction from the Christmas Crunch Challenge here.
During the 8 week challenge I lost over 10 pounds and 17 cm. I put some of that weight back on during the last month so it is obvious that I need the accountability right now to make sure I do the exercising I need to in order to keep my weight where it should be. I have not yet taken measurements yet (lost the measuring tape) but my starting weight as of Wednesday, Jan 20th was 146lbs. That is up 3.5lbs from where I was at the end of the last challenge. I think some of it was water weight since I was not quite that high this morning when I weighed.

I just had my middle son take the above picture so I could have a new "before" picture. What a joy to have my younger son pipe up "Hey, Mom, you're not fat anymore!" Hmm. I'm not sure how to take that. :-) Technically, my BMI is now out of the overweight category and into "normal" but it is right on the edge. I would like to lose 5-8 lbs (my goal weight is 135 lbs) which would put me more in the center of the normal range. If I do this I believe I will probably go down a size in pants and skirts which would be a nice "problem" to have. My sister is also trying to lose approximately the same in the same time period. She is coming over to visit us in Spain for the week before Easter and we would soooo love to be healthier and more fit when we see each other.

We were given a wii system and the Wii Fit plus with the balance board. My husband has been very good about doing the exercises on it daily and weighing in every day. I still need to figure out the best time to fit exercise into my day. I do like the yoga stretching exercises and the strength exercises that the wii has. It motivates me to do things I would never do otherwise. And there are several aerobic things that I am enjoying when I need a change of pace -- like hula hoops and marching band, step aerobics and rhythm boxing. There is even an obstacle course that always has me sweating by the end.


Dani Joy said...

the little bit of weight gain is across the board I think with all of us after Christmas. :( I did fairly well over Christmas but then New Years, Anniversary, and our sons birthday topped me off.

So glad to "see" you again! And look at you in those skinny jeans! I still have to go get a pair. I tried on some the other day and they were the bootleg kind. I hated how they fit. Well, back to the drawing board. I haven´t really worn jeans since before my first son was born. so make that over 11 years!

I am with ya on this healthy living thing! You are doing a great thing for you, your family and for the Lord!

How fun that WII sounds! Hope you can really get some use out of it! Jillian Michaels has a game for it. I wanted it but They don´t have it here in Spain. We would have to order the whole system from the states. Do you have a US Wii or a Spain Wii?

Well, I wrote ya a book. hahaha! So glad to be back at this.

Springing with ya,
Dani Joy

Joy said...

Hi Alice,
Welcome back. I´m looking forward to seeing you on Saturday...and encouraging one another to keep focused on the exercise.

Sarah K said...

Welcome back Alice!
The Wii Fit sounds like a great fun way to exercise!
You have a great before picture! You look fantastic!
Springing into shape with you!