Thursday, February 09, 2012
ok, so I have been giving it a good effort, this business of getting ride of weight I have regained (25 lbs.) over the last 2 years. I am back to weight lifting and cardio, after about a 6 month hiatus. I say "good effort" because, nothing is changing physically, or on he scale. I have been crab-cycling for the last 2.5 weeks, and NOTHING is changing. So, I came back onto spark for something other than logging food and workouts. I came back for a visit to the social part. I found a sparker who has lost an amazing amount of weight and has since had a baby and got right back to where she was, she's lost 80 pounds I think. Anyway, she was/is very inspiring. I went to the very beginning of her blog and read how she did it. How did she even start. I realized I need to really up my carido, by 2-3 x's of what I am doing now (20-30, sometimes 40 min) along with my weight training. Once I do that, I know I will see changes. Its snowy, icy and cold, in the 30's here, so I will have to be creative, w/o joining a club. The inspirational sparker I was reading was doing cardio in the am, a full hour and another in the evening. I don't think I can do that with my family, maybe if I lived alone or something, I don't know, maybe I'll give it some thought. This brings up a question, how do you shower or wash your hair on days with "daily doubles"----just take 2 showers? Won't that dry out your hair and skin? I know that may seem trivial, but its something I wonder baout, living in the north, my skin and hair are already dry enough, you know? Anyway, I feel good about tomorrow. i feel like I just found the key I was looking for, even though its an obvious, "duh" kind of thing. I am worth it. I am worth putting myself first again and making the time needed to get in these longer workouts that are going to be necessary to make changes. okay, bring it!