I like to play!
Yesterday morning for our group workout we got to play! This was a reward for completely killing our weight loss goal for last week as a team. We were given the choice of Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, or Soccer. We picked Basketball and threw a little WallyBall in for good measure. All in all, the hour netted a 600 calorie burn. YAY!
Even better than the calorie burn, I was reminded that I like playing sports. It was as if, just for a moment, I remembered the old me—the me who is good at sports, and likes running and jumping, and hitting. I’m sure I still looked like a fat lady running (well, walking fast) down the court and I probably didn’t look like I was enjoying myself, but it was there. I heard the faint whisper of who I really am as I was running down that court. She’s still in there. I hope that she will soon be SHOUTING!
In fact, I was so excited that I decided to go back in the evening for Zumba. Totally loved it. Totally can’t move like a dancer. Had fun anyway. Burned another 600 calories! WOOT! Unfortunate side effect: every muscle in my body was so tired that I slept right through my alarm and missed class this morning. Never fear! I will go tonight instead.
On a weigh in note: UGH! I haven’t bought a new scale yet. So, for this week I’m going to go with the results from the gym. I initially weighed in on October 2 on the gym scale at 331.8. One week later, I weighed in at 323.8 for a loss of 8 pounds. I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of the scale, but I’m not taking my nice camera to the gym. Hopefully I’ll make time to buy a new scale for home this week.
I’m learning a lot about how I deal with food–or maybe how I’ve let food deal with me. Hopefully those thoughts will gell into a post soon.