Wednesday, February 08, 2012
I didn't give up while I was gone, but I did just coast along. Made all the usual excuses, too busy, etc.
On the positive side, my daughter and I have joined Curves. I have been totally unsuccesful in getting her to do any exercise with me at home, she doesn't even like to go for a walk. (She has physical and mental challenges) But she LOVES ZUMBA - so finally some exercise that she really loves and wants to do! Wow - what a break through. I am thrilled to see her exercising and smiling at the same time!
I like doing the circuit, but find it a little monotonous. So if she is doing Zumba class at the same time I do the circuit, I try to get into the music as a distraction. But the machines definitely work some muscles that haven't been worked for a long time. And it is easy to start out with, moving along in difficulty as you progress. So it is a positive start for us, and we are signed up for a year so we will definitely be committed to that time period - for cost reasons if nothing else
My weight is up 4 lbs but I know that will change, so not focusing on the weight, more on the nutrition and exercise because I know those are areas where we need to make life-long changes.