Day 304 – A loss and then I got LOST


          I had my second session with my trainer.  We had a laugh because he read my previous post entitled OUCH! (Hi Alex:) I wish I would have signed up with a trainer sooner.  He pushes me harder than I think I can move.  I have for so long put limitations on myself because of my weight or my knee but he has encouraged me to push just a little more.  In time I will be able to do so much more.  I have overly protected my knee without building the muscles that would help support it.  I’m learning that I can and if I can’t yet then soon.  
     After my workout with Alex I then attended my first Water Aerobics class.  It was so much fun to be that light in the water.    Tina, the trainer, really kept the class going.  There was no down time.  She saw every movement and you wanted to do your absolute best.  She was stern, happy and motivating.  I loved her energy.  There are so many movements that work your whole body.  If you haven’t tried it get out there.  Men you might think this workout is only for women but I believe Tina could kick your butt.  If you yoga then certainly you can try water aerobics. So after less than a week’s membership I’ve lost 5 lbs.  Heeee Hawwww!

      After a morning full of exercise I was excited for my evening plans.  I knew that with the amount of time that I was going to be here in Hawaii surely I could find a concert or conference to attend.  I was so excited to learn that Sheila Walsh was going to speak this weekend.  I was able to get a ticket because of a cancellation.  I left 2 hours early so I could find the conference and take pictures along the scenic mountains.   I got so lost.  I drove around in circles readjusting my GPS on my phone every time I had a chance.  While listening to Talk Radio I became aware of the new law that you can’t even have your phone in your hand while driving.  You might think that I could have stopped to ask for directions but there weren’t any great places to do such thing. Just highways, rush hour traffic and no right turns when the GPS said to turn right.   I just kept wandering.  My own fault. So a few tears and maybe a couple illegal U-turns later I headed home.  Usually in this emotional and stressed state of mind I would have hit the nearest fast food joint but not today.  I made a great choice and headed home for dinner.


  1. Congratulations on the big loss!!! I am thrilled for you. When I read this “I’m learning that I can and if I can’t yet then soon”, I understood you completely, It is EXACTLY how I feel about my yoga practice…my instructor’s name is Alex too…but mine is a lady.

    That is too bad about getting lost, but kudos to you for the way you handled it. Hopefully you will be able to find something similar to do.

  2. Sorry to hear you missed Sheila Walsh…but you did handle in a healthy way!

    Wow, you are really making fantastic progress… and 5 lbs. You are going to come home sooo much stronger. Not only on the outside, but on the inside, too!


  3. :O Oh, n0! You missed the concert? :O Oh, I’m so sorry. But you deserve a pat on the back for not binging to drown your sorrows.

    And, woo hoo, weight loss!! You go, girl. Weight loss in paradise. 😀 Ain’t much better than that!

    Well, except maybe not getting lost. I’m sure there was a good reason for that happenstance. If you were meant to be there, you would have been.

    For freedom!


  4. I am LOVING Alex and the water classes!!! !I’m so very glad you’re ready to push yourself. It sounds like your food choices are very healthy!! I’m hiking, but not eating correctly and the weight feels like it’s creeping back. Egads! You look like you’re having FUN! I think pushing yourself outside your comfort zone consistently and often is the key!

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