Saturday, March 06, 2010
When I decided to get fit, I bought the Wii with the Wii Fit. This made working out fun, not work. I know some people say it isn't a real workout. I guess it depends on which programs you do. For someone who didn't do ANYTHING just moving was a good start! I've bought most of the exercise programs that are available for the Wii and I like some more than others. I think the EA Active Sports is my favorite - it gives you a workout, but it is fun. My Fitness Coach is possibly more effective, but it is mostly just work, not a game. I know I was losing weight at a better rate when I was using MFC.
I also use the Leslie Sansone Walk At Home program. When I first started it was tough to do just one mile. Now I routinely do 4 miles and can do the 5 mile DVD's.
I joined a gym, but to be honest, I don't go there as often as I should. I'll get back to it soon (I hope!)
I think that no matter what you choose to do, the main thing is to do SOMETHING! I was a real couch potato (even shaped like one!) but I am better now!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I've had a tough time staying with my program recently. At the beginning of October my brother wasn't feeling well. He thought he had a kidney infection and went to the doctors. He was diagnosed with leukemia. They told him at first that the prognosis was good, then it wasn't then it was.... a real roller coaster. He had some complications and passed away at the end of November. I live on the east coast and he lived in the pacific north west. He was feeling good, so I didn't go out to see him, I figured I would go once I could get the H1N1 shot because that was one thing he didn't need. (That ended up being one of the complications, but he recovered from that!) He said that if the doctors weren't telling him he was sick, he wouldn't know it. He felt great - right up till about the last 10 days or so.
After he died I ended up going out there for the memorial service and that took me away from my program.
I know it isn't an excuse.... but it is the reason.
I just haven't been able to get motivated to get back to it. The last few days have been good. On Saturday I had the highest ever step count on my pedometer. 18,562 steps!! So I am getting back on track now. I've only gone to the gym twice this year, but my bag is in the car and ready to go. I've been using the Leslie Sansone DVD's and the Wii so I am getting some exercise. I haven't been sticking to a healthy diet either, but that is also been better the last few days. I know that I won't go back to the old me. I like me better when I am sticking with a program. I feel better, I have more energy, and I'm more productive. There isn't any down side - why is it so hard to stick to!
Oh well... that is my rant for the day!!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sometimes things conspire against me! I've been really good going to the gym 3 - 4 times a week. But not last week. I went on Sunday, Tuesday and was all set to go on Thursday, but ended up working 12 hours and didn't go. Ok, I figured I could go on Friday. But then my daughter called and asked me to take her food shopping as she is having some financial issues. Ok, I figured I could go to the gym on Saturday. But I had pre-existing plans with my sister in the morning and just didn't get back out to go in the afternoon. By the time Sunday came I was just disappointed at my lack of enthusiam and I didn't go. Of couse, I knew if I did go I would have more energy. It is that vicous circle.
BUT my gym bag is packed so I am off to Planet Fitness (my gym) today after work. If things do not conspire against me again. I hope to get at least the 3 visits in this week.
By the way... I did watch what I ate and did some exercise so the week wasn't a total loss.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I was always a morning person and worked as soon as I got up. Since I joined Planet Fitness this summer, I have been working out after work.
Problem 1 - you are supposed to eat about an hour before working out. I am on medication that must be taken on an empty stomach so I take that when I first wake up. I can't wait for an hour to begin a workout - I have a job I need to get to. I did lose a fair amount of weight working out in the morning but hit a plateau so I joined PF when they had a special deal of $99 for the full year.
Problem 2 - you are supposed to eat supper 3 hours before going to bed. I went to the gym last night after work. I didn't get home till 8:00. Fortunately my son had cooked supper, so it was ready, but even that is too late to eat.
Neither is ideal - I'm going to buy a lottery ticket - If I win I can work out whenever I want!!!
Oh well. This time last year I was much heavier and didn't work out at all. I feel much better this year!
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