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Friday, October 01, 2010

Well, I don't know if it's been just the fact DF is not here, and I don't know if I can keep on dong it when he comes back. I hope I can... but in the last week I have exercised at home twice. Only half an hour on Tuesday and half an hour on Thursday night, but it's a good progress for me.

I admit it - I don't like exercising much. It's not in my genes (OK, it's just plain laziness, I know! I SHOULD exercise... I really should! I know it's wrong not to emoticon). I start doing something and soon I lose interest in it. My diet goes well, but the exercise doesn't, and I would so much like to be more committed, and then I just forget... I prefer reading stuff on the internet than actually doing something for my muscle mass... except walking. I love, adore walking, but I *HATE* walking in the rain and in the cold emoticon. So I walk loads during the summer but I tend not to during the winter. The Wii-fit helps, but now it's about a couple of months that I don't touch it. But I will... and it's always there for me.

Anyway, I HAVE exercised this week (not on the Wii, but I have!), and although having only done 1 hour in total, my muscles are all sore, especially my bum (it's KILLING me! :-)). If I could keep on going like this, I could possibly achieve a good muscular tone by my wedding date... that's what I need to keep on repeating to myself. I want to be nice and toned for my wedding. Having lost the weight is fab, but when the fab becomes flab, then it's not fab anymore and exercise can improve that. Of course I don't believe in miracles and I don't think I can get rid completely of the excess skin on my tummy, of bingo wings, of the cellulite and of my biggish knees only with exercise... BUT if they were possibly be reduced, especially the bingo arms... I would be delighted. My excess skin on my tummy wouldn't be noticed in my wedding dress, nor my knees... but my arms WILL, as it's strapless! My bingo arms are not excessively noticeable, but they DO show if I make the wrong movement LOL. At the moment I'm doing some press-ups but I can only do the half ones (where you have your knee on the floor) as I've never been able my whole life to do the full ones. I hope one day to be able to do them, it would be a victory!

And if you're wondering, no, I can't afford the gym. I mean, I COULD afford it, but the old trick "if you pay for it you will use it" doesn't work for me. I paid 1 year full membership at a gym close enough to my home (just 15 minutes walk) and I have entered it only about 20 times in 1 year. A bit better than what DF did (he didn't even go there ONCE! Waste of 270 of *MY* savings and it was *HIS* idea!). I don't like having to go out in the cold to exercise. That's why the 20 times I actually WENT to the gym have been during the summer. So... no thank you, I don't really like wasting money and this year the gym also went up in price, up to 390 a year, which is too much to throw in the rubbish bin. 270 was bad already!

However, I'm thinking of investing in an exercise mat, and in some dumbbells. Maybe just 1 Kg ones, but it would be helpful to tone up my arms, although the press-ups can do that quite well for free! I have reserved a set of dumbbells and an exercise mat at Argos (a shop here in the UK) tonight and will buy them tomorrow. 20 for the dumbbells and 8 for the mat... less than 30 in total. Not too bad...

Also, can't get in the mood for ironing and cleaning the house. I know it doesn't sound the best b-log ever... I'm just very demotivated recently! But I do want DF to come back to a clean house. I'll do it tomorrow after work... so when DF comes back the house will be nice and clean!

I wish I could find somewhere the motivation to be as regular with my exercise as I am with my diet habits... if I did, now I would have much more muscle mass! But I keep on THINKING that I need to, but the thought doesn't become action emoticon.

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JULIA13AT27 10/2/2010 3:14PM

    When I'm lacking motivation I try to do about 30 minutes of dancing - sometimes in the mirror with a hairbrush :) I make sure to suck in my abs and swing my hips Shakira style, and honest to god, I see results.

I think we have the opposite problems, though, I'm usually good with exercise - but suck with the eating. Even if I eat mostly healthy foods, I have so many issues with portion control.

I read somewhere that just tightening your muscles at different moments can help you see results. Like squeezing in your abs or glutes when you walk .. randomly tightening and contracting your biceps on the bus, etc ..

Good luck! emoticon

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