Friday, February 22, 2013
When you are on a health and fitness program as we all are, and you are also a food lover, as most of us are, and you tend towards sedentary behavior, as I do, you can get kind of dispirited about your progress. I joined the 13-13-13 challenge, but I couldn't seem to keep my cravings at bay and due to a bout of hopelessness about life in general (like getting a job), I found myself sleeping as much as I could and sitting in my easy chair with no excuse whatsoever to skip working out or avoid drinking water. Well, like some other posters describe it, I have put my "big-girl panties" back on.
I decided that since I didn't want to eat like a vegetarian paleo person, I needed to take working out and water drinking more seriously. I set a goal to work that Wii Fit Plus daily until it said I had burned 200 calories. Who knows if I really burned that much, but it takes more than 30 minutes to get there and to do it quickly, it takes more of the active activities. So this week it's been long bike rides, more rounds of strength and yoga stuff, hula hooping, chasing cats, and step step step aerobics. I don't call it quits until I hit 200+ calories. I thought I was bored with Wii Fit, but I am so grateful I have it to make getting active a game and trackable.
I am also chugging that water. I tend to take in 9 cups versus the 6 I need to keep my streak going and the 8 that Spark recommends. I don't think about whether I like it or not, I just CHUG it! I try to get the first 3 cups done early, the 2nd before the family descends, and the final 3 in the early evening so I can go to the restroom a few times before bed. I'm DOING IT!
And the scales are cooperating with me. I had allowed them to creep up for a week. But for the past three days, they are descending again. I have to keep my mind on the fact that I want to weigh less than 200 pounds. It will take effort to make that happen.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I feel somewhat in weightloss doldrums. I did manage to dip down a pound on weigh-in, but I bet it's not permanently gone. I don't seem to be interested in my usual fitness routines nor in being careful in my eating. I am managing to drink my water at least.
I get Flylady email in my hotmail account and today there was one from "Kelly" who invited my to lose 15-30 pounds by Memorial Day. Well, I clicked the link and now I'm involved in another program to hopefully motivate me to get re-inspired to drop some weight. I am not abandoning my Spark Team or friends, I'm just opening up to FlyLady's Virtual Personal Trainer, Jonathan Roche, and his motivating ideas. I hope they work! I'm sure if you google FlyLady or Jonathan Roche, you can gain access to him too. He's been affiliated with FlyLady for several years now, and has a program on BlogTalkRadio (a radio podcast location). I've checked him out before, and to gain complete access to all he offers, money must change hands. I always draw the line there, especially now that I'm unemployed. But I think this challenge I've joined is free, so wish me luck!
Saturday, February 09, 2013
This weight loss thing is as much of a head trip as it is a physical activity. We have to use our minds too. I have such a time doing what is right, so what is in my head? Do I honestly think I can do it? Is my desire to indulge in a bag of chips stronger than my desire to be more fit and healthier? How can I control the cravings that haunt my mind? If I had these answers, I'd write a diet book and get really rich!
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