What is different this time?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I suppose I am not the only one when I say that the one fear we have when we have lost lots of weight is putting it all back on.
So as I am getting nearer my goal I am putting some thought into how I can prevent this from happening this time. I am serious when I say that I want this to be the very last time I ever have to lose a significant amount of weight. A few pounds is fine but that is it.
Well as I stepped on the scale this morning the answer came to me! I should be finding it more difficult to lose weight as I get to my goal but actually in the past two weeks I am doing very well. So what has changed?
Exercise!! That is the difference. I have become more organised and committed to my exercise and I have started the 5k rookie training. So I am getting in exercise at least every second day and usually every day.
I have also joined the jump rope challenge and though I am not very good at it I managed 100 jumps on my first day. Like jogging, I know I will get better. I will do the Spark Jumping DVD today and see how I get on.
The last piece of the puzzle is strength training. I don’t like doing it but I know, like all the other things, I will once I start. I have two DVD’s of my own and all of the Spark videos so I have absolutely no excuses.
So when I reach my goal weight I have no intention of giving up my exercise and THAT is the difference which I know will keep me from gaining again! Exercise also seems to keep me from wanting to overeat.