Monday, March 01, 2010
Happy Monday Everyone! I am writing this blog not only for me, but for all who lose faith in themselves just because you didn't exercise for that day (or two), or sneak in an extra piece of....oh let's say....cake, I have just one thing to say, and that's Believe In Yourself. Don't get discouraged. I had such a busy weekend, that I didn't even fit in my strength training, or cardio for Saturday or Sunday. I did however, shovel when we had a small snowfall on Saturday...and going up the stairs, I took two steps at a time. In my house, I've got roughly 24 steps, (12 going downstairs to the basement, and 12 more going upstairs to the bedrooms from the main floor)....I think the trick, too, is to squeeze your butt cheeks as you walk, or run up the stairs. But there are other ways to get in exercising, like shovelling or vacuuming (you may have to bend over a lot, or even squat). Drink lots of water too because you'll sweat a lot...As far as food consumption, eat slowly.....it is soo true that it takes your brain 20 minutes to register that you are full. I ate some cake and ate it slowly, and I didn't even finish. The same for the chicken wings slathered in BBQ sauce, I had 10 on my plate, but only ate 5, plus I licked my fingers....but this does not give me authority to go back to my old eating habits, this is just a slight diversion which I will probably come across once in awhile. I am so focused on losing my weight, but now I'm thinking realistically, and believing in myself. I will succeed.