Monday, December 06, 2010
I am late in writing this. It was due Saturday and I intended to write on Sunday so here it is Monday and I am just now getting to it.
I started the challenge on a very rocky road. I have had a very emotionally challenging few weeks and pretty much fell apart the first day because of a misunderstanding and actually left the team because I felt I was too negative to continue and felt I would be a detriment to the team.
Our dear leader Anna called in the troops and I received such messages of support and encouragement that I came right back. This is such a great team. There is so much positive energy and pure happiness that if I don't lose an ounce I will have been blessed beyond measure.
I struggled through the first week , missed going to the pool (only 2 days), and was very lax in keeping my nutrition in check. I paid for it with a weight gain the first 3 days and a great wake up call. I did manage to get the weight back off and lose a few oz. to complete the week. I began this week on a much better note and hit the pool this morning, walked and rode the stationary bike for 15 min.
The arthritis that sidelined me in the first challenge is being controlled with pool ST and cardio and gradually adding new things. this was my first week to try land ST. I am determined to get past this plateau and this is the group to keep me going for sure.