This is my 5,000th attempt at making a go at losing weight……..LOL. But I don’t want to give up on it. I’m getting older and my body isn’t handling the extra weight as well anymore. So I’m giving it a go again.
Where to start again? Well, I have an elliptical trainer sitting in my living room that I’ve been using as a coat rack. I had begged my brother for years to let me get it from him. He had graduated to using a treadmill and didn’t use the elliptical anymore. Finally about two years ago he gave it to me. And it sat in the middle of my living room for months. One day I got on it. Wow, it was really easy to use and was gentle on my knees.
I worked out on it for about three months off and on and then I just stopped. I didn’t really have a reason. I just didn’t have any motivation to exercise. The elliptical trainer became a coat rack again. About a little over two months ago I had seen this video of a 73-year-old woman bodybuilder who looked absolutely fabulous. I began to wonder how come I was watching her video and not doing something myself? So…….this past August I slowly started working out again.
I had lost about 28 pounds in 2014. I did that by doing the Zumba games on the Wii. I didn’t want to go to a gym because I’d be paying a fee for nothing. I already knew I wouldn’t go. I already owned a Wii and had been excited seeing Zumba classes on the internet. So I figured I’d buy the games and do them at home.
I was happy with the weight loss and that I was managing to keep it off. But at the beginning of 2015, my aunt was hit by a car and died four days later. I went into a deep mourning because my aunt was like my best friend. I talked to her at least 3 times a day almost every day. I tried to go out walking on the trails or still do Zumba, but it just seemed like everything reminded me of her. So I gradually stopped doing any kind of work out and eventually gained back the weight I lost. Except for five pounds. I’m proud to say I’ve kept those five pounds off…..hahahaha.
Now I would like to lose the original weight I lost and even more if possible. I have plenty of weight to lose, but I want to do it slowly because I don’t want it to come back. It’s past time to do something permanent about it since I’m not getting any younger. But I do know it will take time.