All I can say is it worked! I was sitting in bed at 11.30pm and I didn't work out at all yesterday. Honestly I was going to skip working out, I thought I deserved it. I had worked out for the most part twice a day for this whole week (I think one day I only exercised one time) and I thought that I deserved a rest day but my mind and body was completely against that.
Anyways this whole time I am laying in bed trying to fall asleep and my mind is saying, go work out! you need to walk out! you didn't work out, it was like I was being tortured by my mind to work out. Seriously??? So I got out of bed and I did 40mins of exercise first I did Turbo Jam 20min workout, then I did Leslie Sansone Get up and Get Started the 1mile walk and at the end of it all I was sweating and I felt relax exhausted and ready for bed.
The Moral of my story is, even though my 30 days Workout Challenge doesn't official end until Wednesday I can certainly say that it has become a habit for me to work out. So I was able to accomplish one of my goals of making exercise a part of my day to day/weekly routine and I am ecstatic. I feel like even though the weight is coming off slower than I would like it to I am learning and growing and getting where I need to be. My body is changing positively as well.
I noticed that since I started exercising the swelling in my ankle (associated with my hypothyroidism) has been reduced (it is pretty much non existent actually do I finally got my ankle back.) I have less joint pains and my knee doesn't hurt anymore. My knees were a huge hindrance when I first started working out, but now I don't have any knee pains. My clothes fit me well. I have some jeans that I bought a while back that doesn't fit me and I am so looking forward to wearing them, they are a size 12 I got them from Ross when I went to Miami last year. Right now the jeans stop at my hips so a few more inches and I will get into them. Even though I am plus size I wear stretch jeans in a size 12 comfortably if its non stretch I wear 14. I am getting so excited about where I am going with this I feel like I am finally taking the steps to being healthy. I am even starting to enjoy exercising. Yaaaaaaaaaaay me :D