Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Wow! Like I always seem to do when I reach a goal weight, I slip off the wagon and return to my pre-wagon ways. You know what I mean... an extra helping, less exercise, more chocolate. Surprisingly this time it didn't mean regained pounds. I am amazed to say that I still weigh 166 lbs. However, not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I would like to return to exercise and a proper clean diet before those elusive pounds find me again.
I don't know what happened to me in February. I stopped walking the dog every day (just lazy I guess), I started watching TV (because we got Netflix), I stopped yoga and Pilates classes (couldn't afford them anymore) and I started eating previously out of bound foods like bread, sugar and coffee. BADness! Somehow along the way I lost my MoJo.
I've been following a blog on Facebook called This is not a diet - It's your life https://www.facebook.com
and I think I've found my ticket back to health. She's lost 125 lbs and kept it off for a year. She shares her story, recipes, thoughts and anecdotes and I'm getting a lot out of it. She's currently reshaping her body with weight training and this appeals to me because it's what I need to do. The weight room at the Y intimidates me, but I cannot afford to work with a personal trainer, so I'm left with exercise classes at the Y and my own weight training with free weights at home. The heaviest I have is eight pounds and I cannot afford to buy more at this time. My partner owns a home gym, but we don't have room for it here, so likely I won't have use of it until we buy a bigger house together.
I'm not looking for any feedback with this blog post, just reminding myself that the road to health doesn't stop with a certain number on the scale. It's ongoing for the rest of my life.