So I've been using Instagram and Twitter along with this blog for a week now and I'm finding that I'm enjoying it. It's very helpful and inspirational for me to follow people on Instagram who have lost a lot of weight, especially if they did it with calorie counting and exercise which is how I'm doing it.
I'm also following people who do low-carb, Weight Watchers, Advocare, Herbalife, Beachbody (the last three have shakes), some kind of wraps to lose inches and all sorts of things. I have no problems with anyone using those things and anything else they feel like using... hey, whatever works! There's so many different options out there and different things work for different people. It helps me so much to see people's transformations whichever way they got there (or are getting there) and to know that it IS possible and I can be one of those transformations one day!
I'm also learning to take pictures of myself and not hate them. Yeah, I look like I just ran 100 miles, am covered in sweat and bright red but that just means I worked out! I've always hated pictures of myself and especially sharing those pictures so this whole Instagram thing is helping me with that aspect of myself.
So basically, I'm having fun and it's helping me work harder. Knowing other people will be reading how and when I worked out, seeing photos of my weight on the scale, interacting with me on weight loss and life in general, it just makes me want to push myself harder and I can't wait to see where all this takes me!
August 19th Workout:
Today was my best day on the treadmill yet! I could have gone faster and at a higher incline but I had to keep my heart at 140 and under and I kept going over which caused me to keep scaling back which was very frustrating but at least I'm making progress!
Treadmill: 65 min, 2.79 distance, 6,797 steps, speed between 2.0 - 2.8 (almost all between 2.6-2.8) mph, incline between 0 -.5.