Well I lost 100 pounds and that called for some celebrating. Now I have not totally finished celebrating hehe I plan to keep on celebrating because life time goal weight is knocking on my door, but I did go out and get myself a present to start the party!!!
By the way there will be a big party on Saturday morning at my Weight Watchers meeting that the wonderful Stacy will be throwing for me and all are invited!!! I wish my inspiring blogger friends could be there with me too! I am sooooo super excited for it. You know if it was not for Stacy and Weight Watchers there would probably not be a 100 pounds lost party so I am so grateful for them!!!
Anyway so what did I buy myself last weekend? This present comes really from my first inspiring person I met Drea. She is my Canadian twin, my other half and she always encouraged the obese person I was to go out and get fit. She really gave me the motivation to begin my journey. She never once told me I was too big to do something, or let me give up. I remember her voice in my head when the workouts get tough and think about what she always says: you can do it Coll don't give up.
She has been encouraging me to go out and get a weight vest. I want to increase my running speed and fitness level over all and she uses one and loves it. I knew she had to be right since she always is when it comes to matters of fitness lol so I worked up the strength and went out and got one!
I found it at Dick's Sporting goods. It weighs 20 pounds and is interchangable you can remove weights. I thought about buying the 12 pounder because the woman was pictured on the front of the box. A man was pictured on the front of this box which left me thinking hmmmm what are they trying to say? ;)
Anyways I ran with it on Saturday and it felt like a ton of bricks was attached to me! I kept checking my Polar HRM and it was showing I was burning more calories and my heart was pumping harder. This is exactly what I wanted so I pushed through to finish the run.
I used it again on Monday while on the elliptical machine:
I love it!!! I love Drea's always awesome fitness advice and like I said this vest helps me bring my fitness to a new level. My speed running on Wednesday was much easier without this and I hope this helps me get faster. I wore it yesterday for the longest time yet a 20 minute 2 mile run and a 3 mile 28 minute elliptical routine and I was working hard. I loved every minute of it!
Do you reward yourself when you hit targets in your fitness or weight loss? What do you do?