Sunday, September 6

S.O.S. …. I’m OOS!!

Where I work OOS stands for Out of Service and while I’m not exactly Out of Service, I am definitely Out of Shape!

I truly started this journey more to be at a healthy weight and to set a healthier example for my children than to be “hot”. I was tired of being winded from something as simple as climbing one set of stairs. Today I was reminded that, while I am 30lbs lighter than when I started this journey I am not necessarily in any better cardio health. I mean, I don’t workout with any regularity and it shows. You see, I decided to go for a bike ride with my son and intended to be out for an hour. Ok perhaps, just perhaps, if the chains had allowed me to adjust them as they were intended I might have stayed out longer but the truth of it is my legs were burning within the first few minutes and I returned to the house short of breath and heart racing after just 25min.

Deep down yes, I’d love to be a hot mama but more importantly I’d like to be able to ride with my child until he is ready to return home and not when his mother is in need of a rest. I’d love to look good naked but truth be told I’d be happy to be at a normal BMI and not have a closet full of clothes with only a few that “fit right now”.

I must get back into the habit of moving and doing so with regularity. I may just have to go against my nature and make a plan. Map out my workouts and stick to them until they become second nature as they were for a brief period earlier in the year. I have got to turn this around and get to my healthy goal. I think that for this challenge, the GAG one, I would like to make it to Onederland...I haven't wanted to say that out loud because that was the same goal I'd had for end of Summer...and that failed in big bold neon fashion. This time I will do it. I will start the new year in Onederland and make a solemn vow to myself and all of Blogland that I will NEVER allow myself into the 200s again!!

I think I may have just answered my own distress signal...

17 comments:

Shelly said...

You can do it I know you can!

Lisa said...

Melisa, You can do it... just keep the focus on what you want for yourself. And I totally understand the cardio part! I may be in good shape, and have decent muscle tone... great in the arms, but still need to work the rest...anyway, when I went running the other day with friends, I thought I was going to die...so I have decided to switch my focus to more cardio. Going to get into it more come next week or so when I am able to pay for a membership at the Y so I can attend with one of my coworkers... (she's also a team player on the Dancer team...)

Good Luck with your new focus and your new plan...

Lisa

Mrs. Sheila said...

You can do it Melisa! I know yuo can!

Jones said...

You will definatly be able to do it! what i have found that has helped me with my cardio so far is the c25k program. . . . i cant even do week one. . . yet . . . because my legs hurt but i can at least try with out wanting to pass out now. so it will get better for you ! just keep up the great work!

Laurie said...

Yes, you will be in "onederland" by the end of this year. I have faith that you can do it! We're all going to reach our goals together!

Ladybu6205.1969 said...

WAY to go on your weight loss this week! Keep up the motivation...

Lanel said...

You can do it, Melisa! Keep your eyes on your goals and remind yourself why you're doing it. Your reasons are great and very realistic. I can't wait to get to "onederland" with you! :)

Chupsie said...

haha! naw I think you ladies kick butt for being so good at losing the weight! although I was at 200lbs this time last year... but I was preggo! so I know how modivated you are to lose weight! and IM ALL FOR IT! You can do this! if you ever need anything I am here for you! Chin up! Smile! ::hugs::

Annalisa201 said...

Ya know what, one of the best reasons that I LOVE this weeks points system thing is because of the flexibility. I am seeing it like this: "15 minutes exercise, add up as much as you can by the end of the week." I have (over and over and over) set plans, schedules, goals, etc. only to miss one, get frustraited/disappointed with myself, you know where that leads... emotional eating. But when I set out a MWF plan, what if I miss monday, then do it T, should I do it W as well, or put it off until Th, but then I'll have to do a weekend workout... TOO MUCH NIT PICKING... STUPID ME! 15 min of exercise, as much as possible. JUST DO IT. That's so much more simple. It's like my life has become a game this week. I LOVE IT! :)

YOU CAN DO IT! You already have! Congrats on the GIGANTICO loss this week Melisa :)

Jocelyn Devon said...

you can do it!

Martha said...

Out of Shape, how hilarious!!

I remember feeling on top of the world when I arrived at my 180's last year, now I cannot believe I'm over 200 pounds :o) I feel so Out of control, sigh.

Lets escape the cursed two hundred pounds and live in Onederland... permanently!!

Jones said...

Don't worry you'll get into shape soon! just keep moving forward!

and dont worry about the weigh in on the 15th its all good.
gains are gonna happen.

All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost;
J.R.R. Tolkin

The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Hey fellow GAGer,

Just checking out how you're doing... and you're doing great!

Don't forget about our current 365-mile Challenge... please see my my current blog for official 'rules':

http://annie-shrinkinggirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-anniversary-and-365-mile.html

Keep it up!

Mama Bear June said...

Soooooo, how is it going? Have you made a plan and followed it this month????

Lisa Jones aka "Jones" said...

hey just checking on ya! havent seen a new post or anything but a weighin for a while hope your journey is going great. . . . and dont worry if its not just keep moving foward and its all good.

Katie J said...

Knock knock is there anybody in here? We miss you Melissa.

Terri said...

Hey, where are you! I'm back and you should be too! Terri (used to be incredible unorganized mom).

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