Thursday, May 28, 2009
Well, I don't know how many times one can have an epiphany but I certainly had one yesterday. My scale is going in the wrong direction and my exercise hasn't been happening regularly. I started thinking about how I was successful the last time I dropped weight. I was a member of Curves and was doing the circuit at 6am every weekday morning. Why did I stop? My husband's work schedule changed and I couldn't leave the children at home alone. Thus the Curves membership with its odd hours was over. Eventually so was my weight loss.
Nowadays, I want to get out and take walks. I want to train to be a runner. Again, that requires someone to have the children and that doesn't always work out for me. So I have been having a quiet little pity party about not getting exercise. Someone suggested I get out before my DH got up and walk so he had to be here. I didn't think that was the best idea since I would feel guilty (never mind whether I should or not). But then I got to thinking about what I could do at home for exercise with the children in bed. I used to do aerobics while they took naps. Gee naps ended and so did my exercise. (see a pattern here)
So this morning I got up at 6:45, put on workout clothes, and did a 20 minute Richard Simmons tape. I would have done more but I wasn't sure how much time would have before kiddos got up. Well, they still aren't up, I have had some exercise, and I am going to take a shower. I plan to schedule this time each morning to get aerobic exercise. Goodness knows I have enough tapes and DVDs. I may be able to work with the children on having some time during the day where they agree not to fight while I work out. At the very least, I'll have something under my belt every day of the work week. I also plan to get up earlier so I can do longer tapes. Dropping weight in any way will help when I can train again.
Here's to hoping this change makes a change in the scale as well! Just remember, no one is going to exercise for you! I know that no one has for me!