Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I haven't stepped on a scale in months and frankly I have no intention of doing so any time soon. I think that I get derailed too easliy when the scale does not reflect my efforts or does reflect my lack of effort. Maybe in a few more months. Right now I just want to focus on creating healthy habits. This month the focus is working out. It's been awhile since I had a regular workout routine so I'm starting off slow by doing SparkPeople's Beginner Walking Workout. It starts you our doing a 5 min warm up, then a 5 min brisk walk, and finishes with a 5 min cool down three days a week. Over 12 weeks your work your way up to a 30 minute brisk walk with 5 mins each for warm up and cool down.
Usually I work on the food part of weight loss first, but I know from experience that when I work out regularly I start to naturally eat less and better so I'm switching it up this time.
In the end, the numbers don't really matter. All that matters is how I feel about my choices and my body, no matter the number.