I am the Queen of the Elliptical machine. It comes easy for me, is predictable, & I don't have to think about a thing when I'm using it. Queen. Me.
Today Lauren started her golf lessons. I dropped Corbin off at the sitter's house and headed to the course. Lauren's lesson went from 9:45 - 11:00AM so this was going to be perfect: while Lauren was in her lesson, I would go to the fitness room at the club, use their elliptical for an hour, & be done the same time Lauren's lesson ended. I showed up with my water bottle, iPod, iPhone, People/Cooking Light Magazines... ready to go. After I walked Lauren over to her group, I looked out at the golf course. It was about 60 degrees this morning, a cool breeze, green grass, a bright blue sky... There were a few parents sitting on the patio watching their children & I walked up to one mother and said "would you like to look at these magazines? I'm going to go walk the course." She was thrilled to have something to read & I was thrilled to hit the road.
I've been worried about weighing myself. What if I have not lost any weight? What if I only lost a pound? Would I be disappointed and throw in the towel? Would I quit?? I finally got on the scale today and I'm happy to report that after 11 days of doing this, I've lost FIVE POUNDS so far!
My first reaction was "only... five pounds...?" (WHY do we always feel negative about what we've done??) And then Dr. Hempel said "FIVE POUNDS IS AWESOME. If you keep losing at this rate, you will have lost 15 pounds in the first month. That's GREAT!" (Aren't we lucky to have such a wonderful medical weight loss doctor?)
So I'll take my five pound lost and celebrate it! I'll even triple it! Watch.......