Thanks again for the nice comments, guys!
Sunshine and Helium....no real hardcore work-out stuff..I have some breathing difficulties due to a vocal chord injury so I can't get too crazy, BUT I have found that losing this weight has helped with my breathing a lot...so Im doing much more (physically) than I ever thought I would be able to! But, to answer your question specifically, this is the progression of my fitness routine:
Phase 1: I did no activity at all for those first two weeks...just concentrated on changing my way of eating and resting as much as possible.
Phase 2: I started walking (very slowly) around the neighborhood with my ipod, just about one and a half miles, first thing in the morning,six days a week. After a few weeks of this and a few pounds down, I started walking further and further...down to the beach path, adding hills...a few weeks after that, I got up to just about 4 miles, started doing stretches on this cool little pier on the water at the half way point, adding still more hills and walking faster
As of Two weeks ago: I do my morning walks, stretches, and have added some push-ups and pull ups on the jungle gym down by the pier..and I have started alternating some free weights (6.6lb dumbells, actually) and the dreaded Ab Roller as soon as I get home. I do my routine before breakfast, and it has changed my life. I LOOK FORWARD TO IT
Yesterday I went out and bought some old school quad skates, and will be giving them a try this afternoon. It has been a loooooooong time...pray for me, okay?
Nims...Yeah, these jeans were what it was all about for me....just getting into them...what a rush. I wore them this weekend, and they were baggin'..LOVED IT! Now I have a pair of 501's that I borrowed from my best friend, they are snug as hell, but they are my new goal jeans...lovin the challenge, I really am!
Hey Bombshell...yeah, I feel like a vet around here sometimes...LOL...it seems like it has been a lot longer than three months, thats for sure! And as far as the belt? Let me tell ya, the first time I slid that thing through the loops and fastened it, I simply wanted to squeal
with delight...I think I did, actually!
Thanks again for the comments...let me know how you guys are doing...I really am interested in your journey, and would love to help if you need any support!